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Graduate School Data

The data is from the National Student Clearinghouse. The following table lists graduate and professional degree major categories in which 2004-2019 graduates obtained advanced degrees.

Caveat: Information is limited to those institutions that report degree attained to the Clearinghouse.

Graduate Level Degree (excludes Certificates)

BC Grad YearGraduatesMaster’s Degree% Master’sDoctoral or Professional Degree% Doctoral or ProfessionalAny Post-Baccalureate Degree% Any Graduate Level Degree
2004 282 77 27%22 8%93 33%
2005 278 82 29%12 4%89 32%
2006 302 102 34%18 6%112 37%
2007 290 70 24%14 5%82 28%
2008 381 96 25%21 6%112 29%
2009 284 90 32%20 7%100 35%
2010 296 66 22%15 5%78 26%
2011 325 66 20%3%73 22%
2012 354 86 24%12 3%93 26%
2013 300 55 18%14 5%67 22%
2014 381 65 17%21 6%86 23%
2015 356 58 16%3%67 19%
2016 415 35 8%14 3%49 12%
2017 364 40 11%2%47 13%
2018 386 28 7%0%28 7%
2019 380 15 4%0%15 4%

Graduate School Data

The data is from the National Student Clearinghouse. The following table lists graduate and professional degree major categories in which 2004-2019 graduates obtained advanced degrees.
Caveat: Information is limited to those institutions that report degree attained to the Clearinghouse.

Degrees by Federal Classification of Instructional Programming (CIP) Category

Master’s Degrees% Master’s
Education33.8%
Health Professions and Related Programs13.4%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services12.5%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology6.2%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions5.8%
Psychology3.2%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs3.2%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2.3%
English Language and Literature/Letters2.2%
Social Sciences1.8%
Theology and Religious Vocations1.6%
Engineering1.6%
History1.5%
Visual and Performing Arts1.3%
Unknown1.2%
Natural Resources and Conservation1.0%
Library Science<1%
Physical Sciences<1%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies<1%
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services<1%
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields<1%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services<1%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics<1%
Mathematics and Statistics<1%
Architecture and Related Services<1%
Legal Professions and Studies<1%
Reserved (Canadian Statistics)<1%
Philosophy and Religious Studies<1%
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences<1%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences<1%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities<1%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies<1%
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services<1%
Doctoral and Professional Degrees% Doctorate/ Professional
Health Professions and Related Programs61.5%
Legal Professions and Studies21.6%
Education3.8%
Physical Sciences2.3%
Psychology2.3%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1.4%
Mathematics and Statistics1.4%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1.4%
Social Sciences<1%
English Language and Literature/Letters<1%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology<1%
History<1%
Engineering<1%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences<1%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies<1%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics<1%