Graduate Enrollment by Program Level

In 2015–16, three-quarters of graduate students were enrolled in master’s degree programs (75.9 percent), 12.5 percent were in professional degree programs, and 11.6 percent were in doctoral degree programs. By race and ethnicity, international students were more likely than other groups to be enrolled in doctoral degree programs. More than one-quarter of Asian students were enrolled in professional degree programs (27.0 percent), the highest among all groups. Comparatively, less than 10 percent of all Black graduate students were enrolled in professional degree programs.

Graduate Enrollment by Program Level and Race and Ethnicity: 2015-16

Source

U.S. Department of Education, The National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, 2016

Notes:
Estimate suppressed for Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander students enrolled in professional degree programs. Reporting standards not met.

Data for American Indian or Alaska Native students enrolled in professional and doctoral degree programs should be interpreted with caution. Ratio of standard error to estimate is >30 percent but <50 percent.

Data for Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander students enrolled in doctoral degree programs and international students enrolled in professional degree programs should be interpreted with caution. Ratio of standard error to estimate is >30 percent but <50 percent.