Data & Infographics, Insights

Ten Facts about Master's Degrees

Master’s education is the fastest growing and largest component of the graduate enterprise in the United States. According to the CGS/GRE Survey of Graduate Enrollment & Degrees for Fall 2020, 84.0% of first-time graduate students were enrolled in programs leading to a master’s degree or a graduate certificate and nearly three quarters (72.9%) of total graduate enrollment was in master’s programs.

CGS’s “Top Ten Facts about Master’s Degrees” includes key information about the important role master’s education plays in fulfilling workforce needs, contributing to the research and development enterprise, and spurring cultural innovation.