2002~2017 Master's Degree Graduates by Sex

    Date 2018-09-25

    This is the result of dividing the master’s degree graduates by sex from 2002 to 2017 according to the Basic Statistics on Education by the Korean Educational Development Institute. Since 2002, the number of male and female graduate degree holders has increased. Among them, the increase in the number of female graduates is becoming more prominent.


    Looking at specific figures, out of 96,991 graduates with a master's degree in 2002, 21,031 were women which was 36.9% of the total number of graduates. In 2005, out of the total 68,439 graduates with master's degrees, 29,448 female graduates were in the program, with a female ratio of 43.0%, which is 6.1% p increase from 2002. I014, 41,426 out of 82,805 graduates were female, and more than half of those earning a master's degree in the year were women. This increase continued. As of 2017, among the 83,519 graduates who graduated in 2017, 42,971 were women which was 51.5% of the total number of graduates.


    As mentioned earlier, the number of female and male master‘s degrees has increased overall. In 2002, 35,960 male graduates became 40,548 in 2017, which was a 12% compared to 2002. The number of female graduates increased from 21,031 in 2002 to 42,971 in 2017, more than twice that of 2002.




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