China adds 6.5m master's graduates over 10 years
China saw more than 600,000 new graduates with doctoral degrees and 6.5 million new graduates with master's degrees in the last 10 years, providing invaluable support for the country's development, the Ministry of Education said on Tuesday. Apart from making steady progress in developing academic degree programs, China has stepped up its efforts in professional degree programs, Hong Dayong, head of the ministry's Department of Degree Management and Postgraduate Education, said at a news conference.
Recipients of professional master's degrees accounted for 35 percent of all new master's degree recipients in 2012, while the ratio rose to 58 percent in 2021. The ratio for professional doctoral degree recipients increased from 5.8 percent to 9 percent during the same period.