In the 2013 academic year, 6,496 psychology doctorates were awarded in the U.S., a 32 percent increase from 2004.
In the 2013–14 academic year, potential students submitted more than 110,000 applications to U.S. and Canadian graduate psychology programs, with an overall acceptance rate of 13 percent.
For 2013 and 2014 graduates, the median debt was $82,000, according to the survey by the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS). Median debt was highest for health service psychology (HSP) PsyD graduates ($200,000).
By 2014, the ratio of women to men who received psychology doctorates had risen to 2.5 to 1. Since 2005, the number of doctorate recipients has grown by 12 percent among Black/African Americans, 36 percent among Hispanic/Latinos and 46 percent among Asians.