Demographics - Age

As would be expected, Masters students are younger than Doctoral students.  The average age for Masters students in 2019 was 29.0; for Doctoral students the average age was 31.6.

Since 1991 there has been a shift in the age of students.  In 1991 51.27% of Masters students were 20-29; in 2019 this had increased to 65.79% for the same age group.  At the Doctoral level 46.02% were 20-29 in 1991; in 2019 this had increased to 49.30%.

UBC Graduate Level Age Spread
Level Age 1991 2019 +/-
Masters 20-29 51.27% 65.79% 14.52%
  30-39 30.56% 24.44% -6.12%
  40-49 15.49% 7.06% -8.44%
  50-59 2.30% 2.30% 0.00%
Doctoral 20-29 46.02% 49.30% 3.28%
  30-39 39.96% 38.81% -1.14%
  40-49 12.01% 7.94% -4.06%
  50-59 1.64% 3.09% 1.45%

1991-2019 Age Distribution Review using November Snapshot Data (File - Excel 2019 format - 3,139 KB)

Graph showing graduate level age distribution for 2019