Demographics - Age

As would be expected, Masters students are younger than Doctoral students.  The average age for Masters students in 2018 was 29.3; for Doctoral students the average age was 33.3.

Since 1991 there has been a shift in the age of students.  In 1991 51.27% of Masters students were 20-29; in 2018 this had increased to 64.24% for the same age group.  At the Doctoral level 46.02% were 20-29 in 1991; in 2018 this had increased to 48.78%.

UBC Graduate Level Age Spread
Level Age 1991 2017 +/-
Masters 20-29 51.27% 64.24% 12.97%
  30-39 30.56% 24.83% -5.73%
  40-49 15.49% 7.95% -7.54%
  50-59 2.30% 2.45% 0.15%
Doctoral 20-29 46.02% 48.78% 2.76%
  30-39 39.96% 38.81% -1.14%
  40-49 12.01% 8.46% -3.55%
  50-59 1.64% 3.03% 1.40%

1991-2018 Age Distribution Review using November Snapshot Data (File - Excel 2016 format - 3,001 KB)

Graph showing graduate level age distribution for 2018