The number of degrees or certificates conferred for a specific course of study in a given year. Includes all award levels. May be greater than the actual number of students who graduated, as Emsi includes both primary and secondary majors. Both primary and secondary majors are included because a graduate with a dual major in mathematics and electrical engineering should be considered part of the potential supply for occupations that map to both majors.
The reference period for a completion year is July 1 of the prior year through June 30 of the current year. For example, the 2017 Completions metric is a count of completions from 7/1/2016-6/30/2017.
Source: NCES, IPEDS.