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Table 297. Associate's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity and sex of student: Selected years, 1976-77 through 2009-10
Year and sex Number of degrees conferred Percentage distribution of degrees conferred
Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resi- dent alien Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resi- dent alien
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Total                            
1976-771  404,956 342,290 33,159 16,636 7,044 2,498 3,329 100.0 84.5 8.2 4.1 1.7 0.6 0.8
1980-812  410,174 339,167 35,330 17,800 8,650 2,584 6,643 100.0 82.7 8.6 4.3 2.1 0.6 1.6
1989-90 455,102 376,816 34,326 21,504 13,066 3,430 5,960 100.0 82.8 7.5 4.7 2.9 0.8 1.3
1990-91 481,720 391,264 38,835 25,540 15,257 3,871 6,953 100.0 81.2 8.1 5.3 3.2 0.8 1.4
1994-95 539,691 420,656 47,067 35,962 20,677 5,482 9,847 100.0 77.9 8.7 6.7 3.8 1.0 1.8
                             
1995-96 555,216 426,106 52,014 38,254 23,138 5,573 10,131 100.0 76.7 9.4 6.9 4.2 1.0 1.8
1996-97 571,226 429,464 56,306 43,549 25,159 5,984 10,764 100.0 75.2 9.9 7.6 4.4 1.0 1.9
1997-98 558,555 413,561 55,314 45,876 25,196 6,246 12,362 100.0 74.0 9.9 8.2 4.5 1.1 2.2
1998-993  564,984 412,985 58,417 48,845 27,628 6,395 10,714 100.0 73.1 10.3 8.6 4.9 1.1 1.9
1999-20003  564,933 408,822 60,208 51,563 27,778 6,474 10,088 100.0 72.4 10.7 9.1 4.9 1.1 1.8
                             
2000-01 578,865 411,075 63,855 57,288 28,463 6,623 11,561 100.0 71.0 11.0 9.9 4.9 1.1 2.0
2001-02 595,133 417,733 67,343 60,003 30,945 6,832 12,277 100.0 70.2 11.3 10.1 5.2 1.1 2.1
2002-03 634,016 438,261 75,609 66,673 32,629 7,461 13,383 100.0 69.1 11.9 10.5 5.1 1.2 2.1
2003-04 665,301 456,047 81,183 72,270 33,149 8,119 14,533 100.0 68.5 12.2 10.9 5.0 1.2 2.2
2004-05 696,660 475,513 86,402 78,557 33,669 8,435 14,084 100.0 68.3 12.4 11.3 4.8 1.2 2.0
                             
2005-06 713,066 485,297 89,784 80,854 35,201 8,552 13,378 100.0 68.1 12.6 11.3 4.9 1.2 1.9
2006-07 728,114 491,572 91,529 85,410 37,266 8,583 13,754 100.0 67.5 12.6 11.7 5.1 1.2 1.9
2007-08 750,164 501,079 95,702 91,274 38,843 8,849 14,417 100.0 66.8 12.8 12.2 5.2 1.2 1.9
2008-09 787,325 522,985 101,487 97,921 40,914 8,834 15,184 100.0 66.4 12.9 12.4 5.2 1.1 1.9
2009-10 849,452 552,863 113,905 112,211 44,021 10,337 16,115 100.0 65.1 13.4 13.2 5.2 1.2 1.9
                             
Males                            
1976-771  209,672 178,236 15,330 9,105 3,630 1,216 2,155 100.0 85.0 7.3 4.3 1.7 0.6 1.0
1980-812  183,819 151,242 14,290 8,327 4,557 1,108 4,295 100.0 82.3 7.8 4.5 2.5 0.6 2.3
1989-90 191,195 158,954 12,502 9,370 6,170 1,364 2,835 100.0 83.1 6.5 4.9 3.2 0.7 1.5
1990-91 198,634 161,858 14,143 10,738 7,164 1,439 3,292 100.0 81.5 7.1 5.4 3.6 0.7 1.7
1994-95 218,352 170,251 16,727 15,670 9,252 2,098 4,354 100.0 78.0 7.7 7.2 4.2 1.0 2.0
                             
1995-96 219,514 169,230 17,941 15,740 10,229 1,993 4,381 100.0 77.1 8.2 7.2 4.7 0.9 2.0
1996-97 223,948 168,882 19,394 17,990 10,937 2,068 4,677 100.0 75.4 8.7 8.0 4.9 0.9 2.1
1997-98 217,613 161,212 18,686 19,108 10,953 2,252 5,402 100.0 74.1 8.6 8.8 5.0 1.0 2.5
1998-993  220,508 162,339 19,844 19,484 11,688 2,234 4,919 100.0 73.6 9.0 8.8 5.3 1.0 2.2
1999-20003  224,721 164,317 20,968 20,947 12,009 2,222 4,258 100.0 73.1 9.3 9.3 5.3 1.0 1.9
                             
2000-01 231,645 166,322 22,147 23,350 12,339 2,294 5,193 100.0 71.8 9.6 10.1 5.3 1.0 2.2
2001-02 238,109 170,622 22,806 23,963 13,256 2,308 5,154 100.0 71.7 9.6 10.1 5.6 1.0 2.2
2002-03 253,451 179,163 25,591 26,461 14,057 2,618 5,561 100.0 70.7 10.1 10.4 5.5 1.0 2.2
2003-04 260,033 183,819 25,961 27,828 13,907 2,740 5,778 100.0 70.7 10.0 10.7 5.3 1.1 2.2
2004-05 267,536 188,569 27,151 29,658 13,802 2,774 5,582 100.0 70.5 10.1 11.1 5.2 1.0 2.1
                             
2005-06 270,095 190,139 27,619 30,040 14,224 2,774 5,299 100.0 70.4 10.2 11.1 5.3 1.0 2.0
2006-07 275,187 191,565 28,273 31,646 15,510 2,873 5,320 100.0 69.6 10.3 11.5 5.6 1.0 1.9
2007-08 282,521 194,099 30,016 33,817 15,936 3,003 5,650 100.0 68.7 10.6 12.0 5.6 1.1 2.0
2008-09 298,141 203,086 31,994 36,739 17,156 3,074 6,092 100.0 68.1 10.7 12.3 5.8 1.0 2.0
2009-10 322,916 216,072 36,136 42,232 18,264 3,624 6,588 100.0 66.9 11.2 13.1 5.7 1.1 2.0
                             
Females                            
1976-771  195,284 164,054 17,829 7,531 3,414 1,282 1,174 100.0 84.0 9.1 3.9 1.7 0.7 0.6
1980-812  226,355 187,925 21,040 9,473 4,093 1,476 2,348 100.0 83.0 9.3 4.2 1.8 0.7 1.0
1989-90 263,907 217,862 21,824 12,134 6,896 2,066 3,125 100.0 82.6 8.3 4.6 2.6 0.8 1.2
1990-91 283,086 229,406 24,692 14,802 8,093 2,432 3,661 100.0 81.0 8.7 5.2 2.9 0.9 1.3
1994-95 321,339 250,405 30,340 20,292 11,425 3,384 5,493 100.0 77.9 9.4 6.3 3.6 1.1 1.7
                             
1995-96 335,702 256,876 34,073 22,514 12,909 3,580 5,750 100.0 76.5 10.1 6.7 3.8 1.1 1.7
1996-97 347,278 260,582 36,912 25,559 14,222 3,916 6,087 100.0 75.0 10.6 7.4 4.1 1.1 1.8
1997-98 340,942 252,349 36,628 26,768 14,243 3,994 6,960 100.0 74.0 10.7 7.9 4.2 1.2 2.0
1998-993  344,476 250,646 38,573 29,361 15,940 4,161 5,795 100.0 72.8 11.2 8.5 4.6 1.2 1.7
1999-20003  340,212 244,505 39,240 30,616 15,769 4,252 5,830 100.0 71.9 11.5 9.0 4.6 1.2 1.7
                             
2000-01 347,220 244,753 41,708 33,938 16,124 4,329 6,368 100.0 70.5 12.0 9.8 4.6 1.2 1.8
2001-02 357,024 247,111 44,537 36,040 17,689 4,524 7,123 100.0 69.2 12.5 10.1 5.0 1.3 2.0
2002-03 380,565 259,098 50,018 40,212 18,572 4,843 7,822 100.0 68.1 13.1 10.6 4.9 1.3 2.1
2003-04 405,268 272,228 55,222 44,442 19,242 5,379 8,755 100.0 67.2 13.6 11.0 4.7 1.3 2.2
2004-05 429,124 286,944 59,251 48,899 19,867 5,661 8,502 100.0 66.9 13.8 11.4 4.6 1.3 2.0
                             
2005-06 442,971 295,158 62,165 50,814 20,977 5,778 8,079 100.0 66.6 14.0 11.5 4.7 1.3 1.8
2006-07 452,927 300,007 63,256 53,764 21,756 5,710 8,434 100.0 66.2 14.0 11.9 4.8 1.3 1.9
2007-08 467,643 306,980 65,686 57,457 22,907 5,846 8,767 100.0 65.6 14.0 12.3 4.9 1.3 1.9
2008-09 489,184 319,899 69,493 61,182 23,758 5,760 9,092 100.0 65.4 14.2 12.5 4.9 1.2 1.9
2009-10 526,536 336,791 77,769 69,979 25,757 6,713 9,527 100.0 64.0 14.8 13.3 4.9 1.3 1.8
1 Excludes 1,170 males and 251 females whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
2 Excludes 4,819 males and 1,384 females whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
3 Revised from previously published figures.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. For 1989-90 and later years, reported racial/ethnic distributions of students by level of degree, field of degree, and sex were used to estimate race/ethnicity for students whose race/ethnicity was not reported. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1976-77 and 1980-81; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:90-99); and IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2010, Completions component. (This table was prepared November 2011.)
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