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Table 306. Doctor'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 conferred1 Percentage distribution of degrees conferred1
Total White Black His-
panic
Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Non-
resident
alien
Total White Black His-
panic
Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Non-
resident
alien
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Total                            
1976-772  91,218 79,932 3,575 1,533 1,674 240 4,264 100.0 87.6 3.9 1.7 1.8 0.3 4.7
1980-813  97,281 84,200 3,893 1,924 2,267 312 4,685 100.0 86.6 4.0 2.0 2.3 0.3 4.8
1989-90 103,508 81,811 4,142 3,096 4,418 340 9,701 100.0 79.0 4.0 3.0 4.3 0.3 9.4
1990-91 105,547 81,791 4,429 3,210 5,120 356 10,641 100.0 77.5 4.2 3.0 4.9 0.3 10.1
1994-95 114,266 82,605 5,918 4,083 8,768 528 12,364 100.0 72.3 5.2 3.6 7.7 0.5 10.8
                             
1995-96 115,507 82,641 6,153 4,361 8,979 607 12,766 100.0 71.5 5.3 3.8 7.8 0.5 11.1
1996-97 118,747 84,244 6,694 4,615 9,730 675 12,789 100.0 70.9 5.6 3.9 8.2 0.6 10.8
1997-98 118,735 83,690 7,018 4,705 9,814 732 12,776 100.0 70.5 5.9 4.0 8.3 0.6 10.8
1998-99 116,700 82,066 7,004 4,959 10,025 774 11,872 100.0 70.3 6.0 4.2 8.6 0.7 10.2
1999-2000 118,736 82,984 7,078 5,042 10,682 708 12,242 100.0 69.9 6.0 4.2 9.0 0.6 10.3
                             
2000-01 119,585 82,321 7,035 5,204 11,587 705 12,733 100.0 68.8 5.9 4.4 9.7 0.6 10.6
2001-02 119,663 81,995 7,570 5,267 11,633 753 12,445 100.0 68.5 6.3 4.4 9.7 0.6 10.4
2002-03 121,579 82,549 7,537 5,503 12,008 759 13,223 100.0 67.9 6.2 4.5 9.9 0.6 10.9
2003-04 126,087 84,695 8,089 5,795 12,371 771 14,366 100.0 67.2 6.4 4.6 9.8 0.6 11.4
2004-05 134,387 89,763 8,527 6,115 13,176 788 16,018 100.0 66.8 6.3 4.6 9.8 0.6 11.9
                             
2005-06 138,056 91,050 8,523 6,202 13,686 929 17,666 100.0 66.0 6.2 4.5 9.9 0.7 12.8
2006-07 144,690 94,248 9,377 6,593 14,924 918 18,630 100.0 65.1 6.5 4.6 10.3 0.6 12.9
2007-08 149,378 97,839 9,463 6,949 15,203 932 18,992 100.0 65.5 6.3 4.7 10.2 0.6 12.7
2008-09 154,425 101,303 10,183 7,490 15,809 978 18,662 100.0 65.6 6.6 4.9 10.2 0.6 12.1
2009-10 158,558 104,426 10,417 8,085 16,625 952 18,053 100.0 65.9 6.6 5.1 10.5 0.6 11.4
                             
Males                            
1976-772  71,709 62,977 2,338 1,216 1,311 182 3,685 100.0 87.8 3.3 1.7 1.8 0.3 5.1
1980-813  68,853 59,574 2,206 1,338 1,589 223 3,923 100.0 86.5 3.2 1.9 2.3 0.3 5.7
1989-90 63,963 49,697 1,928 1,775 2,673 173 7,717 100.0 77.7 3.0 2.8 4.2 0.3 12.1
1990-91 64,242 48,812 1,991 1,835 3,038 196 8,370 100.0 76.0 3.1 2.9 4.7 0.3 13.0
1994-95 67,324 48,077 2,509 2,217 4,974 270 9,277 100.0 71.4 3.7 3.3 7.4 0.4 13.8
                             
1995-96 67,189 47,420 2,526 2,364 4,987 328 9,564 100.0 70.6 3.8 3.5 7.4 0.5 14.2
1996-97 68,387 48,113 2,704 2,481 5,334 368 9,387 100.0 70.4 4.0 3.6 7.8 0.5 13.7
1997-98 67,232 47,189 2,808 2,525 5,171 364 9,175 100.0 70.2 4.2 3.8 7.7 0.5 13.6
1998-99 65,340 45,802 2,793 2,533 5,382 402 8,428 100.0 70.1 4.3 3.9 8.2 0.6 12.9
1999-2000 64,930 45,308 2,762 2,602 5,467 333 8,458 100.0 69.8 4.3 4.0 8.4 0.5 13.0
                             
2000-01 64,171 44,131 2,655 2,564 5,759 346 8,716 100.0 68.8 4.1 4.0 9.0 0.5 13.6
2001-02 62,731 43,014 2,821 2,586 5,645 357 8,308 100.0 68.6 4.5 4.1 9.0 0.6 13.2
2002-03 62,730 42,569 2,735 2,671 5,683 358 8,714 100.0 67.9 4.4 4.3 9.1 0.6 13.9
2003-04 63,981 43,014 2,888 2,731 5,620 357 9,371 100.0 67.2 4.5 4.3 8.8 0.6 14.6
2004-05 67,257 44,749 2,904 2,863 5,913 370 10,458 100.0 66.5 4.3 4.3 8.8 0.6 15.5
                             
2005-06 68,912 45,476 2,949 2,850 5,977 429 11,231 100.0 66.0 4.3 4.1 8.7 0.6 16.3
2006-07 71,308 46,228 3,225 3,049 6,597 421 11,788 100.0 64.8 4.5 4.3 9.3 0.6 16.5
2007-08 73,453 48,203 3,296 3,146 6,535 447 11,826 100.0 65.6 4.5 4.3 8.9 0.6 16.1
2008-09 75,639 49,861 3,528 3,385 6,904 460 11,501 100.0 65.9 4.7 4.5 9.1 0.6 15.2
2009-10 76,605 50,705 3,622 3,641 7,230 430 10,977 100.0 66.2 4.7 4.8 9.4 0.6 14.3
                             
Females                            
1976-772  19,509 16,955 1,237 317 363 58 579 100.0 86.9 6.3 1.6 1.9 0.3 3.0
1980-813  28,428 24,626 1,687 586 678 89 762 100.0 86.6 5.9 2.1 2.4 0.3 2.7
1989-90 39,545 32,114 2,214 1,321 1,745 167 1,984 100.0 81.2 5.6 3.3 4.4 0.4 5.0
1990-91 41,305 32,979 2,438 1,375 2,082 160 2,271 100.0 79.8 5.9 3.3 5.0 0.4 5.5
1994-95 46,942 34,528 3,409 1,866 3,794 258 3,087 100.0 73.6 7.3 4.0 8.1 0.5 6.6
                             
1995-96 48,318 35,221 3,627 1,997 3,992 279 3,202 100.0 72.9 7.5 4.1 8.3 0.6 6.6
1996-97 50,360 36,131 3,990 2,134 4,396 307 3,402 100.0 71.7 7.9 4.2 8.7 0.6 6.8
1997-98 51,503 36,501 4,210 2,180 4,643 368 3,601 100.0 70.9 8.2 4.2 9.0 0.7 7.0
1998-99 51,360 36,264 4,211 2,426 4,643 372 3,444 100.0 70.6 8.2 4.7 9.0 0.7 6.7
1999-2000 53,806 37,676 4,316 2,440 5,215 375 3,784 100.0 70.0 8.0 4.5 9.7 0.7 7.0
                             
2000-01 55,414 38,190 4,380 2,640 5,828 359 4,017 100.0 68.9 7.9 4.8 10.5 0.6 7.2
2001-02 56,932 38,981 4,749 2,681 5,988 396 4,137 100.0 68.5 8.3 4.7 10.5 0.7 7.3
2002-03 58,849 39,980 4,802 2,832 6,325 401 4,509 100.0 67.9 8.2 4.8 10.7 0.7 7.7
2003-04 62,106 41,681 5,201 3,064 6,751 414 4,995 100.0 67.1 8.4 4.9 10.9 0.7 8.0
2004-05 67,130 45,014 5,623 3,252 7,263 418 5,560 100.0 67.1 8.4 4.8 10.8 0.6 8.3
                             
2005-06 69,144 45,574 5,574 3,352 7,709 500 6,435 100.0 65.9 8.1 4.8 11.1 0.7 9.3
2006-07 73,382 48,020 6,152 3,544 8,327 497 6,842 100.0 65.4 8.4 4.8 11.3 0.7 9.3
2007-08 75,925 49,636 6,167 3,803 8,668 485 7,166 100.0 65.4 8.1 5.0 11.4 0.6 9.4
2008-09 78,786 51,442 6,655 4,105 8,905 518 7,161 100.0 65.3 8.4 5.2 11.3 0.7 9.1
2009-10 81,953 53,721 6,795 4,444 9,395 522 7,076 100.0 65.6 8.3 5.4 11.5 0.6 8.6
1 Includes Ph.D., E.D., and comparable degrees at the doctoral level, as well as such degrees as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees that were formerly classified as first-professional degrees.
2 Excludes 500 males and 12 females whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
3 Excludes 714 males and 21 females whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
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. Data have been revised from previously published figures. 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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