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Table 328. Degrees in the physical sciences and science technologies conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: Selected years, 1959-60 through 2009-10
Year Bachelor's degrees Master's degrees Doctor's degrees
Total Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females
Number Annual
percent
change
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1959-60 16,007 14,013 1,994 3,376 3,049 327 1,838 1,776 62
1967-68 19,380 16,739 2,641 5,499 4,869 630 3,593 3,405 188
1969-70 21,439 18,522 2,917 5,908 5,069 839 4,271 4,038 233
                     
1970-71 21,410 -0.1 18,457 2,953 6,336 5,495 841 4,324 4,082 242
1971-72 20,743 -3.1 17,661 3,082 6,268 5,390 878 4,075 3,805 270
1972-73 20,692 -0.2 17,622 3,070 6,230 5,388 842 3,961 3,698 263
1973-74 21,170 2.3 17,669 3,501 6,019 5,157 862 3,558 3,312 246
1974-75 20,770 -1.9 16,986 3,784 5,782 4,949 833 3,577 3,284 293
                     
1975-76 21,458 3.3 17,349 4,109 5,428 4,622 806 3,388 3,097 291
1976-77 22,482 4.8 17,985 4,497 5,281 4,411 870 3,295 2,981 314
1977-78 22,975 2.2 18,083 4,892 5,507 4,583 924 3,073 2,763 310
1978-79 23,197 1.0 17,976 5,221 5,418 4,438 980 3,061 2,717 344
1979-80 23,407 0.9 17,861 5,546 5,167 4,210 957 3,044 2,669 375
                     
1980-81 23,936 2.3 18,052 5,884 5,246 4,172 1,074 3,105 2,733 372
1981-82 24,045 0.5 17,861 6,184 5,446 4,274 1,172 3,246 2,804 442
1982-83 23,374 -2.8 16,988 6,386 5,250 4,131 1,119 3,214 2,767 447
1983-84 23,645 1.2 17,112 6,533 5,541 4,249 1,292 3,269 2,789 480
1984-85 23,694 0.2 17,065 6,629 5,752 4,425 1,327 3,349 2,808 541
                     
1985-86 21,711 -8.4 15,750 5,961 5,860 4,443 1,417 3,521 2,946 575
1986-87 20,060 -7.6 14,365 5,695 5,586 4,193 1,393 3,629 3,004 625
1987-88 17,797 -11.3 12,385 5,412 5,696 4,300 1,396 3,758 3,085 673
1988-89 17,179 -3.5 12,071 5,108 5,691 4,180 1,511 3,795 3,046 749
1989-90 16,056 -6.5 11,026 5,030 5,410 3,996 1,414 4,116 3,328 788
                     
1990-91 16,334 1.7 11,170 5,164 5,281 3,823 1,458 4,248 3,417 831
1991-92 16,970 3.9 11,443 5,527 5,397 3,935 1,462 4,378 3,433 945
1992-93 17,577 3.6 11,853 5,724 5,392 3,840 1,552 4,372 3,426 946
1993-94 18,474 5.1 12,271 6,203 5,718 4,069 1,649 4,652 3,657 995
1994-95 19,247 4.2 12,556 6,691 5,798 4,058 1,740 4,486 3,443 1,043
                     
1995-96 19,716 2.4 12,634 7,082 5,910 4,031 1,879 4,589 3,543 1,046
1996-97 19,594 -0.6 12,285 7,309 5,616 3,799 1,817 4,501 3,479 1,022
1997-98 19,454 -0.7 11,999 7,455 5,411 3,484 1,927 4,592 3,451 1,141
1998-99 18,448 -5.2 11,119 7,329 5,241 3,454 1,787 4,229 3,206 1,023
1999-2000 18,427 -0.1 11,019 7,408 4,888 3,167 1,721 4,017 3,002 1,015
                     
2000-01 18,025 -2.2 10,628 7,397 5,134 3,276 1,858 3,968 2,914 1,054
2001-02 17,890 -0.7 10,349 7,541 5,082 3,186 1,896 3,824 2,766 1,058
2002-03 18,038 0.8 10,625 7,413 5,196 3,284 1,912 3,939 2,854 1,085
2003-04 18,131 0.5 10,577 7,554 5,714 3,470 2,244 3,937 2,855 1,082
2004-05 19,104 5.4 11,065 8,039 5,823 3,569 2,254 4,248 3,071 1,177
                     
2005-06 20,522 7.4 11,978 8,544 6,063 3,666 2,397 4,642 3,258 1,384
2006-07 21,291 3.7 12,604 8,687 6,012 3,675 2,337 5,041 3,454 1,587
2007-08 22,179 4.2 13,143 9,036 6,061 3,762 2,299 4,994 3,513 1,481
2008-09 22,688 2.3 13,463 9,225 5,862 3,576 2,286 5,237 3,554 1,683
2009-10 23,379 3.0 13,862 9,517 6,063 3,652 2,411 5,063 3,404 1,659
                     
Percent change                    
1999-2000 to
     2004-05
3.7 0.4 8.5 19.1 12.7 31.0 5.8 2.3 16.0
2004-05 to
     2009-10
22.4 25.3 18.4 4.1 2.3 7.0 19.2 10.8 41.0
†Not applicable.
NOTE: Data through 1994-95 are for institutions of higher education, while later data are for degree-granting institutions. Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. The degree-granting classification is very similar to the earlier higher education classification, but it includes more 2-year colleges and excludes a few higher education institutions that did not grant degrees. (See Appendix A: Guide to Sources for details.) Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Earned Degrees Conferred, 1959-60; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1967-68 through 1985-86; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:87-99); and IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2010, Completions component. (This table was prepared May 2011.)
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