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Table 330. Degrees in psychology conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: Selected years, 1949-50 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
1949-50 9,569 6,055 3,514 1,316 948 368 283 241 42
1959-60 8,061 4,773 3,288 1,406 981 425 641 544 97
1967-68 23,819 13,792 10,027 3,479 2,321 1,158 1,268 982 286
1969-70 33,679 19,077 14,602 5,158 2,975 2,183 1,962 1,505 457
                     
1970-71 38,187 13.4 21,227 16,960 5,717 3,395 2,322 2,144 1,629 515
1971-72 43,433 13.7 23,352 20,081 6,764 3,934 2,830 2,277 1,694 583
1972-73 47,940 10.4 25,117 22,823 7,619 4,325 3,294 2,550 1,797 753
1973-74 52,139 8.8 25,868 26,271 8,796 4,983 3,813 2,872 1,987 885
1974-75 51,245 -1.7 24,284 26,961 9,394 5,035 4,359 2,913 1,979 934
                     
1975-76 50,278 -1.9 22,898 27,380 10,167 5,136 5,031 3,157 2,115 1,042
1976-77 47,861 -4.8 20,627 27,234 10,859 5,293 5,566 3,386 2,127 1,259
1977-78 44,879 -6.2 18,422 26,457 10,282 4,670 5,612 3,164 1,974 1,190
1978-79 42,697 -4.9 16,540 26,157 10,132 4,405 5,727 3,228 1,895 1,333
1979-80 42,093 -1.4 15,440 26,653 9,938 4,096 5,842 3,395 1,921 1,474
                     
1980-81 41,068 -2.4 14,332 26,736 10,223 4,066 6,157 3,576 2,002 1,574
1981-82 41,212 0.4 13,645 27,567 9,947 3,823 6,124 3,461 1,856 1,605
1982-83 40,460 -1.8 13,131 27,329 9,981 3,647 6,334 3,602 1,838 1,764
1983-84 39,955 -1.2 12,812 27,143 9,525 3,400 6,125 3,535 1,774 1,761
1984-85 39,900 -0.1 12,706 27,194 9,891 3,452 6,439 3,447 1,739 1,708
                     
1985-86 40,628 1.8 12,605 28,023 9,845 3,347 6,498 3,593 1,724 1,869
1986-87 43,152 6.2 13,395 29,757 11,000 3,516 7,484 4,062 1,801 2,261
1987-88 45,371 5.1 13,579 31,792 10,488 3,256 7,232 3,973 1,783 2,190
1988-89 49,083 8.2 14,265 34,818 11,329 3,465 7,864 4,143 1,773 2,370
1989-90 53,952 9.9 15,336 38,616 10,730 3,377 7,353 3,811 1,566 2,245
                     
1990-91 58,655 8.7 16,067 42,588 11,349 3,329 8,020 3,932 1,520 2,412
1991-92 63,683 8.6 17,062 46,621 11,659 3,335 8,324 3,814 1,490 2,324
1992-93 66,931 5.1 17,942 48,989 12,518 3,380 9,138 4,100 1,570 2,530
1993-94 69,419 3.7 18,668 50,751 13,723 3,763 9,960 4,021 1,497 2,524
1994-95 72,233 4.1 19,570 52,663 15,378 4,210 11,168 4,252 1,562 2,690
                     
1995-96 73,416 1.6 19,836 53,580 15,152 4,090 11,062 4,141 1,380 2,761
1996-97 74,308 1.2 19,408 54,900 15,769 4,155 11,614 4,507 1,495 3,012
1997-98 74,107 -0.3 18,976 55,131 15,142 3,978 11,164 4,541 1,470 3,071
1998-99 73,747 -0.5 18,376 55,371 15,560 3,959 11,601 4,678 1,528 3,150
1999-2000 74,194 0.6 17,451 56,743 15,740 3,821 11,919 4,731 1,529 3,202
                     
2000-01 73,645 -0.7 16,585 57,060 16,539 3,892 12,647 5,091 1,598 3,493
2001-02 76,775 4.3 17,284 59,491 16,357 3,814 12,543 4,759 1,503 3,256
2002-03 78,650 2.4 17,514 61,136 17,161 3,839 13,322 4,835 1,483 3,352
2003-04 82,098 4.4 18,193 63,905 17,898 3,789 14,109 4,827 1,496 3,331
2004-05 85,614 4.3 19,000 66,614 18,830 3,900 14,930 5,106 1,466 3,640
                     
2005-06 88,134 2.9 19,865 68,269 19,770 4,079 15,691 4,921 1,347 3,574
2006-07 90,039 2.2 20,343 69,696 21,037 4,265 16,772 5,153 1,382 3,771
2007-08 92,587 2.8 21,202 71,385 21,431 4,356 17,075 5,296 1,440 3,856
2008-09 94,271 1.8 21,488 72,783 23,415 4,789 18,626 5,477 1,478 3,999
2009-10 97,216 3.1 22,275 74,941 23,752 4,797 18,955 5,540 1,478 4,062
                     
Percent change                    
1999-2000 to
     2004-05
15.4 8.9 17.4 19.6 2.1 25.3 7.9 -4.1 13.7
2004-05 to
     2009-10
13.6 17.2 12.5 26.1 23.0 27.0 8.5 0.8 11.6
†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, 1949-50 and 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 August 2011.)
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