Digest of Education Statistics
2012 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest


Table 324. Associate's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity and sex of student: Selected years, 1976-77 through 2010-11
Year and sex Number of degrees conferred to U.S. citizens and nonresident aliens Percentage distribution of degrees conferred to U.S. citizens
Total White Black His-
panic
Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native Two or more races Non-
resi-
dent alien
Total White Black His-
panic
Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native Two or more races
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Total                              
1976-771 404,956 342,290 33,159 16,636 7,044 2,498 3,329 100.0 85.2 8.3 4.1 1.8 0.6
1980-812 410,174 339,167 35,330 17,800 8,650 2,584 6,643 100.0 84.0 8.8 4.4 2.1 0.6
1990-91 481,720 391,264 38,835 25,540 15,257 3,871 6,953 100.0 82.4 8.2 5.4 3.2 0.8
1994-95 539,691 420,656 47,067 35,962 20,677 5,482 9,847 100.0 79.4 8.9 6.8 3.9 1.0
1995-96 555,216 426,106 52,014 38,254 23,138 5,573 10,131 100.0 78.2 9.5 7.0 4.2 1.0
                               
1996-97 571,226 429,464 56,306 43,549 25,159 5,984 10,764 100.0 76.6 10.0 7.8 4.5 1.1
1997-98 558,555 413,561 55,314 45,876 25,196 6,246 12,362 100.0 75.7 10.1 8.4 4.6 1.1
1998-99 564,984 412,985 58,417 48,845 27,628 6,395 10,714 100.0 74.5 10.5 8.8 5.0 1.2
1999-2000 564,933 408,822 60,208 51,563 27,778 6,474 10,088 100.0 73.7 10.9 9.3 5.0 1.2
2000-01 578,865 411,075 63,855 57,288 28,463 6,623 11,561 100.0 72.5 11.3 10.1 5.0 1.2
                               
2001-02 595,133 417,733 67,343 60,003 30,945 6,832 12,277 100.0 71.7 11.6 10.3 5.3 1.2
2002-03 634,016 438,261 75,609 66,673 32,629 7,461 13,383 100.0 70.6 12.2 10.7 5.3 1.2
2003-04 665,301 456,047 81,183 72,270 33,149 8,119 14,533 100.0 70.1 12.5 11.1 5.1 1.2
2004-05 696,660 475,513 86,402 78,557 33,669 8,435 14,084 100.0 69.7 12.7 11.5 4.9 1.2
2005-06 713,066 485,297 89,784 80,854 35,201 8,552 13,378 100.0 69.4 12.8 11.6 5.0 1.2
                               
2006-07 728,114 491,572 91,529 85,410 37,266 8,583 13,754 100.0 68.8 12.8 12.0 5.2 1.2
2007-08 750,164 501,079 95,702 91,274 38,843 8,849 14,417 100.0 68.1 13.0 12.4 5.3 1.2
2008-09 787,325 522,985 101,487 97,921 40,914 8,834 15,184 100.0 67.7 13.1 12.7 5.3 1.1
2009-10 849,452 552,863 113,905 112,211 44,021 10,337 16,115 100.0 66.3 13.7 13.5 5.3 1.2
2010-11 942,327 604,110 128,703 125,616 45,876 10,173 11,275 16,574 100.0 65.3 13.9 13.6 5.0 1.1 1.2
                               
Males                              
1976-771 209,672 178,236 15,330 9,105 3,630 1,216 2,155 100.0 85.9 7.4 4.4 1.7 0.6
1980-812 183,819 151,242 14,290 8,327 4,557 1,108 4,295 100.0 84.2 8.0 4.6 2.5 0.6
1990-91 198,634 161,858 14,143 10,738 7,164 1,439 3,292 100.0 82.9 7.2 5.5 3.7 0.7
1994-95 218,352 170,251 16,727 15,670 9,252 2,098 4,354 100.0 79.6 7.8 7.3 4.3 1.0
1995-96 219,514 169,230 17,941 15,740 10,229 1,993 4,381 100.0 78.7 8.3 7.3 4.8 0.9
                               
1996-97 223,948 168,882 19,394 17,990 10,937 2,068 4,677 100.0 77.0 8.8 8.2 5.0 0.9
1997-98 217,613 161,212 18,686 19,108 10,953 2,252 5,402 100.0 76.0 8.8 9.0 5.2 1.1
1998-99 220,508 162,339 19,844 19,484 11,688 2,234 4,919 100.0 75.3 9.2 9.0 5.4 1.0
1999-2000 224,721 164,317 20,968 20,947 12,009 2,222 4,258 100.0 74.5 9.5 9.5 5.4 1.0
2000-01 231,645 166,322 22,147 23,350 12,339 2,294 5,193 100.0 73.4 9.8 10.3 5.4 1.0
                               
2001-02 238,109 170,622 22,806 23,963 13,256 2,308 5,154 100.0 73.2 9.8 10.3 5.7 1.0
2002-03 253,451 179,163 25,591 26,461 14,057 2,618 5,561 100.0 72.3 10.3 10.7 5.7 1.1
2003-04 260,033 183,819 25,961 27,828 13,907 2,740 5,778 100.0 72.3 10.2 10.9 5.5 1.1
2004-05 267,536 188,569 27,151 29,658 13,802 2,774 5,582 100.0 72.0 10.4 11.3 5.3 1.1
2005-06 270,095 190,139 27,619 30,040 14,224 2,774 5,299 100.0 71.8 10.4 11.3 5.4 1.0
                               
2006-07 275,187 191,565 28,273 31,646 15,510 2,873 5,320 100.0 71.0 10.5 11.7 5.7 1.1
2007-08 282,521 194,099 30,016 33,817 15,936 3,003 5,650 100.0 70.1 10.8 12.2 5.8 1.1
2008-09 298,141 203,086 31,994 36,739 17,156 3,074 6,092 100.0 69.5 11.0 12.6 5.9 1.1
2009-10 322,916 216,072 36,136 42,232 18,264 3,624 6,588 100.0 68.3 11.4 13.4 5.8 1.1
2010-11 361,309 238,078 41,596 47,682 19,181 3,724 4,257 6,791 100.0 67.2 11.7 13.4 5.4 1.1 1.2
                               
Females                              
1976-771 195,284 164,054 17,829 7,531 3,414 1,282 1,174 100.0 84.5 9.2 3.9 1.8 0.7
1980-812 226,355 187,925 21,040 9,473 4,093 1,476 2,348 100.0 83.9 9.4 4.2 1.8 0.7
1990-91 283,086 229,406 24,692 14,802 8,093 2,432 3,661 100.0 82.1 8.8 5.3 2.9 0.9
1994-95 321,339 250,405 30,340 20,292 11,425 3,384 5,493 100.0 79.3 9.6 6.4 3.6 1.1
1995-96 335,702 256,876 34,073 22,514 12,909 3,580 5,750 100.0 77.9 10.3 6.8 3.9 1.1
                               
1996-97 347,278 260,582 36,912 25,559 14,222 3,916 6,087 100.0 76.4 10.8 7.5 4.2 1.1
1997-98 340,942 252,349 36,628 26,768 14,243 3,994 6,960 100.0 75.6 11.0 8.0 4.3 1.2
1998-99 344,476 250,646 38,573 29,361 15,940 4,161 5,795 100.0 74.0 11.4 8.7 4.7 1.2
1999-2000 340,212 244,505 39,240 30,616 15,769 4,252 5,830 100.0 73.1 11.7 9.2 4.7 1.3
2000-01 347,220 244,753 41,708 33,938 16,124 4,329 6,368 100.0 71.8 12.2 10.0 4.7 1.3
                               
2001-02 357,024 247,111 44,537 36,040 17,689 4,524 7,123 100.0 70.6 12.7 10.3 5.1 1.3
2002-03 380,565 259,098 50,018 40,212 18,572 4,843 7,822 100.0 69.5 13.4 10.8 5.0 1.3
2003-04 405,268 272,228 55,222 44,442 19,242 5,379 8,755 100.0 68.7 13.9 11.2 4.9 1.4
2004-05 429,124 286,944 59,251 48,899 19,867 5,661 8,502 100.0 68.2 14.1 11.6 4.7 1.3
2005-06 442,971 295,158 62,165 50,814 20,977 5,778 8,079 100.0 67.9 14.3 11.7 4.8 1.3
                               
2006-07 452,927 300,007 63,256 53,764 21,756 5,710 8,434 100.0 67.5 14.2 12.1 4.9 1.3
2007-08 467,643 306,980 65,686 57,457 22,907 5,846 8,767 100.0 66.9 14.3 12.5 5.0 1.3
2008-09 489,184 319,899 69,493 61,182 23,758 5,760 9,092 100.0 66.6 14.5 12.7 4.9 1.2
2009-10 526,536 336,791 77,769 69,979 25,757 6,713 9,527 100.0 65.1 15.0 13.5 5.0 1.3
2010-11 581,018 366,032 87,107 77,934 26,695 6,449 7,018 9,783 100.0 64.1 15.2 13.6 4.7 1.1 1.2
—Not available.
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.
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. 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 2011, Completions component. (This table was prepared June 2012.)

2012 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest