Digest of Education Statistics
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Table 328. Bachelor'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                              
1976-771 917,900 807,688 58,636 18,743 13,793 3,326 15,714 100.0 89.5 6.5 2.1 1.5 0.4
1980-812 934,800 807,319 60,673 21,832 18,794 3,593 22,589 100.0 88.5 6.7 2.4 2.1 0.4
1990-91 1,094,538 914,093 66,375 37,342 42,529 4,583 29,616 100.0 85.8 6.2 3.5 4.0 0.4
1994-95 1,160,134 914,610 87,236 54,230 60,502 6,610 36,946 100.0 81.4 7.8 4.8 5.4 0.6
1995-96 1,164,792 905,846 91,496 58,351 64,433 6,976 37,690 100.0 80.4 8.1 5.2 5.7 0.6
                               
1996-97 1,172,879 900,809 94,349 62,509 68,859 7,425 38,928 100.0 79.4 8.3 5.5 6.1 0.7
1997-98 1,184,406 901,344 98,251 66,005 71,678 7,903 39,225 100.0 78.7 8.6 5.8 6.3 0.7
1998-99 1,202,239 909,562 101,910 69,735 74,126 8,658 38,248 100.0 78.1 8.8 6.0 6.4 0.7
1999-2000 1,237,875 929,102 108,018 75,063 77,909 8,717 39,066 100.0 77.5 9.0 6.3 6.5 0.7
2000-01 1,244,171 927,357 111,307 77,745 78,902 9,049 39,811 100.0 77.0 9.2 6.5 6.6 0.8
                               
2001-02 1,291,900 958,597 116,623 82,966 83,093 9,165 41,456 100.0 76.7 9.3 6.6 6.6 0.7
2002-03 1,348,811 994,616 124,253 89,029 87,964 9,875 43,074 100.0 76.2 9.5 6.8 6.7 0.8
2003-04 1,399,542 1,026,114 131,241 94,644 92,073 10,638 44,832 100.0 75.7 9.7 7.0 6.8 0.8
2004-05 1,439,264 1,049,141 136,122 101,124 97,209 10,307 45,361 100.0 75.3 9.8 7.3 7.0 0.7
2005-06 1,485,242 1,075,561 142,420 107,588 102,376 10,940 46,357 100.0 74.7 9.9 7.5 7.1 0.8
                               
2006-07 1,524,092 1,099,850 146,653 114,936 105,297 11,455 45,901 100.0 74.4 9.9 7.8 7.1 0.8
2007-08 1,563,069 1,122,675 152,457 123,048 109,058 11,509 44,322 100.0 73.9 10.0 8.1 7.2 0.8
2008-09 1,601,368 1,144,614 156,615 129,527 112,508 12,221 45,883 100.0 73.6 10.1 8.3 7.2 0.8
2009-10 1,650,014 1,167,499 164,844 140,316 117,422 12,399 47,534 100.0 72.9 10.3 8.8 7.3 0.8
2010-11 1,715,913 1,182,405 173,017 154,063 121,066 11,933 20,804 52,625 100.0 71.1 10.4 9.3 7.3 0.7 1.3
                               
Males                              
1976-771 494,424 438,161 25,147 10,318 7,638 1,804 11,356 100.0 90.7 5.2 2.1 1.6 0.4
1980-812 469,625 406,173 24,511 10,810 10,107 1,700 16,324 100.0 89.6 5.4 2.4 2.2 0.4
1990-91 504,045 421,290 24,800 16,598 21,203 1,938 18,216 100.0 86.7 5.1 3.4 4.4 0.4
1994-95 526,131 417,878 31,793 23,626 28,992 2,739 21,103 100.0 82.7 6.3 4.7 5.7 0.5
1995-96 522,454 409,565 32,974 25,029 30,669 2,885 21,332 100.0 81.7 6.6 5.0 6.1 0.6
                               
1996-97 520,515 403,366 33,616 26,318 32,521 2,996 21,698 100.0 80.9 6.7 5.3 6.5 0.6
1997-98 519,956 399,553 34,510 27,677 33,445 3,151 21,620 100.0 80.2 6.9 5.6 6.7 0.6
1998-99 519,961 398,310 34,856 28,477 34,179 3,407 20,732 100.0 79.8 7.0 5.7 6.8 0.7
1999-2000 530,367 402,954 37,029 30,304 35,853 3,463 20,764 100.0 79.1 7.3 5.9 7.0 0.7
2000-01 531,840 401,780 38,103 31,368 35,865 3,700 21,024 100.0 78.7 7.5 6.1 7.0 0.7
                               
2001-02 549,816 414,892 39,196 32,951 37,660 3,624 21,493 100.0 78.5 7.4 6.2 7.1 0.7
2002-03 573,258 430,248 41,494 35,101 40,230 3,870 22,315 100.0 78.1 7.5 6.4 7.3 0.7
2003-04 595,425 445,483 43,851 37,288 41,360 4,244 23,199 100.0 77.9 7.7 6.5 7.2 0.7
2004-05 613,000 456,592 45,810 39,490 43,711 4,143 23,254 100.0 77.4 7.8 6.7 7.4 0.7
2005-06 630,600 467,467 48,079 41,814 45,809 4,203 23,228 100.0 77.0 7.9 6.9 7.5 0.7
                               
2006-07 649,570 480,558 49,685 44,750 47,582 4,505 22,490 100.0 76.6 7.9 7.1 7.6 0.7
2007-08 667,928 492,137 52,247 47,884 49,485 4,523 21,652 100.0 76.1 8.1 7.4 7.7 0.7
2008-09 685,382 503,357 53,473 50,629 50,741 4,849 22,333 100.0 75.9 8.1 7.6 7.7 0.7
2009-10 706,633 513,717 56,171 55,092 53,377 4,875 23,401 100.0 75.2 8.2 8.1 7.8 0.7
2010-11 734,133 519,883 59,119 60,742 55,290 4,798 8,123 26,178 100.0 73.4 8.4 8.6 7.8 0.7 1.1
                               
Females                              
1976-771 423,476 369,527 33,489 8,425 6,155 1,522 4,358 100.0 88.2 8.0 2.0 1.5 0.4
1980-812 465,175 401,146 36,162 11,022 8,687 1,893 6,265 100.0 87.4 7.9 2.4 1.9 0.4
1990-91 590,493 492,803 41,575 20,744 21,326 2,645 11,400 100.0 85.1 7.2 3.6 3.7 0.5
1994-95 634,003 496,732 55,443 30,604 31,510 3,871 15,843 100.0 80.4 9.0 5.0 5.1 0.6
1995-96 642,338 496,281 58,522 33,322 33,764 4,091 16,358 100.0 79.3 9.3 5.3 5.4 0.7
                               
1996-97 652,364 497,443 60,733 36,191 36,338 4,429 17,230 100.0 78.3 9.6 5.7 5.7 0.7
1997-98 664,450 501,791 63,741 38,328 38,233 4,752 17,605 100.0 77.6 9.9 5.9 5.9 0.7
1998-99 682,278 511,252 67,054 41,258 39,947 5,251 17,516 100.0 76.9 10.1 6.2 6.0 0.8
1999-2000 707,508 526,148 70,989 44,759 42,056 5,254 18,302 100.0 76.3 10.3 6.5 6.1 0.8
2000-01 712,331 525,577 73,204 46,377 43,037 5,349 18,787 100.0 75.8 10.6 6.7 6.2 0.8
                               
2001-02 742,084 543,705 77,427 50,015 45,433 5,541 19,963 100.0 75.3 10.7 6.9 6.3 0.8
2002-03 775,553 564,368 82,759 53,928 47,734 6,005 20,759 100.0 74.8 11.0 7.1 6.3 0.8
2003-04 804,117 580,631 87,390 57,356 50,713 6,394 21,633 100.0 74.2 11.2 7.3 6.5 0.8
2004-05 826,264 592,549 90,312 61,634 53,498 6,164 22,107 100.0 73.7 11.2 7.7 6.7 0.8
2005-06 854,642 608,094 94,341 65,774 56,567 6,737 23,129 100.0 73.1 11.3 7.9 6.8 0.8
                               
2006-07 874,522 619,292 96,968 70,186 57,715 6,950 23,411 100.0 72.8 11.4 8.2 6.8 0.8
2007-08 895,141 630,538 100,210 75,164 59,573 6,986 22,670 100.0 72.3 11.5 8.6 6.8 0.8
2008-09 915,986 641,257 103,142 78,898 61,767 7,372 23,550 100.0 71.9 11.6 8.8 6.9 0.8
2009-10 943,381 653,782 108,673 85,224 64,045 7,524 24,133 100.0 71.1 11.8 9.3 7.0 0.8
2010-11 981,780 662,522 113,898 93,321 65,776 7,135 12,681 26,447 100.0 69.3 11.9 9.8 6.9 0.7 1.3
—Not available.
1 Excludes 1,121 males and 528 females whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
2 Excludes 258 males and 82 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).

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