Digest of Education Statistics
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Table 350. Degrees in education conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: Selected years, 1949-50 through 2010-11
Year Bachelor's degrees Master's degrees Doctor's degrees
Total Males Females Females as
a percent
of total
Total Males Females Total Males Females
Number Annual
percent
change
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1949-50 61,472 31,398 30,074 48.9 20,069 12,025 8,044 953 797 156
1959-60 89,002 25,556 63,446 71.3 33,433 18,057 15,376 1,591 1,279 312
1967-68 133,965 31,926 102,039 76.2 63,399 30,672 32,727 4,078 3,250 828
1969-70 163,964 40,420 123,544 75.3 78,020 34,832 43,188 5,588 4,479 1,109
                       
1970-71 176,307 7.5 44,896 131,411 74.5 87,666 38,365 49,301 6,041 4,771 1,270
1971-72 190,880 8.3 49,344 141,536 74.1 96,668 41,141 55,527 6,648 5,104 1,544
1972-73 193,984 1.6 51,300 142,684 73.6 103,777 43,298 60,479 6,857 5,191 1,666
1973-74 184,907 -4.7 48,997 135,910 73.5 110,402 44,112 66,290 6,757 4,974 1,783
1974-75 166,758 -9.8 44,463 122,295 73.3 117,841 44,430 73,411 6,975 4,856 2,119
                       
1975-76 154,437 -7.4 42,004 112,433 72.8 126,061 44,831 81,230 7,202 4,826 2,376
1976-77 143,234 -7.3 39,867 103,367 72.2 124,267 42,308 81,959 7,338 4,832 2,506
1977-78 135,821 -5.2 37,410 98,411 72.5 116,916 37,662 79,254 7,018 4,281 2,737
1978-79 125,873 -7.3 33,743 92,130 73.2 109,866 34,410 75,456 7,170 4,174 2,996
1979-80 118,038 -6.2 30,901 87,137 73.8 101,819 30,300 71,519 7,314 4,100 3,214
                       
1980-81 108,074 -8.4 27,039 81,035 75.0 96,713 27,548 69,165 7,279 3,843 3,436
1981-82 100,932 -6.6 24,380 76,552 75.8 91,601 25,339 66,262 6,999 3,612 3,387
1982-83 97,908 -3.0 23,651 74,257 75.8 83,254 22,824 60,430 7,063 3,550 3,513
1983-84 92,310 -5.7 22,200 70,110 76.0 75,700 21,164 54,536 6,914 3,448 3,466
1984-85 88,078 -4.6 21,254 66,824 75.9 74,667 20,539 54,128 6,614 3,174 3,440
                       
1985-86 87,147 -1.1 20,982 66,165 75.9 74,816 20,302 54,514 6,610 3,088 3,522
1986-87 86,788 -0.4 20,705 66,083 76.1 72,619 18,955 53,664 5,905 2,745 3,160
1987-88 90,928 4.8 20,947 69,981 77.0 75,270 18,777 56,493 5,568 2,530 3,038
1988-89 96,740 6.4 21,643 75,097 77.6 79,793 19,616 60,177 5,884 2,522 3,362
1989-90 105,112 8.7 23,007 82,105 78.1 84,890 20,469 64,421 6,503 2,776 3,727
                       
1990-91 110,807 5.4 23,417 87,390 78.9 87,352 20,448 66,904 6,189 2,614 3,575
1991-92 107,836 -2.7 22,655 85,181 79.0 91,225 20,897 70,328 6,423 2,652 3,771
1992-93 107,578 -0.2 23,199 84,379 78.4 94,497 21,857 72,640 6,581 2,712 3,869
1993-94 107,440 -0.1 24,424 83,016 77.3 97,427 22,656 74,771 6,450 2,555 3,895
1994-95 105,929 -1.4 25,619 80,310 75.8 99,835 23,511 76,324 6,475 2,490 3,985
                       
1995-96 105,384 -0.5 26,214 79,170 75.1 104,936 24,955 79,981 6,246 2,404 3,842
1996-97 105,116 -0.3 26,242 78,874 75.0 108,720 25,518 83,202 6,297 2,367 3,930
1997-98 105,833 0.7 26,285 79,548 75.2 113,374 26,814 86,560 6,261 2,334 3,927
1998-99 107,372 1.5 26,321 81,051 75.5 118,226 28,077 90,149 6,471 2,297 4,174
1999-2000 108,034 0.6 26,103 81,931 75.8 123,045 29,081 93,964 6,409 2,295 4,114
                       
2000-01 105,458 -2.4 24,580 80,878 76.7 127,829 29,997 97,832 6,284 2,237 4,047
2001-02 106,295 0.8 24,049 82,246 77.4 135,189 31,907 103,282 6,549 2,211 4,338
2002-03 105,845 -0.4 22,604 83,241 78.6 147,883 34,033 113,850 6,832 2,314 4,518
2003-04 106,278 0.4 22,802 83,476 78.5 162,345 37,843 124,502 7,088 2,403 4,685
2004-05 105,451 -0.8 22,513 82,938 78.7 167,490 38,863 128,627 7,681 2,557 5,124
                       
2005-06 107,238 1.7 22,448 84,790 79.1 174,620 40,700 133,920 7,584 2,664 4,920
2006-07 105,641 -1.5 22,516 83,125 78.7 176,572 40,164 136,408 8,261 2,681 5,580
2007-08 102,582 -2.9 21,828 80,754 78.7 175,880 40,055 135,825 8,491 2,773 5,718
2008-09 101,708 -0.9 21,159 80,549 79.2 178,564 40,324 138,240 9,028 2,956 6,072
2009-10 101,265 -0.4 20,726 80,539 79.5 182,139 41,296 140,843 9,233 3,023 6,210
2010-11 103,992 2.7 21,195 82,797 79.6 185,009 42,022 142,987 9,623 3,064 6,559
                       
Percent change                      
2000-01 to 2005-06 1.7 -8.7 4.8 36.6 35.7 36.9 20.7 19.1 21.6
2005-06 to 2010-11 -3.0 -5.6 -2.4 5.9 3.2 6.8 26.9 15.0 33.3
†Not applicable.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs.
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 Fall 2000 through Fall 2011, Completions component. (This table was prepared July 2012.)

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