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Table 362. Degrees in public administration and social services conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: 1970-71 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
1970-71 5,466 1,726 3,740 68.4 7,785 3,893 3,892 174 132 42
1971-72 7,508 37.4 2,588 4,920 65.5 8,756 4,537 4,219 193 150 43
1972-73 10,690 42.4 3,998 6,692 62.6 10,068 5,271 4,797 198 160 38
1973-74 11,966 11.9 4,266 7,700 64.3 11,415 6,028 5,387 201 154 47
1974-75 13,661 14.2 4,630 9,031 66.1 13,617 7,200 6,417 257 192 65
                       
1975-76 15,440 13.0 5,706 9,734 63.0 15,209 7,969 7,240 292 192 100
1976-77 16,136 4.5 5,544 10,592 65.6 17,026 8,810 8,216 292 197 95
1977-78 16,607 2.9 5,096 11,511 69.3 17,337 8,513 8,824 357 237 120
1978-79 17,328 4.3 4,938 12,390 71.5 17,306 8,051 9,255 315 215 100
1979-80 16,644 -3.9 4,451 12,193 73.3 17,560 7,866 9,694 342 216 126
                       
1980-81 16,707 0.4 4,248 12,459 74.6 17,803 7,460 10,343 362 212 150
1981-82 16,495 -1.3 4,176 12,319 74.7 17,416 6,975 10,441 372 205 167
1982-83 14,414 -12.6 3,343 11,071 76.8 16,046 5,961 10,085 347 184 163
1983-84 12,570 -12.8 2,998 9,572 76.1 15,060 5,634 9,426 420 230 190
1984-85 11,754 -6.5 2,829 8,925 75.9 15,575 5,573 10,002 431 213 218
                       
1985-86 11,887 1.1 2,966 8,921 75.0 15,692 5,594 10,098 382 171 211
1986-87 12,328 3.7 2,993 9,335 75.7 16,432 5,673 10,759 398 216 182
1987-88 12,385 0.5 2,923 9,462 76.4 16,424 5,631 10,793 470 238 232
1988-89 13,162 6.3 3,214 9,948 75.6 17,020 5,615 11,405 428 210 218
1989-90 13,908 5.7 3,334 10,574 76.0 17,399 5,634 11,765 508 235 273
                       
1990-91 14,350 3.2 3,215 11,135 77.6 17,905 5,679 12,226 430 190 240
1991-92 15,987 11.4 3,479 12,508 78.2 19,243 5,769 13,474 432 204 228
1992-93 16,775 4.9 3,801 12,974 77.3 20,634 6,105 14,529 459 215 244
1993-94 17,815 6.2 3,919 13,896 78.0 21,833 6,406 15,427 519 238 281
1994-95 18,586 4.3 3,935 14,651 78.8 23,501 6,870 16,631 556 274 282
                       
1995-96 19,849 6.8 4,205 15,644 78.8 24,229 6,927 17,302 499 220 279
1996-97 20,649 4.0 4,177 16,472 79.8 24,781 6,957 17,824 518 243 275
1997-98 20,408 -1.2 3,881 16,527 81.0 25,144 7,025 18,119 499 223 276
1998-99 20,323 -0.4 3,799 16,524 81.3 25,038 6,621 18,417 534 240 294
1999-2000 20,185 -0.7 3,816 16,369 81.1 25,594 6,808 18,786 537 227 310
                       
2000-01 19,447 -3.7 3,670 15,777 81.1 25,268 6,544 18,724 574 263 311
2001-02 19,392 -0.3 3,706 15,686 80.9 25,448 6,505 18,943 571 250 321
2002-03 19,900 2.6 3,726 16,174 81.3 25,903 6,391 19,512 599 265 334
2003-04 20,552 3.3 3,793 16,759 81.5 28,250 7,001 21,249 649 275 374
2004-05 21,769 5.9 4,209 17,560 80.7 29,552 7,370 22,182 673 272 401
                       
2005-06 21,986 1.0 4,126 17,860 81.2 30,510 7,572 22,938 704 285 419
2006-07 23,147 5.3 4,354 18,793 81.2 31,131 7,758 23,373 726 253 473
2007-08 23,493 1.5 4,202 19,291 82.1 33,029 8,140 24,889 760 269 491
2008-09 23,851 1.5 4,374 19,477 81.7 33,933 8,346 25,587 812 306 506
2009-10 25,414 6.6 4,578 20,836 82.0 35,729 8,865 26,864 838 323 515
2010-11 26,774 5.4 4,908 21,866 81.7 38,634 9,793 28,841 851 327 524
                       
Percent change                      
2000-01 to 2005-06 13.1 12.4 13.2 20.7 15.7 22.5 22.6 8.4 34.7
2005-06 to 2010-11 21.8 19.0 22.4 26.6 29.3 25.7 20.9 14.7 25.1
†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, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1970-71 through 1985-86; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:87-99); and IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2011, Completions component. (This table was prepared July 2012.)
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