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Table 364. Degrees in economics, history, political science and government, and sociology conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree: Selected years, 1949-50 through 2010-11
Year Economics History Political science and government Sociology
Bachelor's Master's Doctor's Bachelor's Master's Doctor's Bachelor's Master's Doctor's Bachelor's Master's Doctor's
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1949-50 14,568 921 200 13,542 1,801 275 6,336 710 127 7,870 552 98
1951-52 8,593 695 239 10,187 1,445 317 4,911 525 147 6,648 517 141
1953-54 6,719 609 245 9,363 1,220 355 5,314 534 153 5,692 440 184
1955-56 6,555 581 232 10,510 1,114 259 5,633 509 203 5,878 402 170
1957-58 7,457 669 239 12,840 1,397 297 6,116 665 170 6,568 397 150
                         
1959-60 7,453 708 237 14,737 1,794 342 6,596 722 201 7,147 440 161
1961-62 8,366 853 268 17,340 2,163 343 8,326 839 214 8,120 578 173
1963-64 10,583 1,104 385 23,668 2,705 507 12,126 1,163 263 10,943 646 198
1965-66 11,555 1,522 458 28,612 3,883 599 15,242 1,429 336 15,038 981 244
1967-68 15,193 1,916 600 35,291 4,845 688 20,387 1,937 457 21,710 1,193 367
                         
1969-70 17,197 1,988 794 43,386 5,049 1,038 25,713 2,105 525 30,436 1,813 534
1970-71 15,758 1,995 721 44,663 5,157 991 27,482 2,318 700 33,263 1,808 574
1971-72 15,231 2,224 794 43,695 5,217 1,133 28,135 2,451 758 35,216 1,944 636
1972-73 14,770 2,225 845 40,943 5,030 1,140 30,100 2,398 747 35,436 1,923 583
1973-74 14,285 2,141 788 37,049 4,533 1,114 30,744 2,448 766 35,491 2,196 632
                         
1974-75 14,046 2,127 815 31,470 4,226 1,117 29,126 2,333 680 31,488 2,112 693
1975-76 14,741 2,087 763 28,400 3,658 1,014 28,302 2,191 723 27,634 2,009 729
1976-77 15,296 2,158 758 25,433 3,393 921 26,411 2,222 641 24,713 1,830 714
1977-78 15,661 1,995 706 23,004 3,033 813 26,069 2,069 636 22,750 1,611 599
1978-79 16,409 1,955 712 21,019 2,536 756 25,628 2,037 563 20,285 1,415 612
                         
1979-80 17,863 1,821 677 19,301 2,367 712 25,457 1,938 535 18,881 1,341 583
1980-81 18,753 1,911 727 18,301 2,237 643 24,977 1,875 484 17,272 1,240 610
1981-82 19,876 1,964 677 17,146 2,210 636 25,658 1,954 513 16,042 1,145 558
1982-83 20,517 1,972 734 16,467 2,041 575 25,791 1,829 435 14,105 1,112 522
1983-84 20,719 1,891 729 16,643 1,940 561 25,719 1,769 457 13,145 1,008 520
                         
1984-85 20,711 1,992 749 16,049 1,921 468 25,834 1,500 441 11,968 1,022 480
1985-86 21,602 1,937 789 16,415 1,961 497 26,439 1,704 439 12,271 965 504
1986-87 22,378 1,855 750 16,997 2,021 534 26,817 1,618 435 12,239 950 451
1987-88 22,911 1,847 770 18,207 2,093 517 27,207 1,579 391 13,024 984 452
1988-89 23,454 1,886 827 20,159 2,121 487 30,450 1,598 452 14,435 1,135 451
                         
1989-90 23,923 1,950 806 22,476 2,369 570 33,560 1,580 480 16,035 1,198 432
1990-91 23,488 1,951 802 24,541 2,591 606 35,737 1,772 468 17,550 1,260 465
1991-92 23,423 2,106 866 26,966 2,754 644 37,805 1,908 535 19,568 1,347 501
1992-93 21,321 2,292 879 27,774 2,952 690 37,931 1,943 529 20,896 1,521 536
1993-94 19,496 2,521 869 27,503 3,009 752 36,097 2,147 616 22,368 1,639 530
                         
1994-95 17,673 2,400 910 26,598 3,091 816 33,013 2,019 637 22,886 1,748 546
1995-96 16,674 2,533 916 26,005 2,898 805 30,775 2,024 634 24,071 1,772 527
1996-97 16,539 2,433 968 25,214 2,901 873 28,969 1,909 686 24,672 1,731 591
1997-98 17,074 2,435 928 25,726 2,895 937 28,044 1,957 705 24,806 1,737 596
1998-99 17,577 2,332 819 24,742 2,618 931 27,476 1,667 694 24,979 1,940 521
                         
1999-2000 18,441 2,168 851 25,247 2,573 984 27,635 1,627 693 25,598 1,996 595
2000-01 19,437 2,139 851 25,090 2,365 931 27,792 1,596 688 25,268 1,845 546
2001-02 20,927 2,330 826 26,001 2,420 924 29,354 1,641 625 25,202 1,928 534
2002-03 23,007 2,582 836 27,757 2,521 861 33,205 1,664 671 26,095 1,897 591
2003-04 24,069 2,824 849 29,808 2,522 855 35,581 1,869 618 26,939 2,009 558
                         
2004-05 24,217 3,092 973 31,398 2,893 819 38,107 1,983 636 28,473 1,499 527
2005-06 23,807 2,941 930 33,153 2,992 852 39,409 2,054 649 28,467 1,547 562
2006-07 23,916 2,962 941 34,446 3,144 807 39,899 2,102 614 28,960 1,545 569
2007-08 25,278 3,187 1,025 34,441 3,403 860 40,259 2,156 639 28,815 1,560 585
2008-09 26,299 3,233 1,015 34,711 3,542 918 39,198 2,171 709 28,732 1,580 628
                         
2009-10 27,624 3,356 983 35,198 3,854 888 39,467 2,251 745 28,637 1,427 603
2010-11 28,528 3,731 1,018 34,999 4,003 908 40,150 2,487 722 29,271 1,559 656
                         
Percent change                        
2000-01 to 2005-06 22.5 37.5 9.3 32.1 26.5 -8.5 41.8 28.7 -5.7 12.7 -16.2 2.9
2005-06 to 2010-11 19.8 26.9 9.5 5.6 33.8 6.6 1.9 21.1 11.2 2.8 0.8 16.7
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 through 1963-64; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1965-66 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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