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Table 262. Bachelor's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by racial/ethnic group and sex of student: Selected years, 1976-77 to 2002-03

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              |                 Number of degrees conferred                |    Percentage distribution of degrees conferred
              |____________________________________________________________|____________________________________________________
Year and sex  |         |White, |Black, |  His- | Asian/ |American|   Non- |     |White,|Black,|His- | Asian/ |American|   Non-
              |   Total |  non- |  non- | panic |Pacific |Indian/ |resident|Total| non- | non- |panic|Pacific |Indian/ |resident
              |         |  His- |  His- |       |Islander| Alaska |  alien |     | His- | His- |     |Islander| Alaska |  alien
              |         | panic | panic |       |        | Native |        |     |panic |panic |     |        | Native |
______________|_________|_______|_______|_______|________|________|________|_____|______|______|_____|________|________|________
1             |       2 |     3 |     4 |     5 |      6 |      7 |      8 |   9 |   10 |   11 |  12 |     13 |     14 |     15
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Total         |         |       |       |       |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
1976-77\1\ ...|  917,900|807,688| 58,636| 18,743|  13,793|   3,326|  15,714|100.0|  88.0|   6.4|  2.0|     1.5|     0.4|     1.7
1980-81\2\ ...|  934,800|807,319| 60,673| 21,832|  18,794|   3,593|  22,589|100.0|  86.4|   6.5|  2.3|     2.0|     0.4|     2.4
1984-85\3\ ...|  968,311|826,106| 57,473| 25,874|  25,395|   4,246|  29,217|100.0|  85.3|   5.9|  2.7|     2.6|     0.4|     3.0
1988-89\4\ ...|1,016,350|859,703| 58,078| 29,918|  37,674|   3,951|  27,026|100.0|  84.6|   5.7|  2.9|     3.7|     0.4|     2.7
1989-90 ......|1,051,344|887,151| 61,046| 32,829|  39,230|   4,390|  26,698|100.0|  84.4|   5.8|  3.1|     3.7|     0.4|     2.5
              |         |       |       |       |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
1990-91 ......|1,094,538|914,093| 66,375| 37,342|  42,529|   4,583|  29,616|100.0|  83.5|   6.1|  3.4|     3.9|     0.4|     2.7
1991-92 ......|1,136,553|941,663| 72,680| 41,087|  47,428|   5,228|  28,467|100.0|  82.9|   6.4|  3.6|     4.2|     0.5|     2.5
1992-93 ......|1,165,178|952,194| 78,099| 45,417|  51,481|   5,683|  32,304|100.0|  81.7|   6.7|  3.9|     4.4|     0.5|     2.8
1993-94 ......|1,169,275|939,008| 83,909| 50,299|  55,689|   6,192|  34,178|100.0|  80.3|   7.2|  4.3|     4.8|     0.5|     2.9
1994-95 ......|1,160,134|914,610| 87,236| 54,230|  60,502|   6,610|  36,946|100.0|  78.8|   7.5|  4.7|     5.2|     0.6|     3.2
              |         |       |       |       |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
1995-96 ......|1,164,792|905,846| 91,496| 58,351|  64,433|   6,976|  37,690|100.0|  77.8|   7.9|  5.0|     5.5|     0.6|     3.2
1996-97 ......|1,172,879|900,809| 94,349| 62,509|  68,859|   7,425|  38,928|100.0|  76.8|   8.0|  5.3|     5.9|     0.6|     3.3
1997-98 ......|1,184,406|901,344| 98,251| 66,005|  71,678|   7,903|  39,225|100.0|  76.1|   8.3|  5.6|     6.1|     0.7|     3.3
1998-99\5\ ...|1,200,303|907,245|102,214| 70,085|  74,197|   8,423|  38,139|100.0|  75.6|   8.5|  5.8|     6.2|     0.7|     3.2
1999-2000 ....|1,237,875|929,106|108,013| 75,059|  77,912|   8,719|  39,066|100.0|  75.1|   8.7|  6.1|     6.3|     0.7|     3.2
              |         |       |       |       |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
2000-01 ......|1,244,171|927,357|111,307| 77,745|  78,902|   9,049|  39,811|100.0|  74.5|   8.9|  6.2|     6.3|     0.7|     3.2
2001-02 ......|1,291,900|958,597|116,623| 82,966|  83,093|   9,165|  41,456|100.0|  74.2|   9.0|  6.4|     6.4|     0.7|     3.2
2002-03 ......|1,348,503|994,234|124,241| 89,030|  87,943|   9,816|  43,239|100.0|  73.7|   9.2|  6.6|     6.5|     0.7|     3.2
              |         |       |       |       |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
Males         |         |       |       |       |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
1976-77\1\ ...|  494,424|438,161| 25,147| 10,318|   7,638|   1,804|  11,356|100.0|  88.6|   5.1|  2.1|     1.5|     0.4|     2.3
1980-81\2\ ...|  469,625|406,173| 24,511| 10,810|  10,107|   1,700|  16,324|100.0|  86.5|   5.2|  2.3|     2.2|     0.4|     3.5
1984-85\3\ ...|  476,148|405,085| 23,018| 12,402|  13,554|   1,998|  20,091|100.0|  85.1|   4.8|  2.6|     2.8|     0.4|     4.2
1988-89\4\ ...|  481,946|407,154| 22,370| 13,950|  19,260|   1,730|  17,482|100.0|  84.5|   4.6|  2.9|     4.0|     0.4|     3.6
1989-90 ......|  491,696|414,982| 23,257| 14,932|  19,711|   1,860|  16,954|100.0|  84.4|   4.7|  3.0|     4.0|     0.4|     3.4
              |         |       |       |       |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
1990-91 ......|  504,045|421,290| 24,800| 16,598|  21,203|   1,938|  18,216|100.0|  83.6|   4.9|  3.3|     4.2|     0.4|     3.6
1991-92 ......|  520,811|432,635| 27,092| 18,167|  23,652|   2,195|  17,070|100.0|  83.1|   5.2|  3.5|     4.5|     0.4|     3.3
1992-93 ......|  532,881|437,262| 28,962| 19,883|  25,303|   2,450|  19,021|100.0|  82.1|   5.4|  3.7|     4.7|     0.5|     3.6
1993-94 ......|  532,422|430,526| 30,766| 21,834|  26,952|   2,620|  19,724|100.0|  80.9|   5.8|  4.1|     5.1|     0.5|     3.7
1994-95 ......|  526,131|417,878| 31,793| 23,626|  28,992|   2,739|  21,103|100.0|  79.4|   6.0|  4.5|     5.5|     0.5|     4.0
              |         |       |       |       |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
1995-96 ......|  522,454|409,565| 32,974| 25,029|  30,669|   2,885|  21,332|100.0|  78.4|   6.3|  4.8|     5.9|     0.6|     4.1
1996-97 ......|  520,515|403,366| 33,616| 26,318|  32,521|   2,996|  21,698|100.0|  77.5|   6.5|  5.1|     6.2|     0.6|     4.2
1997-98 ......|  519,956|399,553| 34,510| 27,677|  33,445|   3,151|  21,620|100.0|  76.8|   6.6|  5.3|     6.4|     0.6|     4.2
1998-99\5\ ...|  518,746|396,996| 34,876| 28,662|  34,225|   3,323|  20,664|100.0|  76.5|   6.7|  5.5|     6.6|     0.6|     4.0
1999-2000 ....|  530,367|402,961| 37,024| 30,301|  35,853|   3,464|  20,764|100.0|  76.0|   7.0|  5.7|     6.8|     0.7|     3.9
              |         |       |       |       |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
2000-01 ......|  531,840|401,780| 38,103| 31,368|  35,865|   3,700|  21,024|100.0|  75.5|   7.2|  5.9|     6.7|     0.7|     4.0
2001-02 ......|  549,816|414,892| 39,196| 32,951|  37,660|   3,624|  21,493|100.0|  75.5|   7.1|  6.0|     6.8|     0.7|     3.9
2002-03 ......|  573,079|430,024| 41,472| 35,080|  40,210|   3,853|  22,440|100.0|  75.0|   7.2|  6.1|     7.0|     0.7|     3.9
              |         |       |       |       |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
Females       |         |       |       |       |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
1976-77\1\ ...|  423,476|369,527| 33,489|  8,425|   6,155|   1,522|   4,358|100.0|  87.3|   7.9|  2.0|     1.5|     0.4|     1.0
1980-81\2\ ...|  465,175|401,146| 36,162| 11,022|   8,687|   1,893|   6,265|100.0|  86.2|   7.8|  2.4|     1.9|     0.4|     1.3
1984-85\3\ ...|  492,163|421,021| 34,455| 13,472|  11,841|   2,248|   9,126|100.0|  85.5|   7.0|  2.7|     2.4|     0.5|     1.9
1988-89\4\ ...|  534,404|452,549| 35,708| 15,968|  18,414|   2,221|   9,544|100.0|  84.7|   6.7|  3.0|     3.4|     0.4|     1.8
1989-90 ......|  559,648|472,169| 37,789| 17,897|  19,519|   2,530|   9,744|100.0|  84.4|   6.8|  3.2|     3.5|     0.5|     1.7
              |         |       |       |       |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
1990-91 ......|  590,493|492,803| 41,575| 20,744|  21,326|   2,645|  11,400|100.0|  83.5|   7.0|  3.5|     3.6|     0.4|     1.9
1991-92 ......|  615,742|509,028| 45,588| 22,920|  23,776|   3,033|  11,397|100.0|  82.7|   7.4|  3.7|     3.9|     0.5|     1.9
1992-93 ......|  632,297|514,932| 49,137| 25,534|  26,178|   3,233|  13,283|100.0|  81.4|   7.8|  4.0|     4.1|     0.5|     2.1
1993-94 ......|  636,853|508,482| 53,143| 28,465|  28,737|   3,572|  14,454|100.0|  79.8|   8.3|  4.5|     4.5|     0.6|     2.3
1994-95 ......|  634,003|496,732| 55,443| 30,604|  31,510|   3,871|  15,843|100.0|  78.3|   8.7|  4.8|     5.0|     0.6|     2.5
              |         |       |       |       |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
1995-96 ......|  642,338|496,281| 58,522| 33,322|  33,764|   4,091|  16,358|100.0|  77.3|   9.1|  5.2|     5.3|     0.6|     2.5
1996-97 ......|  652,364|497,443| 60,733| 36,191|  36,338|   4,429|  17,230|100.0|  76.3|   9.3|  5.5|     5.6|     0.7|     2.6
1997-98 ......|  664,450|501,791| 63,741| 38,328|  38,233|   4,752|  17,605|100.0|  75.5|   9.6|  5.8|     5.8|     0.7|     2.6
1998-99\5\ ...|  681,557|510,249| 67,338| 41,423|  39,972|   5,100|  17,475|100.0|  74.9|   9.9|  6.1|     5.9|     0.7|     2.6
1999-2000 ....|  707,508|526,145| 70,989| 44,758|  42,059|   5,255|  18,302|100.0|  74.4|  10.0|  6.3|     5.9|     0.7|     2.6
              |         |       |       |       |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
2000-01 ......|  712,331|525,577| 73,204| 46,377|  43,037|   5,349|  18,787|100.0|  73.8|  10.3|  6.5|     6.0|     0.8|     2.6
2001-02 ......|  742,084|543,705| 77,427| 50,015|  45,433|   5,541|  19,963|100.0|  73.3|  10.4|  6.7|     6.1|     0.7|     2.7
2002-03 ......|  775,424|564,210| 82,769| 53,950|  47,733|   5,963|  20,799|100.0|  72.8|  10.7|  7.0|     6.2|     0.8|     2.7
______________|_________|_______|_______|_______|________|________|________|_____|______|______|_____|________|________|________

\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.
\3\Excludes 6,380 males and 4,786 females whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
\4\Excludes 1,400 males and 1,005 females whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
\5\Data were imputed using alternative procedures. (See Guide to Sources for details.)

NOTE: For years 1984-85 to 2002-03, 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. Black includes African American, Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian, and Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. 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 through 1984-85; and 1988-89 through 2002-03 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:89-99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2003. (This table was prepared December 2004.)