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Table 271. First-professional 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
_____________|______|______|______|_____|________|________|________|_____|______|______|_____|________|________|________
Total        |      |      |      |     |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
1976-77\1\ ..|63,953|58,422| 2,537|1,076|   1,021|     196|     701|100.0|  91.4|   4.0|  1.7|     1.6|     0.3|     1.1
1980-81\2\ ..|71,340|64,551| 2,931|1,541|   1,456|     192|     669|100.0|  90.5|   4.1|  2.2|     2.0|     0.3|     0.9
1984-85\3\ ..|71,057|63,219| 3,029|1,884|   1,816|     248|     861|100.0|  89.0|   4.3|  2.7|     2.6|     0.3|     1.2
1988-89 .....|70,856|61,214| 3,148|2,269|   2,976|     264|     985|100.0|  86.4|   4.4|  3.2|     4.2|     0.4|     1.4
1989-90 .....|70,988|60,487| 3,409|2,425|   3,362|     257|   1,048|100.0|  85.2|   4.8|  3.4|     4.7|     0.4|     1.5
             |      |      |      |     |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
1990-91 .....|71,948|60,631| 3,588|2,547|   3,835|     261|   1,086|100.0|  84.3|   5.0|  3.5|     5.3|     0.4|     1.5
1991-92 .....|74,146|61,170| 3,628|2,867|   4,841|     298|   1,342|100.0|  82.5|   4.9|  3.9|     6.5|     0.4|     1.8
1992-93 .....|75,387|61,165| 4,132|2,996|   5,176|     370|   1,548|100.0|  81.1|   5.5|  4.0|     6.9|     0.5|     2.1
1993-94 .....|75,418|60,143| 4,444|3,131|   5,892|     371|   1,437|100.0|  79.7|   5.9|  4.2|     7.8|     0.5|     1.9
1994-95 .....|75,800|59,402| 4,747|3,231|   6,396|     413|   1,611|100.0|  78.4|   6.3|  4.3|     8.4|     0.5|     2.1
             |      |      |      |     |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
1995-96 .....|76,734|59,525| 5,022|3,475|   6,627|     463|   1,622|100.0|  77.6|   6.5|  4.5|     8.6|     0.6|     2.1
1996-97 .....|78,730|60,280| 5,301|3,615|   7,374|     514|   1,646|100.0|  76.6|   6.7|  4.6|     9.4|     0.7|     2.1
1997-98 .....|78,598|59,443| 5,499|3,552|   7,757|     561|   1,786|100.0|  75.6|   7.0|  4.5|     9.9|     0.7|     2.3
1998-99\4\ ..|78,439|58,720| 5,333|3,864|   8,152|     612|   1,758|100.0|  74.9|   6.8|  4.9|    10.4|     0.8|     2.2
1999-2000 ...|80,057|59,637| 5,555|3,865|   8,584|     564|   1,852|100.0|  74.5|   6.9|  4.8|    10.7|     0.7|     2.3
             |      |      |      |     |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
2000-01 .....|79,707|58,598| 5,416|3,806|   9,261|     543|   2,083|100.0|  73.5|   6.8|  4.8|    11.6|     0.7|     2.6
2001-02 .....|80,698|58,874| 5,811|3,965|   9,584|     581|   1,883|100.0|  73.0|   7.2|  4.9|    11.9|     0.7|     2.3
2002-03 .....|80,810|58,678| 5,715|4,086|   9,790|     586|   1,955|100.0|  72.6|   7.1|  5.1|    12.1|     0.7|     2.4
             |      |      |      |     |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
Males        |      |      |      |     |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
1976-77\1\ ..|51,980|47,777| 1,761|  893|     776|     159|     614|100.0|  91.9|   3.4|  1.7|     1.5|     0.3|     1.2
1980-81\2\ ..|52,194|47,629| 1,772|1,131|     991|     134|     537|100.0|  91.3|   3.4|  2.2|     1.9|     0.3|     1.0
1984-85\3\ ..|47,501|42,630| 1,623|1,239|   1,152|     176|     681|100.0|  89.7|   3.4|  2.6|     2.4|     0.4|     1.4
1988-89 .....|45,046|39,399| 1,618|1,374|   1,819|     148|     688|100.0|  87.5|   3.6|  3.1|     4.0|     0.3|     1.5
1989-90 .....|43,961|38,036| 1,671|1,449|   1,962|     135|     708|100.0|  86.5|   3.8|  3.3|     4.5|     0.3|     1.6
             |      |      |      |     |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
1990-91 .....|43,846|37,533| 1,679|1,517|   2,211|     144|     762|100.0|  85.6|   3.8|  3.5|     5.0|     0.3|     1.7
1991-92 .....|45,071|37,849| 1,645|1,695|   2,775|     159|     948|100.0|  84.0|   3.6|  3.8|     6.2|     0.4|     2.1
1992-93 .....|45,153|37,415| 1,801|1,771|   2,871|     192|   1,103|100.0|  82.9|   4.0|  3.9|     6.4|     0.4|     2.4
1993-94 .....|44,707|36,574| 1,902|1,780|   3,214|     222|   1,015|100.0|  81.8|   4.3|  4.0|     7.2|     0.5|     2.3
1994-95 .....|44,853|36,147| 2,077|1,835|   3,490|     223|   1,081|100.0|  80.6|   4.6|  4.1|     7.8|     0.5|     2.4
             |      |      |      |     |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
1995-96 .....|44,748|35,786| 2,112|1,947|   3,539|     256|   1,108|100.0|  80.0|   4.7|  4.4|     7.9|     0.6|     2.5
1996-97 .....|45,564|36,008| 2,201|1,985|   3,959|     290|   1,121|100.0|  79.0|   4.8|  4.4|     8.7|     0.6|     2.5
1997-98 .....|44,911|35,172| 2,310|1,973|   4,017|     291|   1,148|100.0|  78.3|   5.1|  4.4|     8.9|     0.6|     2.6
1998-99\4\ ..|44,339|34,271| 2,197|2,064|   4,333|     333|   1,141|100.0|  77.3|   5.0|  4.7|     9.8|     0.8|     2.6
1999-2000 ...|44,239|34,004| 2,313|2,095|   4,372|     285|   1,170|100.0|  76.9|   5.2|  4.7|     9.9|     0.6|     2.6
             |      |      |      |     |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
2000-01 .....|42,862|32,717| 2,110|1,977|   4,518|     278|   1,262|100.0|  76.3|   4.9|  4.6|    10.5|     0.6|     2.9
2001-02 .....|42,507|32,224| 2,223|2,045|   4,613|     292|   1,110|100.0|  75.8|   5.2|  4.8|    10.9|     0.7|     2.6
2002-03 .....|41,834|31,596| 2,172|2,047|   4,618|     296|   1,105|100.0|  75.5|   5.2|  4.9|    11.0|     0.7|     2.6
             |      |      |      |     |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
Females      |      |      |      |     |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
1976-77\1\ ..|11,973|10,645|   776|  183|     245|      37|      87|100.0|  88.9|   6.5|  1.5|     2.0|     0.3|     0.7
1980-81\2\ ..|19,146|16,922| 1,159|  410|     465|      58|     132|100.0|  88.4|   6.1|  2.1|     2.4|     0.3|     0.7
1984-85\3\ ..|23,556|20,589| 1,406|  645|     664|      72|     180|100.0|  87.4|   6.0|  2.7|     2.8|     0.3|     0.8
1988-89 .....|25,810|21,815| 1,530|  895|   1,157|     116|     297|100.0|  84.5|   5.9|  3.5|     4.5|     0.4|     1.2
1989-90 .....|27,027|22,451| 1,738|  976|   1,400|     122|     340|100.0|  83.1|   6.4|  3.6|     5.2|     0.5|     1.3
             |      |      |      |     |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
1990-91 .....|28,102|23,098| 1,909|1,030|   1,624|     117|     324|100.0|  82.2|   6.8|  3.7|     5.8|     0.4|     1.2
1991-92 .....|29,075|23,321| 1,983|1,172|   2,066|     139|     394|100.0|  80.2|   6.8|  4.0|     7.1|     0.5|     1.4
1992-93 .....|30,234|23,750| 2,331|1,225|   2,305|     178|     445|100.0|  78.6|   7.7|  4.1|     7.6|     0.6|     1.5
1993-94 .....|30,711|23,569| 2,542|1,351|   2,678|     149|     422|100.0|  76.7|   8.3|  4.4|     8.7|     0.5|     1.4
1994-95 .....|30,947|23,255| 2,670|1,396|   2,906|     190|     530|100.0|  75.1|   8.6|  4.5|     9.4|     0.6|     1.7
             |      |      |      |     |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
1995-96 .....|31,986|23,739| 2,910|1,528|   3,088|     207|     514|100.0|  74.2|   9.1|  4.8|     9.7|     0.6|     1.6
1996-97 .....|33,166|24,272| 3,100|1,630|   3,415|     224|     525|100.0|  73.2|   9.3|  4.9|    10.3|     0.7|     1.6
1997-98 .....|33,687|24,271| 3,189|1,579|   3,740|     270|     638|100.0|  72.0|   9.5|  4.7|    11.1|     0.8|     1.9
1998-99\4\ ..|34,100|24,449| 3,136|1,800|   3,819|     279|     617|100.0|  71.7|   9.2|  5.3|    11.2|     0.8|     1.8
1999-2000 ...|35,818|25,633| 3,242|1,770|   4,212|     279|     682|100.0|  71.6|   9.1|  4.9|    11.8|     0.8|     1.9
             |      |      |      |     |        |        |        |     |      |      |     |        |        |
2000-01 .....|36,845|25,881| 3,306|1,829|   4,743|     265|     821|100.0|  70.2|   9.0|  5.0|    12.9|     0.7|     2.2
2001-02 .....|38,191|26,650| 3,588|1,920|   4,971|     289|     773|100.0|  69.8|   9.4|  5.0|    13.0|     0.8|     2.0
2002-03 .....|38,976|27,082| 3,543|2,039|   5,172|     290|     850|100.0|  69.5|   9.1|  5.2|    13.3|     0.7|     2.2
_____________|______|______|______|_____|________|________|________|_____|______|______|_____|________|________|________

\1\Excludes 394 men and 12 women whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
\2\Excludes 598 men and 18 women whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
\3\Excludes 2,954 men and 1,052 women whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
\4\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. 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.)

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