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Table 267. Bachelor's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity and sex of student: Selected years, 1976–77 through 2004–05 
Year and sex Number of degrees conferred Percentage distribution of degrees conferred
Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resident alien Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non-resident alien
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Total                            
1976–771  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
1980–812  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
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 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
2003–04 1,399,542 1,026,114 131,241 94,644 92,073 10,638 44,832 100.0 73.3 9.4 6.8 6.6 0.8 3.2
2004–05 1,439,264 1,049,141 136,122 101,124 97,209 10,307 45,361 100.0 72.9 9.5 7.0 6.8 0.7 3.2
                             
Males                            
1976–771  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
1980–812  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
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
1998–99 518,746 396,996 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
2003–04 595,425 445,483 43,851 37,288 41,360 4,244 23,199 100.0 74.8 7.4 6.3 6.9 0.7 3.9
2004–05 613,000 456,592 45,810 39,490 43,711 4,143 23,254 100.0 74.5 7.5 6.4 7.1 0.7 3.8
                             
Females                            
1976–771  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
1980–812  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
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
1998–99 681,557 510,249 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
2003–04 804,117 580,631 87,390 57,356 50,713 6,394 21,633 100.0 72.2 10.9 7.1 6.3 0.8 2.7
2004–05 826,264 592,549 90,312 61,634 53,498 6,164 22,107 100.0 71.7 10.9 7.5 6.5 0.7 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.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin. For years 1989–90 to 2004–05, 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. (See Guide to Sources for details.) 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 and 1980–81; and 1988–89 through 2004–05 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:89–99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2005. (This table was prepared July 2006.)
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