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Table 298. Degrees in the biological and biomedical sciences conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: Selected years, 1951–52 through 2006–07
Year Bachelor's degrees Master's degrees Doctor's degrees
Total Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females
Number Annual percent change
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1951–52 11,094 8,212 2,882 2,307 1,908 399 764 680 84
1953–54 9,279 6,710 2,569 1,610 1,287 323 1,077 977 100
1955–56 12,423 9,515 2,908 1,759 1,379 380 1,025 908 117
1957–58 14,308 11,159 3,149 1,852 1,448 404 1,125 987 138
1959–60 15,576 11,654 3,922 2,154 1,668 486 1,205 1,086 119
                     
1961–62 16,915 12,136 4,779 2,642 1,982 660 1,338 1,179 159
1963–64 22,723 16,321 6,402 3,296 2,348 948 1,625 1,432 193
1965–66 26,916 19,368 7,548 4,232 3,085 1,147 2,097 1,792 305
1967–68 31,826 22,986 8,840 5,506 3,959 1,547 2,784 2,345 439
1969–70 34,034 23,919 10,115 5,800 3,975 1,825 3,289 2,820 469
                     
1970–71 35,683 4.8 25,303 10,380 5,623 3,780 1,843 3,595 3,011 584
1971–72 37,269 4.4 26,314 10,955 5,983 4,050 1,933 3,566 2,963 603
1972–73 42,205 13.2 29,624 12,581 6,153 4,314 1,839 3,569 2,880 689
1973–74 48,224 14.3 33,205 15,019 6,405 4,510 1,895 3,342 2,670 672
1974–75 51,576 7.0 34,559 17,017 6,422 4,551 1,871 3,315 2,598 717
                     
1975–76 54,085 4.9 35,449 18,636 6,453 4,463 1,990 3,313 2,606 707
1976–77 53,420 -1.2 34,150 19,270 6,948 4,666 2,282 3,299 2,601 698
1977–78 51,326 -3.9 31,654 19,672 6,644 4,351 2,293 3,218 2,447 771
1978–79 48,668 -5.2 29,146 19,522 6,631 4,194 2,437 3,410 2,560 850
1979–80 46,190 -5.1 26,757 19,433 6,322 4,032 2,290 3,527 2,626 901
                     
1980–81 43,003 -6.9 24,069 18,934 5,759 3,597 2,162 3,591 2,581 1,010
1981–82 41,425 -3.7 22,687 18,738 5,667 3,375 2,292 3,611 2,579 1,032
1982–83 39,767 -4.0 21,483 18,284 5,693 3,284 2,409 3,331 2,268 1,063
1983–84 38,445 -3.3 20,499 17,946 5,468 3,108 2,360 3,435 2,367 1,068
1984–85 38,229 -0.6 20,017 18,212 5,100 2,770 2,330 3,408 2,302 1,106
                     
1985–86 38,320 0.2 19,950 18,370 5,043 2,719 2,324 3,352 2,236 1,116
1986–87 37,977 -0.9 19,626 18,351 4,980 2,637 2,343 3,397 2,216 1,181
1987–88 36,576 -3.7 18,202 18,374 4,857 2,520 2,337 3,606 2,338 1,268
1988–89 35,957 -1.7 17,935 18,022 5,009 2,583 2,426 3,535 2,245 1,290
1989–90 37,204 3.5 18,305 18,899 4,906 2,492 2,414 3,837 2,425 1,412
                     
1990–91 39,377 5.8 19,358 20,019 4,796 2,396 2,400 4,034 2,547 1,487
1991–92 42,781 8.6 20,748 22,033 4,816 2,411 2,405 4,323 2,676 1,647
1992–93 46,868 9.6 22,795 24,073 4,974 2,505 2,469 4,595 2,767 1,828
1993–94 51,157 9.2 25,002 26,155 5,390 2,644 2,746 4,724 2,809 1,915
1994–95 55,790 9.1 26,628 29,162 5,824 2,885 2,939 4,881 2,901 1,980
                     
1995–96 60,750 8.9 28,782 31,968 6,544 3,180 3,364 5,035 2,929 2,106
1996–97 63,679 4.8 29,432 34,247 6,925 3,389 3,536 5,094 2,890 2,204
1997–98 65,583 3.0 29,511 36,072 6,788 3,301 3,487 5,236 2,970 2,266
1998–99 64,608 -1.5 28,175 36,433 6,913 3,247 3,666 5,024 2,875 2,149
1999–2000 63,005 -2.5 26,310 36,695 6,781 3,131 3,650 5,180 2,887 2,293
                     
2000–01 59,865 -5.0 24,293 35,572 6,955 3,043 3,912 4,953 2,757 2,196
2001–02 59,415 -0.8 23,346 36,069 6,937 2,996 3,941 4,823 2,667 2,156
2002–03 60,104 1.2 22,918 37,186 6,990 2,981 4,009 5,003 2,714 2,289
2003–04 61,509 2.3 23,248 38,261 7,657 3,227 4,430 5,242 2,804 2,438
2004–05 64,611 5.0 24,617 39,994 8,199 3,318 4,881 5,578 2,845 2,733
2005–06 69,178 7.1 26,651 42,527 8,681 3,654 5,027 5,775 2,933 2,842
2006–07 75,151 8.6 29,951 45,200 8,747 3,568 5,179 6,354 3,221 3,133
                     
Percent change                    
1996–97 to 2001–02 -6.7 -20.7 5.3 0.2 -11.6 11.5 -5.3 -7.7 -2.2
2001–02 to 2006–07 26.5 28.3 25.3 26.1 19.1 31.4 31.7 20.8 45.3
† Not applicable.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Earned Degrees Conferred, 1951–52 through 1963–64; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1965–66 through 1985–86; and 1986–87 through 2006–07 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:87–99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2007. (This table was prepared September 2008.)

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