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Table 285. Bachelor's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity and sex of student: Selected years, 1976-77 through 2007-08
Year and sex Number of degrees conferred Percentage distribution of degrees conferred
Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resi- dent alien Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resi- dent 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
                           
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 1,348,811 994,616 124,253 89,029 87,964 9,875 43,074 100.0 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
2005-06 1,485,242 1,075,561 142,420 107,588 102,376 10,940 46,357 100.0 72.4 9.6 7.2 6.9 0.7 3.1
2006-07 1,524,092 1,099,850 146,653 114,936 105,297 11,455 45,901 100.0 72.2 9.6 7.5 6.9 0.8 3.0
2007-08 1,563,069 1,122,675 152,457 123,048 109,058 11,509 44,322 100.0 71.8 9.8 7.9 7.0 0.7 2.8
                           
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
                           
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
2002-03 573,258 430,248 41,494 35,101 40,230 3,870 22,315 100.0 75.1 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
2005-06 630,600 467,467 48,079 41,814 45,809 4,203 23,228 100.0 74.1 7.6 6.6 7.3 0.7 3.7
2006-07 649,570 480,558 49,685 44,750 47,582 4,505 22,490 100.0 74.0 7.6 6.9 7.3 0.7 3.5
2007-08 667,928 492,137 52,247 47,884 49,485 4,523 21,652 100.0 73.7 7.8 7.2 7.4 0.7 3.2
                           
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
                           
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
2002-03 775,553 564,368 82,759 53,928 47,734 6,005 20,759 100.0 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
2005-06 854,642 608,094 94,341 65,774 56,567 6,737 23,129 100.0 71.2 11.0 7.7 6.6 0.8 2.7
2006-07 874,522 619,292 96,968 70,186 57,715 6,950 23,411 100.0 70.8 11.1 8.0 6.6 0.8 2.7
2007-08 895,141 630,538 100,210 75,164 59,573 6,986 22,670 100.0 70.4 11.2 8.4 6.7 0.8 2.5
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: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. For 1989-90 and later years, 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 Appendix A: 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 1989-90 through 2007-08 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:90-99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2008. (This table was prepared June 2009.)
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