Digest of Education Statistics
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Table 305. Degrees in engineering and engineering technologies conferred by degree- granting institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: Selected years, 1949-50 through 2007-08
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
1949-50 52,246 52,071 175 4,496 4,481 15 417 416 1
1959-60 37,679 37,537 142 7,159 7,133 26 786 783 3
1969-70 44,479 44,149 330 15,593 15,421 172 3,681 3,657 24
                   
1970-71 50,182 12.8 49,775 407 16,947 16,734 213 3,688 3,663 25
1971-72 51,258 2.1 50,726 532 17,299 17,009 290 3,708 3,685 23
1972-73 51,384 0.2 50,766 618 16,988 16,694 294 3,513 3,459 54
1973-74 50,412 -1.9 49,611 801 15,851 15,470 381 3,374 3,318 56
1974-75 47,131 -6.5 46,105 1,026 15,837 15,426 411 3,181 3,113 68
                   
1975-76 46,676 -1.0 45,184 1,492 16,800 16,174 626 2,874 2,805 69
1976-77 49,482 6.0 47,238 2,244 16,659 15,891 768 2,622 2,547 75
1977-78 56,150 13.5 52,353 3,797 16,887 15,940 947 2,483 2,424 59
1978-79 62,898 12.0 57,603 5,295 16,012 14,971 1,041 2,545 2,459 86
1979-80 69,387 10.3 62,877 6,510 16,765 15,535 1,230 2,546 2,447 99
                   
1980-81 75,355 8.6 67,573 7,782 17,216 15,761 1,455 2,608 2,499 109
1981-82 80,632 7.0 71,305 9,327 18,475 16,747 1,728 2,676 2,532 144
1982-83 89,811 11.4 78,673 11,138 19,949 18,038 1,911 2,871 2,742 129
1983-84 95,295 6.1 82,841 12,454 21,197 18,916 2,281 3,032 2,864 168
1984-85 97,099 1.9 83,991 13,108 22,124 19,688 2,436 3,269 3,055 214
                   
1985-86 97,122 # 84,050 13,072 22,146 19,545 2,601 3,456 3,220 236
1986-87 93,560 -3.7 80,543 13,017 23,101 20,137 2,964 3,854 3,585 269
1987-88 89,406 -4.4 76,886 12,520 23,839 20,815 3,024 4,237 3,941 296
1988-89 85,982 -3.8 74,020 11,962 25,066 21,731 3,335 4,572 4,160 412
1989-90 82,480 -4.1 70,859 11,621 25,294 21,753 3,541 5,030 4,576 454
                   
1990-91 79,751 -3.3 68,482 11,269 25,450 21,780 3,670 5,330 4,834 496
1991-92 78,058 -2.1 67,104 10,954 26,430 22,444 3,986 5,533 4,998 535
1992-93 78,662 0.8 67,248 11,414 29,149 24,758 4,391 5,894 5,322 572
1993-94 78,662 0.0 66,920 11,742 30,172 25,453 4,719 6,011 5,339 672
1994-95 78,569 -0.1 66,223 12,346 30,031 25,090 4,941 6,173 5,435 738
                   
1995-96 78,086 -0.6 65,430 12,656 28,946 23,928 5,018 6,431 5,623 808
1996-97 75,757 -3.0 63,066 12,691 27,106 22,114 4,992 6,250 5,476 774
1997-98 74,649 -1.5 61,955 12,694 27,327 21,867 5,460 6,038 5,294 744
1998-99 72,665 -2.7 59,703 12,962 26,738 21,394 5,344 5,461 4,676 785
1999-2000 73,419 1.0 59,741 13,678 26,726 21,100 5,626 5,421 4,582 839
                   
2000-01 72,975 -0.6 59,564 13,411 27,272 21,405 5,867 5,604 4,669 935
2001-02 74,679 2.3 60,474 14,205 27,057 21,263 5,794 5,245 4,332 913
2002-03 77,319 3.5 62,884 14,435 30,670 24,170 6,500 5,333 4,415 918
2003-04 78,227 1.2 63,502 14,725 35,197 27,667 7,530 5,981 4,923 1,058
2004-05 79,743 1.9 65,164 14,579 35,133 27,161 7,972 6,601 5,368 1,233
                   
2005-06 81,610 2.3 67,013 14,597 33,530 25,666 7,864 7,471 5,963 1,508
2006-07 82,072 0.6 68,230 13,842 32,162 24,865 7,297 8,123 6,422 1,701
2007-08 83,853 2.2 69,724 14,129 34,592 26,574 8,018 8,167 6,413 1,754
                   
Percent change                    
1997-98 to
     2002-03
3.6 1.5 13.7 12.2 10.5 19.0 -11.7 -16.6 23.4
2002-03 to
     2007-08
8.5 10.9 -2.1 12.8 9.9 23.4 53.1 45.3 91.1
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Includes degrees in engineering, engineering-related technologies, mechanic and repair technologies, and construction trades for 1969-70 and later years.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Earned Degrees Conferred, 1949-50 and 1959-60; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1969-70 through 1985-86; and 1986-87 through 2007-08 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:87-99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2008. (This table was prepared July 2009.)

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