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Table 302. Doctor's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity and sex of student: Selected years, 1976-77 through 2008-09
Year and sex Number of degrees conferred1 Percentage distribution of degrees conferred1
Total White Black His-
panic
Asian/

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                            
1976-772  33,126 26,851 1,253 522 658 95 3,747 100.0 81.1 3.8 1.6 2.0 0.3 11.3
1980-813  32,839 25,908 1,265 456 877 130 4,203 100.0 78.9 3.9 1.4 2.7 0.4 12.8
1989-90 38,371 26,221 1,149 780 1,225 98 8,898 100.0 68.3 3.0 2.0 3.2 0.3 23.2
1990-91 39,294 25,855 1,248 757 1,504 106 9,824 100.0 65.8 3.2 1.9 3.8 0.3 25.0
1993-94 43,185 27,212 1,385 900 2,024 134 11,530 100.0 63.0 3.2 2.1 4.7 0.3 26.7
                             
1994-95 44,446 27,846 1,667 984 2,689 130 11,130 100.0 62.7 3.8 2.2 6.1 0.3 25.0
1995-96 44,652 27,773 1,632 997 2,641 159 11,450 100.0 62.2 3.7 2.2 5.9 0.4 25.6
1996-97 45,876 28,596 1,865 1,120 2,667 175 11,453 100.0 62.3 4.1 2.4 5.8 0.4 25.0
1997-98 46,010 28,803 2,067 1,275 2,339 186 11,340 100.0 62.6 4.5 2.8 5.1 0.4 24.6
1998-99 44,077 27,838 2,136 1,302 2,299 194 10,308 100.0 63.2 4.8 3.0 5.2 0.4 23.4
                             
1999-2000 44,808 27,843 2,246 1,305 2,420 160 10,834 100.0 62.1 5.0 2.9 5.4 0.4 24.2
2000-01 44,904 27,454 2,207 1,516 2,587 177 10,963 100.0 61.1 4.9 3.4 5.8 0.4 24.4
2001-02 44,160 26,903 2,395 1,434 2,319 180 10,929 100.0 60.9 5.4 3.2 5.3 0.4 24.7
2002-03 46,042 27,709 2,522 1,562 2,424 196 11,629 100.0 60.2 5.5 3.4 5.3 0.4 25.3
2003-04 48,378 28,214 2,900 1,662 2,632 217 12,753 100.0 58.3 6.0 3.4 5.4 0.4 26.4
                             
2004-05 52,631 30,261 3,056 1,824 2,911 237 14,342 100.0 57.5 5.8 3.5 5.5 0.5 27.3
2005-06 56,067 31,601 3,122 1,882 3,257 230 15,975 100.0 56.4 5.6 3.4 5.8 0.4 28.5
2006-07 60,616 34,071 3,727 2,034 3,541 249 16,994 100.0 56.2 6.1 3.4 5.8 0.4 28.0
2007-08 63,712 36,390 3,906 2,279 3,618 272 17,247 100.0 57.1 6.1 3.6 5.7 0.4 27.1
2008-09 67,716 39,648 4,434 2,540 3,875 332 16,887 100.0 58.6 6.5 3.8 5.7 0.5 24.9
                             
Males                            
1976-772  25,036 20,032 766 383 540 67 3,248 100.0 80.0 3.1 1.5 2.2 0.3 13.0
1980-813  22,595 17,310 694 277 655 95 3,564 100.0 76.6 3.1 1.2 2.9 0.4 15.8
1989-90 24,401 15,314 531 419 865 49 7,223 100.0 62.8 2.2 1.7 3.5 0.2 29.6
1990-91 24,756 14,853 597 399 1,017 59 7,831 100.0 60.0 2.4 1.6 4.1 0.2 31.6
1993-94 26,552 15,159 627 463 1,373 66 8,864 100.0 57.1 2.4 1.7 5.2 0.2 33.4
                             
1994-95 26,916 15,375 730 488 1,756 58 8,509 100.0 57.1 2.7 1.8 6.5 0.2 31.6
1995-96 26,841 15,112 727 514 1,692 80 8,716 100.0 56.3 2.7 1.9 6.3 0.3 32.5
1996-97 27,146 15,499 795 585 1,645 87 8,535 100.0 57.1 2.9 2.2 6.1 0.3 31.4
1997-98 26,664 15,399 824 652 1,392 83 8,314 100.0 57.8 3.1 2.4 5.2 0.3 31.2
1998-99 25,146 14,726 873 625 1,337 92 7,493 100.0 58.6 3.5 2.5 5.3 0.4 29.8
                             
1999-2000 25,028 14,472 876 611 1,356 57 7,656 100.0 57.8 3.5 2.4 5.4 0.2 30.6
2000-01 24,728 13,937 855 687 1,453 76 7,720 100.0 56.4 3.5 2.8 5.9 0.3 31.2
2001-02 23,708 13,330 922 650 1,242 67 7,497 100.0 56.2 3.9 2.7 5.2 0.3 31.6
2002-03 24,351 13,478 915 741 1,243 76 7,898 100.0 55.3 3.8 3.0 5.1 0.3 32.4
2003-04 25,323 13,567 1,015 766 1,293 90 8,592 100.0 53.6 4.0 3.0 5.1 0.4 33.9
                             
2004-05 26,973 14,023 1,049 764 1,403 87 9,647 100.0 52.0 3.9 2.8 5.2 0.3 35.8
2005-06 28,634 14,659 1,081 826 1,555 105 10,408 100.0 51.2 3.8 2.9 5.4 0.4 36.3
2006-07 30,251 15,268 1,282 892 1,703 96 11,010 100.0 50.5 4.2 2.9 5.6 0.3 36.4
2007-08 31,215 16,168 1,312 977 1,628 115 11,015 100.0 51.8 4.2 3.1 5.2 0.4 35.3
2008-09 32,279 17,094 1,484 1,092 1,770 138 10,701 100.0 53.0 4.6 3.4 5.5 0.4 33.2
                             
Females                            
1976-77 8,090 6,819 487 139 118 28 499 100.0 84.3 6.0 1.7 1.5 0.3 6.2
1980-813  10,244 8,598 571 179 222 35 639 100.0 83.9 5.6 1.7 2.2 0.3 6.2
1989-90 13,970 10,907 618 361 360 49 1,675 100.0 78.1 4.4 2.6 2.6 0.4 12.0
1990-91 14,538 11,002 651 358 487 47 1,993 100.0 75.7 4.5 2.5 3.3 0.3 13.7
1993-94 16,633 12,053 758 437 651 68 2,666 100.0 72.5 4.6 2.6 3.9 0.4 16.0
                             
1994-95 17,530 12,471 937 496 933 72 2,621 100.0 71.1 5.3 2.8 5.3 0.4 15.0
1995-96 17,811 12,661 905 483 949 79 2,734 100.0 71.1 5.1 2.7 5.3 0.4 15.4
1996-97 18,730 13,097 1,070 535 1,022 88 2,918 100.0 69.9 5.7 2.9 5.5 0.5 15.6
1997-98 19,346 13,404 1,243 623 947 103 3,026 100.0 69.3 6.4 3.2 4.9 0.5 15.6
1998-99 18,931 13,112 1,263 677 962 102 2,815 100.0 69.3 6.7 3.6 5.1 0.5 14.9
                             
1999-2000 19,780 13,371 1,370 694 1,064 103 3,178 100.0 67.6 6.9 3.5 5.4 0.5 16.1
2000-01 20,176 13,517 1,352 829 1,134 101 3,243 100.0 67.0 6.7 4.1 5.6 0.5 16.1
2001-02 20,452 13,573 1,473 784 1,077 113 3,432 100.0 66.4 7.2 3.8 5.3 0.6 16.8
2002-03 21,691 14,231 1,607 821 1,181 120 3,731 100.0 65.6 7.4 3.8 5.4 0.6 17.2
2003-04 23,055 14,647 1,885 896 1,339 127 4,161 100.0 63.5 8.2 3.9 5.8 0.6 18.0
                             
2004-05 25,658 16,238 2,007 1,060 1,508 150 4,695 100.0 63.3 7.8 4.1 5.9 0.6 18.3
2005-06 27,433 16,942 2,041 1,056 1,702 125 5,567 100.0 61.8 7.4 3.8 6.2 0.5 20.3
2006-07 30,365 18,803 2,445 1,142 1,838 153 5,984 100.0 61.9 8.1 3.8 6.1 0.5 19.7
2007-08 32,497 20,222 2,594 1,302 1,990 157 6,232 100.0 62.2 8.0 4.0 6.1 0.5 19.2
2008-09 35,437 22,554 2,950 1,448 2,105 194 6,186 100.0 63.6 8.3 4.1 5.9 0.5 17.5
1 Includes Ph.D., Ed.D, and comparable degrees at the doctoral level. Excludes first-professional degrees, such as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees.
2 Excludes 106 men whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
3 Excludes 116 men and 3 women 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 2008-09 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:90-99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2009. (This table was prepared September 2010.)
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