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Table 308. Degrees in agriculture and natural resources conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: 1970-71 through 2008-09
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
1970-71 12,672 12,136 536 2,457 2,313 144 1,086 1,055 31
1971-72 13,516 6.7 12,779 737 2,680 2,490 190 971 945 26
1972-73 14,756 9.2 13,661 1,095 2,807 2,588 219 1,059 1,031 28
1973-74 16,253 10.1 14,684 1,569 2,928 2,640 288 930 897 33
1974-75 17,528 7.8 15,061 2,467 3,067 2,703 364 991 958 33
                     
1975-76 19,402 10.7 15,845 3,557 3,340 2,862 478 928 867 61
1976-77 21,467 10.6 16,690 4,777 3,724 3,177 547 893 831 62
1977-78 22,650 5.5 17,069 5,581 4,023 3,268 755 971 909 62
1978-79 23,134 2.1 16,854 6,280 3,994 3,187 807 950 877 73
1979-80 22,802 -1.4 16,045 6,757 3,976 3,082 894 991 879 112
                     
1980-81 21,886 -4.0 15,154 6,732 4,003 3,061 942 1,067 940 127
1981-82 21,029 -3.9 14,443 6,586 4,163 3,114 1,049 1,079 925 154
1982-83 20,909 -0.6 14,085 6,824 4,254 3,129 1,125 1,149 1,004 145
1983-84 19,317 -7.6 13,206 6,111 4,178 2,989 1,189 1,172 1,001 171
1984-85 18,107 -6.3 12,477 5,630 3,928 2,846 1,082 1,213 1,036 177
                     
1985-86 16,823 -7.1 11,544 5,279 3,801 2,701 1,100 1,158 966 192
1986-87 14,991 -10.9 10,314 4,677 3,522 2,460 1,062 1,049 871 178
1987-88 14,222 -5.1 9,744 4,478 3,479 2,427 1,052 1,142 926 216
1988-89 13,492 -5.1 9,298 4,194 3,245 2,231 1,014 1,183 950 233
1989-90 12,900 -4.4 8,822 4,078 3,382 2,239 1,143 1,295 1,038 257
                     
1990-91 13,124 1.7 8,832 4,292 3,295 2,160 1,135 1,185 953 232
1991-92 15,113 15.2 9,867 5,246 3,730 2,409 1,321 1,205 955 250
1992-93 16,769 11.0 11,079 5,690 3,959 2,474 1,485 1,159 869 290
1993-94 18,056 7.7 11,746 6,310 4,110 2,512 1,598 1,262 969 293
1994-95 19,832 9.8 12,686 7,146 4,234 2,541 1,693 1,256 955 301
                     
1995-96 21,425 8.0 13,531 7,894 4,551 2,642 1,909 1,259 926 333
1996-97 22,597 5.5 13,791 8,806 4,505 2,601 1,904 1,202 875 327
1997-98 23,276 3.0 13,806 9,470 4,464 2,545 1,919 1,290 924 366
1998-99 23,916 2.7 13,864 10,052 4,404 2,377 2,027 1,231 855 376
1999-2000 24,238 1.3 13,843 10,395 4,360 2,356 2,004 1,168 803 365
                     
2000-01 23,370 -3.6 12,840 10,530 4,272 2,251 2,021 1,127 741 386
2001-02 23,331 -0.2 12,630 10,701 4,503 2,340 2,163 1,148 760 388
2002-03 23,348 0.1 12,343 11,005 4,492 2,232 2,260 1,229 790 439
2003-04 22,835 -2.2 11,889 10,946 4,783 2,306 2,477 1,185 758 427
2004-05 23,002 0.7 11,987 11,015 4,746 2,288 2,458 1,173 763 410
                     
2005-06 23,053 0.2 12,063 10,990 4,640 2,280 2,360 1,194 710 484
2006-07 23,133 0.3 12,309 10,824 4,623 2,174 2,449 1,272 768 504
2007-08 24,113 4.2 12,634 11,479 4,684 2,180 2,504 1,257 742 515
2008-09 24,988 3.6 13,101 11,887 4,877 2,328 2,549 1,328 741 587
                     
Percent change                    
1998-99 to
    2003-04
-4.5 -14.2 8.9 8.6 -3.0 22.2 -3.7 -11.3 13.6
2003-04 to
    2008-09
9.4 10.2 8.6 2.0 1.0 2.9 12.1 -2.2 37.5
†Not applicable.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Includes degrees in agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences and in natural resources and conservation.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1970-71 through 1985-86; and 1986-87 through 2008-09 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:87-99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2009. (This table was prepared July 2010.)
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