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Table 323. Degrees in mathematics and statistics conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: Selected years, 1949-50 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
1949-50 6,382 4,942 1,440 974 784 190 160 151 9
1959-60 11,399 8,293 3,106 1,757 1,422 335 303 285 18
1967-68 23,513 14,782 8,731 5,527 4,199 1,328 947 895 52
1969-70 27,442 17,177 10,265 5,636 3,966 1,670 1,236 1,140 96
                     
1970-71 24,801 -9.6 15,369 9,432 5,191 3,673 1,518 1,199 1,106 93
1971-72 23,713 -4.4 14,454 9,259 5,198 3,655 1,543 1,128 1,039 89
1972-73 23,067 -2.7 13,796 9,271 5,028 3,525 1,503 1,068 966 102
1973-74 21,635 -6.2 12,791 8,844 4,834 3,337 1,497 1,031 931 100
1974-75 18,181 -16.0 10,586 7,595 4,327 2,905 1,422 975 865 110
                     
1975-76 15,984 -12.1 9,475 6,509 3,857 2,547 1,310 856 762 94
1976-77 14,196 -11.2 8,303 5,893 3,695 2,396 1,299 823 714 109
1977-78 12,569 -11.5 7,398 5,171 3,373 2,228 1,145 805 681 124
1978-79 11,806 -6.1 6,899 4,907 3,036 1,985 1,051 730 608 122
1979-80 11,378 -3.6 6,562 4,816 2,860 1,828 1,032 724 624 100
                     
1980-81 11,078 -2.6 6,342 4,736 2,567 1,692 875 728 614 114
1981-82 11,599 4.7 6,593 5,006 2,727 1,821 906 681 587 94
1982-83 12,294 6.0 6,888 5,406 2,810 1,838 972 697 581 116
1983-84 13,087 6.5 7,290 5,797 2,723 1,773 950 695 569 126
1984-85 15,009 14.7 8,080 6,929 2,859 1,858 1,001 699 590 109
                     
1985-86 16,122 7.4 8,623 7,499 3,131 2,028 1,103 742 618 124
1986-87 16,257 0.8 8,673 7,584 3,283 1,995 1,288 723 598 125
1987-88 15,712 -3.4 8,408 7,304 3,413 2,052 1,361 750 625 125
1988-89 15,017 -4.4 8,081 6,936 3,405 2,061 1,344 866 700 166
1989-90 14,276 -4.9 7,674 6,602 3,624 2,172 1,452 917 754 163
                     
1990-91 14,393 0.8 7,580 6,813 3,549 2,096 1,453 978 790 188
1991-92 14,468 0.5 7,668 6,800 3,558 2,151 1,407 1,048 825 223
1992-93 14,384 -0.6 7,566 6,818 3,644 2,151 1,493 1,138 867 271
1993-94 14,171 -1.5 7,594 6,577 3,682 2,237 1,445 1,125 880 245
1994-95 13,494 -4.8 7,154 6,340 3,820 2,289 1,531 1,181 919 262
                     
1995-96 12,713 -5.8 6,847 5,866 3,651 2,178 1,473 1,158 919 239
1996-97 12,401 -2.5 6,649 5,752 3,504 2,055 1,449 1,134 861 273
1997-98 11,795 -4.9 6,247 5,548 3,409 1,985 1,424 1,215 903 312
1998-99 11,966 1.4 6,181 5,785 3,286 1,901 1,385 1,090 803 287
1999-2000 11,418 -4.6 5,955 5,463 3,208 1,749 1,459 1,075 803 272
                     
2000-01 11,171 -2.2 5,791 5,380 3,209 1,857 1,352 997 715 282
2001-02 11,950 7.0 6,333 5,617 3,350 1,913 1,437 923 658 265
2002-03 12,505 4.6 6,784 5,721 3,620 1,996 1,624 1,007 734 273
2003-04 13,327 6.6 7,203 6,124 4,191 2,302 1,889 1,060 762 298
2004-05 14,351 7.7 7,937 6,414 4,477 2,525 1,952 1,176 841 335
                     
2005-06 14,770 2.9 8,115 6,655 4,730 2,712 2,018 1,293 911 382
2006-07 14,954 1.2 8,360 6,594 4,884 2,859 2,025 1,351 949 402
2007-08 15,192 1.6 8,490 6,702 4,980 2,860 2,120 1,360 938 422
2008-09 15,496 2.0 8,793 6,703 5,211 3,064 2,147 1,535 1,059 476
                     
Percent change                    
1998-99 to
    2003-04
11.4 16.5 5.9 27.5 21.1 36.4 -2.8 -5.1 3.8
2003-04 to
    2008-09
16.3 22.1 9.5 24.3 33.1 13.7 44.8 39.0 59.7
†Not applicable.
NOTE: Data through 1994-95 are for institutions of higher education, while later data are for degree-granting institutions. Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. The degree-granting classification is very similar to the earlier higher education classification, but it includes more 2-year colleges and excludes a few higher education institutions that did not grant degrees. (See Appendix A: Guide to Sources for details.)
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, 1967-68 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 August 2010.)

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