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Table 314. Degrees in the biological and biomedical sciences conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: Selected years, 1951-52 through 2009-10
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
1951-52 11,094 8,212 2,882 2,307 1,908 399 764 680 84
1953-54 9,279 6,710 2,569 1,610 1,287 323 1,077 977 100
1955-56 12,423 9,515 2,908 1,759 1,379 380 1,025 908 117
1957-58 14,308 11,159 3,149 1,852 1,448 404 1,125 987 138
1959-60 15,576 11,654 3,922 2,154 1,668 486 1,205 1,086 119
                     
1961-62 16,915 12,136 4,779 2,642 1,982 660 1,338 1,179 159
1963-64 22,723 16,321 6,402 3,296 2,348 948 1,625 1,432 193
1965-66 26,916 19,368 7,548 4,232 3,085 1,147 2,097 1,792 305
1967-68 31,826 22,986 8,840 5,506 3,959 1,547 2,784 2,345 439
1969-70 34,034 23,919 10,115 5,800 3,975 1,825 3,289 2,820 469
                     
1970-71 35,705 4.9 25,319 10,386 5,625 3,782 1,843 3,603 3,018 585
1971-72 37,269 4.4 26,314 10,955 5,989 4,056 1,933 3,587 2,981 606
1972-73 42,207 13.2 29,625 12,582 6,156 4,317 1,839 3,583 2,892 691
1973-74 48,244 14.3 33,217 15,027 6,408 4,512 1,896 3,358 2,684 674
1974-75 51,609 7.0 34,580 17,029 6,429 4,554 1,875 3,334 2,612 722
                     
1975-76 54,154 4.9 35,498 18,656 6,457 4,466 1,991 3,347 2,631 716
1976-77 53,464 -1.3 34,178 19,286 6,953 4,670 2,283 3,335 2,627 708
1977-78 51,360 -3.9 31,673 19,687 6,651 4,353 2,298 3,255 2,481 774
1978-79 48,713 -5.2 29,173 19,540 6,638 4,198 2,440 3,459 2,593 866
1979-80 46,254 -5.0 26,797 19,457 6,339 4,042 2,297 3,568 2,651 917
                     
1980-81 43,078 -6.9 24,124 18,954 5,766 3,602 2,164 3,640 2,620 1,020
1981-82 41,501 -3.7 22,722 18,779 5,679 3,384 2,295 3,662 2,611 1,051
1982-83 39,924 -3.8 21,572 18,352 5,711 3,298 2,413 3,386 2,306 1,080
1983-84 38,593 -3.3 20,565 18,028 5,489 3,123 2,366 3,496 2,416 1,080
1984-85 38,354 -0.6 20,071 18,283 5,109 2,775 2,334 3,465 2,335 1,130
                     
1985-86 38,395 0.1 20,000 18,395 5,064 2,733 2,331 3,405 2,273 1,132
1986-87 38,074 -0.8 19,684 18,390 4,995 2,646 2,349 3,469 2,268 1,201
1987-88 36,688 -3.6 18,267 18,421 4,871 2,530 2,341 3,688 2,389 1,299
1988-89 36,068 -1.7 17,998 18,070 5,034 2,598 2,436 3,617 2,299 1,318
1989-90 37,304 3.4 18,363 18,941 4,941 2,509 2,432 3,922 2,478 1,444
                     
1990-91 39,482 5.8 19,418 20,064 4,834 2,417 2,417 4,152 2,618 1,534
1991-92 42,892 8.6 20,816 22,076 4,862 2,437 2,425 4,442 2,749 1,693
1992-93 47,009 9.6 22,870 24,139 5,026 2,540 2,486 4,749 2,866 1,883
1993-94 51,296 9.1 25,071 26,225 5,462 2,681 2,781 4,891 2,910 1,981
1994-95 55,983 9.1 26,734 29,249 5,873 2,920 2,953 5,069 3,012 2,057
                     
1995-96 61,014 9.0 28,921 32,093 6,593 3,212 3,381 5,250 3,062 2,188
1996-97 63,973 4.8 29,562 34,411 6,986 3,419 3,567 5,313 3,014 2,299
1997-98 65,917 3.0 29,663 36,254 6,848 3,336 3,512 5,474 3,123 2,351
1998-99 65,310 -0.9 28,507 36,803 6,966 3,279 3,687 5,250 3,010 2,240
1999-2000 63,630 -2.6 26,579 37,051 6,850 3,171 3,679 5,463 3,068 2,395
                     
2000-01 60,576 -4.8 24,600 35,976 7,017 3,075 3,942 5,225 2,923 2,302
2001-02 60,309 -0.4 23,694 36,615 7,011 3,033 3,978 5,104 2,836 2,268
2002-03 61,294 1.6 23,356 37,938 7,050 3,015 4,035 5,268 2,866 2,402
2003-04 62,624 2.2 23,691 38,933 7,732 3,271 4,461 5,538 2,975 2,563
2004-05 65,915 5.3 25,104 40,811 8,284 3,361 4,923 5,935 3,025 2,910
                     
2005-06 70,607 7.1 27,183 43,424 8,781 3,709 5,072 6,162 3,138 3,024
2006-07 76,832 8.8 30,600 46,232 8,898 3,639 5,259 6,764 3,440 3,324
2007-08 79,829 3.9 32,401 47,428 9,689 4,094 5,595 7,400 3,645 3,755
2008-09 82,825 3.8 33,705 49,120 10,017 4,250 5,767 7,499 3,549 3,950
2009-10 86,400 4.3 35,865 50,535 10,725 4,611 6,114 7,666 3,600 4,066
                     
Percent change                    
1999-2000 to
     2004-05
3.6 -5.5 10.1 20.9 6.0 33.8 8.6 -1.4 21.5
2004-05 to
     2009-10
31.1 42.9 23.8 29.5 37.2 24.2 29.2 19.0 39.7
†Not applicable.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Earned Degrees Conferred, 1951-52 through 1963-64; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1965-66 through 1985-86; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:87-99); and IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2010, Completions component. (This table was prepared February 2012.)

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