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Table 316. Degrees in business conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: Selected years, 1955-56 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
1955-56 42,813 38,706 4,107 3,280 3,118 162 129 127 2
1957-58 51,991 48,063 3,928 4,223 4,072 151 110 105 5
1959-60 51,076 47,262 3,814 4,643 4,476 167 135 133 2
1961-62 49,017 45,184 3,833 7,691 7,484 207 226 221 5
1963-64 55,474 51,056 4,418 9,251 9,008 243 275 268 7
                     
1965-66 62,721 57,516 5,205 12,959 12,628 331 387 370 17
1967-68 79,074 72,126 6,948 17,795 17,186 609 441 427 14
1969-70 105,580 96,346 9,234 21,561 20,792 769 620 610 10
1970-71 115,396 9.3 104,936 10,460 26,490 25,458 1,032 774 753 21
1971-72 121,917 5.7 110,331 11,586 30,509 29,317 1,192 876 857 19
                     
1972-73. 126,717 3.9 113,337 13,380 31,208 29,689 1,519 917 864 53
1973-74. 132,304 4.4 115,363 16,941 32,691 30,557 2,134 922 873 49
1974-75. 133,639 1.0 111,983 21,656 36,315 33,274 3,041 939 900 39
1975-76 143,171 7.1 114,986 28,185 42,592 37,654 4,938 906 856 50
1976-77 152,010 6.2 116,394 35,616 46,505 39,852 6,653 839 785 54
                     
1977-78 160,775 5.8 117,103 43,672 48,347 40,224 8,123 834 760 74
1978-79 172,392 7.2 119,765 52,627 50,397 40,766 9,631 852 752 100
1979-80 186,264 8.0 123,639 62,625 55,008 42,744 12,264 767 650 117
1980-81 200,521 7.7 126,798 73,723 57,888 43,411 14,477 808 686 122
1981-82. 215,190 7.3 130,693 84,497 61,251 44,230 17,021 826 676 150
                     
1982-83 226,442 5.2 131,451 94,991 64,741 45,987 18,754 770 638 132
1983-84 229,013 1.1 129,296 99,717 66,129 46,167 19,962 926 727 199
1984-85 232,282 1.4 127,467 104,815 66,981 46,199 20,782 827 685 142
1985-86 236,700 1.9 128,415 108,285 66,676 45,927 20,749 923 720 203
1986-87 240,346 1.5 128,506 111,840 67,093 44,913 22,180 1,062 808 254
                     
1987-88. 242,859 1.0 129,467 113,392 69,230 45,980 23,250 1,063 810 253
1988-89. 246,262 1.4 131,098 115,164 73,065 48,540 24,525 1,100 800 300
1989-90 248,568 0.9 132,284 116,284 76,676 50,585 26,091 1,093 818 275
1990-91 249,165 0.2 131,557 117,608 78,255 50,883 27,372 1,185 876 309
1991-92 256,298 2.9 135,263 121,035 84,517 54,609 29,908 1,242 953 289
                     
1992-93 256,473 0.1 135,368 121,105 89,425 57,504 31,921 1,346 969 377
1993-94 246,265 -4.0 128,946 117,319 93,285 59,223 34,062 1,364 980 384
1994-95 233,895 -5.0 121,663 112,232 93,540 58,931 34,609 1,391 1,011 380
1995-96 226,623 -3.1 116,545 110,078 93,554 58,400 35,154 1,366 972 394
1996-97 225,934 -0.3 116,023 109,911 97,204 59,333 37,871 1,336 947 389
                     
1997-98 232,079 2.7 119,379 112,700 101,652 62,357 39,295 1,290 885 405
1998-99 239,924 3.4 121,741 118,183 106,830 64,271 42,559 1,216 848 368
1999-2000 256,070 6.7 128,521 127,549 111,532 67,078 44,454 1,194 812 382
2000-01 263,515 2.9 132,275 131,240 115,602 68,471 47,131 1,180 783 397
2001-02 278,217 5.6 138,343 139,874 119,725 70,463 49,262 1,156 746 410
                     
2002-03 293,391 5.5 145,075 148,316 127,685 75,239 52,446 1,252 820 432
2003-04 307,149 4.7 152,513 154,636 139,347 80,858 58,489 1,481 960 521
2004-05 311,574 1.4 155,940 155,634 142,617 82,151 60,466 1,498 901 597
2005-06 318,042 2.1 159,683 158,359 146,406 83,550 62,856 1,711 1,049 662
2006-07 327,531 3.0 166,350 161,181 150,211 84,115 66,096 2,029 1,188 841
                     
2007-08 335,254 2.4 170,978 164,276 155,637 86,258 69,379 2,084 1,250 834
2008-09 347,985 3.8 177,862 170,123 168,375 91,981 76,394 2,123 1,302 821
2009-10 358,293 3.0 183,301 174,992 177,684 96,709 80,975 2,245 1,335 910
                     
Percent change                    
1999-2000 to
     2004-05
21.7 21.3 22.0 27.9 22.5 36.0 25.5 11.0 56.3
2004-05 to
     2009-10
15.0 17.5 12.4 24.6 17.7 33.9 49.9 48.2 52.4
†Not applicable.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Includes degrees in business, management, marketing, and related support services and in personal and culinary services. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Earned Degrees Conferred, 1955-56 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 August 2011.)
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