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Table 317. Degrees in communication, journalism, and related programs and in communications technologies conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: 1970-71 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
1970-71 10,802 6,989 3,813 1,856 1,214 642 145 126 19
1971-72 12,340 14.2 7,964 4,376 2,200 1,443 757 111 96 15
1972-73 14,317 16.0 9,074 5,243 2,406 1,546 860 139 114 25
1973-74 17,096 19.4 10,536 6,560 2,640 1,668 972 175 146 29
1974-75 19,248 12.6 11,455 7,793 2,794 1,618 1,176 165 119 46
                     
1975-76 21,282 10.6 12,458 8,824 3,126 1,818 1,308 204 154 50
1976-77 23,214 9.1 12,932 10,282 3,091 1,719 1,372 171 130 41
1977-78 25,400 9.4 13,480 11,920 3,296 1,673 1,623 191 138 53
1978-79 26,457 4.2 13,266 13,191 2,882 1,483 1,399 192 138 54
1979-80 28,616 8.2 13,656 14,960 3,082 1,527 1,555 193 121 72
                     
1980-81 31,282 9.3 14,179 17,103 3,105 1,448 1,657 182 107 75
1981-82 34,222 9.4 14,917 19,305 3,327 1,578 1,749 200 136 64
1982-83 38,647 12.9 16,213 22,434 3,600 1,660 1,940 208 123 85
1983-84 40,203 4.0 16,662 23,541 3,620 1,578 2,042 216 129 87
1984-85 42,102 4.7 17,233 24,869 3,657 1,574 2,083 232 141 91
                     
1985-86 43,145 2.5 17,681 25,464 3,808 1,603 2,205 218 116 102
1986-87 45,521 5.5 18,201 27,320 3,881 1,584 2,297 275 158 117
1987-88 46,916 3.1 18,672 28,244 3,916 1,568 2,348 233 133 100
1988-89 48,889 4.2 19,357 29,532 4,249 1,734 2,515 248 137 111
1989-90 51,572 5.5 20,374 31,198 4,353 1,705 2,648 272 145 127
                     
1990-91 53,047 2.9 20,806 32,241 4,327 1,711 2,616 272 150 122
1991-92 55,144 4.0 21,601 33,543 4,463 1,692 2,771 255 132 123
1992-93 54,907 -0.4 22,154 32,753 5,179 1,969 3,210 301 146 155
1993-94 52,033 -5.2 21,484 30,549 5,388 2,088 3,300 345 174 171
1994-95 48,969 -5.9 20,501 28,468 5,559 2,086 3,473 321 162 159
                     
1995-96 48,173 -1.6 19,868 28,305 5,561 2,153 3,408 345 190 155
1996-97 47,894 -0.6 19,771 28,123 5,552 1,989 3,563 300 155 145
1997-98 50,263 4.9 20,103 30,160 6,097 2,369 3,728 359 171 188
1998-99 52,397 4.2 20,943 31,454 5,582 2,001 3,581 348 182 166
1999-2000 57,058 8.9 22,152 34,906 5,525 2,030 3,495 357 168 189
                     
2000-01 59,191 3.7 22,542 36,649 5,645 1,964 3,681 370 190 180
2001-02 64,036 8.2 23,692 40,344 5,980 2,169 3,811 383 168 215
2002-03 69,828 9.0 25,338 44,490 6,495 2,301 4,194 398 179 219
2003-04 73,002 4.5 25,813 47,189 6,900 2,329 4,571 426 186 240
2004-05 75,238 3.1 26,926 48,312 7,195 2,535 4,660 468 195 273
                     
2005-06 76,936 2.3 28,142 48,794 7,745 2,611 5,134 464 207 257
2006-07 78,420 1.9 29,009 49,411 7,272 2,485 4,787 480 188 292
2007-08 81,048 3.4 30,384 50,664 7,546 2,580 4,966 496 209 287
2008-09 83,109 2.5 31,218 51,891 7,567 2,459 5,108 535 225 310
2009-10 86,048 3.5 32,040 54,008 8,099 2,659 5,440 573 225 348
                     
Percent change                    
1999-2000 to
     2004-05
31.9 21.6 38.4 30.2 24.9 33.3 31.1 16.1 44.4
2004-05 to
     2009-10
14.4 19.0 11.8 12.6 4.9 16.7 22.4 15.4 27.5
†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, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1970-71 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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