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Table 320. Degrees in engineering and engineering technologies conferred by degree- granting institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: Selected years, 1949-50 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
1949-50 52,246 52,071 175 4,496 4,481 15 417 416 1
1959-60 37,679 37,537 142 7,159 7,133 26 786 783 3
1969-70 44,479 44,149 330 15,593 15,421 172 3,681 3,657 24
                     
1970-71 50,182 12.8 49,775 407 16,947 16,734 213 3,688 3,663 25
1971-72 51,258 2.1 50,726 532 17,299 17,009 290 3,708 3,685 23
1972-73 51,384 0.2 50,766 618 16,988 16,694 294 3,513 3,459 54
1973-74 50,412 -1.9 49,611 801 15,851 15,470 381 3,374 3,318 56
1974-75 47,131 -6.5 46,105 1,026 15,837 15,426 411 3,181 3,113 68
                     
1975-76 46,676 -1.0 45,184 1,492 16,800 16,174 626 2,874 2,805 69
1976-77 49,482 6.0 47,238 2,244 16,659 15,891 768 2,622 2,547 75
1977-78 56,150 13.5 52,353 3,797 16,887 15,940 947 2,483 2,424 59
1978-79 62,898 12.0 57,603 5,295 16,012 14,971 1,041 2,545 2,459 86
1979-80 69,387 10.3 62,877 6,510 16,765 15,535 1,230 2,546 2,447 99
                     
1980-81 75,355 8.6 67,573 7,782 17,216 15,761 1,455 2,608 2,499 109
1981-82 80,632 7.0 71,305 9,327 18,475 16,747 1,728 2,676 2,532 144
1982-83 89,811 11.4 78,673 11,138 19,949 18,038 1,911 2,871 2,742 129
1983-84 95,295 6.1 82,841 12,454 21,197 18,916 2,281 3,032 2,864 168
1984-85 97,099 1.9 83,991 13,108 22,124 19,688 2,436 3,269 3,055 214
                     
1985-86 97,122 # 84,050 13,072 22,146 19,545 2,601 3,456 3,220 236
1986-87 93,560 -3.7 80,543 13,017 23,101 20,137 2,964 3,854 3,585 269
1987-88 89,406 -4.4 76,886 12,520 23,839 20,815 3,024 4,237 3,941 296
1988-89 85,982 -3.8 74,020 11,962 25,066 21,731 3,335 4,572 4,160 412
1989-90 82,480 -4.1 70,859 11,621 25,294 21,753 3,541 5,030 4,576 454
                     
1990-91 79,751 -3.3 68,482 11,269 25,450 21,780 3,670 5,330 4,834 496
1991-92 78,036 -2.2 67,086 10,950 26,373 22,397 3,976 5,499 4,967 532
1992-93 78,619 0.7 67,214 11,405 29,103 24,721 4,382 5,870 5,300 570
1993-94 78,580 # 66,867 11,713 30,102 25,394 4,708 5,954 5,288 666
1994-95 78,483 -0.1 66,157 12,326 29,949 25,028 4,921 6,108 5,378 730
                     
1995-96 77,997 -0.6 65,362 12,635 28,843 23,840 5,003 6,354 5,559 795
1996-97 75,659 -3.0 62,994 12,665 27,016 22,047 4,969 6,166 5,408 758
1997-98 74,557 -1.5 61,880 12,677 27,244 21,800 5,444 5,966 5,230 736
1998-99 72,796 -2.4 59,859 12,937 26,689 21,348 5,341 5,413 4,643 770
1999-2000 73,323 0.7 59,668 13,655 26,648 21,047 5,601 5,367 4,539 828
                     
2000-01 72,869 -0.6 59,489 13,380 27,187 21,341 5,846 5,547 4,630 917
2001-02 74,588 2.4 60,417 14,171 26,987 21,212 5,775 5,181 4,285 896
2002-03 77,231 3.5 62,821 14,410 30,583 24,097 6,486 5,252 4,353 899
2003-04 78,079 1.1 63,401 14,678 35,053 27,561 7,492 5,859 4,821 1,038
2004-05 79,544 1.9 65,033 14,511 34,988 27,049 7,939 6,467 5,263 1,204
                     
2005-06 81,406 2.3 66,866 14,540 33,389 25,568 7,821 7,318 5,848 1,470
2006-07 81,854 0.6 68,081 13,773 31,989 24,746 7,243 7,928 6,285 1,643
2007-08 83,608 2.1 69,540 14,068 34,430 26,461 7,969 7,977 6,263 1,714
2008-09 84,414 1.0 70,511 13,903 38,001 29,452 8,549 7,801 6,121 1,680
2009-10 88,729 5.1 73,833 14,896 39,346 30,521 8,825 7,771 5,984 1,787
                     
Percent change                    
1999-2000 to
     2004-05
8.5 9.0 6.3 31.3 28.5 41.7 20.5 16.0 45.4
2004-05 to
     2009-10
11.5 13.5 2.7 12.5 12.8 11.2 20.2 13.7 48.4
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Includes degrees in engineering, engineering-related technologies, mechanic and repair technologies, and construction trades for 1969-70 and later years. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
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, 1969-70 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 May 2011.)
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