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Table 326. Degrees in the health professions and related sciences 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 25,223 5,785 19,438 5,330 2,165 3,165 15,988 14,863 1,125
1971-72 28,611 13.4 7,005 21,606 6,811 2,749 4,062 16,538 15,373 1,165
1972-73 33,562 17.3 7,752 25,810 7,978 3,189 4,789 18,215 16,870 1,345
1973-74 41,421 23.4 9,347 32,074 9,232 3,444 5,788 20,094 18,287 1,807
1974-75 49,002 18.3 10,844 38,158 10,277 3,686 6,591 22,191 19,808 2,383
                     
1975-76 53,885 10.0 11,386 42,499 12,164 3,837 8,327 25,267 21,980 3,287
1976-77 57,222 6.2 11,896 45,326 12,627 3,865 8,762 24,972 21,022 3,950
1977-78 59,445 3.9 11,600 47,845 14,027 3,972 10,055 26,516 21,622 4,894
1978-79 62,095 4.5 11,214 50,881 15,110 4,155 10,955 27,766 22,194 5,572
1979-80 63,848 2.8 11,330 52,518 15,374 4,060 11,314 28,190 22,157 6,033
                     
1980-81 63,665 -0.3 10,531 53,134 16,176 4,024 12,152 29,595 22,792 6,803
1981-82 63,660 # 10,110 53,550 16,212 3,743 12,469 30,096 22,968 7,128
1982-83 65,642 3.1 10,247 55,395 16,941 4,138 12,803 30,800 22,920 7,880
1983-84 65,305 -0.5 10,068 55,237 17,351 4,124 13,227 31,655 22,851 8,804
1984-85 65,331 # 9,741 55,590 17,442 4,046 13,396 31,493 22,045 9,448
                     
1985-86 65,309 # 9,629 55,680 18,603 4,355 14,248 31,922 22,069 9,853
1986-87 63,963 -2.1 9,137 54,826 18,442 3,818 14,624 29,500 19,686 9,814
1987-88 61,614 -3.7 8,955 52,659 18,774 4,004 14,770 30,060 19,853 10,207
1988-89 59,850 -2.9 8,878 50,972 19,493 4,197 15,296 30,546 19,893 10,653
1989-90 58,983 -1.4 9,075 49,908 20,406 4,486 15,920 30,101 19,118 10,983
                     
1990-91 59,875 1.5 9,619 50,256 21,354 4,423 16,931 29,842 18,492 11,350
1991-92 62,779 4.9 10,330 52,449 23,671 4,794 18,877 31,479 19,362 12,117
1992-93 68,434 9.0 11,605 56,829 26,190 5,249 20,941 31,089 18,446 12,643
1993-94 75,890 10.9 13,377 62,513 28,442 5,813 22,629 30,959 17,988 12,971
1994-95 81,596 7.5 14,812 66,784 31,770 6,718 25,052 32,124 18,463 13,661
                     
1995-96 86,087 5.5 15,942 70,145 33,920 7,017 26,903 32,678 18,495 14,183
1996-97 87,997 2.2 16,440 71,557 36,162 7,536 28,626 34,971 19,619 15,352
1997-98 86,843 -1.3 15,700 71,143 39,567 8,644 30,923 35,369 19,370 15,999
1998-99 84,989 -2.1 15,191 69,798 40,628 9,152 31,476 35,939 19,673 16,266
1999-2000 80,863 -4.9 13,342 67,521 42,593 9,500 33,093 37,829 19,984 17,845
                     
2000-01 75,933 -6.1 12,514 63,419 43,623 9,711 33,912 39,019 20,260 18,759
2001-02 72,887 -4.0 10,869 62,018 43,560 9,588 33,972 39,435 19,760 19,675
2002-03 71,261 -2.2 10,096 61,165 42,748 9,280 33,468 39,799 19,493 20,306
2003-04 73,934 3.8 10,017 63,917 44,939 9,670 35,269 41,861 19,587 22,274
2004-05 80,685 9.1 10,858 69,827 46,703 9,816 36,887 44,201 19,697 24,504
                     
2005-06 91,973 14.0 12,914 79,059 51,380 10,630 40,750 45,677 19,640 26,037
2006-07 101,810 10.7 14,325 87,485 54,531 10,636 43,895 48,943 20,522 28,421
2007-08 111,478 9.5 16,286 95,192 58,120 11,010 47,110 51,675 21,616 30,059
2008-09 120,488 8.1 17,792 102,696 62,620 11,869 50,751 54,709 22,645 32,064
2009-10 129,634 7.6 19,306 110,328 69,084 12,871 56,213 57,746 23,946 33,800
                     
Percent change                    
1999-2000 to
     2004-05
-0.2 -18.6 3.4 9.6 3.3 11.5 16.8 -1.4 37.3
2004-05 to
     2009-10
60.7 77.8 58.0 47.9 31.1 52.4 30.6 21.6 37.9
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
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.) Doctor's degrees include medicine (M.D.), dentistry (D.D.S. and D.M.D), and other medical specialty degrees that were formerly classified as first-professional. 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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