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Table 332. Degrees in the social sciences and history 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
1970-71 155,324 98,173 57,151 16,539 11,833 4,706 3,660 3,153 507
1971-72 158,060 1.8 100,895 57,165 17,445 12,540 4,905 4,081 3,483 598
1972-73 155,970 -1.3 99,735 56,235 17,477 12,605 4,872 4,234 3,573 661
1973-74 150,320 -3.6 95,650 54,670 17,293 12,321 4,972 4,124 3,383 741
1974-75 135,190 -10.1 84,826 50,364 16,977 11,875 5,102 4,212 3,334 878
                     
1975-76 126,396 -6.5 78,691 47,705 15,953 10,918 5,035 4,157 3,262 895
1976-77 117,040 -7.4 71,128 45,912 15,533 10,413 5,120 3,802 2,957 845
1977-78 112,952 -3.5 67,217 45,735 14,718 9,845 4,873 3,594 2,722 872
1978-79 108,059 -4.3 62,852 45,207 12,963 8,395 4,568 3,371 2,501 870
1979-80 103,662 -4.1 58,511 45,151 12,176 7,794 4,382 3,230 2,357 873
                     
1980-81 100,513 -3.0 56,131 44,382 11,945 7,457 4,488 3,122 2,274 848
1981-82 99,705 -0.8 55,196 44,509 12,002 7,468 4,534 3,061 2,237 824
1982-83 95,228 -4.5 52,771 42,457 11,205 6,974 4,231 2,931 2,042 889
1983-84 93,323 -2.0 52,154 41,169 10,577 6,551 4,026 2,911 2,030 881
1984-85 91,570 -1.9 51,226 40,344 10,503 6,475 4,028 2,851 1,933 918
                     
1985-86 93,840 2.5 52,724 41,116 10,564 6,419 4,145 2,955 1,970 985
1986-87 96,342 2.7 53,949 42,393 10,506 6,373 4,133 2,916 2,026 890
1987-88 100,460 4.3 56,377 44,083 10,412 6,310 4,102 2,781 1,849 932
1988-89 108,151 7.7 60,121 48,030 11,023 6,599 4,424 2,885 1,949 936
1989-90 118,083 9.2 65,887 52,196 11,634 6,898 4,736 3,010 2,019 991
                     
1990-91 125,107 5.9 68,701 56,406 12,233 7,016 5,217 3,012 1,956 1,056
1991-92 133,974 7.1 73,001 60,973 12,702 7,237 5,465 3,218 2,126 1,092
1992-93 135,703 1.3 73,589 62,114 13,471 7,671 5,800 3,460 2,203 1,257
1993-94 133,680 -1.5 72,006 61,674 14,561 8,152 6,409 3,627 2,317 1,310
1994-95 128,154 -4.1 68,139 60,015 14,845 8,207 6,638 3,725 2,319 1,406
                     
1995-96 126,479 -1.3 65,872 60,607 15,012 8,093 6,919 3,760 2,339 1,421
1996-97 124,891 -1.3 64,115 60,776 14,787 7,830 6,957 3,989 2,479 1,510
1997-98 125,040 0.1 63,537 61,503 14,938 7,960 6,978 4,127 2,445 1,682
1998-99 124,815 -0.2 61,843 62,972 14,396 7,440 6,956 3,873 2,290 1,583
1999-2000 127,101 1.8 62,062 65,039 14,066 7,024 7,042 4,095 2,407 1,688
                     
2000-01 128,036 0.7 61,749 66,287 13,791 6,816 6,975 3,930 2,302 1,628
2001-02 132,874 3.8 64,170 68,704 14,112 6,941 7,171 3,902 2,219 1,683
2002-03 143,256 7.8 69,517 73,739 14,630 7,202 7,428 3,850 2,196 1,654
2003-04 150,357 5.0 73,834 76,523 16,110 7,810 8,300 3,811 2,188 1,623
2004-05 156,892 4.3 77,702 79,190 16,952 8,256 8,696 3,819 2,184 1,635
                     
2005-06 161,485 2.9 80,799 80,686 17,369 8,415 8,954 3,914 2,218 1,696
2006-07 164,183 1.7 82,417 81,766 17,665 8,577 9,088 3,844 2,110 1,734
2007-08 167,363 1.9 84,868 82,495 18,495 9,349 9,146 4,059 2,194 1,865
2008-09 168,500 0.7 85,197 83,303 19,240 9,605 9,635 4,234 2,353 1,881
2009-10 172,780 2.5 87,406 85,374 20,222 9,963 10,259 4,238 2,292 1,946
                     
Percent change                    
1999-2000 to
     2004-05
23.4 25.2 21.8 20.5 17.5 23.5 -6.7 -9.3 -3.1
2004-05 to
     2009-10
10.1 12.5 7.8 19.3 20.7 18.0 11.0 4.9 19.0
†Not applicable.
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.) 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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