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Table 334. Degrees in visual and performing arts 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 30,394 12,256 18,138 6,675 3,510 3,165 621 483 138
1971-72 33,831 11.3 13,580 20,251 7,537 4,049 3,488 572 428 144
1972-73 36,017 6.5 14,267 21,750 7,254 4,005 3,249 616 449 167
1973-74 39,730 10.3 15,821 23,909 8,001 4,325 3,676 585 440 145
1974-75 40,782 2.6 15,532 25,250 8,362 4,448 3,914 649 446 203
                     
1975-76 42,138 3.3 16,491 25,647 8,817 4,507 4,310 620 447 173
1976-77 41,793 -0.8 16,166 25,627 8,636 4,211 4,425 662 447 215
1977-78 40,951 -2.0 15,572 25,379 9,036 4,327 4,709 708 448 260
1978-79 40,969 # 15,380 25,589 8,524 3,933 4,591 700 454 246
1979-80 40,892 -0.2 15,065 25,827 8,708 4,067 4,641 655 413 242
                     
1980-81 40,479 -1.0 14,798 25,681 8,629 4,056 4,573 654 396 258
1981-82 40,422 -0.1 14,819 25,603 8,746 3,866 4,880 670 380 290
1982-83 39,804 -1.5 14,695 25,109 8,763 4,013 4,750 692 404 288
1983-84 40,131 0.8 15,089 25,042 8,526 3,897 4,629 730 406 324
1984-85 38,285 -4.6 14,518 23,767 8,720 3,896 4,824 696 407 289
                     
1985-86 37,241 -2.7 14,236 23,005 8,420 3,775 4,645 722 396 326
1986-87 36,873 -1.0 13,980 22,893 8,508 3,756 4,752 793 447 346
1987-88 37,150 0.8 14,225 22,925 7,939 3,442 4,497 727 424 303
1988-89 38,420 3.4 14,698 23,722 8,267 3,611 4,656 753 446 307
1989-90 39,934 3.9 15,189 24,745 8,481 3,706 4,775 849 472 377
                     
1990-91 42,186 5.6 15,761 26,425 8,657 3,830 4,827 838 466 372
1991-92 46,522 10.3 17,616 28,906 9,353 4,078 5,275 906 504 402
1992-93 47,761 2.7 18,610 29,151 9,440 4,099 5,341 882 478 404
1993-94 49,053 2.7 19,538 29,515 9,925 4,229 5,696 1,054 585 469
1994-95 48,690 -0.7 19,781 28,909 10,277 4,374 5,903 1,080 545 535
                     
1995-96 49,296 1.2 20,126 29,170 10,280 4,361 5,919 1,067 524 543
1996-97 50,083 1.6 20,729 29,354 10,627 4,470 6,157 1,060 525 535
1997-98 52,077 4.0 21,483 30,594 11,145 4,596 6,549 1,163 566 597
1998-99 54,446 4.5 22,270 32,176 10,762 4,544 6,218 1,117 567 550
1999-2000 58,791 8.0 24,003 34,788 10,918 4,672 6,246 1,127 537 590
                     
2000-01 61,148 4.0 24,967 36,181 11,404 4,788 6,616 1,167 568 599
2001-02 66,773 9.2 27,130 39,643 11,595 4,912 6,683 1,114 490 624
2002-03 71,482 7.1 27,922 43,560 11,982 4,975 7,007 1,293 613 680
2003-04 77,181 8.0 30,037 47,144 12,906 5,531 7,375 1,282 572 710
2004-05 80,955 4.9 31,355 49,600 13,183 5,646 7,537 1,278 594 684
                     
2005-06 83,297 2.9 32,117 51,180 13,530 5,801 7,729 1,383 639 744
2006-07 85,186 2.3 32,729 52,457 13,767 5,910 7,857 1,364 625 739
2007-08 87,703 3.0 33,862 53,841 14,164 5,998 8,166 1,453 675 778
2008-09 89,140 1.6 35,051 54,089 14,918 6,325 8,593 1,569 726 843
2009-10 91,802 3.0 35,768 56,034 15,552 6,525 9,027 1,599 700 899
                     
Percent change                    
1999-2000 to
     2004-05
37.7 30.6 42.6 20.7 20.8 20.7 13.4 10.6 15.9
2004-05 to
     2009-10
13.4 14.1 13.0 18.0 15.6 19.8 25.1 17.8 31.4
†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.) 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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