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Table 343. Degrees in agriculture and natural resources conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: 1970-71 through 2010-11
Year Bachelor's degrees Master's degrees Doctor's degrees
Total Males Females Females as a percent of total Total Males Females Total Males Females
Number Annual percent change
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1970-71 12,672 12,136 536 4.2 2,457 2,313 144 1,086 1,055 31
1971-72 13,516 6.7 12,779 737 5.5 2,680 2,490 190 971 945 26
1972-73 14,756 9.2 13,661 1,095 7.4 2,807 2,588 219 1,059 1,031 28
1973-74 16,253 10.1 14,684 1,569 9.7 2,928 2,640 288 930 897 33
1974-75 17,528 7.8 15,061 2,467 14.1 3,067 2,703 364 991 958 33
                       
1975-76 19,402 10.7 15,845 3,557 18.3 3,340 2,862 478 928 867 61
1976-77 21,467 10.6 16,690 4,777 22.3 3,724 3,177 547 893 831 62
1977-78 22,650 5.5 17,069 5,581 24.6 4,023 3,268 755 971 909 62
1978-79 23,134 2.1 16,854 6,280 27.1 3,994 3,187 807 950 877 73
1979-80 22,802 -1.4 16,045 6,757 29.6 3,976 3,082 894 991 879 112
                       
1980-81 21,886 -4.0 15,154 6,732 30.8 4,003 3,061 942 1,067 940 127
1981-82 21,029 -3.9 14,443 6,586 31.3 4,163 3,114 1,049 1,079 925 154
1982-83 20,909 -0.6 14,085 6,824 32.6 4,254 3,129 1,125 1,149 1,004 145
1983-84 19,317 -7.6 13,206 6,111 31.6 4,178 2,989 1,189 1,172 1,001 171
1984-85 18,107 -6.3 12,477 5,630 31.1 3,928 2,846 1,082 1,213 1,036 177
                       
1985-86 16,823 -7.1 11,544 5,279 31.4 3,801 2,701 1,100 1,158 966 192
1986-87 14,991 -10.9 10,314 4,677 31.2 3,522 2,460 1,062 1,049 871 178
1987-88 14,222 -5.1 9,744 4,478 31.5 3,479 2,427 1,052 1,142 926 216
1988-89 13,492 -5.1 9,298 4,194 31.1 3,245 2,231 1,014 1,183 950 233
1989-90 12,900 -4.4 8,822 4,078 31.6 3,382 2,239 1,143 1,295 1,038 257
                       
1990-91 13,124 1.7 8,832 4,292 32.7 3,295 2,160 1,135 1,185 953 232
1991-92 15,113 15.2 9,867 5,246 34.7 3,730 2,409 1,321 1,205 955 250
1992-93 16,769 11.0 11,079 5,690 33.9 3,959 2,474 1,485 1,159 869 290
1993-94 18,056 7.7 11,746 6,310 34.9 4,110 2,512 1,598 1,262 969 293
1994-95 19,832 9.8 12,686 7,146 36.0 4,234 2,541 1,693 1,256 955 301
                       
1995-96 21,425 8.0 13,531 7,894 36.8 4,551 2,642 1,909 1,259 926 333
1996-97 22,597 5.5 13,791 8,806 39.0 4,505 2,601 1,904 1,202 875 327
1997-98 23,276 3.0 13,806 9,470 40.7 4,464 2,545 1,919 1,290 924 366
1998-99 24,179 3.9 14,045 10,134 41.9 4,376 2,360 2,016 1,249 869 380
1999-2000 24,238 0.2 13,843 10,395 42.9 4,360 2,356 2,004 1,168 803 365
                       
2000-01 23,370 -3.6 12,840 10,530 45.1 4,272 2,251 2,021 1,127 741 386
2001-02 23,331 -0.2 12,630 10,701 45.9 4,503 2,340 2,163 1,148 760 388
2002-03 23,348 0.1 12,343 11,005 47.1 4,492 2,232 2,260 1,229 790 439
2003-04 22,835 -2.2 11,889 10,946 47.9 4,783 2,306 2,477 1,185 758 427
2004-05 23,002 0.7 11,987 11,015 47.9 4,746 2,288 2,458 1,173 763 410
                       
2005-06 23,053 0.2 12,063 10,990 47.7 4,640 2,280 2,360 1,194 710 484
2006-07 23,133 0.3 12,309 10,824 46.8 4,623 2,174 2,449 1,272 768 504
2007-08 24,113 4.2 12,634 11,479 47.6 4,684 2,180 2,504 1,257 742 515
2008-09 24,988 3.6 13,101 11,887 47.6 4,877 2,328 2,549 1,328 741 587
2009-10 26,336 5.4 13,519 12,817 48.7 5,211 2,509 2,702 1,147 625 522
2010-11 28,623 8.7 14,675 13,948 48.7 5,773 2,750 3,023 1,246 675 571
                       
Percent change                      
2000-01 to 2005-06 -1.4 -6.1 4.4 8.6 1.3 16.8 5.9 -4.2 25.4
2005-06 to 2010-11 24.2 21.7 26.9 24.4 20.6 28.1 4.4 -4.9 18.0
†Not applicable.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Includes degrees in agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences and in natural resources and conservation.
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 2011, Completions component. (This table was prepared July 2012.)
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