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Table 355. Degrees in French, German, Italian, and Spanish language and literature conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree: Selected years, 1949-50 through 2010-11
Year French German Italian Spanish
Bachelor's Master's Doctor's Bachelor's Master's Doctor's Bachelor's Master's Doctor's Bachelor's Master's Doctor's
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1949-50 1,471 299 53 540 121 40 2,122 373 34
1959-60 1,927 316 58 659 126 21 1,610 261 31
1967-68 7,068 1,301 152 2,368 771 117 6,381 1,188 123
1969-70 7,624 1,409 181 2,652 669 118 242 71 14 7,226 1,372 139
                         
1970-71 7,306 1,437 192 2,601 690 144 201 87 10 7,068 1,456 168
1971-72 6,822 1,421 193 2,477 608 167 287 104 19 6,847 1,421 152
1972-73 6,705 1,277 203 2,520 598 176 313 78 27 7,209 1,298 206
1973-74 6,263 1,195 213 2,425 550 149 292 81 19 7,250 1,217 203
1974-75 5,745 1,077 200 2,289 480 147 329 100 13 6,719 1,228 202
                         
1975-76 4,783 914 190 1,983 471 164 342 85 19 5,984 1,080 176
1976-77 4,228 875 177 1,820 394 126 325 89 16 5,359 930 153
1977-78 3,708 692 155 1,647 357 101 301 58 19 4,832 822 113
1978-79 3,558 576 143 1,524 344 106 236 60 14 4,563 720 118
1979-80 3,285 513 128 1,466 309 94 272 49 9 4,331 685 103
                         
1980-81 3,178 460 115 1,286 294 79 205 65 13 3,870 592 131
1981-82 3,054 485 92 1,327 324 76 208 55 14 3,633 568 140
1982-83 2,871 360 106 1,367 281 68 224 45 18 3,349 506 129
1983-84 2,876 418 86 1,292 241 63 206 41 13 3,254 537 102
1984-85 2,991 385 74 1,411 240 58 190 44 9 3,415 505 115
                         
1985-86 3,015 409 86 1,396 249 73 240 42 10 3,385 521 95
1986-87 3,062 421 85 1,366 234 70 219 53 17 3,450 504 104
1987-88 3,082 437 89 1,350 244 71 224 45 7 3,416 553 93
1988-89 3,297 444 83 1,428 263 59 239 45 17 3,748 552 101
1989-90 3,259 478 115 1,437 253 67 247 38 19 4,176 573 108
                         
1990-91 3,355 480 98 1,543 242 58 253 36 21 4,480 609 125
1991-92 3,371 465 112 1,616 273 85 238 55 18 4,768 647 143
1992-93 3,280 513 98 1,572 317 86 274 50 13 5,233 667 145
1993-94 3,094 479 104 1,580 298 61 264 47 24 5,505 691 160
1994-95 2,764 470 118 1,352 278 83 271 69 31 5,602 709 161
                         
1995-96 2,655 446 113 1,290 305 75 232 44 22 5,995 769 151
1996-97 2,468 414 119 1,214 281 80 234 49 18 6,161 677 175
1997-98 2,530 389 104 1,181 209 94 252 60 25 6,595 781 160
1998-99 2,565 365 115 1,237 242 78 257 41 12 6,992 697 153
1999-2000 2,514 343 129 1,125 184 76 237 48 13 7,031 718 175
                         
2000-01 2,371 376 115 1,143 242 73 286 42 11 7,164 716 185
2001-02 2,396 356 89 1,092 208 64 263 46 15 7,243 792 193
2002-03 2,294 348 75 1,097 188 77 307 54 20 7,619 791 190
2003-04 2,362 361 85 1,031 153 30 279 49 31 7,991 833 199
2004-05 2,394 356 80 1,103 180 56 277 70 12 8,304 919 190
                         
2005-06 2,410 395 84 1,106 172 48 321 94 17 8,690 981 192
2006-07 2,462 364 95 1,055 158 56 280 97 20 9,013 982 195
2007-08 2,432 359 102 1,085 173 51 359 88 25 9,278 990 193
2008-09 2,450 386 86 1,058 163 47 341 76 34 9,331 878 218
2009-10 2,488 391 87 1,028 143 46 336 73 23 9,138 961 199
2010-11 2,492 366 81 1,019 156 43 313 83 28 8,918 955 179
                         
Percent change                        
2000-01 to 2005-06 1.6 5.1 -27.0 -3.2 -28.9 -34.2 12.2 123.8 54.5 21.3 37.0 3.8
2005-06 to 2010-11 3.4 -7.3 -3.6 -7.9 -9.3 -10.4 -2.5 -11.7 64.7 2.6 -2.7 -6.8
—Not available.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs.
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, 1967-68 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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