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Table 357. Degrees in the health professions and related programs 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 25,223 5,785 19,438 77.1 5,330 2,165 3,165 15,988 14,863 1,125
1971-72 28,611 13.4 7,005 21,606 75.5 6,811 2,749 4,062 16,538 15,373 1,165
1972-73 33,562 17.3 7,752 25,810 76.9 7,978 3,189 4,789 18,215 16,870 1,345
1973-74 41,421 23.4 9,347 32,074 77.4 9,232 3,444 5,788 20,094 18,287 1,807
1974-75 49,002 18.3 10,844 38,158 77.9 10,277 3,686 6,591 22,191 19,808 2,383
                       
1975-76 53,885 10.0 11,386 42,499 78.9 12,164 3,837 8,327 25,267 21,980 3,287
1976-77 57,222 6.2 11,896 45,326 79.2 12,627 3,865 8,762 24,972 21,022 3,950
1977-78 59,445 3.9 11,600 47,845 80.5 14,027 3,972 10,055 26,516 21,622 4,894
1978-79 62,095 4.5 11,214 50,881 81.9 15,110 4,155 10,955 27,766 22,194 5,572
1979-80 63,848 2.8 11,330 52,518 82.3 15,374 4,060 11,314 28,190 22,157 6,033
                       
1980-81 63,665 -0.3 10,531 53,134 83.5 16,176 4,024 12,152 29,595 22,792 6,803
1981-82 63,660 # 10,110 53,550 84.1 16,212 3,743 12,469 30,096 22,968 7,128
1982-83 65,642 3.1 10,247 55,395 84.4 16,941 4,138 12,803 30,800 22,920 7,880
1983-84 65,305 -0.5 10,068 55,237 84.6 17,351 4,124 13,227 31,655 22,851 8,804
1984-85 65,331 # 9,741 55,590 85.1 17,442 4,046 13,396 31,493 22,045 9,448
                       
1985-86 65,309 # 9,629 55,680 85.3 18,603 4,355 14,248 31,922 22,069 9,853
1986-87 63,963 -2.1 9,137 54,826 85.7 18,442 3,818 14,624 29,500 19,686 9,814
1987-88 61,614 -3.7 8,955 52,659 85.5 18,774 4,004 14,770 30,060 19,853 10,207
1988-89 59,850 -2.9 8,878 50,972 85.2 19,493 4,197 15,296 30,546 19,893 10,653
1989-90 58,983 -1.4 9,075 49,908 84.6 20,406 4,486 15,920 30,101 19,118 10,983
                       
1990-91 59,875 1.5 9,619 50,256 83.9 21,354 4,423 16,931 29,842 18,492 11,350
1991-92 62,779 4.9 10,330 52,449 83.5 23,671 4,794 18,877 31,479 19,362 12,117
1992-93 68,434 9.0 11,605 56,829 83.0 26,190 5,249 20,941 31,089 18,446 12,643
1993-94 75,890 10.9 13,377 62,513 82.4 28,442 5,813 22,629 30,959 17,988 12,971
1994-95 81,596 7.5 14,812 66,784 81.8 31,770 6,718 25,052 32,124 18,463 13,661
                       
1995-96 86,087 5.5 15,942 70,145 81.5 33,920 7,017 26,903 32,678 18,495 14,183
1996-97 87,997 2.2 16,440 71,557 81.3 36,162 7,536 28,626 34,971 19,619 15,352
1997-98 86,843 -1.3 15,700 71,143 81.9 39,567 8,644 30,923 35,369 19,370 15,999
1998-99 84,989 -2.1 15,191 69,798 82.1 40,628 9,152 31,476 35,939 19,673 16,266
1999-2000 80,863 -4.9 13,342 67,521 83.5 42,593 9,500 33,093 37,829 19,984 17,845
                       
2000-01 75,933 -6.1 12,514 63,419 83.5 43,623 9,711 33,912 39,019 20,260 18,759
2001-02 72,887 -4.0 10,869 62,018 85.1 43,560 9,588 33,972 39,435 19,760 19,675
2002-03 71,261 -2.2 10,096 61,165 85.8 42,748 9,280 33,468 39,799 19,493 20,306
2003-04 73,934 3.8 10,017 63,917 86.5 44,939 9,670 35,269 41,861 19,587 22,274
2004-05 80,685 9.1 10,858 69,827 86.5 46,703 9,816 36,887 44,201 19,697 24,504
                       
2005-06 91,973 14.0 12,914 79,059 86.0 51,380 10,630 40,750 45,677 19,640 26,037
2006-07 101,810 10.7 14,325 87,485 85.9 54,531 10,636 43,895 48,943 20,522 28,421
2007-08 111,478 9.5 16,286 95,192 85.4 58,120 11,010 47,110 51,675 21,616 30,059
2008-09 120,488 8.1 17,792 102,696 85.2 62,620 11,869 50,751 54,709 22,645 32,064
2009-10 129,634 7.6 19,306 110,328 85.1 69,084 12,871 56,213 57,746 23,946 33,800
2010-11 143,430 10.6 21,536 121,894 85.0 75,579 14,041 61,538 60,153 25,361 34,792
                       
Percent change                      
2000-01 to 2005-06 21.1 3.2 24.7 17.8 9.5 20.2 17.1 -3.1 38.8
2005-06 to 2010-11 55.9 66.8 54.2 47.1 32.1 51.0 31.7 29.1 33.6
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. 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.
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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