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Youth Indicators, 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth

Indicator 25: Degrees Conferred

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Table 25. Number of degrees conferred and percentage of degrees awarded to fermales by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree: Various years, 195960 to 200102
 Associate degreesBachelor's degreesMaster's degreesFirst-professional degrees1Doctoral degrees2
YearTotalPercent to femalesTotalPercent to femalesTotalPercent to femalesTotalPercent to femalesTotalPercent to females
1959-60 392,440335.3374,43531.6(3)(3)9,82910.5
1964-65 493,75742.9121,16732.928,2903.616,46710.8
1969-70 206,02343.0792,31643.1208,29139.734,9185.329,86613.3
1974-75 360,17147.0922,93345.3292,45044.855,91612.434,08321.3
1979-80 400,91054.2929,41749.0298,08149.470,13124.832,61529.7
1980-81 416,37754.7935,14049.8295,73950.371,95626.632,95831.1
1981-82 434,52654.7952,99850.3295,54650.872,03227.532,70732.1
1982-83 449,62054.6969,51050.6289,92150.173,05429.832,77533.2
1983-84 452,24055.2974,30950.5284,26349.574,46831.033,20933.6
1984-85 454,71255.4979,47750.7286,25149.975,06332.832,94334.1
1985-86 446,04756.0987,82350.8288,56750.373,91033.433,65335.2
1986-87436,30456.3991,26451.5289,34951.271,61735.034,04135.2
1987-88 435,08556.3994,82952.0299,31751.570,73535.734,87035.1
1988-89 436,76457.31,018,75552.6310,62151.970,85636.435,72036.6
1989-90 455,10258.01,051,34453.2324,30152.670,98838.138,37136.4
1990-91 481,72058.81,094,53853.9337,16853.671,94839.139,29437.0
1991-92 504,23158.91,136,55354.2352,83854.174,14639.240,65937.1
1992-93 514,75658.81,165,17854.3369,58554.275,38740.142,13238.1
1993-94 530,63259.41,169,27554.5387,07054.575,41840.743,18538.5
1994-95 539,69159.51,160,13454.6397,62955.175,80040.844,44639.4
1995-96 555,21660.51,164,79255.1406,30155.976,73441.744,65239.9
1996-97 571,22660.81,172,87955.6419,40156.978,73042.145,87640.8
1997-98 558,55561.01,184,40656.1430,16457.178,59842.946,01042.0
1998-99 559,95461.01,200,30356.8439,98657.778,43943.544,07742.9
1999-2000564,93360.21,237,87557.2457,05658.080,05744.744,80844.1
2000-01 578,86560.01,244,17157.3468,47658.579,70746.244,90444.9
2001-02 595,13360.01,291,90057.4482,11858.780,69847.344,16046.3
Not available.
1First-professional degrees are degrees which require at least 6 years of college work for completion (including at least 2 years of preprofessional training), such as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees.
2Includes Ph.D., Ed.D., and comparable degrees at the doctoral level. Excludes first-professional, such as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees.
3First-professional degrees are included with bachelor's degrees.
NOTE: Data for 195960 to 199495 are for institutions of higher education. Data from 199596 to 19992000 are for degree-granting institutions. The new degree-granting classification is very similar to the earlier higher education classification, except that it includes some additional institutions, primarily 2-year colleges, and excludes a few higher education institutions that did not award associate or higher degrees.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, 2003, based on Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), 'Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred' surveys, 195960 through 198586; and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), 'Completions' surveys, 198687 through 199899, and Fall 2000 through Fall 2002 surveys.

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