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Percentage of total public and private degree-granting institution enrollment that  is male,  percentage that is female, and difference between male and female percentages, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1976 to 2002 -- Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
 
Indicator 7.1: Enrollment in Colleges and Universities

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Table A-7.1b. Percentage of total public and private degree-granting institution enrollment that is male, percentage that is female, and difference between male and female percentages, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1976 to 2002
Year Total White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/
Alaska Native
Percent male
1976 52.7 53.0 45.5 54.6 54.8 50.6
1980 48.5 48.5 41.9 49.1 52.8 45.0
1990 45.5 45.3 38.9 45.2 51.5 42.0
2000 43.9 44.3 36.7 42.9 47.6 40.7
2001 43.7 44.2 36.3 42.6 47.2 40.2
2002 43.4 44.0 35.8 42.1 46.9 39.6
Percent female
1976 47.3 47.0 54.5 45.4 45.2 49.4
1980 51.5 51.5 58.1 50.9 47.2 55.0
1990 54.5 54.7 61.1 54.8 48.5 58.0
2000 56.1 55.7 63.3 57.1 52.4 59.3
2001 56.3 55.8 63.7 57.4 52.8 59.8
2002 56.6 56.0 64.2 57.9 53.1 60.4
Difference
1976 5.5 6.1 -9.0 9.3 9.6 1.3
1980 -2.9 -2.9 -16.2 -1.8 5.6 -10.0
1990 -9.1 -9.3 -22.3 -9.5 3.0 -16.1
2000 -12.2 -11.4 -26.6 -14.2 -4.7 -18.7
2001 -12.6 -11.6 -27.3 -14.9 -5.6 -19.5
2002 -13.3 -12.1 -28.4 -15.9 -6.2 -20.8
NOTE: Data from 1976 to 1990 are for institutions of higher education that were accredited by an agency or association that was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or recognized directly by the Secretary of Education. Data after 1996 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. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, 2004 (forthcoming), based on Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Colleges and Universities" surveys, 1976 and 1980; and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment" survey, 1990, and Spring 2001 through Spring 2003 surveys.

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