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Number and percentage distribution of degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity, sex, and type of degree: 2002-03 -- Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
 
Indicator 7.5: Degrees Conferred by Degree-Granting Institutions

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Table 7.5. Number and percentage distribution of degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity, sex, and type of degree: 2002-03
Race/ethnicity and sex Total Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral First–
professional1
Number of degrees
   Total degrees conferred2 2,620,665 632,873 1,348,322 512,676 45,994 80,800
White, non-Hispanic
   Male 787,237 178,965 429,958 133,248 13,459 31,607
   Female 1,073,063 258,807 564,360 208,554 14,258 27,084
Black, non-Hispanic
   Male 82,858 25,523 41,455 12,794 914 2,172
   Female 169,261 49,911 82,733 31,477 1,599 3,541
Hispanic
   Male 73,377 26,290 35,065 9,247 747 2,028
   Female 112,420 39,866 53,976 15,724 819 2,035
Asian/Pacific Islander
   Male 72,545 14,042 40,151 12,480 1,247 4,625
   Female 87,312 18,561 47,660 14,755 1,169 5,167
American Indian/Alaska Native
   Male 7,870 2,624 3,858 1,022 73 293
   Female 13,022 4,846 5,945 1,819 119 293
Percentage distribution
   Total degrees conferred2 100.0 24.1 51.4 19.6 1.8 3.1
White, non-Hispanic
   Male 100.0 22.7 54.6 16.9 1.7 4.0
   Female 100.0 24.1 52.6 19.4 1.3 2.5
Black, non-Hispanic
   Male 100.0 30.8 50.0 15.4 1.1 2.6
   Female 100.0 29.5 48.9 18.6 0.9 2.1
Hispanic
   Male 100.0 35.8 47.8 12.6 1.0 2.8
   Female 100.0 35.5 48.0 14.0 0.7 1.8
Asian/Pacific Islander
   Male 100.0 19.4 55.3 17.2 1.7 6.4
   Female 100.0 21.3 54.6 16.9 1.3 5.9
American Indian/Alaska Native
   Male 100.0 33.3 49.0 13.0 0.9 3.7
   Female 100.0 37.2 45.7 14.0 0.9 2.3
1 A degree that signifies both completion of the academic requirements for beginning practice in a given profession and a level of professional skill beyond that normally required for a bachelor's degree. This degree usually is based on a program requiring at least 2 academic years of work prior to entrance and a total of at least 6 academic years of work to complete the degree program, including both prior required college work and the professional program itself. First professional degrees are awarded in the fields of dentistry, medicine, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, veterinary medicine, chiropractic, law, and theological professions.
2 Includes degrees conferred to nonresident aliens.
NOTE: Numbers within each degree do not sum to totals because degrees conferred to nonresident aliens are not shown separately on table. 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 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2003.

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