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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2007-039
September 2007


Table A23.2.

Graduate fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity and sex: Selected years, 19762004


Year White Total minority Black Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native
Total
1976 1,115,643 134,479 78,489 26,350 24,512 5,128
1980 1,104,696 144,003 75,086 32,108 31,611 5,198
1990 1,228,370 190,459 83,887 47,153 53,233 6,186
2000 1,258,540 359,436 157,906 95,366 95,830 10,334
2001 1,275,079 378,517 169,355 100,532 97,397 11,233
2002 1,348,038 421,011 189,642 112,317 107,110 11,942
2003 1,378,586 448,520 204,851 119,477 111,675 12,517
2004 1,413,313 475,438 220,353 125,773 115,883 13,429
 
Male
1976 589,133 63,654 31,978 14,563 14,423 2,690
1980 538,522 65,009 28,159 15,738 18,637 2,475
1990 538,830 82,124 29,310 20,587 29,653 2,574
2000 502,552 135,064 48,878 36,532 45,825 3,829
2001 503,397 138,876 51,456 37,759 45,566 4,095
2002 531,593 152,749 56,709 41,739 50,010 4,291
2003 542,361 160,527 60,416 44,237 51,418 4,456
2004 552,920 167,959 63,907 46,246 53,082 4,724
 
Female
1976 526,510 70,825 46,511 11,787 10,089 2,438
1980 566,174 78,994 46,927 16,370 12,974 2,723
1990 689,540 108,335 54,577 26,566 23,580 3,612
2000 755,988 224,372 109,028 58,834 50,005 6,505
2001 771,682 239,641 117,899 62,773 51,831 7,138
2002 816,445 268,262 132,933 70,578 57,100 7,651
2003 836,225 287,993 144,435 75,240 60,257 8,061
2004 860,393 307,479 156,446 79,527 62,801 8,705
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. Later data 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. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, 2005 (NCES 2006-030), table 205, data from the Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Colleges and Universities" surveys, 1976 and 1980, and 1990 through 2004 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment" survey, 1990, and Spring 2001 through Spring 2005.
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