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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 6.4.  Number and percentage distribution of degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree, race/ethnicity, and sex: 2005–06

Race/ethnicity and sex Total Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral First-
professional1
   
  Number of degrees
Total degrees conferred2 2,936,095 713,066 1,485,242 594,065 56,067 87,655
White 2,049,406 485,297 1,075,561 393,357 31,601 63,590
Male 856,763 190,139 467,467 150,954 14,659 33,544
Female 1,192,643 295,158 608,094 242,403 16,942 30,046
Black 300,525 89,784 142,420 58,976 3,122 6,223
Male 96,028 27,619 48,079 16,959 1,081 2,290
Female 204,497 62,165 94,341 42,017 2,041 3,933
Hispanic 227,208 80,854 107,588 32,438 1,882 4,446
Male 86,440 30,040 41,814 11,637 826 2,123
Female 140,768 50,814 65,774 20,801 1,056 2,323
Asian/Pacific Islander 185,508 35,201 102,376 34,029 3,257 10,645
Male 82,032 14,224 45,809 15,803 1,555 4,641
Female 103,476 20,977 56,567 18,226 1,702 6,004
American Indian/Alaska Native 23,936 8,552 10,940 3,504 230 710
Male 8,658 2,774 4,203 1,244 105 332
Female 15,278 5,778 6,737 2,260 125 378
   
  Percentage distribution
Total degrees conferred2 100.0 24.3 50.6 20.2 1.9 3.0
White 100.0 23.7 52.5 19.2 1.5 3.1
Male 100.0 22.2 54.6 17.6 1.7 3.9
Female 100.0 24.7 51.0 20.3 1.4 2.5
Black 100.0 29.9 47.4 19.6 1.0 2.1
Male 100.0 28.8 50.1 17.7 1.1 2.4
Female 100.0 30.4 46.1 20.5 1.0 1.9
Hispanic 100.0 35.6 47.4 14.3 0.8 2.0
Male 100.0 34.8 48.4 13.5 1.0 2.5
Female 100.0 36.1 46.7 14.8 0.8 1.7
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0 19.0 55.2 18.3 1.8 5.7
Male 100.0 17.3 55.8 19.3 1.9 5.7
Female 100.0 20.3 54.7 17.6 1.6 5.8
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 35.7 45.7 14.6 1.0 3.0
Male 100.0 32.0 48.5 14.4 1.2 3.8
Female 100.0 37.8 44.1 14.8 0.8 2.5
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 Totals include degrees conferred to nonresident aliens who are not shown in the table.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, 2007, based on 2005–06 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2006.

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