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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table A-6.1b.  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 through 2006

  Total White Black 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
2003 42.9 43.7 35.3 41.3 46.3 38.9
2004 42.8 43.7 35.0 41.2 46.1 38.9
2005 42.6 43.6 35.0 41.2 46.0 38.8
2006 42.7 43.6 34.9 41.2 46.0 39.3
  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
2003 57.1 56.3 64.7 58.7 53.7 61.1
2004 57.2 56.3 65.0 58.8 53.9 61.1
2005 57.4 56.4 65.0 58.8 54.0 61.2
2006 57.3 56.4 65.1 58.8 54.0 60.7
  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
2003 -14.1 -12.6 -29.3 -17.3 -7.4 -22.3
2004 -14.5 -12.7 -29.9 -17.6 -7.7 -22.1
2005 -14.7 -12.9 -30.1 -17.7 -8.0 -22.4
2006 -14.7 -12.8 -30.2 -17.5 -8.0 -21.4
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. 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's 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, 2007, based on Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Colleges and Universities," 1976 and 1980; and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment Survey," 1990, and Spring 2001 through Spring 2007.

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