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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 32


Indicator 32. Degrees Conferred


Degrees conferred by institutions of higher education, by level of degree and sex of student: 1949-50 to 1993-94

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                Associate         Bachelor's          Master's      First-professional Doctor's degrees
                 degrees           degrees             degrees           degrees\1\
   Year     ----------------- ------------------- ----------------- ------------------ ----------------
             Total   Percent    Total    Percent   Total   Percent    Total   Percent   Total  Percent
                     to women            to women          to women           to women         to women
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1949-50 2\.     ---      ---    432,058     23.9   58,183     29.2       ---      ---   6,420      9.6
1959-60\2\.     ---      ---    392,440     35.3   74,435     31.6       ---      ---   9,829     10.5
1969-70 ... 206,023     43.0    792,317     43.1  208,291     39.7    34,578      5.2  29,912     13.4
1979-80 ... 400,910     54.2    929,417     49.0  298,081     49.4    70,131     24.8  32,615     29.7

1980-81 ... 416,377     54.7    935,140     49.8  295,739     50.3    71,956     26.6  32,958     31.1
1981-82 ... 434,515     54.7    952,998     50.3  295,546     50.8    72,032     27.5  32,707     32.1
1982-83 ... 456,441     54.6    969,510     50.6  289,921     50.1    73,136     29.8  32,775     33.2
1983-84 ... 452,416     55.2    974,309     50.5  284,263     49.5    74,407     31.0  33,209     33.6
1984-85 ... 454,712     55.4    979,477     50.7  286,251     49.9    75,063     32.8  32,943     34.1
1985-86 ... 446,047     56.0    987,823     50.8  288,567     50.3    73,910     33.4  33,653     35.2
1986-87 ... 437,137     56.2    991,339     51.5  289,557     51.2    72,750     34.8  34,120     35.2
1987-88 ... 435,085     56.3    994,829     52.0  299,317     51.5    70,735     35.7  34,870     35.1
1988-89 ... 436,764     57.3  1,018,755     52.6  310,621     51.9    70,856     36.4  35,720     36.6
1989-90 ... 455,102     58.0  1,051,344     53.2  324,301     52.6    70,988     38.1  38,371     36.4
1990-91 ... 481,720     58.8  1,094,538     53.9  337,168     53.6    71,948     39.1  39,294     37.0
1991-92 ... 504,231     58.9  1,136,553     54.2  352,838     54.1    74,146     39.2  40,659     37.1
1992-93 ... 514,756     58.8  1,165,178     54.3  369,585     54.2    75,387     40.1  42,132     38.1
1993-94 ....542,739     59.3  1,169,275     54.5  387,070     54.5    75,418     40.7  43,185     38.5
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-Data not available.

/1/ Includes degrees in medicine, dentistry, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, podiatry, veterinary medicine, chiropractic, law, and theological professions.

/2/ Data for first-professional degrees are included with the bachelor's degrees.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Earned Degrees Conferred; and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions" survey..

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