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Table 248. Earned degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: 1869-70 to 2009-10
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              |     Associate degrees       |        Bachelor's degrees             |      Master's degrees       |First-professional degrees|     Doctor's degrees\1\
     Year     |_____________________________|_______________________________________|_____________________________|__________________________|__________________________
              |  Total  |   Men   |  Women  |  Total      |    Men     |   Women    |  Total  |   Men   |  Women  | Total  |  Men   | Women  | Total  |  Men   | Women
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      1       |    2    |   3     |   4     |     5       |      6     |      7     |    8    |    9    |   10    |   11   |   12   |   13   |   14   |   15   |   16
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1869-70 ......|     --- |     --- |     --- |\2\    9,371 |\2\   7,993 |\2\   1,378 |       0 |       0 |       0 |  (\3\) |  (\3\) |  (\3\) |      1 |      1 |      0
1879-80 ......|     --- |     --- |     --- |\2\   12,896 |\2\  10,411 |\2\   2,485 |     879 |     868 |      11 |  (\3\) |  (\3\) |  (\3\) |     54 |     51 |      3
1889-90 ......|     --- |     --- |     --- |\2\   15,539 |\2\  12,857 |\2\   2,682 |   1,015 |     821 |     194 |  (\3\) |  (\3\) |  (\3\) |    149 |    147 |      2
1899-1900 ....|     --- |     --- |     --- |\2\   27,410 |\2\  22,173 |\2\   5,237 |   1,583 |   1,280 |     303 |  (\3\) |  (\3\) |  (\3\) |    382 |    359 |     23
1909-10 ......|     --- |     --- |     --- |\2\   37,199 |\2\  28,762 |\2\   8,437 |   2,113 |   1,555 |     558 |  (\3\) |  (\3\) |  (\3\) |    443 |    399 |     44
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1919-20 ......|     --- |     --- |     --- |\2\   48,622 |\2\  31,980 |\2\  16,642 |   4,279 |   2,985 |   1,294 |  (\3\) |  (\3\) |  (\3\) |    615 |    522 |     93
1929-30 ......|     --- |     --- |     --- |\2\  122,484 |\2\  73,615 |\2\  48,869 |  14,969 |   8,925 |   6,044 |  (\3\) |  (\3\) |  (\3\) |  2,299 |  1,946 |    353
1939-40 ......|     --- |     --- |     --- |\2\  186,500 |\2\ 109,546 |\2\  76,954 |  26,731 |  16,508 |  10,223 |  (\3\) |  (\3\) |  (\3\) |  3,290 |  2,861 |    429
1949-50 ......|     --- |     --- |     --- |\2\  432,058 |\2\ 328,841 |\2\ 103,217 |  58,183 |  41,220 |  16,963 |  (\3\) |  (\3\) |  (\3\) |  6,420 |  5,804 |    616
1959-60 ......|     --- |     --- |     --- |\2\  392,440 |\2\ 254,063 |\2\ 138,377 |  74,435 |  50,898 |  23,537 |  (\3\) |  (\3\) |  (\3\) |  9,829 |  8,801 |  1,028
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1960-61 ......|     --- |     --- |     --- |     365,174 |    224,538 |    140,636 |  84,609 |  57,830 |  26,779 | 25,253 | 24,577 |    676 | 10,575 |  9,463 |  1,112
1961-62 ......|     --- |     --- |     --- |     383,961 |    230,456 |    153,505 |  91,418 |  62,603 |  28,815 | 25,607 | 24,836 |    771 | 11,622 | 10,377 |  1,245
1962-63 ......|     --- |     --- |     --- |     411,420 |    241,309 |    170,111 |  98,684 |  67,302 |  31,382 | 26,590 | 25,753 |    837 | 12,822 | 11,448 |  1,374
1963-64 ......|     --- |     --- |     --- |     461,266 |    265,349 |    195,917 | 109,183 |  73,850 |  35,333 | 27,209 | 26,357 |    852 | 14,490 | 12,955 |  1,535
1964-65 ......|     --- |     --- |     --- |     493,757 |    282,173 |    211,584 | 121,167 |  81,319 |  39,848 | 28,290 | 27,283 |  1,007 | 16,467 | 14,692 |  1,775
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1965-66 ......| 111,607 |  63,779 |  47,828 |     520,115 |    299,287 |    220,828 | 140,602 |  93,081 |  47,521 | 30,124 | 28,982 |  1,142 | 18,237 | 16,121 |  2,116
1966-67 ......| 139,183 |  78,356 |  60,827 |     558,534 |    322,711 |    235,823 | 157,726 | 103,109 |  54,617 | 31,695 | 30,401 |  1,294 | 20,617 | 18,163 |  2,454
1967-68 ......| 159,441 |  90,317 |  69,124 |     632,289 |    357,682 |    274,607 | 176,749 | 113,552 |  63,197 | 33,939 | 32,402 |  1,537 | 23,089 | 20,183 |  2,906
1968-69 ......| 183,279 | 105,661 |  77,618 |     728,845 |    410,595 |    318,250 | 193,756 | 121,531 |  72,225 | 35,114 | 33,595 |  1,519 | 26,158 | 22,722 |  3,436
1969-70 ......| 206,023 | 117,432 |  88,591 |     792,316 |    451,097 |    341,219 | 208,291 | 125,624 |  82,667 | 34,918 | 33,077 |  1,841 | 29,866 | 25,890 |  3,976
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1970-71 ......| 252,311 | 144,144 | 108,167 |     839,730 |    475,594 |    364,136 | 230,509 | 138,146 |  92,363 | 37,946 | 35,544 |  2,402 | 32,107 | 27,530 |  4,577
1971-72 ......| 292,014 | 166,227 | 125,787 |     887,273 |    500,590 |    386,683 | 251,633 | 149,550 | 102,083 | 43,411 | 40,723 |  2,688 | 33,363 | 28,090 |  5,273
1972-73 ......| 316,174 | 175,413 | 140,761 |     922,362 |    518,191 |    404,171 | 263,371 | 154,468 | 108,903 | 50,018 | 46,489 |  3,529 | 34,777 | 28,571 |  6,206
1973-74 ......| 343,924 | 188,591 | 155,333 |     945,776 |    527,313 |    418,463 | 277,033 | 157,842 | 119,191 | 53,816 | 48,530 |  5,286 | 33,816 | 27,365 |  6,451
1974-75 ......| 360,171 | 191,017 | 169,154 |     922,933 |    504,841 |    418,092 | 292,450 | 161,570 | 130,880 | 55,916 | 48,956 |  6,960 | 34,083 | 26,817 |  7,266
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1975-76 ......| 391,454 | 209,996 | 181,458 |     925,746 |    504,925 |    420,821 | 311,771 | 167,248 | 144,523 | 62,649 | 52,892 |  9,757 | 34,064 | 26,267 |  7,797
1976-77 ......| 406,377 | 210,842 | 195,535 |     919,549 |    495,545 |    424,004 | 317,164 | 167,783 | 149,381 | 64,359 | 52,374 | 11,985 | 33,232 | 25,142 |  8,090
1977-78 ......| 412,246 | 204,718 | 207,528 |     921,204 |    487,347 |    433,857 | 311,620 | 161,212 | 150,408 | 66,581 | 52,270 | 14,311 | 32,131 | 23,658 |  8,473
1978-79 ......| 402,702 | 192,091 | 210,611 |     921,390 |    477,344 |    444,046 | 301,079 | 153,370 | 147,709 | 68,848 | 52,652 | 16,196 | 32,730 | 23,541 |  9,189
1979-80 ......| 400,910 | 183,737 | 217,173 |     929,417 |    473,611 |    455,806 | 298,081 | 150,749 | 147,332 | 70,131 | 52,716 | 17,415 | 32,615 | 22,943 |  9,672
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1980-81 ......| 416,377 | 188,638 | 227,739 |     935,140 |    469,883 |    465,257 | 295,739 | 147,043 | 148,696 | 71,956 | 52,792 | 19,164 | 32,958 | 22,711 | 10,247
1981-82 ......| 434,526 | 196,944 | 237,582 |     952,998 |    473,364 |    479,634 | 295,546 | 145,532 | 150,014 | 72,032 | 52,223 | 19,809 | 32,707 | 22,224 | 10,483
1982-83 ......| 449,620 | 203,991 | 245,629 |     969,510 |    479,140 |    490,370 | 289,921 | 144,697 | 145,224 | 73,054 | 51,250 | 21,804 | 32,775 | 21,902 | 10,873
1983-84 ......| 452,240 | 202,704 | 249,536 |     974,309 |    482,319 |    491,990 | 284,263 | 143,595 | 140,668 | 74,468 | 51,378 | 23,090 | 33,209 | 22,064 | 11,145
1984-85 ......| 454,712 | 202,932 | 251,780 |     979,477 |    482,528 |    496,949 | 286,251 | 143,390 | 142,861 | 75,063 | 50,455 | 24,608 | 32,943 | 21,700 | 11,243
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1985-86 ......| 446,047 | 196,166 | 249,881 |     987,823 |    485,923 |    501,900 | 288,567 | 143,508 | 145,059 | 73,910 | 49,261 | 24,649 | 33,653 | 21,819 | 11,834
1986-87 ..... | 436,304 | 190,839 | 245,465 |     991,264 |    480,782 |    510,482 | 289,349 | 141,269 | 148,080 | 71,617 | 46,523 | 25,094 | 34,041 | 22,061 | 11,980
1987-88 ......| 435,085 | 190,047 | 245,038 |     994,829 |    477,203 |    517,626 | 299,317 | 145,163 | 154,154 | 70,735 | 45,484 | 25,251 | 34,870 | 22,615 | 12,255
1988-89 ......| 436,764 | 186,316 | 250,448 |   1,018,755 |    483,346 |    535,409 | 310,621 | 149,354 | 161,267 | 70,856 | 45,046 | 25,810 | 35,720 | 22,648 | 13,072
1989-90 ......| 455,102 | 191,195 | 263,907 |   1,051,344 |    491,696 |    559,648 | 324,301 | 153,653 | 170,648 | 70,988 | 43,961 | 27,027 | 38,371 | 24,401 | 13,970
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1990-91 ......| 481,720 | 198,634 | 283,086 |   1,094,538 |    504,045 |    590,493 | 337,168 | 156,482 | 180,686 | 71,948 | 43,846 | 28,102 | 39,294 | 24,756 | 14,538
1991-92 ......| 504,231 | 207,481 | 296,750 |   1,136,553 |    520,811 |    615,742 | 352,838 | 161,842 | 190,996 | 74,146 | 45,071 | 29,075 | 40,659 | 25,557 | 15,102
1992-93 ......| 514,756 | 211,964 | 302,792 |   1,165,178 |    532,881 |    632,297 | 369,585 | 169,258 | 200,327 | 75,387 | 45,153 | 30,234 | 42,132 | 26,073 | 16,059
1993-94 ......| 530,632 | 215,261 | 315,371 |   1,169,275 |    532,422 |    636,853 | 387,070 | 176,085 | 210,985 | 75,418 | 44,707 | 30,711 | 43,185 | 26,552 | 16,633
1994-95 ......| 539,691 | 218,352 | 321,339 |   1,160,134 |    526,131 |    634,003 | 397,629 | 178,598 | 219,031 | 75,800 | 44,853 | 30,947 | 44,446 | 26,916 | 17,530
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1995-96 ......| 555,216 | 219,514 | 335,702 |   1,164,792 |    522,454 |    642,338 | 406,301 | 179,081 | 227,220 | 76,734 | 44,748 | 31,986 | 44,652 | 26,841 | 17,811
1996-97 ......| 571,226 | 223,948 | 347,278 |   1,172,879 |    520,515 |    652,364 | 419,401 | 180,947 | 238,454 | 78,730 | 45,564 | 33,166 | 45,876 | 27,146 | 18,730
1997-98 ......| 558,555 | 217,613 | 340,942 |   1,184,406 |    519,956 |    664,450 | 430,164 | 184,375 | 245,789 | 78,598 | 44,911 | 33,687 | 46,010 | 26,664 | 19,346
1998-99\4\ ...| 561,000 | 218,000 | 343,000 |   1,178,000 |    517,000 |    661,000 | 405,000 | 172,000 | 233,000 | 80,300 | 45,600 | 34,700 | 45,900 | 27,300 | 18,600
1999-2000\4\ .| 559,000 | 216,000 | 342,000 |   1,185,000 |    517,000 |    668,000 | 398,000 | 168,000 | 230,000 | 78,400 | 44,700 | 33,600 | 45,200 | 26,700 | 18,500
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2000-01\4\ ...| 569,000 | 215,000 | 354,000 |   1,194,000 |    515,000 |    678,000 | 396,000 | 166,000 | 230,000 | 76,500 | 43,200 | 33,300 | 45,000 | 26,500 | 18,500
2001-02\4\ ...| 571,000 | 216,000 | 355,000 |   1,210,000 |    516,000 |    694,000 | 396,000 | 165,000 | 231,000 | 75,400 | 42,100 | 33,300 | 44,900 | 26,400 | 18,500
2002-03\4\ ...| 577,000 | 217,000 | 359,000 |   1,220,000 |    522,000 |    697,000 | 399,000 | 165,000 | 233,000 | 75,200 | 41,600 | 33,600 | 45,000 | 26,400 | 18,600
2003-04\4\ ...| 581,000 | 218,000 | 363,000 |   1,240,000 |    527,000 |    712,000 | 402,000 | 166,000 | 236,000 | 75,400 | 41,500 | 33,900 | 45,100 | 26,400 | 18,700
2004-05\4\ ...| 583,000 | 218,000 | 364,000 |   1,253,000 |    529,000 |    725,000 | 406,000 | 167,000 | 239,000 | 75,900 | 41,500 | 34,400 | 45,300 | 26,500 | 18,800
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2005-06\4\ ...| 587,000 | 219,000 | 367,000 |   1,264,000 |    533,000 |    731,000 | 411,000 | 168,000 | 243,000 | 76,700 | 41,800 | 35,000 | 45,600 | 26,600 | 19,000
2006-07\4\ ...| 591,000 | 220,000 | 371,000 |   1,277,000 |    536,000 |    741,000 | 417,000 | 169,000 | 248,000 | 77,700 | 42,100 | 35,600 | 46,000 | 26,700 | 19,300
2007-08\4\ ...| 596,000 | 221,000 | 374,000 |   1,290,000 |    538,000 |    751,000 | 425,000 | 171,000 | 254,000 | 78,700 | 42,300 | 36,400 | 46,400 | 26,800 | 19,600
2008-09\4\....| 603,000 | 223,000 | 380,000 |   1,304,000 |    542,000 |    761,000 | 432,000 | 173,000 | 260,000 | 80,100 | 42,700 | 37,400 | 46,800 | 27,000 | 19,800
2009-10\4\....| 611,000 | 224,000 | 387,000 |   1,324,000 |    547,000 |    776,000 | 439,000 | 175,000 | 264,000 | 81,600 | 43,200 | 38,400 | 47,100 | 27,100 | 20,000
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\1\Includes Ph.D., Ed.D., and comparable degrees at the doctoral level. Excludes first-professional, such as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees.
\2\Includes first-professional degrees.
\3\First-professional degrees are included with bachelor's degrees.
\4\Projected data for higher education institutions.

NOTE: Data for 1869-70 to 1994-95 and 1998-99 to 2009-10 are for institutions of higher education. Institutions of higher education 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. 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. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals due to rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Earned Degrees Conferred; Projections of Education Statistics to 2010; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys; and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions" surveys. (This table was prepared June 2000.)


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