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Table 278. Earned degrees in business conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: Selected years, 1955-56 to 2002-03

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            |       Bachelor's degrees    |       Master's degrees      |     Doctor's degrees
Year        |_____________________________|_____________________________|_______________________
            |   Total |   Males | Females |   Total |   Males | Females | Total | Males |Females
____________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_______|_______|_______
1           |       2 |       3 |       4 |       5 |       6 |       7 |     8 |     9 |    10
____________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_______|_______|_______
1955-56 ....|   42,813|   38,706|    4,107|    3,280|    3,118|      162|    129|    127|      2
1957-58 ....|   51,991|   48,063|    3,928|    4,223|    4,072|      151|    110|    105|      5
1959-60 ....|   51,076|   47,262|    3,814|    4,643|    4,476|      167|    135|    133|      2
1961-62 ....|   49,017|   45,184|    3,833|    7,691|    7,484|      207|    226|    221|      5
1963-64 ....|   55,474|   51,056|    4,418|    9,251|    9,008|      243|    275|    268|      7
            |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |       |
1965-66 ....|   62,721|   57,516|    5,205|   12,959|   12,628|      331|    387|    370|     17
1967-68 ....|   79,074|   72,126|    6,948|   17,795|   17,186|      609|    441|    427|     14
1969-70 ....|  105,580|   96,346|    9,234|   21,561|   20,792|      769|    620|    610|     10
1970-71 ....|  115,396|  104,936|   10,460|   26,490|   25,458|    1,032|    774|    753|     21
1971-72 ....|  121,917|  110,331|   11,586|   30,509|   29,317|    1,192|    876|    857|     19
            |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |       |
1972-73.....|  126,717|  113,337|   13,380|   31,208|   29,689|    1,519|    917|    864|     53
1973-74.....|  132,304|  115,363|   16,941|   32,691|   30,557|    2,134|    922|    873|     49
1974-75.....|  133,639|  111,983|   21,656|   36,315|   33,274|    3,041|    939|    900|     39
1975-76.....|  143,171|  114,986|   28,185|   42,592|   37,654|    4,938|    906|    856|     50
1976-77 ....|  152,010|  116,394|   35,616|   46,505|   39,852|    6,653|    839|    785|     54
            |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |       |
1977-78 ....|  160,775|  117,103|   43,672|   48,347|   40,224|    8,123|    834|    760|     74
1978-79.....|  172,392|  119,765|   52,627|   50,397|   40,766|    9,631|    852|    752|    100
1979-80.....|  186,264|  123,639|   62,625|   55,008|   42,744|   12,264|    767|    650|    117
1980-81 ....|  200,521|  126,798|   73,723|   57,888|   43,411|   14,477|    808|    686|    122
1981-82.....|  215,190|  130,693|   84,497|   61,251|   44,230|   17,021|    826|    676|    150
            |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |       |
1982-83.....|  226,442|  131,451|   94,991|   64,741|   45,987|   18,754|    770|    638|    132
1983-84.....|  229,013|  129,296|   99,717|   66,129|   46,167|   19,962|    926|    727|    199
1984-85.....|  232,282|  127,467|  104,815|   66,981|   46,199|   20,782|    827|    685|    142
1985-86.....|  236,700|  128,415|  108,285|   66,676|   45,927|   20,749|    923|    720|    203
1986-87.....|  240,346|  128,506|  111,840|   67,093|   44,913|   22,180|  1,062|    808|    254
            |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |       |
1987-88.....|  242,859|  129,467|  113,392|   69,230|   45,980|   23,250|  1,063|    810|    253
1988-89.....|  246,262|  131,098|  115,164|   73,065|   48,540|   24,525|  1,100|    800|    300
1989-90 ....|  248,568|  132,284|  116,284|   76,676|   50,585|   26,091|  1,093|    818|    275
1990-91 ....|  249,165|  131,557|  117,608|   78,255|   50,883|   27,372|  1,185|    876|    309
1991-92 ....|  256,298|  135,263|  121,035|   84,517|   54,609|   29,908|  1,242|    953|    289
            |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |       |
1992-93 ....|  256,473|  135,368|  121,105|   89,425|   57,504|   31,921|  1,346|    969|    377
1993-94 ....|  246,265|  128,946|  117,319|   93,285|   59,223|   34,062|  1,364|    980|    384
1994-95 ....|  233,895|  121,663|  112,232|   93,540|   58,931|   34,609|  1,391|  1,011|    380
1995-96 ....|  226,623|  116,545|  110,078|   93,554|   58,400|   35,154|  1,366|    972|    394
1996-97 ....|  225,934|  116,023|  109,911|   97,204|   59,333|   37,871|  1,336|    947|    389
            |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |       |
1997-98 ....|  232,079|  119,379|  112,700|  101,652|   62,357|   39,295|  1,290|    885|    405
1998-99\1\ .|  240,947|  122,250|  118,697|  107,477|   64,700|   42,777|  1,201|    843|    358
1999-2000 ..|  256,070|  128,521|  127,549|  111,532|   67,078|   44,454|  1,194|    812|    382
2000-01 ....|  263,515|  132,275|  131,240|  115,602|   68,471|   47,131|  1,180|    783|    397
2001-02 ....|  278,217|  138,343|  139,874|  119,725|   70,463|   49,262|  1,156|    746|    410
2002-03 ....|  293,545|  145,151|  148,394|  127,545|   75,184|   52,361|  1,251|    820|    431
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\1\Data were imputed using alternative procedures. (See Guide to Sources for details.)

NOTE: Includes degrees in business, management, marketing and related support services, and personal and culinary services. Data have been revised from previously published figures.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Earned Degrees Conferred, 1955-56 through 1963-64; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1965-66 through 1985-86; and 1986-87 through 2002-03 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:87-99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2003. (This table was prepared April 2005.)