Skip Navigation
Digest of Education Statistics
2004 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest


Table 293. Earned degrees in the social sciences and history conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: 1970-71 to 2002-03

________________________________________________________________________________________________
            |       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
____________|_________|_________|_________|________|________|________|________|________|________
1970-71 ....|  155,324|   98,173|   57,151|  16,539|  11,833|   4,706|   3,660|   3,153|     507
1971-72 ....|  158,060|  100,895|   57,165|  17,445|  12,540|   4,905|   4,081|   3,483|     598
1972-73 ....|  155,970|   99,735|   56,235|  17,477|  12,605|   4,872|   4,234|   3,573|     661
1973-74 ....|  150,320|   95,650|   54,670|  17,293|  12,321|   4,972|   4,124|   3,383|     741
1974-75 ....|  135,190|   84,826|   50,364|  16,977|  11,875|   5,102|   4,212|   3,334|     878
            |         |         |         |        |        |        |        |        |
1975-76 ....|  126,396|   78,691|   47,705|  15,953|  10,918|   5,035|   4,157|   3,262|     895
1976-77 ....|  117,040|   71,128|   45,912|  15,533|  10,413|   5,120|   3,802|   2,957|     845
1977-78 ....|  112,952|   67,217|   45,735|  14,718|   9,845|   4,873|   3,594|   2,722|     872
1978-79 ....|  108,059|   62,852|   45,207|  12,963|   8,395|   4,568|   3,371|   2,501|     870
1979-80 ....|  103,662|   58,511|   45,151|  12,176|   7,794|   4,382|   3,230|   2,357|     873
            |         |         |         |        |        |        |        |        |
1980-81 ....|  100,513|   56,131|   44,382|  11,945|   7,457|   4,488|   3,122|   2,274|     848
1981-82 ....|   99,705|   55,196|   44,509|  12,002|   7,468|   4,534|   3,061|   2,237|     824
1982-83 ....|   95,228|   52,771|   42,457|  11,205|   6,974|   4,231|   2,931|   2,042|     889
1983-84 ....|   93,323|   52,154|   41,169|  10,577|   6,551|   4,026|   2,911|   2,030|     881
1984-85 ....|   91,570|   51,226|   40,344|  10,503|   6,475|   4,028|   2,851|   1,933|     918
            |         |         |         |        |        |        |        |        |
1985-86 ....|   93,840|   52,724|   41,116|  10,564|   6,419|   4,145|   2,955|   1,970|     985
1986-87 ....|   96,342|   53,949|   42,393|  10,506|   6,373|   4,133|   2,916|   2,026|     890
1987-88 ....|  100,460|   56,377|   44,083|  10,412|   6,310|   4,102|   2,781|   1,849|     932
1988-89 ....|  108,151|   60,121|   48,030|  11,023|   6,599|   4,424|   2,885|   1,949|     936
1989-90 ....|  118,083|   65,887|   52,196|  11,634|   6,898|   4,736|   3,010|   2,019|     991
            |         |         |         |        |        |        |        |        |
1990-91 ....|  125,107|   68,701|   56,406|  12,233|   7,016|   5,217|   3,012|   1,956|   1,056
1991-92 ....|  133,974|   73,001|   60,973|  12,702|   7,237|   5,465|   3,218|   2,126|   1,092
1992-93 ....|  135,703|   73,589|   62,114|  13,471|   7,671|   5,800|   3,460|   2,203|   1,257
1993-94 ....|  133,680|   72,006|   61,674|  14,561|   8,152|   6,409|   3,627|   2,317|   1,310
1994-95 ....|  128,154|   68,139|   60,015|  14,845|   8,207|   6,638|   3,725|   2,319|   1,406
            |         |         |         |        |        |        |        |        |
1995-96 ....|  126,479|   65,872|   60,607|  15,012|   8,093|   6,919|   3,760|   2,339|   1,421
1996-97 ....|  124,891|   64,115|   60,776|  14,787|   7,830|   6,957|   3,989|   2,479|   1,510
1997-98 ....|  125,040|   63,537|   61,503|  14,938|   7,960|   6,978|   4,127|   2,445|   1,682
1998-99\1\ .|  124,658|   61,736|   62,922|  14,431|   7,456|   6,975|   3,855|   2,270|   1,585
1999-2000 ..|  127,101|   62,062|   65,039|  14,066|   7,024|   7,042|   4,095|   2,407|   1,688
            |         |         |         |        |        |        |        |        |
2000-01 ....|  128,036|   61,749|   66,287|  13,791|   6,816|   6,975|   3,930|   2,302|   1,628
2001-02 ....|  132,874|   64,170|   68,704|  14,112|   6,941|   7,171|   3,902|   2,219|   1,683
2002-03 ....|  143,218|   69,498|   73,720|  14,634|   7,202|   7,432|   3,850|   2,196|   1,654
____________|_________|_________|_________|________|________|________|________|________|________

\1\Data were imputed using alternative procedures. (See Guide to Sources for details.)

NOTE: Data have been revised from previously published figures.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1970-71 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.)