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Table 266. Degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by control of institution and level of degree: 1969-70 through 2005-06
Year Public institutions Private institutions
Associate's degrees Bachelor's degrees Master's degrees First- professional degrees1 Doctor's degrees2 Associate's degrees Bachelor's degrees Master's degrees First- professional degrees1 Doctor's degrees2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1969–70 170,966 519,550 134,545 14,542 19,183 35,057   272,766 73,746 20,376 10,683
1970–71 215,645 557,996 151,603 16,139 20,788 36,666   281,734 78,906 21,807 11,319
1971–72 255,218 599,615 167,075 18,521 21,776 36,796   287,658 84,558 24,890 11,587
1972–73 278,132 630,899 174,405 21,872 22,357 38,042   291,463 88,966 28,146 12,420
1973–74 303,188 651,544 184,632 23,208 21,810 40,736   294,232 92,401 30,608 12,006
                       
1974–75 318,474 634,785 193,804 23,612 22,176 41,697   288,148 98,646 32,304 11,907
1975–76 345,006 635,161 206,298 25,766 21,751 46,448   290,585 105,473 36,883 12,313
1976–77 355,650 630,463 208,901 26,344 21,229 50,727   289,086 108,263 38,015 12,003
1977–78 358,874 627,903 202,099 27,097 20,456 53,372   293,301 109,521 39,484 11,675
1978–79 346,808 621,666 192,016 27,785 20,817 55,894   299,724 109,063 41,063 11,913
                       
1979–80 344,536 624,084 187,499 27,942 20,608 56,374   305,333 110,582 42,189 12,007
1980–81 352,391 626,452 184,384 29,128 20,895 63,986   308,688 111,355 42,828 12,063
1981–82 366,732 636,475 182,295 29,611 20,889 67,794 3  316,523 113,251 42,421 11,818
1982–83 377,817 646,317 176,246 29,757 21,186 71,803   323,193 113,675 43,297 11,589
1983–84 379,249 646,013 170,693 29,586 21,141 72,991 3  328,296 113,570 44,882 12,068
                       
1984–85 377,625 652,246 170,000 30,152 21,337 77,087   327,231 116,251 44,911 11,606
1985–86 369,052 658,586 169,903 29,568 21,433 76,995   329,237 118,664 44,342 12,220
1986–87 358,811 659,260 167,797 29,346 21,870 77,493   332,004 121,552 42,271 12,171
1987–88 354,180 658,491 173,778 29,153 22,488 80,905   336,338 125,539 41,582 12,382
1988–89 357,001 675,675 179,109 28,993 22,970 79,763   343,080 131,512 41,863 12,750
                       
1989–90 375,635 700,015 186,104 28,810 24,641 79,467   351,329 138,197 42,178 13,730
1990–91 398,055 724,062 193,057 29,554 25,681 83,665   370,476 144,111 42,394 13,613
1991–92 420,265 759,475 203,398 29,366 26,820 83,966   377,078 149,440 44,780 13,839
1992–93 430,321 785,112 213,843 29,628 27,392 84,435   380,066 155,742 45,759 14,740
1993–94 444,373 789,148 221,428 29,842 28,524 86,259   380,127 165,642 45,576 14,661
                       
1994–95 451,539 776,670 224,152 29,871 28,917 88,152   383,464 173,477 45,929 15,529
1995–96 454,291 774,070 227,179 29,882 29,516 100,925   390,722 179,122 46,852 15,136
1996–97 465,494 776,677 233,237 31,243 29,838 105,732   396,202 186,164 47,487 16,038
1997–98 455,084 784,296 235,922 31,233 29,715 103,471   400,110 194,242 47,365 16,295
1998–99 448,334 790,287 238,501 31,693 28,134 111,620   410,016 201,485 46,746 15,943
                       
1999–2000 448,446 810,855 243,157 32,247 28,408 116,487   427,020 213,899 47,810 16,400
2000–01 456,487 812,438 246,054 32,633 28,187 122,378   431,733 222,422 47,074 16,717
2001–02 471,660 841,512 249,828 33,439 27,622 123,473   450,388 232,290 47,259 16,538
2002–033  498,279 875,596 265,643 33,549 28,062 135,737   473,215 247,696 47,348 17,980
2003–04 524,875 905,718 285,138 34,499 29,706 140,426   493,824 273,802 48,542 18,672
                       
2004–05 547,519 932,443 291,505 35,768 31,743 149,141   506,821 283,113 51,521 20,888
2005–06 557,134 955,369 293,517 36,269 33,767 155,932   529,873 300,548 51,386 22,300
1 Includes degrees that require at least 6 years of college work for completion (including at least 2 years of preprofessional training).
2 Doctor's degrees include Ph.D., Ed.D., and comparable degrees at the doctoral level. Excludes first-professional degrees such as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees.
3 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, 1969–70 through 1985–86; and 1986–87 through 2005–06 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:87–99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2006. (This table was prepared June 2007.)

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