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Table 277. Master's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity and sex of student: Selected years, 1976-77 through 2005-06
Year and sex Number of degrees conferred Percentage distribution of degrees conferred
Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resident alien Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non-resident alien
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Total                            
1976–771  316,602 266,061 21,037 6,071 5,122 967 17,344 100.0 84.0 6.6 1.9 1.6 0.3 5.5
1980–812  294,183 241,216 17,133 6,461 6,282 1,034 22,057 100.0 82.0 5.8 2.2 2.1 0.4 7.5
1989–90 324,301 254,299 15,336 7,892 10,439 1,090 35,245 100.0 78.4 4.7 2.4 3.2 0.3 10.9
                             
1990–91 337,168 261,232 16,616 8,887 11,650 1,178 37,605 100.0 77.5 4.9 2.6 3.5 0.3 11.2
1991–92 352,838 271,177 18,256 9,521 12,960 1,280 39,644 100.0 76.9 5.2 2.7 3.7 0.4 11.2
1992–93 369,585 279,827 19,744 10,638 13,863 1,405 44,108 100.0 75.7 5.3 2.9 3.8 0.4 11.9
1993–94 387,070 289,536 21,986 11,933 15,411 1,699 46,505 100.0 74.8 5.7 3.1 4.0 0.4 12.0
1994–95 397,629 293,345 24,166 12,905 16,847 1,621 48,745 100.0 73.8 6.1 3.2 4.2 0.4 12.3
                             
1995–96 406,301 298,133 25,822 14,442 18,216 1,778 47,910 100.0 73.4 6.4 3.6 4.5 0.4 11.8
1996–97 419,401 305,005 28,403 15,440 19,061 1,940 49,552 100.0 72.7 6.8 3.7 4.5 0.5 11.8
1997–98 430,164 308,196 30,155 16,248 21,133 2,053 52,379 100.0 71.6 7.0 3.8 4.9 0.5 12.2
1998–99 439,986 313,487 32,541 17,838 22,072 2,016 52,032 100.0 71.2 7.4 4.1 5.0 0.5 11.8
1999–2000 457,056 320,485 35,874 19,253 23,218 2,246 55,980 100.0 70.1 7.8 4.2 5.1 0.5 12.2
                             
2000–01 468,476 320,480 38,265 21,543 24,283 2,481 61,424 100.0 68.4 8.2 4.6 5.2 0.5 13.1
2001–02 482,118 327,645 40,370 22,385 25,411 2,624 63,683 100.0 68.0 8.4 4.6 5.3 0.5 13.2
2002–033  513,339 342,131 44,438 25,047 27,264 2,858 71,601 100.0 66.6 8.7 4.9 5.3 0.6 13.9
2003–04 558,940 369,582 50,657 29,666 30,952 3,192 74,891 100.0 66.1 9.1 5.3 5.5 0.6 13.4
2004–05 574,618 379,350 54,482 31,485 32,783 3,295 73,223 100.0 66.0 9.5 5.5 5.7 0.6 12.7
2005–06 594,065 393,357 58,976 32,438 34,029 3,504 71,761 100.0 66.2 9.9 5.5 5.7 0.6 12.1
                             
Males                            
1976–771  167,396 139,210 7,781 3,268 3,123 521 13,493 100.0 83.2 4.6 2.0 1.9 0.3 8.1
1980–812  145,666 115,562 6,158 3,085 3,773 501 16,587 100.0 79.3 4.2 2.1 2.6 0.3 11.4
1989–90 153,653 114,203 5,474 3,548 5,896 455 24,077 100.0 74.3 3.6 2.3 3.8 0.3 15.7
                             
1990–91 156,482 114,419 5,916 3,936 6,575 488 25,148 100.0 73.1 3.8 2.5 4.2 0.3 16.1
1991–92 161,842 117,512 6,112 4,220 7,234 529 26,235 100.0 72.6 3.8 2.6 4.5 0.3 16.2
1992–93 169,258 120,783 6,803 4,722 7,545 584 28,821 100.0 71.4 4.0 2.8 4.5 0.3 17.0
1993–94 176,085 124,409 7,424 5,122 8,298 692 30,140 100.0 70.7 4.2 2.9 4.7 0.4 17.1
1994–95 178,598 124,277 8,097 5,487 8,923 659 31,155 100.0 69.6 4.5 3.1 5.0 0.4 17.4
                             
1995–96 179,081 124,847 8,445 5,843 9,400 705 29,841 100.0 69.7 4.7 3.3 5.2 0.4 16.7
1996–97 180,947 125,552 8,960 6,246 9,218 734 30,237 100.0 69.4 5.0 3.5 5.1 0.4 16.7
1997–98 184,375 125,605 9,652 6,512 10,262 782 31,562 100.0 68.1 5.2 3.5 5.6 0.4 17.1
1998–99 186,148 126,674 10,058 7,032 10,491 771 31,122 100.0 68.1 5.4 3.8 5.6 0.4 16.7
1999–2000 191,792 128,046 11,212 7,635 11,047 836 33,016 100.0 66.8 5.8 4.0 5.8 0.4 17.2
                             
2000–01 194,351 125,993 11,568 8,271 11,349 917 36,253 100.0 64.8 6.0 4.3 5.8 0.5 18.7
2001–02 199,120 128,776 11,795 8,430 11,746 993 37,380 100.0 64.7 5.9 4.2 5.9 0.5 18.8
2002–033  211,664 133,398 12,869 9,270 12,518 1,027 42,582 100.0 63.0 6.1 4.4 5.9 0.5 20.1
2003–04 229,545 143,827 14,653 10,813 14,347 1,127 44,778 100.0 62.7 6.4 4.7 6.3 0.5 19.5
2004–05 233,590 147,546 15,733 11,385 15,031 1,160 42,735 100.0 63.2 6.7 4.9 6.4 0.5 18.3
2005–06 237,896 150,954 16,959 11,637 15,803 1,244 41,299 100.0 63.5 7.1 4.9 6.6 0.5 17.4
                             
Females                            
1976–771  149,206 126,851 13,256 2,803 1,999 446 3,851 100.0 85.0 8.9 1.9 1.3 0.3 2.6
1980–812  148,517 125,654 10,975 3,376 2,509 533 5,470 100.0 84.6 7.4 2.3 1.7 0.4 3.7
1989–90 170,648 140,096 9,862 4,344 4,543 635 11,168 100.0 82.1 5.8 2.5 2.7 0.4 6.5
                             
1990–91 180,686 146,813 10,700 4,951 5,075 690 12,457 100.0 81.3 5.9 2.7 2.8 0.4 6.9
1991–92 190,996 153,665 12,144 5,301 5,726 751 13,409 100.0 80.5 6.4 2.8 3.0 0.4 7.0
1992–93 200,327 159,044 12,941 5,916 6,318 821 15,287 100.0 79.4 6.5 3.0 3.2 0.4 7.6
1993–94 210,985 165,127 14,562 6,811 7,113 1,007 16,365 100.0 78.3 6.9 3.2 3.4 0.5 7.8
1994–95 219,031 169,068 16,069 7,418 7,924 962 17,590 100.0 77.2 7.3 3.4 3.6 0.4 8.0
                             
1995–96 227,220 173,286 17,377 8,599 8,816 1,073 18,069 100.0 76.3 7.6 3.8 3.9 0.5 8.0
1996–97 238,454 179,453 19,443 9,194 9,843 1,206 19,315 100.0 75.3 8.2 3.9 4.1 0.5 8.1
1997–98 245,789 182,591 20,503 9,736 10,871 1,271 20,817 100.0 74.3 8.3 4.0 4.4 0.5 8.5
1998–99 253,838 186,813 22,483 10,806 11,581 1,245 20,910 100.0 73.6 8.9 4.3 4.6 0.5 8.2
1999–2000 265,264 192,439 24,662 11,618 12,171 1,410 22,964 100.0 72.5 9.3 4.4 4.6 0.5 8.7
                             
2000–01 274,125 194,487 26,697 13,272 12,934 1,564 25,171 100.0 70.9 9.7 4.8 4.7 0.6 9.2
2001–02 282,998 198,869 28,575 13,955 13,665 1,631 26,303 100.0 70.3 10.1 4.9 4.8 0.6 9.3
2002–033  301,675 208,733 31,569 15,777 14,746 1,831 29,019 100.0 69.2 10.5 5.2 4.9 0.6 9.6
2003–04 329,395 225,755 36,004 18,853 16,605 2,065 30,113 100.0 68.5 10.9 5.7 5.0 0.6 9.1
2004–05 341,028 231,804 38,749 20,100 17,752 2,135 30,488 100.0 68.0 11.4 5.9 5.2 0.6 8.9
2005–06 356,169 242,403 42,017 20,801 18,226 2,260 30,462 100.0 68.1 11.8 5.8 5.1 0.6 8.6
1 Excludes 387 men and 175 women whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
2 Excludes 1,377 men and 179 women whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
3 Data have been revised from previously published figures.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. For 1989–90 and later years, reported racial/ethnic distributions of students by level of degree, field of degree, and sex were used to estimate race/ethnicity for students whose race/ethnicity was not reported. (See Guide to Sources for details.) Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1976–77 and 1980–81; and 1989–90 through 2005–06 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:90–99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2006. (This table was prepared June 2007.)

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