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Table 293. Degrees in education conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: Selected years, 1949-50 through 2005-06
Year Bachelor's degrees Master's degrees Doctor's degrees
Total Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females
Number Annual
percent
change
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1949–50 61,472 31,398 30,074 20,069 12,025 8,044 953 797 156
1959–60 89,002 25,556 63,446 33,433 18,057 15,376 1,591 1,279 312
1967–68 133,965 31,926 102,039 63,399 30,672 32,727 4,078 3,250 828
1969–70 163,964 40,420 123,544 78,020 34,832 43,188 5,588 4,479 1,109
                     
1970–71 176,307 7.5 44,896 131,411 87,666 38,365 49,301 6,041 4,771 1,270
1971–72 190,880 8.3 49,344 141,536 96,668 41,141 55,527 6,648 5,104 1,544
1972–73 193,984 1.6 51,300 142,684 103,777 43,298 60,479 6,857 5,191 1,666
1973–74 184,907 -4.7 48,997 135,910 110,402 44,112 66,290 6,757 4,974 1,783
1974–75 166,758 -9.8 44,463 122,295 117,841 44,430 73,411 6,975 4,856 2,119
                     
1975–76 154,437 -7.4 42,004 112,433 126,061 44,831 81,230 7,202 4,826 2,376
1976–77 143,234 -7.3 39,867 103,367 124,267 42,308 81,959 7,338 4,832 2,506
1977–78 135,821 -5.2 37,410 98,411 116,916 37,662 79,254 7,018 4,281 2,737
1978–79 125,873 -7.3 33,743 92,130 109,866 34,410 75,456 7,170 4,174 2,996
1979–80 118,038 -6.2 30,901 87,137 101,819 30,300 71,519 7,314 4,100 3,214
                     
1980–81 108,074 -8.4 27,039 81,035 96,713 27,548 69,165 7,279 3,843 3,436
1981–82 100,932 -6.6 24,380 76,552 91,601 25,339 66,262 6,999 3,612 3,387
1982–83 97,908 -3.0 23,651 74,257 83,254 22,824 60,430 7,063 3,550 3,513
1983–84 92,310 -5.7 22,200 70,110 75,700 21,164 54,536 6,914 3,448 3,466
1984–85 88,078 -4.6 21,254 66,824 74,667 20,539 54,128 6,614 3,174 3,440
                     
1985–86 87,147 -1.1 20,982 66,165 74,816 20,302 54,514 6,610 3,088 3,522
1986–87 86,788 -0.4 20,705 66,083 72,619 18,955 53,664 5,905 2,745 3,160
1987–88 90,928 4.8 20,947 69,981 75,270 18,777 56,493 5,568 2,530 3,038
1988–89 96,740 6.4 21,643 75,097 79,793 19,616 60,177 5,884 2,522 3,362
1989–90 105,112 8.7 23,007 82,105 84,890 20,469 64,421 6,503 2,776 3,727
                     
1990–91 110,807 5.4 23,417 87,390 87,352 20,448 66,904 6,189 2,614 3,575
1991–92 107,836 -2.7 22,655 85,181 91,225 20,897 70,328 6,423 2,652 3,771
1992–93 107,578 -0.2 23,199 84,379 94,497 21,857 72,640 6,581 2,712 3,869
1993–94 107,440 -0.1 24,424 83,016 97,427 22,656 74,771 6,450 2,555 3,895
1994–95 105,929 -1.4 25,619 80,310 99,835 23,511 76,324 6,475 2,490 3,985
                     
1995–96 105,384 -0.5 26,214 79,170 104,936 24,955 79,981 6,246 2,404 3,842
1996–97 105,116 -0.3 26,242 78,874 108,720 25,518 83,202 6,297 2,367 3,930
1997–98 105,833 0.7 26,285 79,548 113,374 26,814 86,560 6,261 2,334 3,927
1998–99 107,086 1.2 26,224 80,862 118,048 27,997 90,051 6,394 2,298 4,096
1999–2000 108,034 0.9 26,103 81,931 123,045 29,081 93,964 6,409 2,295 4,114
                     
2000–01 105,458 -2.4 24,580 80,878 127,829 29,997 97,832 6,284 2,237 4,047
2001–02 106,295 0.8 24,049 82,246 135,189 31,907 103,282 6,549 2,211 4,338
2002–031  105,845 -0.4 22,604 83,241 147,883 34,033 113,850 6,832 2,314 4,518
2003–04 106,278 0.4 22,802 83,476 162,345 37,843 124,502 7,088 2,403 4,685
2004–05 105,451 -0.8 22,513 82,938 167,490 38,863 128,627 7,681 2,557 5,124
2005–06 107,238 1.7 22,448 84,790 174,620 40,700 133,920 7,584 2,664 4,920
Percent change                    
1995–96 to 2000–01 0.1 -6.2 2.2 21.8 20.2 22.3 0.6 -6.9 5.3
2000–01 to 2005–06 1.7 -8.7 4.8 36.6 35.7 36.9 20.7 19.1 21.6
† Not applicable.
1 Data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Earned Degrees Conferred, 1949–50 and 1959–60; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1967–68 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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