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Table 297. Degrees in modern foreign languages and literatures 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 4,477 1,746 2,731 919 456 463 168 135 33
1959–60 4,527 1,548 2,979 832 392 440 150 100 50
1967–68 17,499 4,450 13,049 3,911 1,555 2,356 491 336 155
1969–70 19,457 4,921 14,536 4,154 1,476 2,678 590 369 221
                     
1970–71 19,806 1.8 4,994 14,812 4,847 1,668 3,179 854 536 318
1971–72 18,673 -5.7 4,635 14,038 4,692 1,633 3,059 911 575 336
1972–73 18,989 1.7 4,589 14,400 4,422 1,578 2,844 1,092 650 442
1973–74 18,807 -1.0 4,486 14,321 4,105 1,399 2,706 1,035 575 460
1974–75 17,842 -5.1 4,174 13,668 4,004 1,330 2,674 969 504 465
                     
1975–76 15,731 -11.8 3,718 12,013 3,670 1,235 2,435 1,010 514 496
1976–77 14,162 -10.0 3,416 10,746 3,293 1,019 2,274 875 430 445
1977–78 13,037 -7.9 3,127 9,910 2,913 870 2,043 768 351 417
1978–79 11,957 -8.3 2,845 9,112 2,563 771 1,792 765 363 402
1979–80 11,315 -5.4 2,783 8,532 2,376 704 1,672 639 278 361
                     
1980–81 10,464 -7.5 2,542 7,922 2,255 739 1,516 708 328 380
1981–82 10,014 -4.3 2,426 7,588 2,170 671 1,499 646 281 365
1982–83 10,026 0.1 2,560 7,466 1,891 633 1,258 594 254 340
1983–84 9,829 -2.0 2,611 7,218 1,929 602 1,327 565 242 323
1984–85 10,357 5.4 2,719 7,638 1,879 597 1,282 558 236 322
                     
1985–86 10,407 0.5 2,884 7,523 1,870 562 1,308 523 206 317
1986–87 10,740 3.2 2,988 7,752 1,918 586 1,332 545 230 315
1987–88 10,513 -2.1 2,839 7,674 2,028 665 1,363 534 228 306
1988–89 11,376 8.2 3,037 8,339 2,110 654 1,456 512 216 296
1989–90 11,991 5.4 3,185 8,806 2,225 674 1,551 599 239 360
                     
1990–91 12,704 5.9 3,526 9,178 2,282 710 1,572 647 274 373
1991–92 13,300 4.7 3,679 9,621 2,400 738 1,662 706 284 422
1992–93 13,904 4.5 3,848 10,056 2,683 857 1,826 717 287 430
1993–94 13,761 -1.0 3,960 9,801 2,699 830 1,869 747 273 474
1994–95 13,196 -4.1 3,949 9,247 2,578 790 1,788 814 335 479
                     
1995–96 13,337 1.1 3,881 9,456 2,562 792 1,770 746 292 454
1996–97 13,053 -2.1 3,792 9,261 2,470 753 1,717 793 316 477
1997–98 13,618 4.3 3,926 9,692 2,367 715 1,652 819 327 492
1998–99 14,163 4.0 4,084 10,079 2,267 657 1,610 757 294 463
1999–2000 14,186 0.2 3,939 10,247 2,228 669 1,559 804 311 493
                     
2000–01 14,292 0.7 3,966 10,326 2,244 664 1,580 818 294 524
2001–02 14,236 -0.4 3,945 10,291 2,284 648 1,636 780 313 467
2002–031  14,854 4.3 4,202 10,652 2,256 600 1,656 749 282 467
2003–04 15,408 3.7 4,362 11,046 2,307 662 1,645 743 278 465
2004–05 16,008 3.9 4,494 11,514 2,517 736 1,781 762 295 467
2005–06 16,762 4.7 4,814 11,948 2,637 742 1,895 777 296 481
Percent change                    
1995–96 to 2000–01 7.2 2.2 9.2 -12.4 -16.2 -10.7 9.7 0.7 15.4
2000–01 to 2005–06 17.3 21.4 15.7 17.5 11.7 19.9 -5.0 0.7 -8.2
† Not applicable.
1 Data have been revised from previously published figures.
NOTE: Includes degrees conferred in a single language or a combination of modern foreign languages. Excludes degrees in linguistics, Latin, classics, ancient and Middle/Near Eastern biblical and Semitic languages, ancient/classical Greek, Sanskrit and classical Indian languages, American sign language, linguistics of sign languages, and sign language interpretation and translation.
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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