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Table 293. First-professional degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity and sex of student: Selected years, 1976–77 through 2006–07
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  63,953 58,422 2,537 1,076 1,021 196 701 100.0 91.4 4.0 1.7 1.6 0.3 1.1
1980–812  71,340 64,551 2,931 1,541 1,456 192 669 100.0 90.5 4.1 2.2 2.0 0.3 0.9
1989–90 70,988 60,487 3,409 2,425 3,362 257 1,048 100.0 85.2 4.8 3.4 4.7 0.4 1.5
1990–91 71,948 60,631 3,588 2,547 3,835 261 1,086 100.0 84.3 5.0 3.5 5.3 0.4 1.5
1992–93 75,387 61,165 4,132 2,996 5,176 370 1,548 100.0 81.1 5.5 4.0 6.9 0.5 2.1
                             
1993–94 75,418 60,143 4,444 3,131 5,892 371 1,437 100.0 79.7 5.9 4.2 7.8 0.5 1.9
1994–95 75,800 59,402 4,747 3,231 6,396 413 1,611 100.0 78.4 6.3 4.3 8.4 0.5 2.1
1995–96 76,734 59,525 5,022 3,475 6,627 463 1,622 100.0 77.6 6.5 4.5 8.6 0.6 2.1
1996–97 78,730 60,280 5,301 3,615 7,374 514 1,646 100.0 76.6 6.7 4.6 9.4 0.7 2.1
1997–98 78,598 59,443 5,499 3,552 7,757 561 1,786 100.0 75.6 7.0 4.5 9.9 0.7 2.3
                             
1998–99 78,439 58,720 5,333 3,864 8,152 612 1,758 100.0 74.9 6.8 4.9 10.4 0.8 2.2
1999–2000 80,057 59,637 5,555 3,865 8,584 564 1,852 100.0 74.5 6.9 4.8 10.7 0.7 2.3
2000–01 79,707 58,598 5,416 3,806 9,261 543 2,083 100.0 73.5 6.8 4.8 11.6 0.7 2.6
2001–02 80,698 58,874 5,811 3,965 9,584 581 1,883 100.0 73.0 7.2 4.9 11.9 0.7 2.3
2002–03 80,897 58,740 5,719 4,093 9,798 586 1,961 100.0 72.6 7.1 5.1 12.1 0.7 2.4
                             
2003–04 83,041 60,379 5,930 4,273 9,964 565 1,930 100.0 72.7 7.1 5.1 12.0 0.7 2.3
2004–05 87,289 63,429 6,313 4,445 10,501 564 2,037 100.0 72.7 7.2 5.1 12.0 0.6 2.3
2005–06 87,655 63,590 6,223 4,446 10,645 710 2,041 100.0 72.5 7.1 5.1 12.1 0.8 2.3
2006–07 90,064 64,546 6,474 4,700 11,686 681 1,977 100.0 71.7 7.2 5.2 13.0 0.8 2.2
                             
Males                            
1976–771  51,980 47,777 1,761 893 776 159 614 100.0 91.9 3.4 1.7 1.5 0.3 1.2
1980–812  52,194 47,629 1,772 1,131 991 134 537 100.0 91.3 3.4 2.2 1.9 0.3 1.0
1989–90 43,961 38,036 1,671 1,449 1,962 135 708 100.0 86.5 3.8 3.3 4.5 0.3 1.6
1990–91 43,846 37,533 1,679 1,517 2,211 144 762 100.0 85.6 3.8 3.5 5.0 0.3 1.7
1992–93 45,153 37,415 1,801 1,771 2,871 192 1,103 100.0 82.9 4.0 3.9 6.4 0.4 2.4
                             
1993–94 44,707 36,574 1,902 1,780 3,214 222 1,015 100.0 81.8 4.3 4.0 7.2 0.5 2.3
1994–95 44,853 36,147 2,077 1,835 3,490 223 1,081 100.0 80.6 4.6 4.1 7.8 0.5 2.4
1995–96 44,748 35,786 2,112 1,947 3,539 256 1,108 100.0 80.0 4.7 4.4 7.9 0.6 2.5
1996–97 45,564 36,008 2,201 1,985 3,959 290 1,121 100.0 79.0 4.8 4.4 8.7 0.6 2.5
1997–98 44,911 35,172 2,310 1,973 4,017 291 1,148 100.0 78.3 5.1 4.4 8.9 0.6 2.6
                             
1998–99 44,339 34,271 2,197 2,064 4,333 333 1,141 100.0 77.3 5.0 4.7 9.8 0.8 2.6
1999–2000 44,239 34,004 2,313 2,095 4,372 285 1,170 100.0 76.9 5.2 4.7 9.9 0.6 2.6
2000–01 42,862 32,717 2,110 1,977 4,518 278 1,262 100.0 76.3 4.9 4.6 10.5 0.6 2.9
2001–02 42,507 32,224 2,223 2,045 4,613 292 1,110 100.0 75.8 5.2 4.8 10.9 0.7 2.6
2002–03 41,887 31,635 2,174 2,050 4,624 296 1,108 100.0 75.5 5.2 4.9 11.0 0.7 2.6
                             
2003–04 42,169 31,994 2,248 2,080 4,528 275 1,044 100.0 75.9 5.3 4.9 10.7 0.7 2.5
2004–05 43,849 33,268 2,257 2,214 4,709 288 1,113 100.0 75.9 5.1 5.0 10.7 0.7 2.5
2005–06 44,038 33,544 2,290 2,123 4,641 332 1,108 100.0 76.2 5.2 4.8 10.5 0.8 2.5
2006–07 45,057 33,866 2,368 2,266 5,152 335 1,070 100.0 75.2 5.3 5.0 11.4 0.7 2.4
                             
Females                            
1976–771  11,973 10,645 776 183 245 37 87 100.0 88.9 6.5 1.5 2.0 0.3 0.7
1980–812  19,146 16,922 1,159 410 465 58 132 100.0 88.4 6.1 2.1 2.4 0.3 0.7
1989–90 27,027 22,451 1,738 976 1,400 122 340 100.0 83.1 6.4 3.6 5.2 0.5 1.3
1990–91 28,102 23,098 1,909 1,030 1,624 117 324 100.0 82.2 6.8 3.7 5.8 0.4 1.2
1992–93 30,234 23,750 2,331 1,225 2,305 178 445 100.0 78.6 7.7 4.1 7.6 0.6 1.5
                             
1993–94 30,711 23,569 2,542 1,351 2,678 149 422 100.0 76.7 8.3 4.4 8.7 0.5 1.4
1994–95 30,947 23,255 2,670 1,396 2,906 190 530 100.0 75.1 8.6 4.5 9.4 0.6 1.7
1995–96 31,986 23,739 2,910 1,528 3,088 207 514 100.0 74.2 9.1 4.8 9.7 0.6 1.6
1996–97 33,166 24,272 3,100 1,630 3,415 224 525 100.0 73.2 9.3 4.9 10.3 0.7 1.6
1997–98 33,687 24,271 3,189 1,579 3,740 270 638 100.0 72.0 9.5 4.7 11.1 0.8 1.9
                             
1998–99 34,100 24,449 3,136 1,800 3,819 279 617 100.0 71.7 9.2 5.3 11.2 0.8 1.8
1999–2000 35,818 25,633 3,242 1,770 4,212 279 682 100.0 71.6 9.1 4.9 11.8 0.8 1.9
2000–01 36,845 25,881 3,306 1,829 4,743 265 821 100.0 70.2 9.0 5.0 12.9 0.7 2.2
2001–02 38,191 26,650 3,588 1,920 4,971 289 773 100.0 69.8 9.4 5.0 13.0 0.8 2.0
2002–03 39,010 27,105 3,545 2,043 5,174 290 853 100.0 69.5 9.1 5.2 13.3 0.7 2.2
                             
2003–04 40,872 28,385 3,682 2,193 5,436 290 886 100.0 69.4 9.0 5.4 13.3 0.7 2.2
2004–05 43,440 30,161 4,056 2,231 5,792 276 924 100.0 69.4 9.3 5.1 13.3 0.6 2.1
2005–06 43,617 30,046 3,933 2,323 6,004 378 933 100.0 68.9 9.0 5.3 13.8 0.9 2.1
2006–07 45,007 30,680 4,106 2,434 6,534 346 907 100.0 68.2 9.1 5.4 14.5 0.8 2.0
1 Excludes 394 men and 12 women whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
2 Excludes 598 men and 18 women whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
NOTE: Includes degrees that require at least 6 years of college work for completion (including at least 2 years of preprofessional training). 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 2006–07 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:90–99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2007. (This table was prepared July 2008.)

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