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Digest of Education Statistics: 2008
Digest of Education Statistics: 2008

NCES 2009-020
March 2009


Table 301. Degrees in communication, journalism, and related programs and in communications technologies conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: 1970–71 through 2006–07
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
1970–71 10,802 6,989 3,813 1,856 1,214 642 145 126 19
1971–72 12,340 14.2 7,964 4,376 2,200 1,443 757 111 96 15
1972–73 14,317 16.0 9,074 5,243 2,406 1,546 860 139 114 25
1973–74 17,096 19.4 10,536 6,560 2,640 1,668 972 175 146 29
1974–75 19,248 12.6 11,455 7,793 2,794 1,618 1,176 165 119 46
                     
1975–76 21,282 10.6 12,458 8,824 3,126 1,818 1,308 204 154 50
1976–77 23,214 9.1 12,932 10,282 3,091 1,719 1,372 171 130 41
1977–78 25,400 9.4 13,480 11,920 3,296 1,673 1,623 191 138 53
1978–79 26,457 4.2 13,266 13,191 2,882 1,483 1,399 192 138 54
1979–80 28,616 8.2 13,656 14,960 3,082 1,527 1,555 193 121 72
                     
1980–81 31,282 9.3 14,179 17,103 3,105 1,448 1,657 182 107 75
1981–82 34,222 9.4 14,917 19,305 3,327 1,578 1,749 200 136 64
1982–83 38,647 12.9 16,213 22,434 3,600 1,660 1,940 208 123 85
1983–84 40,203 4.0 16,662 23,541 3,620 1,578 2,042 216 129 87
1984–85 42,102 4.7 17,233 24,869 3,657 1,574 2,083 232 141 91
                     
1985–86 43,145 2.5 17,681 25,464 3,808 1,603 2,205 218 116 102
1986–87 45,521 5.5 18,201 27,320 3,881 1,584 2,297 275 158 117
1987–88 46,916 3.1 18,672 28,244 3,916 1,568 2,348 233 133 100
1988–89 48,889 4.2 19,357 29,532 4,249 1,734 2,515 248 137 111
1989–90 51,572 5.5 20,374 31,198 4,353 1,705 2,648 272 145 127
                     
1990–91 53,047 2.9 20,806 32,241 4,327 1,711 2,616 272 150 122
1991–92 55,144 4.0 21,601 33,543 4,463 1,692 2,771 255 132 123
1992–93 54,907 -0.4 22,154 32,753 5,179 1,969 3,210 301 146 155
1993–94 52,033 -5.2 21,484 30,549 5,388 2,088 3,300 345 174 171
1994–95 48,969 -5.9 20,501 28,468 5,559 2,086 3,473 321 162 159
                     
1995–96 48,173 -1.6 19,868 28,305 5,561 2,153 3,408 345 190 155
1996–97 47,894 -0.6 19,771 28,123 5,552 1,989 3,563 300 155 145
1997–98 50,263 4.9 20,103 30,160 6,097 2,369 3,728 359 171 188
1998–99 52,460 4.4 20,950 31,510 5,556 2,001 3,555 352 183 169
1999–2000 57,058 8.8 22,152 34,906 5,525 2,030 3,495 357 168 189
                     
2000–01 59,191 3.7 22,542 36,649 5,645 1,964 3,681 370 190 180
2001–02 64,036 8.2 23,692 40,344 5,980 2,169 3,811 383 168 215
2002–03 69,828 9.0 25,338 44,490 6,495 2,301 4,194 398 179 219
2003–04 73,002 4.5 25,813 47,189 6,900 2,329 4,571 426 186 240
2004–05 75,238 3.1 26,926 48,312 7,195 2,535 4,660 468 195 273
2005–06 76,936 2.3 28,142 48,794 7,745 2,611 5,134 464 207 257
2006–07 78,420 1.9 29,009 49,411 7,272 2,485 4,787 480 188 292
                     
Percent change                    
1996–97 to 2001–02 33.7 19.8 43.5 7.7 9.0 7.0 27.7 8.4 48.3
2001–02 to 2006–07 22.5 22.4 22.5 21.6 14.6 25.6 25.3 11.9 35.8
† Not applicable.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1970–71 through 1985–86; and 1986–87 through 2006–07 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:87–99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2007. (This table was prepared September 2008.)