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Table 310. Degrees in the health professions and related sciences 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 25,223 5,785 19,438 5,330 2,165 3,165 518 437 81
1971–72 28,611 13.4 7,005 21,606 6,811 2,749 4,062 459 376 83
1972–73 33,562 17.3 7,752 25,810 7,978 3,189 4,789 685 519 166
1973–74 41,421 23.4 9,347 32,074 9,232 3,444 5,788 645 507 138
1974–75 49,002 18.3 10,844 38,158 10,277 3,686 6,591 666 481 185
                     
1975–76 53,885 10.0 11,386 42,499 12,164 3,837 8,327 617 444 173
1976–77 57,222 6.2 11,896 45,326 12,627 3,865 8,762 578 402 176
1977–78 59,445 3.9 11,600 47,845 14,027 3,972 10,055 704 454 250
1978–79 62,095 4.5 11,214 50,881 15,110 4,155 10,955 731 463 268
1979–80 63,848 2.8 11,330 52,518 15,374 4,060 11,314 821 467 354
                     
1980–81 63,665 -0.3 10,531 53,134 16,176 4,024 12,152 868 499 369
1981–82 63,660 # 10,110 53,550 16,212 3,743 12,469 956 527 429
1982–83 65,642 3.1 10,247 55,395 16,941 4,138 12,803 1,093 615 478
1983–84 65,305 -0.5 10,068 55,237 17,351 4,124 13,227 1,077 528 549
1984–85 65,331 # 9,741 55,590 17,442 4,046 13,396 1,142 546 596
                     
1985–86 65,309 # 9,629 55,680 18,603 4,355 14,248 1,139 547 592
1986–87 63,963 -2.1 9,137 54,826 18,442 3,818 14,624 1,120 518 602
1987–88 61,614 -3.7 8,955 52,659 18,774 4,004 14,770 1,188 516 672
1988–89 59,850 -2.9 8,878 50,972 19,493 4,197 15,296 1,329 555 774
1989–90 58,983 -1.4 9,075 49,908 20,406 4,486 15,920 1,449 635 814
                     
1990–91 59,875 1.5 9,619 50,256 21,354 4,423 16,931 1,534 649 885
1991–92 62,779 4.9 10,330 52,449 23,671 4,794 18,877 1,432 576 856
1992–93 68,434 9.0 11,605 56,829 26,190 5,249 20,941 1,451 571 880
1993–94 75,890 10.9 13,377 62,513 28,442 5,813 22,629 1,552 593 959
1994–95 81,596 7.5 14,812 66,784 31,770 6,718 25,052 1,653 647 1,006
                     
1995–96 86,087 5.5 15,942 70,145 33,920 7,017 26,903 1,651 655 996
1996–97 87,997 2.2 16,440 71,557 36,162 7,536 28,626 2,179 926 1,253
1997–98 86,843 -1.3 15,700 71,143 39,567 8,644 30,923 1,975 678 1,297
1998–99 85,214 -1.9 15,187 70,027 40,707 9,202 31,505 1,920 721 1,199
1999–2000 80,863 -5.1 13,342 67,521 42,593 9,500 33,093 2,053 720 1,333
                     
2000–01 75,933 -6.1 12,514 63,419 43,623 9,711 33,912 2,242 798 1,444
2001–02 72,887 -4.0 10,869 62,018 43,560 9,588 33,972 2,913 991 1,922
2002–03 71,261 -2.2 10,096 61,165 42,748 9,280 33,468 3,329 1,030 2,299
2003–04 73,934 3.8 10,017 63,917 44,939 9,670 35,269 4,361 1,261 3,100
2004–05 80,685 9.1 10,858 69,827 46,703 9,816 36,887 5,868 1,710 4,158
                     
2005–06 91,973 14.0 12,914 79,059 51,380 10,630 40,750 7,128 1,959 5,169
2006–07 101,810 10.7 14,325 87,485 54,531 10,636 43,895 8,355 2,242 6,113
                     
Percent change                    
1996–97 to 2001–02 -17.2 -33.9 -13.3 20.5 27.2 18.7 33.7 7.0 53.4
2001–02 to 2006–07 39.7 31.8 41.1 25.2 10.9 29.2 186.8 126.2 218.1
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Excludes degrees awarded in first-professional fields, such as medicine (M.D.) and dentistry (D.D.S. and D.M.D.).
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.)

2008 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest