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

NCES 2009-020
March 2009


Table 393. Enrollment in postbaccalaureate certificate or advanced degree programs and highest degree attained by 1992–93 bachelor's degree recipients, by education characteristics: 2003
Education characteristic Percent Distribution by highest degree attained
Ever enrolled Of those ever enrolled1  Bachelor's degree or post-
baccalaureate certificate
Advanced degree
Ever completed2  Never completed,
no longer enrolled
Currently enrolled Total Master's degree First- professional degree Doctor's degree
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Total 42.5 63.4 23.5 17.2 74.4 25.6 19.7 4.0 1.9
Undergraduate major                  
Professional fields 37.4 60.7 24.8 18.3 78.7 21.3 19.0 1.8 0.5
Business and management 27.5 65.0 22.5 15.9 83.3 16.7 14.7 1.8 0.2
Education 54.6 56.5 27.1 20.4 71.1 28.9 26.3 1.5 1.1
Health 38.0 61.8 24.1 18.4 77.9 22.1 19.4 2.1 0.6
Arts and sciences 49.3 64.8 22.4 17.3 69.4 30.7 20.8 6.3 3.6
Arts and humanities 46.6 62.7 24.2 18.6 73.0 27.1 21.5 4.3 1.2
Social and behavioral sciences 49.3 62.2 22.5 19.9 70.8 29.2 21.1 6.1 2.0
Science/math/engineering 51.1 68.4 21.2 14.0 65.7 34.3 20.1 7.7 6.6
Other 36.1 65.7 24.4 13.4 77.6 22.4 18.0 3.4 1.0
                   
Cumulative undergraduate GPA                  
Less than 2.75 63.5 59.5 25.4 18.5 79.7 20.4 16.8 2.2 1.3
2.75 to 3.74 51.5 66.1 21.5 17.0 69.4 30.6 21.3 7.1 2.3
3.75 or higher 43.7 70.0 22.0 13.1 61.6 38.4 30.1 4.3 4.1
                   
Institution granting bachelor's degree                  
Public 4-year 40.6 61.2 24.6 18.0 76.6 23.4 18.1 3.5 1.9
Private not-for-profit 4-year 47.1 66.3 22.5 16.0 70.0 30.0 22.7 5.3 2.0
Other 33.7 75.3 11.3 14.3 74.6 25.4 22.5 1.6 1.3
                   
Highest degree attained as of 2003                  
Bachelor's degree or postbaccalaureate certificate 77.3 7.9 59.1 33.9 100.0
Master's degree 100.0 100.0 7.1 100.0 100.0
Doctor's/first-professional degree 100.0 100.0 2.9 100.0 67.5 32.5
                   
Field of advanced degree3                   
Business and management 100.0 100.0 3.4 100.0 98.4 # 1.6
Education 100.0 100.0 7.4 100.0 98.3 0.3 1.4
Health 100.0 100.0 4.3 100.0 48.7 48.1 3.2
Arts and humanities 100.0 100.0 7.1 100.0 86.6 3.6 9.9
Social and behavioral sciences 100.0 100.0 9.2 100.0 89.4 # 10.6
Science/math/engineering 100.0 100.0 10.7 100.0 76.3 # 23.7
Other 100.0 100.0 4.5 100.0 43.5 5.1 11.4
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
1 Columns are not mutually exclusive; bachelor's degree recipients who are currently enrolled could have completed a prior graduate program.
2 Includes completion of postbaccalaureate certificates.
3 Only includes respondents who completed a master's, doctor's, or first-professional degree. These graduates could also have left another graduate program without complet­ing or be currently enrolled in another graduate program.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 1993/03 Bac­calaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/03). (This table was prepared August 2006.)