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Table 321. Degrees in chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree: 1970-71 through 2009-10
Year Chemical engineering Civil engineering Electrical, electronics, and communications engineering Mechanical engineering
Bachelor's Master's Doctor's Bachelor's Master's Doctor's Bachelor's Master's Doctor's Bachelor's Master's Doctor's
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1970-71 3,579 1,100 406 6,526 2,425 446 12,198 4,282 879 8,858 2,237 438
1971-72 3,625 1,154 394 6,803 2,487 415 12,101 4,206 824 8,530 2,282 411
1972-73 3,578 1,051 397 7,390 2,627 397 12,313 3,895 791 8,523 2,141 370
1973-74 3,399 1,044 400 8,017 2,652 368 11,316 3,499 705 7,677 1,843 385
1974-75 3,070 990 346 7,651 2,769 356 10,161 3,469 701 6,890 1,858 340
                         
1975-76 3,140 1,031 308 7,923 2,999 370 9,791 3,774 649 6,800 1,907 305
1976-77 3,524 1,086 291 8,228 2,964 309 9,936 3,788 566 7,703 1,952 283
1977-78 4,569 1,235 259 9,135 2,685 277 11,133 3,740 503 8,875 1,942 279
1978-79 5,568 1,149 304 9,809 2,646 253 12,338 3,591 586 10,107 1,877 271
1979-80 6,320 1,270 284 10,326 2,683 270 13,821 3,836 525 11,808 2,060 281
                         
1980-81 6,527 1,267 300 10,678 2,891 325 14,938 3,901 535 13,329 2,291 276
1981-82 6,740 1,285 311 10,524 2,995 329 16,455 4,462 526 13,922 2,399 333
1982-83 7,185 1,368 319 9,989 3,074 340 18,049 4,531 550 15,675 2,511 299
1983-84 7,475 1,514 330 9,693 3,146 369 19,943 5,078 585 16,629 2,797 319
1984-85 7,146 1,544 418 9,162 3,172 377 21,691 5,153 660 16,794 3,053 409
                         
1985-86 5,877 1,361 446 8,679 2,926 395 23,742 5,534 722 16,194 3,075 426
1986-87 4,991 1,184 497 8,147 2,901 451 24,547 6,183 724 15,450 3,198 528
1987-88 3,917 1,088 579 7,488 2,836 481 23,597 6,688 860 14,900 3,329 596
1988-89 3,663 1,093 602 7,312 2,903 505 21,908 7,028 998 14,843 3,498 633
1989-90 3,430 1,035 562 7,252 2,812 516 20,711 7,225 1,162 14,336 3,424 742
                         
1990-91 3,444 903 611 7,314 2,927 536 19,320 7,095 1,220 13,977 3,516 757
1991-92 3,754 956 590 8,034 3,113 540 17,958 7,360 1,282 14,067 3,653 851
1992-93 4,459 990 595 8,868 3,610 577 17,281 7,870 1,413 14,464 3,982 871
1993-94 5,163 1,032 604 9,479 3,873 651 15,823 7,791 1,470 15,030 4,099 887
1994-95 5,901 1,085 571 9,927 4,077 625 14,929 7,693 1,543 14,794 4,213 890
                         
1995-96 6,319 1,176 670 10,607 3,905 616 13,900 7,103 1,591 14,177 3,881 940
1996-97 6,564 1,131 650 10,437 3,833 640 13,336 6,393 1,512 13,493 3,608 913
1997-98 6,319 1,128 652 9,926 3,795 610 12,995 6,737 1,458 13,071 3,441 933
1998-99 6,038 1,130 575 9,178 3,656 534 12,606 6,708 1,309 12,753 3,268 788
1999-2000 5,807 1,078 590 8,136 3,433 543 12,930 6,926 1,392 12,807 3,273 776
                         
2000-01 5,611 1,083 610 7,588 3,310 571 13,091 6,815 1,417 12,817 3,371 849
2001-02 5,462 973 605 7,665 3,295 574 13,056 6,587 1,235 13,058 3,391 772
2002-03 5,109 1,065 542 7,836 3,596 599 13,627 7,621 1,256 13,693 3,695 747
2003-04 4,742 1,165 623 7,827 3,790 636 14,123 9,511 1,440 14,050 4,420 787
2004-05 4,397 1,183 773 8,186 3,834 713 14,171 9,054 1,566 14,609 4,637 915
                         
2005-06 4,326 1,116 819 9,090 3,768 750 13,966 8,123 1,860 15,850 4,443 1,096
2006-07 4,492 957 835 9,671 3,482 805 13,089 7,777 2,042 16,601 4,294 1,106
2007-08 4,795 933 853 10,455 3,595 752 12,375 8,631 1,996 17,367 4,497 1,109
2008-09 5,036 994 789 10,785 3,794 762 11,619 9,178 1,811 17,352 4,620 1,142
2009-10 5,740 1,042 830 11,333 4,076 717 11,450 9,050 1,869 18,498 4,816 996
                         
Percent change                        
1999-2000 to
     2004-05
-24.3 9.7 31.0 0.6 11.7 31.3 9.6 30.7 12.5 14.1 41.7 17.9
2004-05 to
     2009-10
30.5 -11.9 7.4 38.4 6.3 0.6 -19.2 # 19.3 26.6 3.9 8.9
#Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. From 1970-71 through 1981-82, civil engineering includes construction and transportation engineering. From 1991-92,
civil engineering includes geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering. Degrees in engineering technologies are not included in this table. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
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; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:87-99); and IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2010, Completions component. (This table was prepared December 2011.)

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