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Table 336. Doctor's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity and sex of student: Selected years, 1976-77 through 2010-11
Year and sex Number of degrees conferred to U.S. citizens and nonresident aliens1 Percentage distribution of degrees conferred1 to U.S. citizens
Total White Black His-
panic
Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native Two or more races Non-
resi-
dent alien
Total White Black His-
panic
Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native Two or more races
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Total                              
1976-772 91,218 79,932 3,575 1,533 1,674 240 4,264 100.0 91.9 4.1 1.8 1.9 0.3
1980-813 97,281 84,200 3,893 1,924 2,267 312 4,685 100.0 90.9 4.2 2.1 2.4 0.3
1990-91 105,547 81,791 4,429 3,210 5,120 356 10,641 100.0 86.2 4.7 3.4 5.4 0.4
1994-95 114,266 82,605 5,918 4,083 8,768 528 12,364 100.0 81.1 5.8 4.0 8.6 0.5
1995-96 115,507 82,641 6,153 4,361 8,979 607 12,766 100.0 80.4 6.0 4.2 8.7 0.6
                               
1996-97 118,747 84,244 6,694 4,615 9,730 675 12,789 100.0 79.5 6.3 4.4 9.2 0.6
1997-98 118,735 83,690 7,018 4,705 9,814 732 12,776 100.0 79.0 6.6 4.4 9.3 0.7
1998-99 116,700 82,066 7,004 4,959 10,025 774 11,872 100.0 78.3 6.7 4.7 9.6 0.7
1999-2000 118,736 82,984 7,078 5,042 10,682 708 12,242 100.0 77.9 6.6 4.7 10.0 0.7
2000-01 119,585 82,321 7,035 5,204 11,587 705 12,733 100.0 77.0 6.6 4.9 10.8 0.7
                               
2001-02 119,663 81,995 7,570 5,267 11,633 753 12,445 100.0 76.5 7.1 4.9 10.8 0.7
2002-03 121,579 82,549 7,537 5,503 12,008 759 13,223 100.0 76.2 7.0 5.1 11.1 0.7
2003-04 126,087 84,695 8,089 5,795 12,371 771 14,366 100.0 75.8 7.2 5.2 11.1 0.7
2004-05 134,387 89,763 8,527 6,115 13,176 788 16,018 100.0 75.8 7.2 5.2 11.1 0.7
2005-06 138,056 91,050 8,523 6,202 13,686 929 17,666 100.0 75.6 7.1 5.2 11.4 0.8
                               
2006-07 144,690 94,248 9,377 6,593 14,924 918 18,630 100.0 74.8 7.4 5.2 11.8 0.7
2007-08 149,378 97,839 9,463 6,949 15,203 932 18,992 100.0 75.0 7.3 5.3 11.7 0.7
2008-09 154,425 101,303 10,183 7,490 15,809 978 18,662 100.0 74.6 7.5 5.5 11.6 0.7
2009-10 158,558 104,426 10,417 8,085 16,625 952 18,053 100.0 74.3 7.4 5.8 11.8 0.7
2010-11 163,765 105,932 10,925 8,650 17,078 947 1,271 18,962 100.0 73.2 7.5 6.0 11.8 0.7 0.9
                               
Males                              
1976-772 71,709 62,977 2,338 1,216 1,311 182 3,685 100.0 92.6 3.4 1.8 1.9 0.3
1980-813 68,853 59,574 2,206 1,338 1,589 223 3,923 100.0 91.8 3.4 2.1 2.4 0.3
1990-91 64,242 48,812 1,991 1,835 3,038 196 8,370 100.0 87.4 3.6 3.3 5.4 0.4
1994-95 67,324 48,077 2,509 2,217 4,974 270 9,277 100.0 82.8 4.3 3.8 8.6 0.5
1995-96 67,189 47,420 2,526 2,364 4,987 328 9,564 100.0 82.3 4.4 4.1 8.7 0.6
                               
1996-97 68,387 48,113 2,704 2,481 5,334 368 9,387 100.0 81.5 4.6 4.2 9.0 0.6
1997-98 67,232 47,189 2,808 2,525 5,171 364 9,175 100.0 81.3 4.8 4.3 8.9 0.6
1998-99 65,340 45,802 2,793 2,533 5,382 402 8,428 100.0 80.5 4.9 4.5 9.5 0.7
1999-2000 64,930 45,308 2,762 2,602 5,467 333 8,458 100.0 80.2 4.9 4.6 9.7 0.6
2000-01 64,171 44,131 2,655 2,564 5,759 346 8,716 100.0 79.6 4.8 4.6 10.4 0.6
                               
2001-02 62,731 43,014 2,821 2,586 5,645 357 8,308 100.0 79.0 5.2 4.8 10.4 0.7
2002-03 62,730 42,569 2,735 2,671 5,683 358 8,714 100.0 78.8 5.1 4.9 10.5 0.7
2003-04 63,981 43,014 2,888 2,731 5,620 357 9,371 100.0 78.8 5.3 5.0 10.3 0.7
2004-05 67,257 44,749 2,904 2,863 5,913 370 10,458 100.0 78.8 5.1 5.0 10.4 0.7
2005-06 68,912 45,476 2,949 2,850 5,977 429 11,231 100.0 78.8 5.1 4.9 10.4 0.7
                               
2006-07 71,308 46,228 3,225 3,049 6,597 421 11,788 100.0 77.7 5.4 5.1 11.1 0.7
2007-08 73,453 48,203 3,296 3,146 6,535 447 11,826 100.0 78.2 5.3 5.1 10.6 0.7
2008-09 75,639 49,861 3,528 3,385 6,904 460 11,501 100.0 77.7 5.5 5.3 10.8 0.7
2009-10 76,605 50,705 3,622 3,641 7,230 430 10,977 100.0 77.3 5.5 5.5 11.0 0.7
2010-11 79,654 51,666 3,836 3,985 7,545 454 571 11,597 100.0 75.9 5.6 5.9 11.1 0.7 0.8
                               
Females                              
1976-772 19,509 16,955 1,237 317 363 58 579 100.0 89.6 6.5 1.7 1.9 0.3
1980-813 28,428 24,626 1,687 586 678 89 762 100.0 89.0 6.1 2.1 2.5 0.3
1990-91 41,305 32,979 2,438 1,375 2,082 160 2,271 100.0 84.5 6.2 3.5 5.3 0.4
1994-95 46,942 34,528 3,409 1,866 3,794 258 3,087 100.0 78.7 7.8 4.3 8.7 0.6
1995-96 48,318 35,221 3,627 1,997 3,992 279 3,202 100.0 78.1 8.0 4.4 8.8 0.6
                               
1996-97 50,360 36,131 3,990 2,134 4,396 307 3,402 100.0 76.9 8.5 4.5 9.4 0.7
1997-98 51,503 36,501 4,210 2,180 4,643 368 3,601 100.0 76.2 8.8 4.6 9.7 0.8
1998-99 51,360 36,264 4,211 2,426 4,643 372 3,444 100.0 75.7 8.8 5.1 9.7 0.8
1999-2000 53,806 37,676 4,316 2,440 5,215 375 3,784 100.0 75.3 8.6 4.9 10.4 0.7
2000-01 55,414 38,190 4,380 2,640 5,828 359 4,017 100.0 74.3 8.5 5.1 11.3 0.7
                               
2001-02 56,932 38,981 4,749 2,681 5,988 396 4,137 100.0 73.8 9.0 5.1 11.3 0.8
2002-03 58,849 39,980 4,802 2,832 6,325 401 4,509 100.0 73.6 8.8 5.2 11.6 0.7
2003-04 62,106 41,681 5,201 3,064 6,751 414 4,995 100.0 73.0 9.1 5.4 11.8 0.7
2004-05 67,130 45,014 5,623 3,252 7,263 418 5,560 100.0 73.1 9.1 5.3 11.8 0.7
2005-06 69,144 45,574 5,574 3,352 7,709 500 6,435 100.0 72.7 8.9 5.3 12.3 0.8
                               
2006-07 73,382 48,020 6,152 3,544 8,327 497 6,842 100.0 72.2 9.2 5.3 12.5 0.7
2007-08 75,925 49,636 6,167 3,803 8,668 485 7,166 100.0 72.2 9.0 5.5 12.6 0.7
2008-09 78,786 51,442 6,655 4,105 8,905 518 7,161 100.0 71.8 9.3 5.7 12.4 0.7
2009-10 81,953 53,721 6,795 4,444 9,395 522 7,076 100.0 71.7 9.1 5.9 12.5 0.7
2010-11 84,111 54,266 7,089 4,665 9,533 493 700 7,365 100.0 70.7 9.2 6.1 12.4 0.6 0.9
— Not available.
1 Includes Ph.D., E.D., and comparable degrees at the doctoral level, as well as such degrees as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees that were formerly classified as first-professional degrees.
2 Excludes 500 males and 12 females whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
3 Excludes 714 males and 21 females whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
NOTE: Data through 1994-95 are for institutions of higher education, while later data are for degree-granting institutions. Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. 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. 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; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:90-99); and IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2011, Completions component. (This table was prepared June 2012.)

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