Digest of Education Statistics
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Table 354. Degrees in foreign languages and literatures conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: Selected years, 1959-60 through 2010-11
Year Bachelor's degrees Master's degrees Doctor's degrees
Total Males Females Females as
a percent
of total
Total Males Females Total Males Females
Number Annual
percent
change
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1959-60 5,462 2,090 3,372 61.7 1,125 590 535 229 166 63
1967-68 19,254 5,253 14,001 72.7 4,849 2,068 2,781 707 503 204
1969-70 21,109 5,613 15,496 73.4 5,137 1,917 3,220 869 579 290
                       
1970-71 20,988 -0.6 5,508 15,480 73.8 5,480 1,961 3,519 1,084 714 370
1971-72 19,890 -5.2 5,196 14,694 73.9 5,283 1,919 3,364 1,134 742 392
1972-73 20,170 1.4 5,119 15,051 74.6 5,068 1,909 3,159 1,347 829 518
1973-74 20,197 0.1 5,063 15,134 74.9 4,851 1,788 3,063 1,248 703 545
1974-75 19,103 -5.4 4,723 14,380 75.3 4,721 1,672 3,049 1,220 665 555
                       
1975-76 17,068 -10.7 4,270 12,798 75.0 4,432 1,581 2,851 1,245 643 602
1976-77 15,496 -9.2 3,965 11,531 74.4 4,056 1,365 2,691 1,103 574 529
1977-78 14,334 -7.5 3,684 10,650 74.3 3,624 1,194 2,430 1,002 490 512
1978-79 13,211 -7.8 3,391 9,820 74.3 3,248 1,092 2,156 960 471 489
1979-80 12,480 -5.5 3,226 9,254 74.2 3,067 1,026 2,041 857 412 445
                       
1980-81 11,638 -6.7 3,013 8,625 74.1 2,934 1,039 1,895 931 460 471
1981-82 11,175 -4.0 2,919 8,256 73.9 2,892 997 1,895 869 407 462
1982-83 11,170 # 3,048 8,122 72.7 2,706 1,001 1,705 790 362 428
1983-84 10,985 -1.7 3,098 7,887 71.8 2,814 984 1,830 779 353 426
1984-85 11,436 4.1 3,186 8,250 72.1 2,708 932 1,776 761 342 419
                       
1985-86 11,550 1.0 3,374 8,176 70.8 2,690 878 1,812 768 338 430
1986-87 11,706 1.4 3,374 8,332 71.2 2,574 847 1,727 769 332 437
1987-88 11,515 -1.6 3,223 8,292 72.0 2,680 931 1,749 725 330 395
1988-89 12,403 7.7 3,432 8,971 72.3 2,837 955 1,882 727 317 410
1989-90 13,133 5.9 3,625 9,508 72.4 3,018 987 2,031 816 348 468
                       
1990-91 13,937 6.1 4,008 9,929 71.2 3,049 1,018 2,031 889 396 493
1991-92 14,634 5.0 4,225 10,409 71.1 3,229 1,074 2,155 984 434 550
1992-93 15,305 4.6 4,435 10,870 71.0 3,513 1,182 2,331 977 417 560
1993-94 15,242 -0.4 4,573 10,669 70.0 3,612 1,199 2,413 1,033 418 615
1994-95 14,558 -4.5 4,496 10,062 69.1 3,439 1,124 2,315 1,081 479 602
                       
1995-96 14,832 1.9 4,514 10,318 69.6 3,443 1,141 2,302 1,020 446 574
1996-97 14,487 -2.3 4,388 10,099 69.7 3,361 1,104 2,257 1,064 450 614
1997-98 15,279 5.5 4,585 10,694 70.0 3,181 1,033 2,148 1,118 473 645
1998-99 15,835 3.6 4,738 11,097 70.1 3,109 976 2,133 1,049 443 606
1999-2000 15,886 0.3 4,616 11,270 70.9 3,037 944 2,093 1,086 446 640
                       
2000-01 16,128 1.5 4,695 11,433 70.9 3,035 969 2,066 1,078 420 658
2001-02 16,258 0.8 4,685 11,573 71.2 3,075 958 2,117 1,003 418 585
2002-03 16,912 4.0 4,996 11,916 70.5 3,049 874 2,175 1,042 424 618
2003-04 17,754 5.0 5,215 12,539 70.6 3,124 957 2,167 1,031 410 621
2004-05 18,386 3.6 5,370 13,016 70.8 3,407 1,056 2,351 1,027 410 617
                       
2005-06 19,410 5.6 5,842 13,568 69.9 3,539 1,049 2,490 1,074 436 638
2006-07 20,275 4.5 6,173 14,102 69.6 3,443 1,058 2,385 1,059 437 622
2007-08 20,977 3.5 6,254 14,723 70.2 3,565 1,128 2,437 1,078 431 647
2008-09 21,158 0.9 6,302 14,856 70.2 3,592 1,211 2,381 1,111 426 685
2009-10 21,516 1.7 6,610 14,906 69.3 3,755 1,254 2,501 1,091 446 645
2010-11 21,706 0.9 6,720 14,986 69.0 3,727 1,256 2,471 1,158 477 681
                       
Percent change                      
2000-01 to 2005-06 20.3 24.4 18.7 16.6 8.3 20.5 -0.4 3.8 -3.0
2005-06 to 2010-11 11.8 15.0 10.5 5.3 19.7 -0.8 7.8 9.4 6.7
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Earned Degrees Conferred, 1949-50 and 1959-60; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1967-68 through 1985-86; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:87-99); and IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2011, Completions component. (This table was prepared July 2012.)

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