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Table 321.20. Associate's degrees conferred by postsecondary institutions, by race/ethnicity and sex of student: Selected years, 1976-77 through 2016-17
Year and sex Number of degrees conferred to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and nonresident aliens Percentage distribution of degrees conferred to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
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                              
1976-771 404,956 342,290 33,159 16,636 7,044 2,498 3,329 100.0 85.2 8.3 4.1 1.8 0.6
1980-812 410,174 339,167 35,330 17,800 8,650 2,584 6,643 100.0 84.0 8.8 4.4 2.1 0.6
1990-91 481,720 391,264 38,835 25,540 15,257 3,871 6,953 100.0 82.4 8.2 5.4 3.2 0.8
1999-2000 564,933 408,822 60,208 51,563 27,778 6,474 10,088 100.0 73.7 10.9 9.3 5.0 1.2
2000-01 578,865 411,075 63,855 57,288 28,463 6,623 11,561 100.0 72.5 11.3 10.1 5.0 1.2
                               
2002-03 634,016 438,261 75,609 66,673 32,629 7,461 13,383 100.0 70.6 12.2 10.7 5.3 1.2
2003-04 665,301 456,047 81,183 72,270 33,149 8,119 14,533 100.0 70.1 12.5 11.1 5.1 1.2
2004-05 696,660 475,513 86,402 78,557 33,669 8,435 14,084 100.0 69.7 12.7 11.5 4.9 1.2
2005-06 713,315 485,481 89,813 80,870 35,215 8,555 13,381 100.0 69.4 12.8 11.6 5.0 1.2
2006-07 727,616 491,333 91,440 85,275 37,243 8,579 13,746 100.0 68.8 12.8 11.9 5.2 1.2
                               
2007-08 750,166 501,467 95,566 91,289 38,848 8,827 14,169 100.0 68.1 13.0 12.4 5.3 1.2
2008-09 787,243 521,834 101,631 98,408 41,364 8,823 15,183 100.0 67.6 13.2 12.7 5.4 1.1
2009-10 848,856 552,376 113,867 112,403 44,026 10,101 16,083 100.0 66.3 13.7 13.5 5.3 1.2
2010-11 943,506 604,745 129,044 126,297 45,489 10,180 11,126 16,625 100.0 65.2 13.9 13.6 4.9 1.1 1.2
2011-12 1,021,718 635,755 142,512 151,807 48,861 10,738 14,858 17,187 100.0 63.3 14.2 15.1 4.9 1.1 1.5
                               
2012-13 1,007,427 617,308 135,892 157,989 49,474 10,546 19,383 16,835 100.0 62.3 13.7 15.9 5.0 1.1 2.0
2013-14 1,005,155 601,959 134,621 168,106 50,368 10,338 22,695 17,068 100.0 60.9 13.6 17.0 5.1 1.0 2.3
2014-15 1,014,341 590,616 137,920 180,598 51,767 9,996 25,505 17,939 100.0 59.3 13.8 18.1 5.2 1.0 2.6
2015-16 1,008,228 566,622 134,012 196,044 53,753 9,490 28,933 19,374 100.0 57.3 13.6 19.8 5.4 1.0 2.9
2016-17 1,005,649 551,033 129,874 209,138 55,801 9,268 29,630 20,905 100.0 56.0 13.2 21.2 5.7 0.9 3.0
                               
Males                              
1976-771 209,672 178,236 15,330 9,105 3,630 1,216 2,155 100.0 85.9 7.4 4.4 1.7 0.6
1980-812 183,819 151,242 14,290 8,327 4,557 1,108 4,295 100.0 84.2 8.0 4.6 2.5 0.6
1990-91 198,634 161,858 14,143 10,738 7,164 1,439 3,292 100.0 82.9 7.2 5.5 3.7 0.7
1999-2000 224,721 164,317 20,968 20,947 12,009 2,222 4,258 100.0 74.5 9.5 9.5 5.4 1.0
2000-01 231,645 166,322 22,147 23,350 12,339 2,294 5,193 100.0 73.4 9.8 10.3 5.4 1.0
                               
2002-03 253,451 179,163 25,591 26,461 14,057 2,618 5,561 100.0 72.3 10.3 10.7 5.7 1.1
2003-04 260,033 183,819 25,961 27,828 13,907 2,740 5,778 100.0 72.3 10.2 10.9 5.5 1.1
2004-05 267,536 188,569 27,151 29,658 13,802 2,774 5,582 100.0 72.0 10.4 11.3 5.3 1.1
2005-06 270,139 190,174 27,618 30,043 14,227 2,777 5,300 100.0 71.8 10.4 11.3 5.4 1.0
2006-07 275,034 191,487 28,251 31,609 15,502 2,872 5,313 100.0 71.0 10.5 11.7 5.7 1.1
                               
2007-08 282,695 194,354 29,984 33,852 15,941 2,989 5,575 100.0 70.1 10.8 12.2 5.8 1.1
2008-09 298,066 202,670 32,004 36,919 17,305 3,075 6,093 100.0 69.4 11.0 12.6 5.9 1.1
2009-10 322,747 215,977 36,148 42,210 18,268 3,555 6,589 100.0 68.3 11.4 13.4 5.8 1.1
2010-11 361,408 238,012 41,649 47,911 19,085 3,727 4,197 6,827 100.0 67.1 11.7 13.5 5.4 1.1 1.2
2011-12 393,479 251,964 46,377 57,926 20,537 3,924 5,569 7,182 100.0 65.2 12.0 15.0 5.3 1.0 1.4
                               
2012-13 389,195 243,868 45,458 60,536 21,223 3,638 7,434 7,038 100.0 63.8 11.9 15.8 5.6 1.0 1.9
2013-14 391,474 239,289 45,868 64,658 21,824 3,682 8,969 7,184 100.0 62.3 11.9 16.8 5.7 1.0 2.3
2014-15 396,782 236,381 47,393 69,291 22,377 3,590 9,997 7,753 100.0 60.8 12.2 17.8 5.8 0.9 2.6
2015-16 392,084 226,142 44,777 74,531 23,426 3,335 11,251 8,622 100.0 59.0 11.7 19.4 6.1 0.9 2.9
2016-17 394,159 223,661 43,173 78,464 24,453 3,372 11,676 9,360 100.0 58.1 11.2 20.4 6.4 0.9 3.0
                               
Females                              
1976-771 195,284 164,054 17,829 7,531 3,414 1,282 1,174 100.0 84.5 9.2 3.9 1.8 0.7
1980-812 226,355 187,925 21,040 9,473 4,093 1,476 2,348 100.0 83.9 9.4 4.2 1.8 0.7
1990-91 283,086 229,406 24,692 14,802 8,093 2,432 3,661 100.0 82.1 8.8 5.3 2.9 0.9
1999-2000 340,212 244,505 39,240 30,616 15,769 4,252 5,830 100.0 73.1 11.7 9.2 4.7 1.3
2000-01 347,220 244,753 41,708 33,938 16,124 4,329 6,368 100.0 71.8 12.2 10.0 4.7 1.3
                               
2002-03 380,565 259,098 50,018 40,212 18,572 4,843 7,822 100.0 69.5 13.4 10.8 5.0 1.3
2003-04 405,268 272,228 55,222 44,442 19,242 5,379 8,755 100.0 68.7 13.9 11.2 4.9 1.4
2004-05 429,124 286,944 59,251 48,899 19,867 5,661 8,502 100.0 68.2 14.1 11.6 4.7 1.3
2005-06 443,176 295,307 62,195 50,827 20,988 5,778 8,081 100.0 67.9 14.3 11.7 4.8 1.3
2006-07 452,582 299,846 63,189 53,666 21,741 5,707 8,433 100.0 67.5 14.2 12.1 4.9 1.3
                               
2007-08 467,471 307,113 65,582 57,437 22,907 5,838 8,594 100.0 66.9 14.3 12.5 5.0 1.3
2008-09 489,177 319,164 69,627 61,489 24,059 5,748 9,090 100.0 66.5 14.5 12.8 5.0 1.2
2009-10 526,109 336,399 77,719 70,193 25,758 6,546 9,494 100.0 65.1 15.0 13.6 5.0 1.3
2010-11 582,098 366,733 87,395 78,386 26,404 6,453 6,929 9,798 100.0 64.1 15.3 13.7 4.6 1.1 1.2
2011-12 628,239 383,791 96,135 93,881 28,324 6,814 9,289 10,005 100.0 62.1 15.5 15.2 4.6 1.1 1.5
                               
2012-13 618,232 373,440 90,434 97,453 28,251 6,908 11,949 9,797 100.0 61.4 14.9 16.0 4.6 1.1 2.0
2013-14 613,681 362,670 88,753 103,448 28,544 6,656 13,726 9,884 100.0 60.1 14.7 17.1 4.7 1.1 2.3
2014-15 617,559 354,235 90,527 111,307 29,390 6,406 15,508 10,186 100.0 58.3 14.9 18.3 4.8 1.1 2.6
2015-16 616,144 340,480 89,235 121,513 30,327 6,155 17,682 10,752 100.0 56.2 14.7 20.1 5.0 1.0 2.9
2016-17 611,490 327,372 86,701 130,674 31,348 5,896 17,954 11,545 100.0 54.6 14.5 21.8 5.2 1.0 3.0
—Not available.
1 Excludes 1,170 males and 251 females whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
2 Excludes 4,819 males and 1,384 females whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
NOTE: Data through 1990-91 are for institutions of higher education, while later data are for degree-granting postsecondary institutions, which are institutions that 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. 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, 1976-77 and 1980-81; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:90-99); and IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2017, Completions component. (This table was prepared August 2018.)

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