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Table 322.20. Bachelor'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                              
1976-771 917,900 807,688 58,636 18,743 13,793 3,326 --- 15,714 100.0 89.5 6.5 2.1 1.5 0.4 ---
1980-812 934,800 807,319 60,673 21,832 18,794 3,593 --- 22,589 100.0 88.5 6.7 2.4 2.1 0.4 ---
1990-91 1,094,538 914,093 66,375 37,342 42,529 4,583 --- 29,616 100.0 85.8 6.2 3.5 4.0 0.4 ---
1999-2000 1,237,875 929,102 108,018 75,063 77,909 8,717 --- 39,066 100.0 77.5 9.0 6.3 6.5 0.7 ---
2000-01 1,244,171 927,357 111,307 77,745 78,902 9,049 --- 39,811 100.0 77.0 9.2 6.5 6.6 0.8 ---
                               
2002-03 1,348,811 994,616 124,253 89,029 87,964 9,875 --- 43,074 100.0 76.2 9.5 6.8 6.7 0.8 ---
2003-04 1,399,542 1,026,114 131,241 94,644 92,073 10,638 --- 44,832 100.0 75.7 9.7 7.0 6.8 0.8 ---
2004-05 1,439,264 1,049,141 136,122 101,124 97,209 10,307 --- 45,361 100.0 75.3 9.8 7.3 7.0 0.7 ---
2005-06 1,485,104 1,075,471 142,405 107,575 102,371 10,938 --- 46,344 100.0 74.7 9.9 7.5 7.1 0.8 ---
2006-07 1,524,729 1,100,308 146,767 114,962 105,287 11,463 --- 45,942 100.0 74.4 9.9 7.8 7.1 0.8 ---
                               
2007-08 1,563,734 1,123,246 152,627 122,770 109,177 11,509 --- 44,405 100.0 73.9 10.0 8.1 7.2 0.8 ---
2008-09 1,601,399 1,144,628 156,603 129,473 112,581 12,221 --- 45,893 100.0 73.6 10.1 8.3 7.2 0.8 ---
2009-10 1,649,919 1,167,322 164,789 140,426 117,391 12,405 --- 47,586 100.0 72.9 10.3 8.8 7.3 0.8 ---
2010-11 1,716,053 1,182,690 172,731 154,450 121,118 11,935 20,589 52,540 100.0 71.1 10.4 9.3 7.3 0.7 1.2
2011-12 1,792,163 1,212,417 185,916 169,736 126,177 11,498 27,234 59,185 100.0 70.0 10.7 9.8 7.3 0.7 1.6
                               
2012-13 1,840,381 1,221,908 191,233 186,677 130,129 11,432 34,128 64,874 100.0 68.8 10.8 10.5 7.3 0.6 1.9
2013-14 1,870,150 1,218,998 191,437 202,425 131,662 10,784 45,422 69,422 100.0 67.7 10.6 11.2 7.3 0.6 2.5
2014-15 1,894,969 1,210,071 192,829 218,098 133,916 10,202 54,215 75,638 100.0 66.5 10.6 12.0 7.4 0.6 3.0
2015-16 1,920,750 1,197,323 194,408 235,190 138,257 9,735 61,584 84,253 100.0 65.2 10.6 12.8 7.5 0.5 3.4
2016-17 1,956,032 1,196,007 196,300 252,166 144,078 9,582 66,526 91,373 100.0 64.1 10.5 13.5 7.7 0.5 3.6
                               
Males                              
1976-771 494,424 438,161 25,147 10,318 7,638 1,804 --- 11,356 100.0 90.7 5.2 2.1 1.6 0.4 ---
1980-812 469,625 406,173 24,511 10,810 10,107 1,700 --- 16,324 100.0 89.6 5.4 2.4 2.2 0.4 ---
1990-91 504,045 421,290 24,800 16,598 21,203 1,938 --- 18,216 100.0 86.7 5.1 3.4 4.4 0.4 ---
1999-2000 530,367 402,954 37,029 30,304 35,853 3,463 --- 20,764 100.0 79.1 7.3 5.9 7.0 0.7 ---
2000-01 531,840 401,780 38,103 31,368 35,865 3,700 --- 21,024 100.0 78.7 7.5 6.1 7.0 0.7 ---
                               
2002-03 573,258 430,248 41,494 35,101 40,230 3,870 --- 22,315 100.0 78.1 7.5 6.4 7.3 0.7 ---
2003-04 595,425 445,483 43,851 37,288 41,360 4,244 --- 23,199 100.0 77.9 7.7 6.5 7.2 0.7 ---
2004-05 613,000 456,592 45,810 39,490 43,711 4,143 --- 23,254 100.0 77.4 7.8 6.7 7.4 0.7 ---
2005-06 630,502 467,397 48,073 41,805 45,803 4,202 --- 23,222 100.0 77.0 7.9 6.9 7.5 0.7 ---
2006-07 649,816 480,747 49,715 44,761 47,577 4,508 --- 22,508 100.0 76.6 7.9 7.1 7.6 0.7 ---
                               
2007-08 668,184 492,360 52,298 47,797 49,535 4,523 --- 21,671 100.0 76.2 8.1 7.4 7.7 0.7 ---
2008-09 685,422 503,396 53,465 50,596 50,773 4,849 --- 22,343 100.0 75.9 8.1 7.6 7.7 0.7 ---
2009-10 706,660 513,711 56,136 55,139 53,365 4,879 --- 23,430 100.0 75.2 8.2 8.1 7.8 0.7 ---
2010-11 734,159 519,992 59,015 60,869 55,321 4,798 8,028 26,136 100.0 73.4 8.3 8.6 7.8 0.7 1.1
2011-12 765,772 532,463 63,736 67,083 57,521 4,476 10,945 29,548 100.0 72.3 8.7 9.1 7.8 0.6 1.5
                               
2012-13 787,408 535,358 67,351 74,067 59,806 4,611 13,834 32,381 100.0 70.9 8.9 9.8 7.9 0.6 1.8
2013-14 801,905 536,009 68,290 80,312 59,844 4,171 18,137 35,142 100.0 69.9 8.9 10.5 7.8 0.5 2.4
2014-15 812,693 530,418 69,316 86,881 61,080 4,061 22,245 38,692 100.0 68.5 9.0 11.2 7.9 0.5 2.9
2015-16 821,746 522,834 69,847 92,989 63,182 3,822 25,157 43,915 100.0 67.2 9.0 12.0 8.1 0.5 3.2
2016-17 836,045 521,421 70,554 99,331 65,398 3,730 27,084 48,527 100.0 66.2 9.0 12.6 8.3 0.5 3.4
                               
Females                              
1976-771 423,476 369,527 33,489 8,425 6,155 1,522 --- 4,358 100.0 88.2 8.0 2.0 1.5 0.4 ---
1980-812 465,175 401,146 36,162 11,022 8,687 1,893 --- 6,265 100.0 87.4 7.9 2.4 1.9 0.4 ---
1990-91 590,493 492,803 41,575 20,744 21,326 2,645 --- 11,400 100.0 85.1 7.2 3.6 3.7 0.5 ---
1999-2000 707,508 526,148 70,989 44,759 42,056 5,254 --- 18,302 100.0 76.3 10.3 6.5 6.1 0.8 ---
2000-01 712,331 525,577 73,204 46,377 43,037 5,349 --- 18,787 100.0 75.8 10.6 6.7 6.2 0.8 ---
                               
2002-03 775,553 564,368 82,759 53,928 47,734 6,005 --- 20,759 100.0 74.8 11.0 7.1 6.3 0.8 ---
2003-04 804,117 580,631 87,390 57,356 50,713 6,394 --- 21,633 100.0 74.2 11.2 7.3 6.5 0.8 ---
2004-05 826,264 592,549 90,312 61,634 53,498 6,164 --- 22,107 100.0 73.7 11.2 7.7 6.7 0.8 ---
2005-06 854,602 608,074 94,332 65,770 56,568 6,736 --- 23,122 100.0 73.1 11.3 7.9 6.8 0.8 ---
2006-07 874,913 619,561 97,052 70,201 57,710 6,955 --- 23,434 100.0 72.8 11.4 8.2 6.8 0.8 ---
                               
2007-08 895,550 630,886 100,329 74,973 59,642 6,986 --- 22,734 100.0 72.3 11.5 8.6 6.8 0.8 ---
2008-09 915,977 641,232 103,138 78,877 61,808 7,372 --- 23,550 100.0 71.9 11.6 8.8 6.9 0.8 ---
2009-10 943,259 653,611 108,653 85,287 64,026 7,526 --- 24,156 100.0 71.1 11.8 9.3 7.0 0.8 ---
2010-11 981,894 662,698 113,716 93,581 65,797 7,137 12,561 26,404 100.0 69.4 11.9 9.8 6.9 0.7 1.3
2011-12 1,026,391 679,954 122,180 102,653 68,656 7,022 16,289 29,637 100.0 68.2 12.3 10.3 6.9 0.7 1.6
                               
2012-13 1,052,973 686,550 123,882 112,610 70,323 6,821 20,294 32,493 100.0 67.3 12.1 11.0 6.9 0.7 2.0
2013-14 1,068,245 682,989 123,147 122,113 71,818 6,613 27,285 34,280 100.0 66.1 11.9 11.8 6.9 0.6 2.6
2014-15 1,082,276 679,653 123,513 131,217 72,836 6,141 31,970 36,946 100.0 65.0 11.8 12.6 7.0 0.6 3.1
2015-16 1,099,004 674,489 124,561 142,201 75,075 5,913 36,427 40,338 100.0 63.7 11.8 13.4 7.1 0.6 3.4
2016-17 1,119,987 674,586 125,746 152,835 78,680 5,852 39,442 42,846 100.0 62.6 11.7 14.2 7.3 0.5 3.7
---Not available.
1 Excludes 1,121 males and 528 females whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
2 Excludes 258 males and 82 females whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
NOTE: Data through 1990-91 are for institutions of higher education, while later data are for postsecondary institutions participating 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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