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Table 324.20. Doctor'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 conferred1 to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and nonresident aliens Percentage distribution of degrees conferred1 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                              
1976-772 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 ---
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 ---
                               
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 ---
2006-07 144,694 94,225 9,371 6,576 14,727 917 --- 18,878 100.0 74.9 7.4 5.2 11.7 0.7 ---
                               
2007-08 149,190 97,701 9,451 6,933 15,170 932 --- 19,003 100.0 75.0 7.3 5.3 11.7 0.7 ---
2008-09 154,564 101,400 10,188 7,497 15,840 978 --- 18,661 100.0 74.6 7.5 5.5 11.7 0.7 ---
2009-10 158,590 104,419 10,413 8,085 16,560 952 --- 18,161 100.0 74.4 7.4 5.8 11.8 0.7 ---
2010-11 163,827 105,990 10,934 8,662 17,078 947 1,251 18,965 100.0 73.2 7.5 6.0 11.8 0.7 0.9
2011-12 170,217 109,365 11,794 9,223 17,896 915 1,571 19,453 100.0 72.5 7.8 6.1 11.9 0.6 1.0
                               
2012-13 175,026 110,759 12,085 10,108 18,406 900 2,440 20,328 100.0 71.6 7.8 6.5 11.9 0.6 1.6
2013-14 177,587 110,157 12,621 10,665 19,118 861 2,966 21,199 100.0 70.4 8.1 6.8 12.2 0.6 1.9
2014-15 178,548 108,914 13,272 11,263 19,186 884 3,670 21,359 100.0 69.3 8.4 7.2 12.2 0.6 2.3
2015-16 178,134 107,235 13,377 11,781 19,614 811 3,782 21,534 100.0 68.5 8.5 7.5 12.5 0.5 2.4
2016-17 181,352 107,445 14,067 12,493 20,344 746 4,166 22,091 100.0 67.5 8.8 7.8 12.8 0.5 2.6
                               
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 ---
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 ---
                               
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 71,311 46,215 3,223 3,037 6,449 421 --- 11,966 100.0 77.9 5.4 5.1 10.9 0.7 ---
                               
2007-08 73,340 48,118 3,291 3,139 6,516 447 --- 11,829 100.0 78.2 5.4 5.1 10.6 0.7 ---
2008-09 75,674 49,880 3,531 3,388 6,914 460 --- 11,501 100.0 77.7 5.5 5.3 10.8 0.7 ---
2009-10 76,610 50,707 3,609 3,642 7,184 430 --- 11,038 100.0 77.3 5.5 5.6 11.0 0.7 ---
2010-11 79,672 51,688 3,838 3,990 7,545 454 557 11,600 100.0 75.9 5.6 5.9 11.1 0.7 0.8
2011-12 82,670 53,488 4,121 4,218 7,792 418 701 11,932 100.0 75.6 5.8 6.0 11.0 0.6 1.0
                               
2012-13 85,080 54,196 4,310 4,473 8,190 400 1,085 12,426 100.0 74.6 5.9 6.2 11.3 0.6 1.5
2013-14 85,585 53,374 4,510 4,788 8,270 365 1,297 12,981 100.0 73.5 6.2 6.6 11.4 0.5 1.8
2014-15 84,922 52,069 4,464 5,011 8,330 410 1,678 12,960 100.0 72.4 6.2 7.0 11.6 0.6 2.3
2015-16 84,240 50,694 4,564 5,122 8,632 371 1,718 13,139 100.0 71.3 6.4 7.2 12.1 0.5 2.4
2016-17 84,646 50,003 4,791 5,421 8,906 307 1,780 13,438 100.0 70.2 6.7 7.6 12.5 0.4 2.5
                               
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 ---
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 ---
                               
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 73,383 48,010 6,148 3,539 8,278 496 --- 6,912 100.0 72.2 9.2 5.3 12.5 0.7 ---
                               
2007-08 75,850 49,583 6,160 3,794 8,654 485 --- 7,174 100.0 72.2 9.0 5.5 12.6 0.7 ---
2008-09 78,890 51,520 6,657 4,109 8,926 518 --- 7,160 100.0 71.8 9.3 5.7 12.4 0.7 ---
2009-10 81,980 53,712 6,804 4,443 9,376 522 --- 7,123 100.0 71.8 9.1 5.9 12.5 0.7 ---
2010-11 84,155 54,302 7,096 4,672 9,533 493 694 7,365 100.0 70.7 9.2 6.1 12.4 0.6 0.9
2011-12 87,547 55,877 7,673 5,005 10,104 497 870 7,521 100.0 69.8 9.6 6.3 12.6 0.6 1.1
                               
2012-13 89,946 56,563 7,775 5,635 10,216 500 1,355 7,902 100.0 68.9 9.5 6.9 12.5 0.6 1.7
2013-14 92,002 56,783 8,111 5,877 10,848 496 1,669 8,218 100.0 67.8 9.7 7.0 12.9 0.6 2.0
2014-15 93,626 56,845 8,808 6,252 10,856 474 1,992 8,399 100.0 66.7 10.3 7.3 12.7 0.6 2.3
2015-16 93,894 56,541 8,813 6,659 10,982 440 2,064 8,395 100.0 66.1 10.3 7.8 12.8 0.5 2.4
2016-17 96,706 57,442 9,276 7,072 11,438 439 2,386 8,653 100.0 65.2 10.5 8.0 13.0 0.5 2.7
---Not available.
1 Includes Ph.D., Ed.D., and comparable degrees at the doctoral level, as well as such degrees as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees that were classified as first-professional degrees prior to 2010-11.
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 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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