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Table 325.80. Degrees in psychology conferred by postsecondary institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: Selected years, 1949-50 through 2016-17
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
1949-50 9,569 6,055 3,514 36.7 1,316 948 368 283 241 42
1959-60 8,061 4,773 3,288 40.8 1,406 981 425 641 544 97
1967-68 23,819 13,792 10,027 42.1 3,479 2,321 1,158 1,268 982 286
1969-70 33,679 19,077 14,602 43.4 5,158 2,975 2,183 1,962 1,505 457
                       
1970-71 38,187 13.4 21,227 16,960 44.4 5,717 3,395 2,322 2,144 1,629 515
1971-72 43,433 13.7 23,352 20,081 46.2 6,764 3,934 2,830 2,277 1,694 583
1972-73 47,940 10.4 25,117 22,823 47.6 7,619 4,325 3,294 2,550 1,797 753
1973-74 52,139 8.8 25,868 26,271 50.4 8,796 4,983 3,813 2,872 1,987 885
1974-75 51,245 -1.7 24,284 26,961 52.6 9,394 5,035 4,359 2,913 1,979 934
                       
1975-76 50,278 -1.9 22,898 27,380 54.5 10,167 5,136 5,031 3,157 2,115 1,042
1976-77 47,861 -4.8 20,627 27,234 56.9 10,859 5,293 5,566 3,386 2,127 1,259
1977-78 44,879 -6.2 18,422 26,457 59.0 10,282 4,670 5,612 3,164 1,974 1,190
1978-79 42,697 -4.9 16,540 26,157 61.3 10,132 4,405 5,727 3,228 1,895 1,333
1979-80 42,093 -1.4 15,440 26,653 63.3 9,938 4,096 5,842 3,395 1,921 1,474
                       
1980-81 41,068 -2.4 14,332 26,736 65.1 10,223 4,066 6,157 3,576 2,002 1,574
1981-82 41,212 0.4 13,645 27,567 66.9 9,947 3,823 6,124 3,461 1,856 1,605
1982-83 40,460 -1.8 13,131 27,329 67.5 9,981 3,647 6,334 3,602 1,838 1,764
1983-84 39,955 -1.2 12,812 27,143 67.9 9,525 3,400 6,125 3,535 1,774 1,761
1984-85 39,900 -0.1 12,706 27,194 68.2 9,891 3,452 6,439 3,447 1,739 1,708
                       
1985-86 40,628 1.8 12,605 28,023 69.0 9,845 3,347 6,498 3,593 1,724 1,869
1986-87 43,152 6.2 13,395 29,757 69.0 11,000 3,516 7,484 4,062 1,801 2,261
1987-88 45,371 5.1 13,579 31,792 70.1 10,488 3,256 7,232 3,973 1,783 2,190
1988-89 49,083 8.2 14,265 34,818 70.9 11,329 3,465 7,864 4,143 1,773 2,370
1989-90 53,952 9.9 15,336 38,616 71.6 10,730 3,377 7,353 3,811 1,566 2,245
                       
1990-91 58,655 8.7 16,067 42,588 72.6 11,349 3,329 8,020 3,932 1,520 2,412
1991-92 63,683 8.6 17,062 46,621 73.2 11,659 3,335 8,324 3,814 1,490 2,324
1992-93 66,931 5.1 17,942 48,989 73.2 12,518 3,380 9,138 4,100 1,570 2,530
1993-94 69,419 3.7 18,668 50,751 73.1 13,723 3,763 9,960 4,021 1,497 2,524
1994-95 72,233 4.1 19,570 52,663 72.9 15,378 4,210 11,168 4,252 1,562 2,690
                       
1995-96 73,416 1.6 19,836 53,580 73.0 15,152 4,090 11,062 4,141 1,380 2,761
1996-97 74,308 1.2 19,408 54,900 73.9 15,769 4,155 11,614 4,507 1,495 3,012
1997-98 74,107 -0.3 18,976 55,131 74.4 15,142 3,978 11,164 4,541 1,470 3,071
1998-99 73,747 -0.5 18,376 55,371 75.1 15,560 3,959 11,601 4,678 1,528 3,150
1999-2000 74,194 0.6 17,451 56,743 76.5 15,740 3,821 11,919 4,731 1,529 3,202
                       
2000-01 73,645 -0.7 16,585 57,060 77.5 16,539 3,892 12,647 5,091 1,598 3,493
2001-02 76,775 4.3 17,284 59,491 77.5 16,357 3,814 12,543 4,759 1,503 3,256
2002-03 78,650 2.4 17,514 61,136 77.7 17,161 3,839 13,322 4,835 1,483 3,352
2003-04 82,098 4.4 18,193 63,905 77.8 17,898 3,789 14,109 4,827 1,496 3,331
2004-05 85,614 4.3 19,000 66,614 77.8 18,830 3,900 14,930 5,106 1,466 3,640
                       
2005-06 88,132 2.9 19,865 68,267 77.5 19,775 4,079 15,696 4,921 1,347 3,574
2006-07 90,073 2.2 20,336 69,737 77.4 21,096 4,273 16,823 5,156 1,383 3,773
2007-08 92,562 2.8 21,191 71,371 77.1 21,420 4,354 17,066 5,296 1,440 3,856
2008-09 94,273 1.8 21,490 72,783 77.2 23,415 4,789 18,626 5,477 1,478 3,999
2009-10 97,215 3.1 22,262 74,953 77.1 23,763 4,799 18,964 5,540 1,478 4,062
                       
2010-11 100,906 3.8 23,230 77,676 77.0 25,062 5,127 19,935 5,851 1,481 4,370
2011-12 109,099 8.1 25,420 83,679 76.7 27,052 5,482 21,570 5,936 1,525 4,411
2012-13 114,446 4.9 26,814 87,632 76.6 27,787 5,715 22,072 6,326 1,628 4,698
2013-14 117,312 2.5 27,306 90,006 76.7 27,926 5,729 22,197 6,634 1,680 4,954
2014-15 117,573 0.2 26,803 90,770 77.2 26,772 5,538 21,234 6,583 1,624 4,959
                       
2015-16 117,447 -0.1 26,277 91,170 77.6 27,645 5,571 22,074 6,540 1,658 4,882
2016-17 116,861 -0.5 25,526 91,335 78.2 27,542 5,588 21,954 6,702 1,691 5,011
                       
Percent change                      
2006-07 to 2011-12 21.1 25.0 20.0 28.2 28.3 28.2 15.1 10.3 16.9
2011-12 to 2016-17 7.1 0.4 9.1 1.8 1.9 1.8 12.9 10.9 13.6
†Not applicable.
NOTE: Data are for postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
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 2017, Completions component. (This table was prepared September 2018.)

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