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Table 325.25. Degrees in business conferred by postsecondary institutions, by level of degree and sex of student: Selected years, 1955-56 through 2017-18
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
1955-56 42,813 38,706 4,107 9.6 3,280 3,118 162 129 127 2
1957-58 51,991 48,063 3,928 7.6 4,223 4,072 151 110 105 5
1959-60 51,076 47,262 3,814 7.5 4,643 4,476 167 135 133 2
1961-62 49,017 45,184 3,833 7.8 7,691 7,484 207 226 221 5
1963-64 55,474 51,056 4,418 8.0 9,251 9,008 243 275 268 7
                       
1965-66 62,721 57,516 5,205 8.3 12,959 12,628 331 387 370 17
1967-68 79,074 72,126 6,948 8.8 17,795 17,186 609 441 427 14
1969-70 105,580 96,346 9,234 8.7 21,561 20,792 769 620 610 10
1970-71 115,396 9.3 104,936 10,460 9.1 26,490 25,458 1,032 774 753 21
1971-72 121,917 5.7 110,331 11,586 9.5 30,509 29,317 1,192 876 857 19
                       
1972-73 126,717 3.9 113,337 13,380 10.6 31,208 29,689 1,519 917 864 53
1973-74 132,304 4.4 115,363 16,941 12.8 32,691 30,557 2,134 922 873 49
1974-75 133,639 1.0 111,983 21,656 16.2 36,315 33,274 3,041 939 900 39
1975-76 143,171 7.1 114,986 28,185 19.7 42,592 37,654 4,938 906 856 50
1976-77 152,010 6.2 116,394 35,616 23.4 46,505 39,852 6,653 839 785 54
                       
1977-78 160,775 5.8 117,103 43,672 27.2 48,347 40,224 8,123 834 760 74
1978-79 172,392 7.2 119,765 52,627 30.5 50,397 40,766 9,631 852 752 100
1979-80 186,264 8.0 123,639 62,625 33.6 55,008 42,744 12,264 767 650 117
1980-81 200,521 7.7 126,798 73,723 36.8 57,888 43,411 14,477 808 686 122
1981-82 215,190 7.3 130,693 84,497 39.3 61,251 44,230 17,021 826 676 150
                       
1982-83 226,442 5.2 131,451 94,991 41.9 64,741 45,987 18,754 770 638 132
1983-84 229,013 1.1 129,296 99,717 43.5 66,129 46,167 19,962 926 727 199
1984-85 232,282 1.4 127,467 104,815 45.1 66,981 46,199 20,782 827 685 142
1985-86 236,700 1.9 128,415 108,285 45.7 66,676 45,927 20,749 923 720 203
1986-87 240,346 1.5 128,506 111,840 46.5 67,093 44,913 22,180 1,062 808 254
                       
1987-88 242,859 1.0 129,467 113,392 46.7 69,230 45,980 23,250 1,063 810 253
1988-89 246,262 1.4 131,098 115,164 46.8 73,065 48,540 24,525 1,100 800 300
1989-90 248,568 0.9 132,284 116,284 46.8 76,676 50,585 26,091 1,093 818 275
1990-91 249,165 0.2 131,557 117,608 47.2 78,255 50,883 27,372 1,185 876 309
1991-92 256,298 2.9 135,263 121,035 47.2 84,517 54,609 29,908 1,242 953 289
                       
1992-93 256,473 0.1 135,368 121,105 47.2 89,425 57,504 31,921 1,346 969 377
1993-94 246,265 -4.0 128,946 117,319 47.6 93,285 59,223 34,062 1,364 980 384
1994-95 233,895 -5.0 121,663 112,232 48.0 93,540 58,931 34,609 1,391 1,011 380
1995-96 226,623 -3.1 116,545 110,078 48.6 93,554 58,400 35,154 1,366 972 394
1996-97 225,934 -0.3 116,023 109,911 48.6 97,204 59,333 37,871 1,336 947 389
                       
1997-98 232,079 2.7 119,379 112,700 48.6 101,652 62,357 39,295 1,290 885 405
1998-99 239,924 3.4 121,741 118,183 49.3 106,830 64,271 42,559 1,216 848 368
1999-2000 256,070 6.7 128,521 127,549 49.8 111,532 67,078 44,454 1,194 812 382
2000-01 263,515 2.9 132,275 131,240 49.8 115,602 68,471 47,131 1,180 783 397
2001-02 278,217 5.6 138,343 139,874 50.3 119,725 70,463 49,262 1,156 746 410
                       
2002-03 293,391 5.5 145,075 148,316 50.6 127,685 75,239 52,446 1,252 820 432
2003-04 307,149 4.7 152,513 154,636 50.3 139,347 80,858 58,489 1,481 960 521
2004-05 311,574 1.4 155,940 155,634 50.0 142,617 82,151 60,466 1,498 901 597
2005-06 318,043 2.1 159,684 158,359 49.8 146,396 83,547 62,849 1,711 1,049 662
2006-07 327,850 3.1 166,544 161,306 49.2 150,213 84,116 66,097 2,029 1,188 841
                       
2007-08 335,495 2.3 171,061 164,434 49.0 155,804 86,281 69,523 2,084 1,250 834
2008-09 348,056 3.7 177,924 170,132 48.9 168,404 91,991 76,413 2,123 1,302 821
2009-10 358,119 2.9 183,272 174,847 48.8 177,748 96,742 81,006 2,249 1,338 911
2010-11 365,133 2.0 187,116 178,017 48.8 187,178 101,440 85,738 2,286 1,357 929
2011-12 367,235 0.6 190,180 177,055 48.2 191,606 103,250 88,356 2,538 1,461 1,077
                       
2012-13 360,887 -1.7 187,843 173,044 47.9 188,617 101,599 87,018 2,828 1,605 1,223
2013-14 358,132 -0.8 188,468 169,664 47.4 189,364 101,061 88,303 3,039 1,722 1,317
2014-15 363,741 1.6 191,288 172,453 47.4 185,236 98,593 86,643 3,116 1,716 1,400
2015-16 371,690 2.2 196,309 175,381 47.2 186,835 99,488 87,347 3,325 1,933 1,392
2016-17 381,109 2.5 201,724 179,385 47.1 187,412 98,775 88,637 3,328 1,853 1,475
2017-18 386,201 1.3 204,839 181,362 47.0 192,184 99,860 92,324 3,338 1,926 1,412
                       
Percent change                      
2007-08 to 2012-13 7.6 9.8 5.2 21.1 17.8 25.2 35.7 28.4 46.6
2012-13 to 2017-18 7.0 9.0 4.8 1.9 -1.7 6.1 18.0 20.0 15.5
†Not applicable.
NOTE: Data are for postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Includes degrees in business, management, marketing, and related support services and in personal and culinary services. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Earned Degrees Conferred, 1955-56 through 1963-64; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1965-66 through 1985-86; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:87-99); and IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2018, Completions component. (This table was prepared September 2019.)

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