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Table 283. -  Earned degrees in education conferred by institutions of higher education, by level of degree and sex of student: 1949-50 to 1995-96
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          |     Bachelor's degrees      |       Master's degrees      |      Doctor's degrees
   Year   |_____________________________|_____________________________|_____________________________
          |  Total  |   Men   |  Women  |  Total  |   Men   |  Women  |  Total  |   Men   |  Women
__________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________
    1     |    2    |    3    |    4    |    5    |    6    |    7    |    8    |    9    |   10
__________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________
1949-50 ..|  61,472 |  31,398 |  30,074 |  20,069 |  12,025 |   8,044 |     953 |     797 |     156
1959-60 ..|  89,002 |  25,556 |  63,446 |  33,433 |  18,057 |  15,376 |   1,591 |   1,279 |     312
1967-68 ..| 133,965 |  31,926 | 102,039 |  63,399 |  30,672 |  32,727 |   4,078 |   3,250 |     828
1969-70 ..| 163,964 |  40,420 | 123,544 |  78,020 |  34,832 |  43,188 |   5,588 |   4,479 |   1,109
          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
1970-71 ..| 176,307 |  44,896 | 131,411 |  87,666 |  38,365 |  49,301 |   6,041 |   4,771 |   1,270
1971-72 ..| 190,880 |  49,344 | 141,536 |  96,668 |  41,141 |  55,527 |   6,648 |   5,104 |   1,544
1972-73 ..| 193,984 |  51,300 | 142,684 | 103,777 |  43,298 |  60,479 |   6,857 |   5,191 |   1,666
1973-74 ..| 184,907 |  48,997 | 135,910 | 110,402 |  44,112 |  66,290 |   6,757 |   4,974 |   1,783
1974-75 ..| 166,758 |  44,463 | 122,295 | 117,841 |  44,430 |  73,411 |   6,975 |   4,856 |   2,119
          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
1975-76 ..| 154,437 |  42,004 | 112,433 | 126,061 |  44,831 |  81,230 |   7,202 |   4,826 |   2,376
1976-77 ..| 143,234 |  39,867 | 103,367 | 124,267 |  42,308 |  81,959 |   7,338 |   4,832 |   2,506
1977-78 ..| 135,821 |  37,410 |  98,411 | 116,916 |  37,662 |  79,254 |   7,018 |   4,281 |   2,737
1978-79 ..| 125,873 |  33,743 |  92,130 | 109,866 |  34,410 |  75,456 |   7,170 |   4,174 |   2,996
1979-80 ..| 118,038 |  30,901 |  87,137 | 101,819 |  30,300 |  71,519 |   7,314 |   4,100 |   3,214
          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
1980-81 ..| 108,074 |  27,039 |  81,035 |  96,713 |  27,548 |  69,165 |   7,279 |   3,843 |   3,436
1981-82 ..| 100,932 |  24,380 |  76,552 |  91,601 |  25,339 |  66,262 |   6,999 |   3,612 |   3,387
1982-83 ..|  97,895 |  23,644 |  74,251 |  83,250 |  22,823 |  60,427 |   7,057 |   3,547 |   3,510
1983-84 ..|  92,299 |  22,195 |  70,104 |  75,664 |  21,142 |  54,522 |   6,911 |   3,446 |   3,465
1984-85 ..|  88,072 |  21,252 |  66,820 |  74,654 |  20,537 |  54,117 |   6,612 |   3,172 |   3,440
          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
1985-86 ..|  87,114 |  20,959 |  66,155 |  74,801 |  20,295 |  54,506 |   6,605 |   3,088 |   3,517
1986-87 ..|  86,936 |  20,729 |  66,207 |  74,045 |  19,293 |  54,752 |   6,407 |   2,931 |   3,476
1987-88 ..|  91,112 |  20,988 |  70,124 |  76,566 |  19,108 |  57,458 |   6,060 |   2,739 |   3,321
1988-89 ..|  96,913 |  21,662 |  75,251 |  81,174 |  19,956 |  61,218 |   6,337 |   2,704 |   3,633
1989-90 ..| 105,112 |  23,007 |  82,105 |  84,881 |  20,467 |  64,414 |   6,502 |   2,776 |   3,726
          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
1990-91 ..| 110,807 |  23,417 |  87,390 |  87,343 |  20,448 |  66,895 |   6,187 |   2,613 |   3,574
1991-92 ..| 108,006 |  22,686 |  85,320 |  92,668 |  21,244 |  71,424 |   6,864 |   2,783 |   4,081
1992-93 ..| 107,781 |  23,233 |  84,548 |  96,028 |  22,197 |  73,831 |   7,030 |   2,867 |   4,163
1993-94 ..| 107,600 |  24,450 |  83,150 |  98,938 |  23,008 |  75,930 |   6,908 |   2,706 |   4,202
1994-95 ..| 106,079 |  25,641 |  80,438 | 101,242 |  23,806 |  77,436 |   6,905 |   2,621 |   4,284
1995-96 ..| 105,509 |  26,233 |  79,276 | 106,253 |  25,214 |  81,039 |   6,676 |   2,525 |   4,151
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SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions" surveys. (This table was prepared May 1998.)
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