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Table 289. -  Earned degrees in the health professions and related sciences\1\ conferred by institutions of higher education, by level of degree and sex of student: 1970-71 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
__________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_______|_______|_______
1970-71 ..|  25,226 |   5,788 |  19,438 |   5,749 |   2,567 |   3,182 |   466 |   389 |    77
1971-72 ..|  28,611 |   7,005 |  21,606 |   7,207 |   3,141 |   4,066 |   442 |   362 |    80
1972-73 ..|  33,564 |   7,754 |  25,810 |   8,362 |   3,567 |   4,795 |   646 |   485 |   161
1973-74 ..|  41,459 |   9,388 |  32,071 |   9,599 |   3,819 |   5,780 |   578 |   447 |   131
1974-75 ..|  49,090 |  10,930 |  38,160 |  10,692 |   4,092 |   6,600 |   618 |   441 |   177
          |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |       |
1975-76 ..|  53,958 |  11,456 |  42,502 |  12,556 |   4,217 |   8,339 |   577 |   411 |   166
1976-77 ..|  57,328 |  11,947 |  45,381 |  12,951 |   4,163 |   8,788 |   538 |   366 |   172
1977-78 ..|  59,434 |  11,593 |  47,841 |  14,325 |   4,265 |  10,060 |   654 |   402 |   252
1978-79 ..|  62,085 |  11,205 |  50,880 |  15,485 |   4,494 |  10,991 |   718 |   454 |   264
1979-80 ..|  63,920 |  11,391 |  52,529 |  15,704 |   4,357 |  11,347 |   786 |   435 |   351
          |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |       |
1980-81 ..|  63,649 |  10,519 |  53,130 |  16,515 |   4,316 |  12,199 |   842 |   475 |   367
1981-82 ..|  63,653 |  10,105 |  53,548 |  16,503 |   4,006 |  12,497 |   925 |   503 |   422
1982-83 ..|  64,685 |  10,218 |  54,467 |  17,047 |   4,235 |  12,812 | 1,155 |   649 |   506
1983-84 ..|  64,288 |  10,040 |  54,248 |  17,411 |   4,251 |  13,160 | 1,164 |   574 |   590
1984-85 ..|  64,422 |   9,741 |  54,681 |  17,385 |   4,119 |  13,266 | 1,199 |   565 |   634
          |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |       |
1985-86 ..|  64,396 |   9,630 |  54,766 |  18,573 |   4,428 |  14,145 | 1,241 |   604 |   637
1986-87 ..|  63,103 |   9,134 |  53,969 |  18,394 |   3,874 |  14,520 | 1,213 |   564 |   649
1987-88 ..|  60,644 |   8,929 |  51,715 |  18,657 |   4,047 |  14,610 | 1,261 |   548 |   713
1988-89 ..|  59,005 |   8,872 |  50,133 |  19,268 |   4,226 |  15,042 | 1,437 |   609 |   828
1989-90 ..|  58,302 |   9,118 |  49,184 |  20,321 |   4,534 |  15,787 | 1,536 |   704 |   832
          |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |       |
1990-91 ..|  59,070 |   9,596 |  49,474 |  21,200 |   4,444 |  16,756 | 1,613 |   694 |   919
1991-92 ..|  61,720 |  10,189 |  51,531 |  23,065 |   4,691 |  18,374 | 1,661 |   698 |   963
1992-93 ..|  67,089 |  11,347 |  55,742 |  25,718 |   5,227 |  20,491 | 1,767 |   753 | 1,014
1993-94 ..|  74,421 |  13,062 |  61,359 |  28,025 |   5,814 |  22,211 | 1,902 |   789 | 1,113
1994-95 ..|  79,855 |  14,443 |  65,412 |  31,243 |   6,754 |  24,489 | 2,069 |   867 | 1,202
1995-96 ..|  84,036 |  15,432 |  68,604 |  33,398 |   7,021 |  26,377 | 2,119 |   919 | 1,200
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\1\Includes degrees in communication disorders sciences; community health liaison; dentistry; dental services; health services administration; health and medical assistants; health and medical diagnostic and treatment services; medical laboratory technologies; predentistry; premedicine; prepharmacy; preveterinary; medicine; medical basic sciences; mental health services; nursing; optometry; pharmacy; epidemiology; rehabilitation and therapeutic services; veterinary medicine; and other health professions.

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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