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Table 290. -  Earned degrees in mathematics\1\ 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 ..|  6,382 |  4,942 |  1,440 |    974 |    784 |    190 |   160 |   151 |     9
1959-60 ..| 11,399 |  8,293 |  3,106 |  1,757 |  1,422 |    335 |   303 |   285 |    18
1967-68 ..| 23,513 | 14,782 |  8,731 |  5,527 |  4,199 |  1,328 |   947 |   895 |    52
1969-70 ..| 27,442 | 17,177 | 10,265 |  5,636 |  3,966 |  1,670 | 1,236 | 1,140 |    96
          |        |        |        |        |        |        |       |       |
1970-71 ..| 24,937 | 15,498 |  9,439 |  5,695 |  4,149 |  1,546 | 1,249 | 1,154 |    95
1971-72 ..| 23,807 | 14,542 |  9,265 |  5,537 |  3,976 |  1,561 | 1,165 | 1,075 |    90
1972-73 ..| 23,186 | 13,910 |  9,276 |  5,397 |  3,878 |  1,519 | 1,089 |   987 |   102
1973-74 ..| 21,761 | 12,912 |  8,849 |  5,306 |  3,784 |  1,522 | 1,093 |   992 |   101
1974-75 ..| 18,460 | 10,853 |  7,607 |  4,816 |  3,358 |  1,458 | 1,048 |   936 |   112
          |        |        |        |        |        |        |       |       |
1975-76 ..| 16,329 |  9,788 |  6,541 |  4,315 |  2,961 |  1,354 |   909 |   812 |    97
1976-77 ..| 14,395 |  8,476 |  5,919 |  4,109 |  2,762 |  1,347 |   859 |   748 |   111
1977-78 ..| 13,065 |  7,806 |  5,259 |  3,862 |  2,635 |  1,227 |   848 |   722 |   126
1978-79 ..| 12,329 |  7,301 |  5,028 |  3,553 |  2,412 |  1,141 |   769 |   644 |   125
1979-80 ..| 11,872 |  6,951 |  4,921 |  3,382 |  2,262 |  1,120 |   763 |   659 |   104
          |        |        |        |        |        |        |       |       |
1980-81 ..| 11,433 |  6,614 |  4,819 |  3,074 |  2,106 |    968 |   775 |   656 |   119
1981-82 ..| 12,226 |  6,999 |  5,227 |  3,263 |  2,257 |  1,006 |   721 |   623 |    98
1982-83 ..| 12,719 |  7,175 |  5,544 |  3,398 |  2,316 |  1,082 |   731 |   611 |   120
1983-84 ..| 13,764 |  7,716 |  6,048 |  3,244 |  2,178 |  1,066 |   743 |   614 |   129
1984-85 ..| 15,861 |  8,537 |  7,324 |  3,413 |  2,289 |  1,124 |   734 |   620 |   114
          |        |        |        |        |        |        |       |       |
1985-86 ..| 17,147 |  9,216 |  7,931 |  3,607 |  2,397 |  1,210 |   777 |   648 |   129
1986-87 ..| 16,999 |  9,110 |  7,889 |  3,730 |  2,328 |  1,402 |   759 |   628 |   131
1987-88 ..| 16,608 |  8,919 |  7,689 |  3,867 |  2,391 |  1,476 |   796 |   668 |   128
1988-89 ..| 15,994 |  8,662 |  7,332 |  3,903 |  2,418 |  1,485 |   915 |   737 |   178
1989-90 ..| 15,176 |  8,236 |  6,940 |  4,146 |  2,568 |  1,578 |   966 |   794 |   172
          |        |        |        |        |        |        |       |       |
1990-91 ..| 15,310 |  8,178 |  7,132 |  4,041 |  2,446 |  1,595 | 1,036 |   837 |   199
1991-92 ..| 14,783 |  7,888 |  6,895 |  4,011 |  2,452 |  1,559 | 1,082 |   851 |   231
1992-93 ..| 14,812 |  7,827 |  6,985 |  4,067 |  2,455 |  1,612 | 1,189 |   906 |   283
1993-94 ..| 14,396 |  7,735 |  6,661 |  4,100 |  2,536 |  1,564 | 1,157 |   904 |   253
1994-95 ..| 13,723 |  7,295 |  6,428 |  4,181 |  2,543 |  1,638 | 1,226 |   955 |   271
1995-96 ..| 13,143 |  7,134 |  6,009 |  4,031 |  2,465 |  1,566 | 1,209 |   962 |   247
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\1\Includes degrees conferred in statistics.

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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