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Bachelor's, master's, and doctor's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by field of study and year: Selected years, 1970-71 through 2006-07 Excel file

Degree
and
year
Number of degrees conferred
Percentage distribution of degrees conferred
Total
degrees
Humani-ties\1\
Social and
behavioral
sciences\2\
Natural sciences\3\
Computer sciences
and engi-
neering\4\
Education
Business
Other
fields\5\

Total
degrees
Humani-
ties\1\
Social and
behavioral
sciences\2\
Natural
sciences\3\
Computer
sciences
and engi-
neering\4\
Educa-tion
Business
Other
fields\5\
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Bachelor's degrees                                
1970-71 839,730 143,571 193,511 81,894 52,570 176,307 115,396 76,481 100.0 17.1 23.0 9.8 6.3 21.0 13.7 9.1
1975-76 925,746 150,805 176,674 91,527 52,328 154,437 143,171 156,804 100.0 16.3 19.1 9.9 5.7 16.7 15.5 16.9
1980-81 935,140 134,214 141,581 78,017 90,476 108,074 200,521 182,257 100.0 14.4 15.1 8.3 9.7 11.6 21.4 19.5
1985-86 987,823 132,966 134,468 76,153 139,459 87,147 236,700 180,930 100.0 13.5 13.6 7.7 14.1 8.8 24.0 18.3
1990-91 1,094,538 172,590 183,762 70,104 104,910 110,807 249,165 203,200 100.0 15.8 16.8 6.4 9.6 10.1 22.8 18.6
                                 
1995-96 1,164,792 193,668 199,895 93,090 102,592 105,384 226,623 243,540 100.0 16.6 17.2 8.0 8.8 9.0 19.5 20.9
2000-01 1,244,171 214,818 201,681 88,955 117,117 105,458 263,515 252,627 100.0 17.3 16.2 7.1 9.4 8.5 21.2 20.3
2002-03 1,348,811 236,152 221,906 90,559 134,752 105,845 293,391 266,206 100.0 17.5 16.5 6.7 10.0 7.8 21.8 19.7
2003-04 1,399,542 246,646 232,455 92,819 137,715 106,278 307,149 276,480 100.0 17.6 16.6 6.6 9.8 7.6 21.9 19.8
2004-05 1,439,264 256,151 242,506 97,867 133,854 105,451 311,574 291,861 100.0 17.8 16.8 6.8 9.3 7.3 21.6 20.3
                                 
2005-06 1,485,242 263,125 249,619 104,266 129,090 107,238 318,042 313,862 100.0 17.7 16.8 7.0 8.7 7.2 21.4 21.1
2006-07 1,524,092 267,489 254,222 111,178 124,242 105,641 327,531 333,789 100.0 17.6 16.7 7.3 8.2 6.9 21.5 21.9
                                 
Master's
degrees
                               
1970-71 230,509 29,457 22,256 17,150 18,535 87,666 26,490 28,955 100.0 12.8 9.7 7.4 8.0 38.0 11.5 12.6
1975-76 311,771 31,377 26,120 15,738 19,403 126,061 42,592 50,480 100.0 10.1 8.4 5.0 6.2 40.4 13.7 16.2
1980-81 295,739 28,239 22,168 13,572 21,434 96,713 57,888 55,725 100.0 9.5 7.5 4.6 7.2 32.7 19.6 18.8
1985-86 288,567 27,572 20,409 14,034 30,216 74,816 66,676 54,844 100.0 9.6 7.1 4.9 10.5 25.9 23.1 19.0
1990-91 337,168 30,327 23,582 13,626 34,774 87,352 78,255 69,252 100.0 9.0 7.0 4.0 10.3 25.9 23.2 20.5
                                 
1995-96 406,301 34,965 30,164 16,002 39,525 104,936 93,554 87,155 100.0 8.6 7.4 3.9 9.7 25.8 23.0 21.5
2000-01 468,476 35,661 30,330 15,213 44,183 127,829 115,602 99,658 100.0 7.6 6.5 3.2 9.4 27.3 24.7 21.3
2002-03 513,339 37,774 31,791 15,719 50,179 147,883 127,685 102,308 100.0 7.4 6.2 3.1 9.8 28.8 24.9 19.9
2003-04 558,940 40,477 34,008 17,418 55,340 162,345 139,347 110,005 100.0 7.2 6.1 3.1 9.9 29.0 24.9 19.7
2004-05 574,618 42,207 35,782 18,354 53,549 167,490 142,617 114,619 100.0 7.3 6.2 3.2 9.3 29.1 24.8 19.9
                                 
2005-06 594,065 44,018 37,139 19,333 50,585 174,620 146,406 121,964 100.0 7.4 6.3 3.3 8.5 29.4 24.6 20.5
2006-07 604,607 44,209 38,702 19,470 48,394 176,572 150,211 127,049 100.0 7.3 6.4 3.2 8.0 29.2 24.8 21.0
                                 
Doctor's degrees\6\                                
1970-71 32,107 4,410 5,804 9,118 3,816 6,041 774 2,144 100.0 13.7 18.1 28.4 11.9 18.8 2.4 6.7
1975-76 34,064 5,495 7,314 7,557 3,118 7,202 906 2,472 100.0 16.1 21.5 22.2 9.2 21.1 2.7 7.3
1980-81 32,958 4,876 6,698 7,424 2,860 7,279 808 3,013 100.0 14.8 20.3 22.5 8.7 22.1 2.5 9.1
1985-86 33,653 4,701 6,548 7,615 3,800 6,610 923 3,456 100.0 14.0 19.5 22.6 11.3 19.6 2.7 10.3
1990-91 39,294 4,976 6,944 9,260 6,006 6,189 1,185 4,734 100.0 12.7 17.7 23.6 15.3 15.8 3.0 12.0
                                 
1995-96 44,652 6,571 7,901 10,705 7,300 6,246 1,366 4,563 100.0 14.7 17.7 24.0 16.3 14.0 3.1 10.2
2000-01 44,904 6,738 9,021 9,861 6,372 6,284 1,180 5,448 100.0 15.0 20.1 22.0 14.2 14.0 2.6 12.1
2002-03 46,042 6,735 8,685 9,868 6,149 6,832 1,252 6,521 100.0 14.6 18.9 21.4 13.4 14.8 2.7 14.2
2003-04 48,378 6,599 8,638 10,117 6,890 7,088 1,481 7,565 100.0 13.6 17.9 20.9 14.2 14.7 3.1 15.6
2004-05 52,631 6,806 8,925 10,868 7,720 7,681 1,498 9,133 100.0 12.9 17.0 20.6 14.7 14.6 2.8 17.4
                                 
2005-06 56,067 7,015 8,835 11,557 8,887 7,584 1,711 10,478 100.0 12.5 15.8 20.6 15.9 13.5 3.1 18.7
2006-07 .......................... 60,616 7,214 8,997 12,551 9,718 8,261 2,029 11,846 100.0 11.9 14.8 20.7 16.0 13.6 3.3 19.5
\1\Includes degrees in Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies; English language and literature/letters; Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics; Liberal arts and
sciences, general studies, and humanities; Multi/interdisciplinary studies; Philosophy and religious studies; Theology and religious vocations; and Visual and performing arts.
\2\Includes Psychology; and Social sciences and history.
\3\Includes Biological and biomedical sciences; Mathematics and statistics; and Physicalsciences and science technologies.
\4\Includes Computer and information sciences; Engineering; and Engineering technologies.
\5\Includes Agriculture and natural resources; Architecture and related services; Communication, journalism, and related programs; Communications technologies; Family and consumer sciences/human sciences; Health professions and related clinical sciences; Legal professions and studies; Library science; Military technologies; Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies; Precision production; Public administration and social services; Security and protective services; Transportation and materials moving; and Not classified by field of study.
\6\Includes Ph.D., Ed.D., and comparable degrees at the doctoral level. Excludes first-professional, such as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1970-71 through 1985-86; and 1990-91 through 2006-07 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:91-96), and Fall 2001 through Fall 2007. (This table was prepared September 2008.)