Table 41. Bachelor’s degrees conferred by postsecondary institutions, by race/ethnicity and sex of student, 1997–1998 through 2013–14.

  Total White Black Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Two or more races Non-resident alien White (% Distribution) Black (% Distribution) Hispanic (% Distribution) Asian/Pacific Islander (% Distribution) American Indian/Alaska Native (% Distribution) Two or more races (% Distribution)
Females
1997-98 664450 501791 63741 38328 38233 4752 --- 17605 77.6 9.9 5.9 5.9 0.7 ---
1998-99 682278 511252 67054 41258 39947 5251 --- 17516 76.9 10.1 6.2 6 0.8 ---
1999-2000 707508 526148 70989 44759 42056 5254 --- 18302 76.3 10.3 6.5 6.1 0.8 ---
2000-01 712331 525577 73204 46377 43037 5349 --- 18787 75.8 10.6 6.7 6.2 0.8 ---
2001-02 742084 543705 77427 50015 45433 5541 --- 19963 75.3 10.7 6.9 6.3 0.8 ---
2002-03 775553 564368 82759 53928 47734 6005 --- 20759 74.8 11 7.1 6.3 0.8 ---
2003-04 804117 580631 87390 57356 50713 6394 --- 21633 74.2 11.2 7.3 6.5 0.8 ---
2004-05 826264 592549 90312 61634 53498 6164 --- 22107 73.7 11.2 7.7 6.7 0.8 ---
2005-06 854642 608094 94341 65774 56567 6737 --- 23129 73.1 11.3 7.9 6.8 0.8 ---
2006-07 874522 619292 96968 70186 57715 6950 --- 23411 72.8 11.4 8.2 6.8 0.8 ---
2007-08 895141 630538 100210 75164 59573 6986 --- 22670 72.3 11.5 8.6 6.8 0.8 ---
2008-09 915977 641232 103138 78877 61808 7372 --- 23550 71.9 11.6 8.8 6.9 0.8 ---
2009-10 943259 653611 108653 85287 64026 7526 --- 24156 71.1 11.8 9.3 7 0.8 ---
2010-11 981894 662698 113716 93581 65797 7137 12561 26404 69.4 11.9 9.8 6.9 0.7 1.3
2011-12 1026391 679954 122180 102653 68656 7022 16289 29637 68.2 12.3 10.3 6.9 0.7 1.6
2012-13 1052973 686550 123882 112610 70323 6821 20294 32493 67.3 12.1 11 6.9 0.7 2
2013-14 1068122 682953 123039 122115 71832 6615 27285 34283 66.1 11.9 11.8 6.9 0.6 2.6
Males
1997-98 519956 399553 34510 27677 33445 3151 --- 21620 80.2 6.9 5.6 6.7 0.6 ---
1998-99 519961 398310 34856 28477 34179 3407 --- 20732 79.8 7 5.7 6.8 0.7 ---
1999-2000 530367 402954 37029 30304 35853 3463 --- 20764 79.1 7.3 5.9 7 0.7 ---
2000-01 531840 401780 38103 31368 35865 3700 --- 21024 78.7 7.5 6.1 7 0.7 ---
2001-02 549816 414892 39196 32951 37660 3624 --- 21493 78.5 7.4 6.2 7.1 0.7 ---
2002-03 573258 430248 41494 35101 40230 3870 --- 22315 78.1 7.5 6.4 7.3 0.7 ---
2003-04 595425 445483 43851 37288 41360 4244 --- 23199 77.9 7.7 6.5 7.2 0.7 ---
2004-05 613000 456592 45810 39490 43711 4143 --- 23254 77.4 7.8 6.7 7.4 0.7 ---
2005-06 630600 467467 48079 41814 45809 4203 --- 23228 77 7.9 6.9 7.5 0.7 ---
2006-07 649570 480558 49685 44750 47582 4505 --- 22490 76.6 7.9 7.1 7.6 0.7 ---
2007-08 667928 492137 52247 47884 49485 4523 --- 21652 76.1 8.1 7.4 7.7 0.7 ---
2008-09 685422 503396 53465 50596 50773 4849 --- 22343 75.9 8.1 7.6 7.7 0.7 ---
2009-10 706660 513711 56136 55139 53365 4879 --- 23430 75.2 8.2 8.1 7.8 0.7 ---
2010-11 734159 519992 59015 60869 55321 4798 8028 26136 73.4 8.3 8.6 7.8 0.7 1.1
2011-12 765772 532463 63736 67083 57521 4476 10945 29548 72.3 8.7 9.1 7.8 0.6 1.5
2012-13 787408 535358 67351 74067 59806 4611 13834 32381 70.9 8.9 9.8 7.9 0.6 1.8
2013-14 801692 535839 68259 80297 59848 4171 18138 35140 69.9 8.9 10.5 7.8 0.5 2.4
Totals
1997-98 1184406 901344 98251 66005 71678 7903 --- 39225 78.7 8.6 5.8 6.3 0.7 ---
1998-99 1202239 909562 101910 69735 74126 8658 --- 38248 78.1 8.8 6 6.4 0.7 ---
1999-2000 1237875 929102 108018 75063 77909 8717 --- 39066 77.5 9 6.3 6.5 0.7 ---
2000-01 1244171 927357 111307 77745 78902 9049 --- 39811 77 9.2 6.5 6.6 0.8 ---
2001-02 1291900 958597 116623 82966 83093 9165 --- 41456 76.7 9.3 6.6 6.6 0.7 ---
2002-03 1348811 994616 124253 89029 87964 9875 --- 43074 76.2 9.5 6.8 6.7 0.8 ---
2003-04 1399542 1026114 131241 94644 92073 10638 --- 44832 75.7 9.7 7 6.8 0.8 ---
2004-05 1439264 1049141 136122 101124 97209 10307 --- 45361 75.3 9.8 7.3 7 0.7 ---
2005-06 1485242 1075561 142420 107588 102376 10940 --- 46357 74.7 9.9 7.5 7.1 0.8 ---
2006-07 1524092 1099850 146653 114936 105297 11455 --- 45901 74.4 9.9 7.8 7.1 0.8 ---
2007-08 1563069 1122675 152457 123048 109058 11509 --- 44322 73.9 10 8.1 7.2 0.8 ---
2008-09 1601399 1144628 156603 129473 112581 12221 --- 45893 73.6 10.1 8.3 7.2 0.8 ---
2009-10 1649919 1167322 164789 140426 117391 12405 --- 47586 72.9 10.3 8.8 7.3 0.8 ---
2010-11 1716053 1182690 172731 154450 121118 11935 20589 52540 71.1 10.4 9.3 7.3 0.7 1.2
2011-12 1792163 1212417 185916 169736 126177 11498 27234 59185 70 10.7 9.8 7.3 0.7 1.6
2012-13 1840381 1221908 191233 186677 130129 11432 34128 64874 68.8 10.8 10.5 7.3 0.6 1.9
2013-14 1869814 1218792 191298 202412 131680 10786 45423 69423 67.7 10.6 11.2 7.3 0.6 2.5
---Not available.
\1\Excludes 1,121 males and 528 females whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
\2\Excludes 258 males and 82 females whose racial/ethnic group was not available.
NOTE: Data through 1990-91 are for institutions of higher education, while later data are for postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. For 1989-90 and later years, reported racial/ethnic distributions of students by level of degree, field of degree, and sex were used to estimate race/ethnicity for students whose race/ethnicity was not reported. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1976-77 and 1980-81; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:90-99); and IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2014, Completions component. (This table was prepared September 2015).

 

 

Table 42. Degrees in the health professions and related programs conferred by postsecondary institutions, by level of degree and sex of student, 1970–71 through 2013–14.

Year Bachelor's degrees: Total Bachelor's degrees Bachelor's degrees: Males Bachelor's degrees: Females Females as a percent of total Master's degrees: Total Master's degrees: Males Master's degrees: Females Doctor's degrees: Total Doctor's degrees: Males Doctor's degrees: Females
1970-71 25223 5785 19438 77.1 5330 2165 3165 15988 14863 1125
1971-72 28611 13.4 7005 21606 75.5 6811 2749 4062 16538 15373 1165
1972-73 33562 17.3 7752 25810 76.9 7978 3189 4789 18215 16870 1345
1973-74 41421 23.4 9347 32074 77.4 9232 3444 5788 20094 18287 1807
1974-75 49002 18.3 10844 38158 77.9 10277 3686 6591 22191 19808 2383
1975-76 53885 10 11386 42499 78.9 12164 3837 8327 25267 21980 3287
1976-77 57222 6.2 11896 45326 79.2 12627 3865 8762 24972 21022 3950
1977-78 59445 3.9 11600 47845 80.5 14027 3972 10055 26516 21622 4894
1978-79 62095 4.5 11214 50881 81.9 15110 4155 10955 27766 22194 5572
1979-80 63848 2.8 11330 52518 82.3 15374 4060 11314 28190 22157 6033
1980-81 63665 -0.3 10531 53134 83.5 16176 4024 12152 29595 22792 6803
1981-82 63660 # 10110 53550 84.1 16212 3743 12469 30096 22968 7128
1982-83 65642 3.1 10247 55395 84.4 16941 4138 12803 30800 22920 7880
1983-84 65305 -0.5 10068 55237 84.6 17351 4124 13227 31655 22851 8804
1984-85 65331 # 9741 55590 85.1 17442 4046 13396 31493 22045 9448
1985-86 65309 # 9629 55680 85.3 18603 4355 14248 31922 22069 9853
1986-87 63963 -2.1 9137 54826 85.7 18442 3818 14624 29500 19686 9814
1987-88 61614 -3.7 8955 52659 85.5 18774 4004 14770 30060 19853 10207
1988-89 59850 -2.9 8878 50972 85.2 19493 4197 15296 30546 19893 10653
1989-90 58983 -1.4 9075 49908 84.6 20406 4486 15920 30101 19118 10983
1990-91 59875 1.5 9619 50256 83.9 21354 4423 16931 29842 18492 11350
1991-92 62779 4.9 10330 52449 83.5 23671 4794 18877 31479 19362 12117
1992-93 68434 9 11605 56829 83 26190 5249 20941 31089 18446 12643
1993-94 75890 10.9 13377 62513 82.4 28442 5813 22629 30959 17988 12971
1994-95 81596 7.5 14812 66784 81.8 31770 6718 25052 32124 18463 13661
1995-96 86087 5.5 15942 70145 81.5 33920 7017 26903 32678 18495 14183
1996-97 87997 2.2 16440 71557 81.3 36162 7536 28626 34971 19619 15352
1997-98 86843 -1.3 15700 71143 81.9 39567 8644 30923 35369 19370 15999
1998-99 84989 -2.1 15191 69798 82.1 40628 9152 31476 35939 19673 16266
1999-2000 80863 -4.9 13342 67521 83.5 42593 9500 33093 37829 19984 17845
2000-01 75933 -6.1 12514 63419 83.5 43623 9711 33912 39019 20260 18759
2001-02 72887 -4 10869 62018 85.1 43560 9588 33972 39435 19760 19675
2002-03 71261 -2.2 10096 61165 85.8 42748 9280 33468 39799 19493 20306
2003-04 73934 3.8 10017 63917 86.5 44939 9670 35269 41861 19587 22274
2004-05 80685 9.1 10858 69827 86.5 46703 9816 36887 44201 19697 24504
2005-06 91973 14 12914 79059 86 51380 10630 40750 45677 19640 26037
2006-07 101810 10.7 14325 87485 85.9 54531 10636 43895 48943 20522 28421
2007-08 111478 9.5 16286 95192 85.4 58120 11010 47110 51675 21616 30059
2008-09 120420 8 17776 102644 85.2 62642 11848 50794 54846 22678 32168
2009-10 129623 7.6 19309 110314 85.1 69112 12874 56238 57750 23946 33804
2010-11 143463 10.7 21540 121923 85 75571 14034 61537 60221 25386 34835
2011-12 163675 14.1 24905 138770 84.8 84355 15675 68680 62097 26074 36023
2012-13 181149 10.7 28208 152941 84.4 90933 16747 74186 64192 26852 37340
2013-14 198770 9.7 30931 167839 84.4 97403 17749 79654 67448 28084 39364
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Data are for postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Doctor's degrees include medicine (M.D.), dentistry (D.D.S. and D.M.D), and other medical specialty degrees that were formerly classified as first-professional. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
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; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:87-99); and IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2014, Completions component. (This table was prepared September 2015.)

 

 

Table 43: Bachelor Degrees Conferred by Sex, Race and Ethnicity, and Selected Major Field of Study,

Year Major Fields Sex All Bachelors All Bachelors Black or African American Black or African American Hispanic / Latino Hispanic / Latino American Indian or Alaska Native American Indian or Alaska Native Asian Asian White White
2010-2011 All Fields Men 734,133 42.8% 59,119 34.2% 60,742 39.4% 4,798 40.2% 55,290 45.7% 519,883 44.0%
2010-2011 All Fields Women 981,780 57.2% 113,898 65.8% 93,321 60.6% 7,135 59.8% 65,776 54.3% 662,522 56.0%
2010-2011 All Fields Total 1,715,913 100.0% 173,017 100.0% 154,063 100.0% 11,933 100.0% 121,066 100.0% 1,182,405 100.0%
2010-2011 Biology /Biomedical Sciences Men 36,892 41.0% 2,011 29.2% 2,777 39.9% 242 42.7% 6,657 61.4% 23,681 41.9%
2010-2011 Biology /Biomedical Sciences Women 53,111 59.0% 4,874 70.8% 4,183 60.1% 325 57.3% 4,183 38.6% 32,779 58.1%
2010-2011 Biology /Biomedical Sciences Total 90,003 100.0% 6,885 100.0% 6,960 100.0% 567 100.0% 10,840 100.0% 56,460 100.0%
2010-2011 Physical Sciences Men 14,782 59.8% 590 44.4% 851 58.0% 87 58.4% 1,327 52.3% 11,130 62.4%
2010-2011 Physical Sciences Women 9,930 40.2% 739 55.6% 615 42.0% 62 41.6% 1,211 47.7% 6,712 37.6%
2010-2011 Physical Sciences Total 24,712 100.0% 1,329 100.0% 1,466 100.0% 149 100.0% 2,538 100.0% 17,842 100.0%
2010-2011 Health Professions Men 21,536 15.0% 2,361 13.8% 1,650 16.7% 160 16.6% 2,239 22.6% 14,469 14.2%
2010-2011 Health Professions Women 121,894 85.0% 14,758 86.2% 8,232 83.3% 803 83.4% 7,675 77.4% 87,586 85.8%
2010-2011 Health Professions Total 143,430 100.0% 17,119 100.0% 9,882 100.0% 963 100.0% 9,914 100.0% 102,055 100.0%
2011-2012 All Fields Men 765,317 42.7% 63,610 34.3% 67,060 39.5% 4,468 38.9% 57,510 45.6% 532,077 43.9%
2011-2012 All Fields Women 1,025,729 57.3% 121,908 65.7% 102,586 60.5% 7,015 61.1% 68,637 54.4% 679,488 56.1%
2011-2012 All Fields Total 1,791,046 100.0% 185,518 100.0% 169,646 100.0% 11,483 100.0% 126,147 100.0% 1,211,565 100.0%
2011-2012 Biology /Biomedical Sciences Men 39,545 41.3% 2,157 29.8% 3,116 39.6% 224 38.0% 6,979 43.2% 25,271 42.4%
2011-2012 Biology /Biomedical Sciences Women 56,304 58.7% 5,074 70.2% 4,756 60.4% 366 62.0% 9,190 56.8% 34,294 57.6%
2011-2012 Biology /Biomedical Sciences Total 95,849 100.0% 7,231 100.0% 7,872 100.0% 590 100.0% 16,169 100.0% 59,565 100.0%
2011-2012 Physical Sciences Men 15,972 59.9% 621 40.3% 962 57.2% 85 55.2% 1,481 54.0% 11,925 62.8%
2011-2012 Physical Sciences Women 10,691 40.1% 920 59.7% 719 42.8% 69 44.8% 1,260 46.0% 7,058 37.2%
2011-2012 Physical Sciences Total 26,663 100.0% 1,541 100.0% 1,681 100.0% 154 100.0% 2,741 100.0% 18,983 100.0%
2011-2012 Health Professions Men 24,868 15.2% 2,704 13.7% 2,101 17.5% 128 13.4% 2,661 21.9% 16,389 14.4%
2011-2012 Health Professions Women 138,572 84.8% 17,062 86.3% 9,892 82.5% 828 86.6% 9,477 78.1% 97,724 85.6%
2011-2012 Health Professions Total 163,440 100.0% 19,766 100.0% 11,993 100.0% 956 100.0% 12,138 100.0% 114,113 100.0%
2012-2013 All Fields Men 787,231 42.8% 67,306 35.2% 74,043 39.7% 4,616 40.3% 59,802 46.0% 535,082 43.8%
2012-2013 All Fields Women 1,052,933 57.2% 123,874 64.8% 112,607 60.3% 6,829 59.7% 70,342 54.0% 686,494 56.2%
2012-2013 All Fields Total 1,840,164 100.0% 191,180 100.0% 186,650 100.0% 11,445 100.0% 130,144 100.0% 1,221,576 100.0%
2012-2013 Biology /Biomedical Sciences Men 41,511 41.4% 2,361 30.9% 3,571 40.2% 222 41.2% 7,174 43.5% 26,175 42.4%
2012-2013 Biology /Biomedical Sciences Women 58,808 58.6% 5,281 69.1% 5,313 59.8% 317 58.8% 9,324 56.5% 35,562 57.6%
2012-2013 Biology /Biomedical Sciences Total 100,319 100.0% 7,642 100.0% 8,884 100.0% 539 100.0% 16,498 100.0% 61,737 100.0%
2012-2013 Physical Sciences Men 17,143 61.1% 670 44.1% 1,200 60.6% 71 45.5% 1,578 55.3% 12,514 63.7%
2012-2013 Physical Sciences Women 10,907 38.9% 849 55.9% 781 39.4% 85 54.5% 1,275 44.7% 7,145 36.3%
2012-2013 Physical Sciences Total 28,050 100.0% 1,519 100.0% 1,981 100.0% 156 100.0% 2,853 100.0% 19,659 100.0%
2012-2013 Health Professions Men 28,214 15.6% 3,104 14.1% 2,504 17.3% 189 17.2% 3,050 22.4% 18,310 14.7%
2012-2013 Health Professions Women 152,930 84.4% 18,956 85.9% 11,933 82.7% 912 82.8% 10,568 77.6% 106,262 85.3%
2012-2013 Health Professions Total 181,144 100.0% 22,060 100.0% 14,437 100.0% 1,101 100.0% 13,618 100.0% 124,572 100.0%
2013-2014 All Fields Men 801,692 42.9% 68,259 35.7% 80,297 39.7% 4,171 38.7% 59,848 45.4% 535,839 44.0%
2013-2014 All Fields Women 1,068,122 57.1% 123,039 64.3% 122,115 60.3% 6,615 61.3% 71,832 54.6% 682,953 56.0%
2013-2014 All Fields Total 1,869,814 100.0% 191,298 100.0% 202,412 100.0% 10,786 100.0% 131,680 100.0% 1,218,792 100.0%
2013-2014 Biology /Biomedical Sciences Men 43,427 41.5% 2,371 30.7% 4,043 40.4% 192 38.8% 7,223 43.2% 27,310 42.8%
2013-2014 Biology /Biomedical Sciences Women 61,206 58.5% 5,341 69.3% 5,965 59.6% 303 61.2% 9,501 56.8% 36,500 57.2%
2013-2014 Biology /Biomedical Sciences Total 104,633 100.0% 7,712 100.0% 10,008 100.0% 495 100.0% 16,724 100.0% 63,810 100.0%
2013-2014 Physical Sciences Men 17,802 60.7% 694 44.4% 1,363 61.0% 83 50.3% 1,610 53.4% 12,785 63.6%
2013-2014 Physical Sciences Women 11,502 39.3% 868 55.6% 873 39.0% 82 49.7% 1,406 46.6% 7,318 36.4%
2013-2014 Physical Sciences Total 29,304 100.0% 1,562 100.0% 2,236 100.0% 165 100.0% 3,016 100.0% 20,103 100.0%
2013-2014 Health Professions Men 30,931 15.6% 3,448 14.5% 2,962 16.8% 165 15.2% 3,454 22.3% 19,686 14.6%
2013-2014 Health Professions Women 167,839 84.4% 20,303 85.5% 14,667 83.2% 919 84.8% 12,025 77.7% 114,741 85.4%
2013-2014 Health Professions Total 198,770 100.0% 23,751 100.0% 17,629 100.0% 1,084 100.0% 15,479 100.0% 134,427 100.0%
Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/
The data were selected from tables 330, 331 of year 2012; tables 322-40 and 322-50 of year 2013;
tables 322-40 and 322-50 of year 2014; tables 322-40 and 322-50 of year 2015.
The data were recompiled as of 4/28/2016.