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

 TotalWhiteBlackHispanicAsian/Pacific IslanderAmerican Indian/ Alaska NativeTwo or more racesNon-resident alienWhite (% Distribution)Black (% Distribution)Hispanic (% Distribution)Asian/Pacific Islander (% Distribution)American Indian/Alaska Native (% Distribution)Two or more races (% Distribution)
Females
1997-986644505017916374138328382334752---1760577.69.95.95.90.7---
1998-996822785112526705441258399475251---1751676.910.16.260.8---
1999-20007075085261487098944759420565254---1830276.310.36.56.10.8---
2000-017123315255777320446377430375349---1878775.810.66.76.20.8---
2001-027420845437057742750015454335541---1996375.310.76.96.30.8---
2002-037755535643688275953928477346005---2075974.8117.16.30.8---
2003-048041175806318739057356507136394---2163374.211.27.36.50.8---
2004-058262645925499031261634534986164---2210773.711.27.76.70.8---
2005-068546426080949434165774565676737---2312973.111.37.96.80.8---
2006-078745226192929696870186577156950---2341172.811.48.26.80.8---
2007-0889514163053810021075164595736986---2267072.311.58.66.80.8---
2008-0991597764123210313878877618087372---2355071.911.68.86.90.8---
2009-1094325965361110865385287640267526---2415671.111.89.370.8---
2010-1198189466269811371693581657977137125612640469.411.99.86.90.71.3
2011-121026391679954122180102653686567022162892963768.212.310.36.90.71.6
2012-131052973686550123882112610703236821202943249367.312.1116.90.72
2013-141068122682953123039122115718326615272853428366.111.911.86.90.62.6
Males
1997-985199563995533451027677334453151---2162080.26.95.66.70.6---
1998-995199613983103485628477341793407---2073279.875.76.80.7---
1999-20005303674029543702930304358533463---2076479.17.35.970.7---
2000-015318404017803810331368358653700---2102478.77.56.170.7---
2001-025498164148923919632951376603624---2149378.57.46.27.10.7---
2002-035732584302484149435101402303870---2231578.17.56.47.30.7---
2003-045954254454834385137288413604244---2319977.97.76.57.20.7---
2004-056130004565924581039490437114143---2325477.47.86.77.40.7---
2005-066306004674674807941814458094203---23228777.96.97.50.7---
2006-076495704805584968544750475824505---2249076.67.97.17.60.7---
2007-086679284921375224747884494854523---2165276.18.17.47.70.7---
2008-096854225033965346550596507734849---2234375.98.17.67.70.7---
2009-107066605137115613655139533654879---2343075.28.28.17.80.7---
2010-11734159519992590156086955321479880282613673.48.38.67.80.71.1
2011-127657725324636373667083575214476109452954872.38.79.17.80.61.5
2012-137874085353586735174067598064611138343238170.98.99.87.90.61.8
2013-148016925358396825980297598484171181383514069.98.910.57.80.52.4
Totals
1997-9811844069013449825166005716787903---3922578.78.65.86.30.7---
1998-99120223990956210191069735741268658---3824878.18.866.40.7---
1999-2000123787592910210801875063779098717---3906677.596.36.50.7---
2000-01124417192735711130777745789029049---39811779.26.56.60.8---
2001-02129190095859711662382966830939165---4145676.79.36.66.60.7---
2002-03134881199461612425389029879649875---4307476.29.56.86.70.8---
2003-0413995421026114131241946449207310638---4483275.79.776.80.8---
2004-05143926410491411361221011249720910307---4536175.39.87.370.7---
2005-061485242107556114242010758810237610940---4635774.79.97.57.10.8---
2006-071524092109985014665311493610529711455---4590174.49.97.87.10.8---
2007-081563069112267515245712304810905811509---4432273.9108.17.20.8---
2008-091601399114462815660312947311258112221---4589373.610.18.37.20.8---
2009-101649919116732216478914042611739112405---4758672.910.38.87.30.8---
2010-111716053118269017273115445012111811935205895254071.110.49.37.30.71.2
2011-12179216312124171859161697361261771149827234591857010.79.87.30.71.6
2012-131840381122190819123318667713012911432341286487468.810.810.57.30.61.9
2013-141869814121879219129820241213168010786454236942367.710.611.27.30.62.5
---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.

YearBachelor's degrees: TotalBachelor's degreesBachelor's degrees: MalesBachelor's degrees: FemalesFemales as a percent of totalMaster's degrees: TotalMaster's degrees: MalesMaster's degrees: FemalesDoctor's degrees: TotalDoctor's degrees: MalesDoctor's degrees: Females
1970-712522357851943877.153302165316515988148631125
1971-722861113.470052160675.568112749406216538153731165
1972-733356217.377522581076.979783189478918215168701345
1973-744142123.493473207477.492323444578820094182871807
1974-754900218.3108443815877.9102773686659122191198082383
1975-765388510113864249978.9121643837832725267219803287
1976-77572226.2118964532679.2126273865876224972210223950
1977-78594453.9116004784580.51402739721005526516216224894
1978-79620954.5112145088181.91511041551095527766221945572
1979-80638482.8113305251882.31537440601131428190221576033
1980-8163665-0.3105315313483.51617640241215229595227926803
1981-8263660#101105355084.11621237431246930096229687128
1982-83656423.1102475539584.41694141381280330800229207880
1983-8465305-0.5100685523784.61735141241322731655228518804
1984-8565331#97415559085.11744240461339631493220459448
1985-8665309#96295568085.31860343551424831922220699853
1986-8763963-2.191375482685.71844238181462429500196869814
1987-8861614-3.789555265985.518774400414770300601985310207
1988-8959850-2.988785097285.219493419715296305461989310653
1989-9058983-1.490754990884.620406448615920301011911810983
1990-91598751.596195025683.921354442316931298421849211350
1991-92627794.9103305244983.523671479418877314791936212117
1992-9368434911605568298326190524920941310891844612643
1993-947589010.9133776251382.428442581322629309591798812971
1994-95815967.5148126678481.831770671825052321241846313661
1995-96860875.5159427014581.533920701726903326781849514183
1996-97879972.2164407155781.336162753628626349711961915352
1997-9886843-1.3157007114381.939567864430923353691937015999
1998-9984989-2.1151916979882.140628915231476359391967316266
1999-200080863-4.9133426752183.542593950033093378291998417845
2000-0175933-6.1125146341983.543623971133912390192026018759
2001-0272887-4108696201885.143560958833972394351976019675
2002-0371261-2.2100966116585.842748928033468397991949320306
2003-04739343.8100176391786.544939967035269418611958722274
2004-05806859.1108586982786.546703981636887442011969724504
2005-069197314129147905986513801063040750456771964026037
2006-0710181010.7143258748585.9545311063643895489432052228421
2007-081114789.5162869519285.4581201101047110516752161630059
2008-0912042081777610264485.2626421184850794548462267832168
2009-101296237.61930911031485.1691121287456238577502394633804
2010-1114346310.72154012192385755711403461537602212538634835
2011-1216367514.12490513877084.8843551567568680620972607436023
2012-1318114910.72820815294184.4909331674774186641922685237340
2013-141987709.73093116783984.4974031774979654674482808439364
†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,

YearMajor FieldsSexAll BachelorsAll BachelorsBlack or African AmericanBlack or African AmericanHispanic / LatinoHispanic / LatinoAmerican Indian or Alaska NativeAmerican Indian or Alaska NativeAsianAsianWhiteWhite
2010-2011All FieldsMen734,13342.8%59,11934.2%60,74239.4%4,79840.2%55,29045.7%519,88344.0%
2010-2011All FieldsWomen981,78057.2%113,89865.8%93,32160.6%7,13559.8%65,77654.3%662,52256.0%
2010-2011All FieldsTotal1,715,913100.0%173,017100.0%154,063100.0%11,933100.0%121,066100.0%1,182,405100.0%
2010-2011Biology /Biomedical SciencesMen36,89241.0%2,01129.2%2,77739.9%24242.7%6,65761.4%23,68141.9%
2010-2011Biology /Biomedical SciencesWomen53,11159.0%4,87470.8%4,18360.1%32557.3%4,18338.6%32,77958.1%
2010-2011Biology /Biomedical SciencesTotal90,003100.0%6,885100.0%6,960100.0%567100.0%10,840100.0%56,460100.0%
2010-2011Physical SciencesMen14,78259.8%59044.4%85158.0%8758.4%1,32752.3%11,13062.4%
2010-2011Physical SciencesWomen9,93040.2%73955.6%61542.0%6241.6%1,21147.7%6,71237.6%
2010-2011Physical SciencesTotal24,712100.0%1,329100.0%1,466100.0%149100.0%2,538100.0%17,842100.0%
2010-2011Health ProfessionsMen21,53615.0%2,36113.8%1,65016.7%16016.6%2,23922.6%14,46914.2%
2010-2011Health ProfessionsWomen121,89485.0%14,75886.2%8,23283.3%80383.4%7,67577.4%87,58685.8%
2010-2011Health ProfessionsTotal143,430100.0%17,119100.0%9,882100.0%963100.0%9,914100.0%102,055100.0%
2011-2012All FieldsMen765,31742.7%63,61034.3%67,06039.5%4,46838.9%57,51045.6%532,07743.9%
2011-2012All FieldsWomen1,025,72957.3%121,90865.7%102,58660.5%7,01561.1%68,63754.4%679,48856.1%
2011-2012All FieldsTotal1,791,046100.0%185,518100.0%169,646100.0%11,483100.0%126,147100.0%1,211,565100.0%
2011-2012Biology /Biomedical SciencesMen39,54541.3%2,15729.8%3,11639.6%22438.0%6,97943.2%25,27142.4%
2011-2012Biology /Biomedical SciencesWomen56,30458.7%5,07470.2%4,75660.4%36662.0%9,19056.8%34,29457.6%
2011-2012Biology /Biomedical SciencesTotal95,849100.0%7,231100.0%7,872100.0%590100.0%16,169100.0%59,565100.0%
2011-2012Physical SciencesMen15,97259.9%62140.3%96257.2%8555.2%1,48154.0%11,92562.8%
2011-2012Physical SciencesWomen10,69140.1%92059.7%71942.8%6944.8%1,26046.0%7,05837.2%
2011-2012Physical SciencesTotal26,663100.0%1,541100.0%1,681100.0%154100.0%2,741100.0%18,983100.0%
2011-2012Health ProfessionsMen24,86815.2%2,70413.7%2,10117.5%12813.4%2,66121.9%16,38914.4%
2011-2012Health ProfessionsWomen138,57284.8%17,06286.3%9,89282.5%82886.6%9,47778.1%97,72485.6%
2011-2012Health ProfessionsTotal163,440100.0%19,766100.0%11,993100.0%956100.0%12,138100.0%114,113100.0%
2012-2013All FieldsMen787,23142.8%67,30635.2%74,04339.7%4,61640.3%59,80246.0%535,08243.8%
2012-2013All FieldsWomen1,052,93357.2%123,87464.8%112,60760.3%6,82959.7%70,34254.0%686,49456.2%
2012-2013All FieldsTotal1,840,164100.0%191,180100.0%186,650100.0%11,445100.0%130,144100.0%1,221,576100.0%
2012-2013Biology /Biomedical SciencesMen41,51141.4%2,36130.9%3,57140.2%22241.2%7,17443.5%26,17542.4%
2012-2013Biology /Biomedical SciencesWomen58,80858.6%5,28169.1%5,31359.8%31758.8%9,32456.5%35,56257.6%
2012-2013Biology /Biomedical SciencesTotal100,319100.0%7,642100.0%8,884100.0%539100.0%16,498100.0%61,737100.0%
2012-2013Physical SciencesMen17,14361.1%67044.1%1,20060.6%7145.5%1,57855.3%12,51463.7%
2012-2013Physical SciencesWomen10,90738.9%84955.9%78139.4%8554.5%1,27544.7%7,14536.3%
2012-2013Physical SciencesTotal28,050100.0%1,519100.0%1,981100.0%156100.0%2,853100.0%19,659100.0%
2012-2013Health ProfessionsMen28,21415.6%3,10414.1%2,50417.3%18917.2%3,05022.4%18,31014.7%
2012-2013Health ProfessionsWomen152,93084.4%18,95685.9%11,93382.7%91282.8%10,56877.6%106,26285.3%
2012-2013Health ProfessionsTotal181,144100.0%22,060100.0%14,437100.0%1,101100.0%13,618100.0%124,572100.0%
2013-2014All FieldsMen801,69242.9%68,25935.7%80,29739.7%4,17138.7%59,84845.4%535,83944.0%
2013-2014All FieldsWomen1,068,12257.1%123,03964.3%122,11560.3%6,61561.3%71,83254.6%682,95356.0%
2013-2014All FieldsTotal1,869,814100.0%191,298100.0%202,412100.0%10,786100.0%131,680100.0%1,218,792100.0%
2013-2014Biology /Biomedical SciencesMen43,42741.5%2,37130.7%4,04340.4%19238.8%7,22343.2%27,31042.8%
2013-2014Biology /Biomedical SciencesWomen61,20658.5%5,34169.3%5,96559.6%30361.2%9,50156.8%36,50057.2%
2013-2014Biology /Biomedical SciencesTotal104,633100.0%7,712100.0%10,008100.0%495100.0%16,724100.0%63,810100.0%
2013-2014Physical SciencesMen17,80260.7%69444.4%1,36361.0%8350.3%1,61053.4%12,78563.6%
2013-2014Physical SciencesWomen11,50239.3%86855.6%87339.0%8249.7%1,40646.6%7,31836.4%
2013-2014Physical SciencesTotal29,304100.0%1,562100.0%2,236100.0%165100.0%3,016100.0%20,103100.0%
2013-2014Health ProfessionsMen30,93115.6%3,44814.5%2,96216.8%16515.2%3,45422.3%19,68614.6%
2013-2014Health ProfessionsWomen167,83984.4%20,30385.5%14,66783.2%91984.8%12,02577.7%114,74185.4%
2013-2014Health ProfessionsTotal198,770100.0%23,751100.0%17,629100.0%1,084100.0%15,479100.0%134,427100.0%
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.