Table A-47-1.

Number of degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions and percentage of degrees conferred
to females, by level of degree: Academic years 1999–2000 through 2009–10
Associate's
Bachelor's
Academic
Percent conferred
Percent conferred
year
Number
Number
to females
to females
1999–2000 564,933 60.2
1,237,875 57.2
2000–01 578,865 60.0
1,244,171 57.3
2001–02 595,133 60.0
1,291,900 57.4
2002–03 634,016 60.0
1,348,811 57.5
2003–04 665,301 60.9
1,399,542 57.5
2004–05 696,660 61.6
1,439,264 57.4
2005–06 713,066 62.1
1,485,242 57.5
2006–07 728,114 62.2
1,524,092 57.4
2007–08 750,164 62.3
1,563,069 57.3
2008–09 787,325 62.1
1,601,368 57.2
2009–10 849,452 62.0
1,650,014 57.2
Increase in the number of degrees conferred
1999–2000
to
284,519 †
412,139

2009–10
Percentage change in the number of degrees conferred
1999–2000
to
50.4

33.3

2009–10
† Not applicable.
1

463,185
473,502
487,313
518,699
564,272
580,151
599,731
610,597
630,774
662,146
693,025

Master's
Percent conferred
to females
57.7
58.2
58.4
58.5
58.7
59.1
59.7
60.3
60.3
60.2
60.3

118,736
119,585
119,663
121,579
126,087
134,387
138,056
144,690
149,270
154,358
158,558

Doctor's1
Percent conferred
to females
45.3
46.3
47.6
48.4
49.3
50.0
50.1
50.7
50.9
51.0
51.7

229,840

39,822

49.6

33.5

Number

Number

Includes Ph.D., Ed.D., and comparable degrees at the doctoral level. Includes most degrees formerly classified as first-professional, such
as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate's or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. For more
information on the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) classification of degree levels, see Appendix C – Commonly
Used Measures. For more information on IPEDS, see Appendix B – Guide to Sources. See the glossary for the definition of doctor's degree.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
(IPEDS), "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:96-99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2010, Completions component

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