Figure C-1. Bachelor's degrees awarded in S&E and non-S&E fields,
by sex: 1966–2001
NOTE: National data not available for 1999.
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, special tabulations of U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Completions Survey, 1966–2001.
Females now account for half of all S&E bachelor's degree awards.
- The number of S&E bachelor's degrees awarded to females has increased every year since 1966 (excluding 1988), reaching 202,583 in 2001.
- The number of bachelor's degrees in S&E awarded to males has fluctuated around 200,000 since 1976.
- Females earn more bachelor's degrees in non-S&E fields than males.
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For Additional Information:
- Table C-5. Bachelor's degrees, by field and sex: 1994–2001 Excel PDF
This figure will be updated as new data become available. This figure was last updated May 2004.