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Degrees Awarded to Women, by Type, 1969-1970 and 2006-2007

Degrees Awarded to Women, by Type, 1969-1970 and 2006-2007
School Year Percent of Degrees
Associate’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree Master’s Degree First Professional Degree* Doctoral Degree**

*Includes fields of dentistry, medicine, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, podiatry, veterinary medicine, chiropractic, public health, law, and theological professions.
**Includes Doctor of Philosophy degree and degrees awarded for fulfilling specialized requirements in professional fields such as education, musical arts, and engineering. Does not include first professional degrees.

Source I.9: U.S. Department of Education, Digest of Education Statistics

1969-1970 43.0 43.1 39.7 5.3 13.3
2006-2007 62.2 57.4 60.6 50.0 50.1

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