Table 2-2
Community college attendance among recent recipients of S&E bachelor's and master's degrees, by degree level and degree year: 1999–2008
 
  1999   2001   2003   2006   2008
Degree level Recent
degree
recipients
Attended
community
college (%)
  Recent
degree
recipients
Attended
community
college (%)
  Recent
degree
recipients
Attended
community
college (%)
  Recent
degree
recipients
Attended
community
college (%)
  Recent
degree
recipients
Attended
community
college (%)
 
All graduates 900,400 41   918,400 44   958,400 45   1,634,200 45   1,138,400 46
Bachelor's 743,400 43   758,300 46   794,400 47   1,343,000 47   934,300 49
Master's 157,000 35   160,100 34   164,000 34   291,200 34   204,100 35
 

NOTES: Recent graduates are those who earned degrees in the 2 academic years preceding survey year, or, for 2006 survey year, in the 3 preceding academic years. For 2006, recent graduates are those who earned degrees between 1 July 2002 and 30 June 2005. Data rounded to the nearest 100. Detail may not add to total because of rounding.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2010) of National Survey of Recent College Graduates, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, and 2008.

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