Figure C-1. Bachelor's degrees awarded in S&E and non-S&E fields,
by sex: 1966–2004
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, 1966–2004.
Beginning in 2000, women earned more S&E bachelor's degrees than men.
- The number of S&E bachelor's degrees awarded to women has increased every year since 1966 (excluding 1988), reaching 227,813 in 2004.
- The number of bachelor's degrees in S&E awarded to men has fluctuated around 200,000 from 1976 to about 2001 and increased since then, reaching 224,525 in 2004.
- Women earn substantially more bachelor's degrees in non-S&E fields than men.
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For Additional Information:
- Table C-5. Bachelor's degrees, by field and sex: 1995–2004 Excel PDF
This figure will be updated as new data become available. This figure was last updated December 2006.