NUMBER OF POST-SECONDARY DEGREES EARNED BY LEVEL
Nebraska - Selected Years        
Year Associate's &  Bachelor's Bachelor's Master's  First Professional Doctorate Combined Doctorate & 1st Pro
1960-61 NA 3,992 572 304 77 381
1965-66 NA 6,553 817 315 135 450
1969-70 558 9,417 1,247 407 213 620
1970-71 723 9,876 1,374 402 223 625
1971-72 1,038 9,564 1,548 517 210 727
1972-73 1,190 9,496 1,547 583 230 813
1973-74 1,212 9,146 1,521 657 237 894
1974-75 1,598 8,227 1,499 716 216 932
1975-76 1,805 7,743 1,552 736 178 914
1976-77 1,952 7,500 1,761 716 218 934
1977-78 2,123 7,672 1,816 680 206 886
1978-79 2,148 7,418 1,721 809 200 1,009
1979-80 2,244 7,557 1,689 776 221 997
1980-81 2,331 7,435 1,677 721 238 959
1981-82 2,531 7,767 1,549 808 214 1,022
1982-83 2,813 8,083 1,671 770 220 990
1983-84 2,986 8,159 1,567 772 229 1,001
1984-85 2,883 8,337 1,668 742 196 938
1985-86 2,805 8,344 1,641 755 210 965
1986-87 2,918 8,416 1,664 752 215 967
1987-88 2,546 8,306 1,722 706 248 954
1988-89 2,734 8,415 1,776 727 248 975
1989-90 2,678 8,681 1,713 658 230 888
1990-91 2,965 8,960 1,691 736 219 955
1991-92 3,730 9,451 1,909 728 236 964
1992-93 2,494 9,608 2,007 806 238 1,044
1993-94 3,189 10,121 2,201 812 244 1,056
1994-95 3,365 10,151 2,252 825 255 1,080
1995-96 3,055 9,896 2,368 826 285 1,111
1996-97 3,162 9,875 2,389 789 315 1,104
1997-98 3,601 10,086 2,901 764 429 1,193
1998-99 3,215 10,050 2,981 775 354 1,129
1999-00 5,100 10,770 2,898 794 363 1,157
2000-01 4,627 10,846 3,187 793 340 1,133
2001-02 4,604 10,687 3,211 795 333 1,128
2002-03 6,793 11,072 3,614 749 511 1,260
2003-04 7,029 11,503 3,704 741 469 1,356
2004-05 7,886 12,091 3,999 902 468 1,370
2005-06 6,309 12,355 4,040 1,000 289 1,292
2006-07 6,214 12,640 4,132 997 323 1,320
2007-08 6,439 12,775 4,676 1,016 317 1,330
2008-09 6,358 13,017 4,979 1,033 338 1,371
2009-10* 6,223 13,005 4,904 NA 750 1,392
2010-11 6,779 13,926 5,152 NA 742 1,371
2011-12 7,322 14,376 5,675 1,054 334 1,388
2012-13 9,690 14,523 5,244 1,101 394 1,495
2013-14 9,159 15,028 5,068 -- -- 1,503
2014-15 9,095 14,514 5,481 -- -- 1,583
2015-16 8,426 14,734 5,788 -- -- 1,699
Source: Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, A Factual Look at Higher
Education in Nebraska, 2017
* "The first-professional degree category has been eliminated and all doctoral degrees, including those previously classified as “first-professional,” are now classified" included in the doctoral degree category.  Data do not include "for profit/career" schools.
Last Updated: 11/7/2017
by Nebraska Databook
email: michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov