Table 17
 
                                                           Graduate Degrees Granted by Ethnicity
                                                                    1997-98 To 2003-04*
 

                       ---1997-98----  ---1998-99----  ---1999-00----  ---2000-01----  ---2001-02----  ---2002-03----  ---2003-04----   7 Year Change
  Ethnic Group               N      P        N      P        N      P        N      P        N      P        N      P        N      P        N      P 
                                                                                                                                                      
  African American         667    6.4      709    6.7      688    6.6      735    6.8      710    6.6      735    6.8      852    7.1      185   27.7 
                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                      
  American Indian           94    0.9      114    1.1      101    1.0      100    0.9      103    1.0       94    0.9      120    1.0       26   27.7 
                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                      
  Asian American         1,290   12.4    1,311   12.4    1,224   11.8    1,355   12.6    1,344   12.5    1,406   13.0    1,666   14.0      376   29.1 
                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                      
  Filipino                 189    1.8      197    1.9      214    2.1      246    2.3      276    2.6      284    2.6      320    2.7      131   69.3 
                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                      
  Mexican American         877    8.5      954    9.0    1,022    9.9    1,186   11.0    1,217   11.3    1,377   12.7    1,427   12.0      550   62.7 
                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                      
  Other Latino             408    3.9      444    4.2      471    4.5      472    4.4      529    4.9      560    5.2      641    5.4      233   57.1 
                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                      
  Pacific Islander          34    0.3       42    0.4       44    0.4       43    0.4       48    0.4       47    0.4       43    0.4        9   26.5 
                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                      
  Subtotal               3,559   34.3    3,771   35.5    3,764   36.3    4,137   38.4    4,227   39.3    4,503   41.6    5,069   42.5    1,510   42.4 
                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                      
  White, Non-Latino      6,805   65.7    6,842   64.5    6,595   63.7    6,646   61.6    6,530   60.7    6,333   58.4    6,860   57.5       55    0.8 
                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                      
  Total Identified      10,364  100.0   10,613  100.0   10,359  100.0   10,783  100.0   10,757  100.0   10,836  100.0   11,929  100.0    1,565   15.1 
         Percent                        78.4            77.3            76.3            75.1            73.8            72.0            70.8          
                                                                                                                                                      
  Unknown                1,510   11.4    1,581   11.5    1,588   11.7    1,615   11.2    1,757   12.0    1,901   12.6    2,342   13.9      832   55.1 
                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                      
  Nonresident Alien      1,341   10.1    1,531   11.2    1,637   12.1    1,965   13.7    2,067   14.2    2,306   15.3    2,580   15.3    1,239   92.4 
                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                      
 All Groups            13,215  100.0   13,725  100.0   13,584  100.0   14,363  100.0   14,581  100.0   15,043  100.0   16,851  100.0    3,636   27.5  
                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                      
                            *Data for statewide nursing program degree recipients is unavailable for 1988-89 thru 1990-91