translated from Spanish: Do thesis? They are becoming less and less like this at UNAM

How are you doing with the thesis? That question is losing strength as a method of tormenting your acquaintances.
Over the years, fewer and fewer people use this method of qualification, thesis or thesis, and opt for other methods, such as a diploma or a specialization.
At least that happens at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). In a review to your statistics page, you see the trend.
While in 2005 66% of graduates who managed to graduate at UNAM did so through a thesis or thesis, and the presentation of their professional examination, by 2018 the figure was completely reversed.
From the 22,656 graduates at the bachelor’s level last year, on all university campuses, only 6,088 did thesis or thesis, 27%.
73%, 16,568 people, turned to other titling options.
In terms of gender, in 1994 for the first time since 1924 UNAM had more women graduated in bachelor’s level than men.
Then, in 1995, again more men were, but since 1996 to date have always been more women.
In 2018, of the 22,656 graduates who managed to get hold, 56.3% were women.
It was very different from what happened, for example, in 1960, when 1,411 men won their title and only 303 women. Or about 1970, when 4,570 men and 1,214 women were titled. It was only 23%.
The percentage of women graduates has been higher year after year, compared to men, from 2000 to date, in high school and bachelor’s degree.
In the 2017-2018 school year, 53.7% of high school graduates were women, and undergraduate sgraduates 55.6%.
How many are titled for each race?
Each career or profession involves a different challenge, in terms of the type of skills and the level of studies or certificates required to be able to practice it.
With that idea in mind, the case of different faculties and some of the most representative careers in UNAM University City, and its number of students who obtained a university degree, can be reviewed.
The most current statistic available is 2016. 
In the school system, in that year 1,671 students were held in law school: as a surgeon, 984; in the career of Accounting, 830; Architecture, 622.
Computer engineering; 372; Communication Sciences, 350; Civil engineering; 239; Political Science and Public Administration, 232; International Relations,169; Philosophy, 85, and Sociology, 78.
Downward trend in the number of graduates
After falling from 2010 to 2011, from 18,598 to 18,072, the number of students who earned a bachelor’s degree from UNAM had remained up five years in a row.
But again there was a decline from 2016 to 2017, when it rose from 24,405 to 22,766, and the downward trend remained in 2018, with 22,656 graduates.
From 2000 to 2018, on average every year 17,399 UNAM graduates passed to earn their bachelor’s degree.
In 2000, 10,929 students were held at that level, and in 2018 there were 22,656, or 11,727 more (107%), but considering that year after year also increases the number of students enrolled.

For master’s degrees, following the rise from 3,147 in 2015 to 3,561 in 2016, from that year to 2017 it dropped to 3,284.
And the reduction was maintained in 2018 as it went to 2,999, an annual drop of 8%.
For doctoral degrees, from 2016 to 2017 the figure rose from 868 to 945, but in 2018 it dropped to 861, a reduction of 8.8%.
More and more students
UNAM has data on its number of students since 1924, when they were 9,622 high school and bachelor’s degree.
Since then, decade after decade, it has been increasing its enrollment, until a total of 356,530 students have increased in the 2018-2019 cycle.
If only a comparison of 2000 to date, the last 19 years, is made, its student population increased by almost 40%, from 255,226 to more than 350 thousand already mentioned.
In the same period, the University went from having 71 races to 127.

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