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Table 285. Associate's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex of student and discipline division: 1999-2000 through 2009-10
Discipline division 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
Total Males Females
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Total 564,933 578,865 595,133 634,016 665,301 696,660 713,066 728,114 750,164 787,325 849,452 322,916 526,536
Agriculture and natural resources, total 6,666 6,649 6,494 6,210 6,283 6,404 6,168 5,838 5,738 5,724 5,894 3,783 2,111
Agriculture, agriculture operations, and
     related sciences
5,292 5,200 5,125 4,892 4,959 5,137 4,958 4,638 4,554 4,525 4,615 2,856 1,759
Natural resources and conservation 1,374 1,449 1,369 1,318 1,324 1,267 1,210 1,200 1,184 1,199 1,279 927 352
Architecture and related services 392 417 443 440 492 583 656 517 568 596 552 266 286
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 113 73 94 120 105 115 124 164 169 173 199 75 124
                           
Biological and biomedical sciences 1,448 1,443 1,534 1,496 1,456 1,709 1,827 2,060 2,200 2,364 2,664 851 1,813
Business, management, marketing, and support services 86,106 87,059 86,713 89,627 92,065 96,067 96,933 99,998 104,566 111,521 116,904 40,400 76,504
Accounting and related services 13,562 13,158 12,315 13,229 14,506 13,988 13,620 14,232 15,965 16,731 17,994 4,193 13,801
Business/commerce, general 12,283 12,621 12,936 13,054 13,387 12,050 13,297 12,725 12,473 13,067 14,547 5,882 8,665
Business administration, management, and operations 28,486 28,947 30,268 33,112 33,652 42,979 43,868 47,684 52,560 58,050 58,084 22,847 35,237
Management information systems and services 5,394 6,016 6,417 5,600 4,214 2,812 2,179 2,007 1,237 1,103 1,221 790 431
Business operations support and assistant services 12,983 13,195 11,508 11,524 11,397 11,196 10,044 8,864 7,841 7,549 7,388 562 6,826
Business and management, other 13,398 13,122 13,269 13,108 14,909 13,042 13,925 14,486 14,490 15,021 17,670 6,126 11,544
                           
Communication, journalism, and related programs 2,754 2,949 2,819 2,589 2,444 2,545 2,629 2,609 2,620 2,722 2,839 1,327 1,512
Communications technologies 2,625 3,038 3,006 3,304 3,401 3,516 3,380 3,095 4,237 4,803 4,419 3,038 1,381
Computer and information sciences and support services 28,185 34,356 40,127 46,234 41,845 36,173 31,246 27,712 28,296 30,006 32,466 24,682 7,784
Construction trades 2,337 2,682 2,639 3,009 3,560 3,512 3,850 3,895 4,309 4,252 4,617 4,350 267
                           
Education 8,510 9,533 9,611 11,205 12,465 13,329 14,475 13,021 13,108 14,123 17,048 2,352 14,696
Engineering 1,722 1,795 1,691 2,177 2,737 2,441 2,162 2,136 2,286 2,181 2,508 2,176 332
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields 43,732 42,366 40,217 39,998 36,915 33,548 30,461 29,199 29,334 30,434 31,850 27,562 4,288
English language and literature/letters 947 877 864 896 828 995 1,105 1,249 1,402 1,525 1,658 561 1,097
                           
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 8,031 8,329 9,208 9,496 9,478 9,707 9,488 9,124 8,613 9,020 9,573 495 9,078
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,059 1,100 1,085 1,050 1,047 1,234 1,161 1,207 1,258 1,627 1,683 318 1,365
                           
Health professions and related programs 86,676 84,656 82,361 90,716 106,208 122,520 134,931 145,436 155,816 165,163 177,686 25,904 151,782
Dental assisting 5,569 5,193 5,223 5,498 5,652 5,813 6,085 6,313 6,642 6,633 7,063 260 6,803
Emergency medical technician (EMT paramedic) 1,152 1,134 1,203 1,410 1,617 1,825 1,980 2,008 2,140 2,270 2,412 1,689 723
Medical lab technician 1,644 1,502 1,384 1,496 1,678 1,932 2,030 2,160 2,152 2,285 2,425 582 1,843
Medical assisting 5,414 5,863 4,748 5,859 8,499 10,411 12,367 12,071 11,261 11,967 14,486 820 13,666
Nursing assisting 7 2 0 8 4 38 101 158 329 385 1 0 1
Practical nursing 575 619 814 916 1,049 1,388 1,481 1,509 1,417 1,299 1,999 240 1,759
Nursing, R.N. and other 40,767 40,278 40,800 45,117 51,552 58,007 62,095 66,516 73,277 77,929 81,277 10,461 70,816
Health sciences, other 31,548 30,065 28,189 30,412 36,157 43,106 48,792 54,701 58,598 62,395 68,023 11,852 56,171
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 16,298 16,425 16,689 18,614 20,573 23,749 26,425 28,208 29,590 33,033 37,260 19,876 17,384
Criminal justice and corrections 13,487 13,589 13,603 15,155 17,040 19,942 22,351 23,917 25,588 28,996 32,754 15,708 17,046
Fire control and safety 2,364 2,346 2,619 2,941 3,012 3,366 3,554 3,811 3,937 3,970 4,307 4,037 270
Homeland security and related protective
     services, other
447 490 467 518 521 441 520 480 65 67 199 131 68
                           
Legal professions and studies 8,842 8,119 7,815 8,412 9,466 9,885 10,509 10,391 9,465 9,062 10,003 1,203 8,800
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,
   and humanities
187,454 196,843 207,163 217,361 227,650 240,131 244,689 250,030 254,012 263,853 284,775 110,701 174,074
Library science 98 103 96 87 114 108 136 84 117 116 112 20 92
                           
Mathematics and statistics 675 695 685 732 801 807 753 827 855 930 1,051 725 326
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 11,678 12,689 12,063 12,028 12,553 13,619 14,454 15,432 15,297 16,066 16,305 15,479 826
Military technologies and applied sciences 65 120 62 85 293 355 610 781 851 721 668 531 137
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 11,784 10,439 13,205 14,067 14,794 13,888 14,473 15,838 16,255 15,459 17,671 6,960 10,711
                           
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 819 790 764 805 923 966 1,128 1,251 1,344 1,587 2,016 1,223 793
Personal and culinary services 9,203 9,786 9,325 12,607 14,239 16,311 17,162 16,103 16,592 16,327 16,467 7,768 8,699
Philosophy and religious studies 209 299 359 379 404 422 367 375 458 191 256 163 93
Physical sciences and science technologies 2,460 2,337 2,308 2,190 2,676 2,814 2,902 3,404 3,388 3,617 4,140 2,549 1,591
Physical sciences 1,350 1,207 1,346 1,141 1,588 1,626 1,733 2,015 1,973 2,190 2,378 1,441 937
Science technologies/technicians 1,110 1,130 962 1,049 1,088 1,188 1,169 1,389 1,415 1,427 1,762 1,108 654
Precision production 2,308 2,256 2,260 2,287 1,968 2,039 1,977 1,973 1,968 2,126 2,787 2,609 178
Psychology 1,455 1,554 1,705 1,785 1,887 1,942 1,944 2,213 2,412 3,949 6,582 1,271 5,311
Public administration and social service professions 3,656 3,333 3,323 3,534 3,728 4,027 4,415 4,338 4,192 4,178 4,526 662 3,864
                           
Social sciences and history 5,136 5,132 5,593 5,720 6,245 6,533 6,730 7,080 7,812 9,142 10,649 3,809 6,840
Social sciences 4,812 4,877 5,304 5,404 5,875 6,233 6,308 6,673 7,358 8,657 10,108 3,499 6,609
History 324 255 289 316 370 300 422 407 454 485 541 310 231
                           
Theology and religious vocations 636 576 414 425 492 581 570 608 582 675 613 306 307
Transportation and materials moving 956 1,028 1,122 1,211 1,217 1,435 1,472 1,674 1,550 1,430 1,444 1,235 209
                           
Visual and performing arts 17,100 18,435 20,911 23,120 23,949 22,650 21,754 20,244 18,890 18,629 19,567 7,686 11,881
Fine and studio arts 1,314 1,435 1,521 1,763 1,326 1,623 1,651 1,758 1,711 2,023 2,277 706 1,571
Design and music 12,780 14,410 16,388 18,342 18,836 17,482 16,387 15,467 14,296 13,599 13,758 5,152 8,606
Visual and performing arts, other 3,006 2,590 3,002 3,015 3,787 3,545 3,716 3,019 2,883 3,007 3,532 1,828 1,704
Not classified by field of study 2,798 584 365 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:98-99); and IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2010, Completions component. (This table was prepared August 2011.)
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