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Table 298. Associate's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex, race/ethnicity, and field of study: 2009-10
Field of study Total Males Females
Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resi- dent alien Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resi- dent alien Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resi- dent alien
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
All fields, total 849,452 552,863 113,905 112,211 44,021 10,337 16,115 322,916 216,072 36,136 42,232 18,264 3,624 6,588 526,536 336,791 77,769 69,979 25,757 6,713 9,527
Agriculture and natural resources 5,894 5,350 68 252 43 155 26 3,783 3,467 43 164 20 75 14 2,111 1,883 25 88 23 80 12
Architecture and related services 552 318 25 138 52 2 17 266 126 15 85 29 2 9 286 192 10 53 23 0 8
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 199 41 38 31 5 79 5 75 10 27 10 4 23 1 124 31 11 21 1 56 4
Biological and biomedical sciences 2,664 1,407 246 499 352 55 105 851 448 76 149 109 17 52 1,813 959 170 350 243 38 53
Business 133,371 81,899 22,195 15,904 7,677 1,692 4,004 48,168 30,563 6,663 5,889 3,004 497 1,552 85,203 51,336 15,532 10,015 4,673 1,195 2,452
                                           
Communications, journalism, and related programs 2,839 1,887 278 412 138 26 98 1,327 928 120 172 67 11 29 1,512 959 158 240 71 15 69
Communications technologies 4,419 3,171 525 397 177 47 102 3,038 2,170 380 288 105 26 69 1,381 1,001 145 109 72 21 33
Computer and information sciences 32,466 21,309 5,253 3,443 1,618 342 501 24,682 16,655 3,493 2,677 1,284 237 336 7,784 4,654 1,760 766 334 105 165
Construction trades 4,617 3,749 412 285 86 72 13 4,350 3,564 373 257 75 70 11 267 185 39 28 11 2 2
Education 17,048 11,346 2,392 2,297 328 496 189 2,352 1,646 303 244 45 84 30 14,696 9,700 2,089 2,053 283 412 159
                                           
Engineering 2,508 1,637 172 305 222 20 152 2,176 1,456 147 252 184 14 123 332 181 25 53 38 6 29
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1  31,850 22,306 3,814 3,809 1,309 318 294 27,562 19,536 3,125 3,300 1,121 251 229 4,288 2,770 689 509 188 67 65
English language and literature/letters 1,658 908 165 402 122 23 38 561 307 50 152 36 7 9 1,097 601 115 250 86 16 29
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 9,573 5,179 2,127 1,652 375 123 117 495 238 110 90 39 10 8 9,078 4,941 2,017 1,562 336 113 109
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,683 1,141 85 357 52 7 41 318 193 10 87 16 1 11 1,365 948 75 270 36 6 30
                                           
Health professions and related programs 177,686 124,009 24,138 16,655 9,266 1,797 1,821 25,904 16,692 3,066 2,957 2,466 280 443 151,782 107,317 21,072 13,698 6,800 1,517 1,378
Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and
   related protective services
37,260 23,559 6,137 6,213 763 437 151 19,876 14,251 1,928 2,939 482 198 78 17,384 9,308 4,209 3,274 281 239 73
Legal professions and studies 10,003 6,340 1,804 1,426 255 119 59 1,203 698 224 197 52 25 7 8,800 5,642 1,580 1,229 203 94 52
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 284,775 181,450 34,785 44,147 14,753 3,406 6,234 110,701 72,694 11,868 16,071 6,236 1,206 2,626 174,074 108,756 22,917 28,076 8,517 2,200 3,608
Library science 112 89 5 9 7 2 0 20 16 0 1 3 0 0 92 73 5 8 4 2 0
                                           
Mathematics and statistics 1,051 511 53 267 151 8 61 725 355 46 179 96 7 42 326 156 7 88 55 1 19
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 16,305 11,785 1,524 1,977 628 279 112 15,479 11,227 1,407 1,878 594 263 110 826 558 117 99 34 16 2
Military technologies and applied sciences 668 493 68 70 27 10 0 531 405 44 56 19 7 0 137 88 24 14 8 3 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 17,671 10,163 1,271 3,226 2,412 120 479 6,960 4,216 458 1,106 925 42 213 10,711 5,947 813 2,120 1,487 78 266
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 2,016 1,321 292 268 77 26 32 1,223 802 199 145 49 14 14 793 519 93 123 28 12 18
                                           
Philosophy and religious studies 256 151 48 37 9 5 6 163 101 23 27 6 4 2 93 50 25 10 3 1 4
Physical sciences and science technologies 4,140 2,603 363 526 394 44 210 2,549 1,642 197 331 214 24 141 1,591 961 166 195 180 20 69
Precision production 2,787 2,388 116 145 71 52 15 2,609 2,235 109 138 71 45 11 178 153 7 7 0 7 4
Psychology 6,582 4,138 865 1,116 269 113 81 1,271 775 147 236 73 24 16 5,311 3,363 718 880 196 89 65
Public administration and social service professions 4,526 2,329 1,341 641 100 89 26 662 331 189 103 16 17 6 3,864 1,998 1,152 538 84 72 20
                                           
Social sciences and history 10,649 5,426 1,277 2,599 974 172 201 3,809 2,077 393 826 382 52 79 6,840 3,349 884 1,773 592 120 122
Social sciences 10,108 5,047 1,250 2,494 952 167 198 3,499 1,868 376 760 368 48 79 6,609 3,179 874 1,734 584 119 119
History 541 379 27 105 22 5 3 310 209 17 66 14 4 0 231 170 10 39 8 1 3
Theology and religious vocations 613 424 130 34 7 7 11 306 206 67 20 5 4 4 307 218 63 14 2 3 7
Transportation and materials moving 1,444 1,091 84 151 65 20 33 1,235 958 69 123 50 19 16 209 133 15 28 15 1 17
Visual and performing arts 19,567 12,945 1,809 2,521 1,237 174 881 7,686 5,084 767 1,083 387 68 297 11,881 7,861 1,042 1,438 850 106 584
Other and not classified 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians," which are listed separately.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Reported racial/ethnic distributions of students by level of degree, field of degree, and sex were used to estimate race/ethnicity for students whose race/ethnicity was not reported. To facilitate trend comparisons, certain aggregations have been made of the degree fields as reported in the IPEDS Fall survey: "Agriculture and natural resources" includes Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences and Natural resources and conservation; and "Business" includes Business management, marketing, and related support services and Personal and culinary services.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2010, Completions component. (This table was prepared November 2011.)
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