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Bachelor’s degrees conferred by Title IV institutions, by race/ethnicity, field of study, and gender: United States, academic year 2003–04
Field of study1 and gender Total White,
non-
Hispanic
Black,
non-
Hispanic
Hispanic Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Race/
ethnicity
unknown
Non-
resident
alien

   All fields 1,399,542 967,899 123,464 89,060 86,438 10,020 77,829 44,832
                 
Men 595,425 418,664 41,127 34,993 38,727 3,986 34,729 23,199
Women 804,117 549,235 82,337 54,067 47,711 6,034 43,100 21,633
                 
Agriculture, agriculture operations,
 and related sciences
14,038 11,995 477 444 394 89 452 187
  Men 7,241 6,314 207 201 152 44 227 96
  Women 6,797 5,681 270 243 242 45 225 91
                 
Architecture and related services 8,838 6,298 372 642 665 41 391 429
  Men 5,059 3,719 204 366 309 22 221 218
  Women 3,779 2,579 168 276 356 19 170 211
                 
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies 7,181 3,837 889 806 809 155 517 168
  Men 2,162 1,166 262 232 259 57 137 49
  Women 5,019 2,671 627 574 550 98 380 119
                 
Biological and biomedical sciences 61,509 41,008 4,857 3,479 7,488 405 2,673 1,599
  Men 23,248 16,043 1,259 1,268 2,837 149 1,068 624
  Women 38,261 24,965 3,598 2,211 4,651 256 1,605 975
                 
Business, management, marketing,
 and related support services
306,623 198,627 31,004 19,457 20,624 1,901 20,352 14,658
  Men 152,262 104,860 11,128 8,834 9,098 853 9,800 7,689
  Women 154,361 93,767 19,876 10,623 11,526 1,048 10,552 6,969
                 
Communication, journalism, and related programs 70,968 52,907 6,274 3,985 2,736 360 3,151 1,555
  Men 24,591 18,725 1,989 1,238 828 134 1,137 540
  Women 46,377 34,182 4,285 2,747 1,908 226 2,014 1,015
                 
Communications technologies/technicians
 and support services
2,034 1,456 189 110 103 19 118 39
  Men 1,222 869 94 77 77 14 71 20
  Women 812 587 95 33 26 5 47 19
                 
Computer and information sciences
 and support services
59,488 31,399 6,255 3,297 7,655 445 5,378 5,059
  Men 44,585 25,439 3,480 2,394 5,338 341 4,023 3,570
  Women 14,903 5,960 2,775 903 2,317 104 1,355 1,489
                 
Construction trades 119 96 8 5 1 0 9 0
  Men 107 93 2 5 1 0 6 0
  Women 12 3 6 0 0 0 3 0
                 
Education 106,278 87,899 6,215 4,616 1,694 953 3,900 1,001
  Men 22,802 18,550 1,497 901 317 230 1,058 249
  Women 83,476 69,349 4,718 3,715 1,377 723 2,842 752
                 
Engineering 63,558 41,667 3,253 3,410 7,691 334 2,626 4,577
  Men 50,557 34,123 2,136 2,602 5,645 244 2,153 3,654
  Women 13,001 7,544 1,117 808 2,046 90 473 923
                 
Engineering technologies/technicians 14,391 9,946 1,482 901 697 191 663 511
  Men 12,689 8,962 1,160 800 595 163 576 433
  Women 1,702 984 322 101 102 28 87 78
                 
English language and literature/letters 53,984 41,294 3,944 2,901 2,058 351 2,889 547
  Men 16,792 13,101 949 935 576 122 958 151
  Women 37,192 28,193 2,995 1,966 1,482 229 1,931 396
                 
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 19,172 14,612 1,996 848 751 156 571 238
  Men 2,298 1,672 289 111 99 18 62 47
  Women 16,874 12,940 1,707 737 652 138 509 191
                 
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 17,754 11,933 715 2,673 879 91 1,037 426
  Men 5,215 3,584 164 734 259 33 336 105
  Women 12,539 8,349 551 1,939 620 58 701 321
                 
Health professions and related clinical sciences 73,934 53,173 8,093 3,916 3,563 548 3,731 910
  Men 10,017 6,797 973 693 688 81 611 174
  Women 63,917 46,376 7,120 3,223 2,875 467 3,120 736
                 
History 29,808 23,698 1,473 1,559 1,008 209 1,666 195
  Men 17,403 14,123 712 894 460 111 1,002 101
  Women 12,405 9,575 761 665 548 98 664 94
                 
Legal professions and studies 2,841 1,811 408 226 170 29 176 21
  Men 896 576 107 71 68 7 60 7
  Women 1,945 1,235 301 155 102 22 116 14
                 
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,
 and humanities
42,106 26,821 4,828 4,215 1,722 468 3,342 710
  Men 13,336 9,200 1,397 913 491 150 929 256
  Women 28,770 17,621 3,431 3,302 1,231 318 2,413 454
                 
Library science 72 67 3 0 0 0 2 0
  Men 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Women 68 63 3 0 0 0 2 0
                 
Mathematics and statistics 13,327 9,351 764 642 1,217 59 654 640
  Men 7,203 5,093 325 347 658 37 381 362
  Women 6,124 4,258 439 295 559 22 273 278
                 
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 159 124 5 4 3 6 7 10
  Men 149 114 5 4 3 6 7 10
  Women 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
                 
Military technologies 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Men 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Women 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
                 
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 29,162 19,493 2,493 2,703 1,921 232 1,718 602
  Men 9,537 6,427 744 621 763 68 654 260
  Women 19,625 13,066 1,749 2,082 1,158 164 1,064 342
                 
Natural resources and conservation 8,797 7,367 151 284 230 125 502 138
  Men 4,648 4,022 54 130 88 69 229 56
  Women 4,149 3,345 97 154 142 56 273 82
                 
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 22,164 17,000 1,925 1,411 549 159 770 350
  Men 11,289 8,437 1,118 778 272 83 410 191
  Women 10,875 8,563 807 633 277 76 360 159
                 
Personal and culinary services 526 393 56 23 12 4 18 20
  Men 251 192 21 12 5 2 10 9
  Women 275 201 35 11 7 2 8 11
                 
Philosophy and religious studies 11,152 8,614 526 504 535 64 737 172
  Men 7,046 5,506 300 323 329 35 449 104
  Women 4,106 3,108 226 181 206 29 288 68
                 
Physical sciences 17,795 13,139 1,019 716 1,306 107 867 641
  Men 10,377 7,973 390 412 670 58 506 368
  Women 7,418 5,166 629 304 636 49 361 273
                 
Precision production 61 50 0 0 1 0 8 2
  Men 38 33 0 0 1 0 3 1
  Women 23 17 0 0 0 0 5 1
                 
Psychology 82,098 56,640 8,559 6,643 4,337 598 3,846 1,475
  Men 18,193 12,716 1,582 1,459 1,046 128 957 305
  Women 63,905 43,924 6,977 5,184 3,291 470 2,889 1,170
                 
Public administration and social service professions 20,552 12,164 4,397 1,896 608 209 1,077 201
  Men 3,793 2,259 705 378 141 34 233 43
  Women 16,759 9,905 3,692 1,518 467 175 844 158
                 
Science technologies/technicians 188 134 23 18 8 0 3 2
  Men 99 78 8 7 4 0 1 1
  Women 89 56 15 11 4 0 2 1
                 
Security and protective services 28,175 18,027 4,839 2,817 695 253 1,370 174
  Men 14,195 9,867 1,765 1,255 361 108 767 72
  Women 13,980 8,160 3,074 1,562 334 145 603 102
                 
Social sciences 120,549 78,737 11,444 8,975 9,533 881 6,860 4,119
  Men 56,431 38,883 3,984 3,643 4,383 344 3,152 2,042
  Women 64,118 39,854 7,460 5,332 5,150 537 3,708 2,077
                 
Theology and religious vocations 8,126 6,746 456 335 178 46 158 207
  Men 5,381 4,549 272 198 115 23 88 136
  Women 2,745 2,197 184 137 63 23 70 71
                 
Transportation and materials moving 4,824 3,720 232 225 142 31 322 152
  Men 4,263 3,280 201 203 131 26 286 136
  Women 561 440 31 22 11 5 36 16
                 
Visual and performing arts 77,181 55,646 3,840 4,374 4,455 501 5,268 3,097
  Men 30,037 21,306 1,644 1,954 1,660 192 2,161 1,120
  Women 47,144 34,340 2,196 2,420 2,795 309 3,107 1,977

1 Degrees by field of study (2-digit CIP level) are based on the 2000 version of the Classification of Instructional Programs.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2004.

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