|Figure 39-1: Number of master's degrees awarded by degree-granting institutions in selected fields of study: Academic years 1999-2000 and 2009-10|
NOTE: These seven fields were selected, because they were the top fields in which master's degrees were awarded in 2009–10. Includes only institutions that participated in Title IV federal financial aid programs. The new Classification of Instructional Programs was initiated in 2009-10. The estimates for 1999–2000 have been reclassified when necessary to make them conform to the new taxonomy. For more information on the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) classification of institutions and degree levels, see Appendix C – Commonly Used Measures. For more information on IPEDS, see Appendix B – Guide to Sources.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2000 and Fall 2010, Completions component.