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Table 267. Degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by control of institution, level of degree, and discipline division: 2005-06
Discipline division Public institutions Private institutions
Associate's degrees Bachelor's degrees Master's degrees Doctor's degrees1 Associate's degrees Bachelor's degrees Master's degrees Doctor's degrees1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
All fields, total 557,134 955,369 293,517 33,767 155,932 529,873 300,548 22,300
Agriculture and natural resources 5,879 19,975 3,968 1,092 289 3,078 672 102
Architecture and related services 540 7,234 3,689 133 116 2,281 2,054 68
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies 111 4,878 1,068 124 13 3,001 1,012 102
Biological and biomedical sciences 1,780 47,169 5,505 3,934 47 22,009 3,176 1,841
Business 67,193 178,148 51,997 808 46,902 139,894 94,409 903
                 
Communications, journalism, and related programs 2,040 51,197 3,523 368 589 22,758 3,721 93
Communications technologies 2,346 980 55 0 1,034 2,001 446 3
Computer and information sciences 15,433 23,062 8,556 930 15,813 24,418 8,499 486
Construction trades 3,064 130 0 0 786 11 0 0
Education 13,279 75,977 86,283 4,706 1,196 31,261 88,337 2,878
                 
Engineering 1,694 51,445 21,840 5,387 468 15,600 9,149 2,009
Engineering technologies2  20,061 11,116 1,456 22 10,400 3,062 1,085 53
English language and literature/letters 1,087 38,375 5,980 939 18 16,721 2,865 315
Family and consumer sciences 8,793 17,639 1,454 254 695 3,136 529 86
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,148 13,233 2,544 718 13 6,177 995 356
                 
Health professions and related clinical sciences 98,538 57,577 26,113 3,169 36,393 34,396 25,267 3,959
Legal professions and studies 5,341 1,978 1,064 22 5,168 1,324 3,389 107
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 234,822 31,587 1,756 26 9,867 13,311 1,946 58
Library science 136 75 5,390 43 0 1 1,058 1
Mathematics and statistics 749 9,773 3,683 897 4 4,997 1,047 396
                 
Mechanics and repair technologies 9,274 154 0 0 5,180 92 0 0
Military technologies 610 33 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 14,264 23,459 2,857 612 209 8,553 1,634 375
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 899 19,089 3,183 177 229 6,401 809 17
Philosophy and religious studies 62 5,337 595 217 305 6,648 1,144 361
                 
Physical sciences and science technologies 2,846 13,692 4,365 3,180 56 6,626 1,557 1,309
Precision production 1,808 20 0 0 169 35 9 0
Psychology 1,839 59,302 8,030 2,079 105 28,832 11,740 2,842
Public administration and social service professions 4,029 13,858 19,275 402 386 8,128 11,235 302
Security and protective services 20,217 24,166 2,236 70 6,208 11,153 2,041 10
                 
Social sciences and history 6,615 107,820 10,303 2,509 115 53,665 7,066 1,405
Social sciences 6,208 86,139 7,936 1,974 100 42,193 6,441 1,088
History 407 21,681 2,367 535 15 11,472 625 317
Theology and religious vocations 1 1 0 0 569 8,547 6,092 1,429
Transportation and materials moving 940 2,345 68 0 532 3,004 716 0
Visual and performing arts 9,696 44,545 6,681 949 12,058 38,752 6,849 434
1 Includes Ph.D., Ed.D., and comparable degrees at the doctoral level. Excludes first-professional degrees, such as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees.
2 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanics and repair technologies," which are listed separately.
NOTE: 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, 2005–06 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2006. (This table was prepared June 2007.)
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