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Table 285. Bachelor's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex, race/ethnicity, and field of study: 2006–07
Field of study Total Males Females
Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native Non- resident alien Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native Non- resident alien Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native Non- resident 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 1,524,092 1,099,850 146,653 114,936 105,297 11,455 45,901 649,570 480,558 49,685 44,750 47,582 4,505 22,490 874,522 619,292 96,968 70,186 57,715 6,950 23,411
Agriculture and natural resources 23,133 20,116 680 859 901 214 363 12,309 10,961 290 399 383 111 165 10,824 9,155 390 460 518 103 198
Architecture and related services 9,717 6,983 455 948 867 51 413 5,393 3,965 264 541 393 33 197 4,324 3,018 191 407 474 18 216
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies 8,194 4,486 1,095 1,175 1,045 194 199 2,572 1,399 352 363 335 69 54 5,622 3,087 743 812 710 125 145
Biological and biomedical sciences 75,151 50,120 5,950 4,651 11,665 539 2,226 29,951 20,797 1,577 1,807 4,727 209 834 45,200 29,323 4,373 2,844 6,938 330 1,392
Business 327,531 223,221 37,054 24,724 24,361 2,174 15,997 166,350 120,356 13,947 11,099 11,789 995 8,164 161,181 102,865 23,107 13,625 12,572 1,179 7,833
                                         
Communications, journalism, and related programs 74,783 56,929 7,528 5,031 3,329 452 1,514 26,444 20,491 2,537 1,698 1,049 147 522 48,339 36,438 4,991 3,333 2,280 305 992
Communications technologies 3,637 2,614 346 306 251 19 101 2,565 1,879 212 231 164 12 67 1,072 735 134 75 87 7 34
Computer and information sciences 42,170 27,626 5,066 2,835 3,937 275 2,431 34,342 23,600 3,262 2,257 3,121 205 1,897 7,828 4,026 1,804 578 816 70 534
Construction trades 129 113 4 6 5 0 1 122 108 3 6 4 0 1 7 5 1 0 1 0 0
Education 105,641 89,868 6,739 5,111 2,043 909 971 22,516 18,979 1,661 979 434 185 278 83,125 70,889 5,078 4,132 1,609 724 693
                                         
Engineering 67,092 45,994 3,307 4,092 8,980 316 4,403 54,745 38,574 2,299 3,181 6,934 248 3,509 12,347 7,420 1,008 911 2,046 68 894
Engineering technologies1  14,588 11,125 1,396 854 700 141 372 13,114 10,194 1,135 738 617 112 318 1,474 931 261 116 83 29 54
English language and literature/letters 55,122 43,722 4,148 3,669 2,648 378 557 17,475 14,248 1,008 1,164 763 136 156 37,647 29,474 3,140 2,505 1,885 242 401
Family and consumer sciences 21,400 16,334 2,312 1,237 1,052 195 270 2,594 1,885 342 158 145 27 37 18,806 14,449 1,970 1,079 907 168 233
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 20,275 14,420 828 3,366 1,133 129 399 6,173 4,522 214 928 358 41 110 14,102 9,898 614 2,438 775 88 289
                                         
Health professions and related clinical sciences 101,810 75,579 11,413 6,069 5,993 777 1,979 14,325 10,146 1,483 1,043 1,182 120 351 87,485 65,433 9,930 5,026 4,811 657 1,628
Legal professions and studies 3,596 2,290 661 356 239 22 28 1,008 684 135 101 80 2 6 2,588 1,606 526 255 159 20 22
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 44,255 29,719 6,040 4,722 2,520 499 755 14,123 9,978 1,799 1,092 844 162 248 30,132 19,741 4,241 3,630 1,676 337 507
Library science 82 78 1 1 0 2 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 72 68 1 1 0 2 0
Mathematics and statistics 14,954 10,965 858 956 1,469 66 640 8,360 6,160 415 540 812 37 396 6,594 4,805 443 416 657 29 244
                                         
Mechanics and repair technologies 263 197 21 21 11 5 8 249 187 19 19 11 5 8 14 10 2 2 0 0 0
Military technologies 168 150 5 6 4 3 0 152 136 5 6 2 3 0 16 14 0 0 2 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 33,792 23,266 2,883 4,193 2,326 299 825 10,439 7,459 830 914 859 101 276 23,353 15,807 2,053 3,279 1,467 198 549
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 27,430 21,467 2,557 1,830 852 242 482 14,190 10,888 1,491 1,017 441 114 239 13,240 10,579 1,066 813 411 128 243
Philosophy and religious studies 11,969 9,750 600 662 692 92 173 7,430 6,157 321 387 401 55 109 4,539 3,593 279 275 291 37 64
                                         
Physical sciences and science technologies 21,073 15,909 1,208 953 2,031 157 815 12,455 9,826 522 548 1,018 78 463 8,618 6,083 686 405 1,013 79 352
Precision production 23 17 0 2 3 1 0 12 10 0 1 0 1 0 11 7 0 1 3 0 0
Psychology 90,039 63,219 10,361 8,334 5,922 646 1,557 20,343 14,587 1,879 1,802 1,591 142 342 69,696 48,632 8,482 6,532 4,331 504 1,215
Public administration and social service professions 23,147 13,605 5,355 2,753 820 280 334 4,354 2,604 868 561 195 65 61 18,793 11,001 4,487 2,192 625 215 273
Security and protective services 39,206 25,215 7,162 4,795 1,179 362 493 19,505 13,804 2,575 2,101 649 163 213 19,701 11,411 4,587 2,694 530 199 280
                                         
Social sciences and history 164,183 117,453 14,689 13,762 12,626 1,295 4,358 82,417 62,263 5,449 6,012 5,947 583 2,163 81,766 55,190 9,240 7,750 6,679 712 2,195
Social sciences 129,737 88,837 12,993 11,472 11,261 1,024 4,150 62,200 45,075 4,674 4,720 5,248 440 2,043 67,537 43,762 8,319 6,752 6,013 584 2,107
History 34,446 28,616 1,696 2,290 1,365 271 208 20,217 17,188 775 1,292 699 143 120 14,229 11,428 921 998 666 128 88
Theology and religious vocations 8,696 7,323 638 308 222 41 164 5,761 4,956 344 186 134 29 112 2,935 2,367 294 122 88 12 52
Transportation and materials moving 5,657 4,592 296 372 210 67 120 5,043 4,101 268 331 181 58 104 614 491 28 41 29 9 16
Visual and performing arts 85,186 65,385 4,997 5,977 5,261 613 2,953 32,729 24,644 2,179 2,540 2,019 257 1,090 52,457 40,741 2,818 3,437 3,242 356 1,863
1 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanics and repair technologies," which are listed separately.
NOTE: 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, 2006–07 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2007. (This table was prepared July 2008.)
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