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Table 286. Bachelor's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex, race/ethnicity, and field of study: 2005–06
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 1,485,242 1,075,561 142,420 107,588 102,376 10,940 46,357 630,600 467,467 48,079 41,814 45,809 4,203 23,228 854,642 608,094 94,341 65,774 56,567 6,737 23,129
Agriculture and natural resources 23,053 20,190 685 764 806 256 352 12,063 10,801 296 338 347 120 161 10,990 9,389 389 426 459 136 191
Architecture and related services 9,515 6,991 455 826 794 46 403 5,414 4,094 267 463 355 18 217 4,101 2,897 188 363 439 28 186
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies 7,879 4,307 1,167 1,081 1,004 146 174 2,420 1,336 371 317 309 38 49 5,459 2,971 796 764 695 108 125
Biological and biomedical sciences 69,178 46,877 5,409 4,203 10,165 489 2,035 26,651 18,801 1,398 1,573 3,957 164 758 42,527 28,076 4,011 2,630 6,208 325 1,277
Business 318,042 216,567 36,195 23,100 24,154 2,087 15,939 159,683 115,773 13,138 10,355 11,234 926 8,257 158,359 100,794 23,057 12,745 12,920 1,161 7,682
                                         
Communications, journalism, and related programs 73,955 56,648 7,325 4,758 3,224 423 1,577 26,135 20,366 2,492 1,609 1,036 146 486 47,820 36,282 4,833 3,149 2,188 277 1,091
Communications technologies 2,981 2,191 295 222 181 15 77 2,007 1,509 159 147 131 11 50 974 682 136 75 50 4 27
Computer and information sciences 47,480 29,864 5,875 3,164 5,180 304 3,093 37,705 25,237 3,502 2,455 3,937 215 2,359 9,775 4,627 2,373 709 1,243 89 734
Construction trades 141 123 9 2 4 0 3 134 118 7 2 4 0 3 7 5 2 0 0 0 0
Education 107,238 91,279 6,864 5,196 1,954 902 1,043 22,448 18,950 1,693 934 397 197 277 84,790 72,329 5,171 4,262 1,557 705 766
                                         
Engineering 67,045 45,465 3,355 4,051 9,070 364 4,740 54,036 37,681 2,335 3,179 6,849 290 3,702 13,009 7,784 1,020 872 2,221 74 1,038
Engineering technologies1  14,178 10,600 1,536 824 699 140 379 12,604 9,670 1,171 700 624 125 314 1,574 930 365 124 75 15 65
English language and literature/letters 55,096 43,872 4,242 3,545 2,600 341 496 17,316 14,224 1,048 1,090 718 109 127 37,780 29,648 3,194 2,455 1,882 232 369
Family and consumer sciences 20,775 16,083 2,227 1,163 898 160 244 2,436 1,810 328 123 116 14 45 18,339 14,273 1,899 1,040 782 146 199
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 19,410 13,819 799 3,231 1,039 82 440 5,842 4,320 200 849 310 28 135 13,568 9,499 599 2,382 729 54 305
                                         
Health professions and related clinical sciences 91,973 69,092 10,268 5,230 5,102 673 1,608 12,914 9,248 1,339 920 1,001 100 306 79,059 59,844 8,929 4,310 4,101 573 1,302
Legal professions and studies 3,302 2,081 578 335 247 35 26 982 643 132 108 81 9 9 2,320 1,438 446 227 166 26 17
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 44,898 30,162 5,701 4,938 2,808 501 788 14,144 10,074 1,614 1,140 875 150 291 30,754 20,088 4,087 3,798 1,933 351 497
Library science 76 73 2 1 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 71 68 2 1 0 0 0
Mathematics and statistics 14,770 10,700 871 892 1,491 68 748 8,115 5,905 437 482 790 35 466 6,655 4,795 434 410 701 33 282
                                         
Mechanics and repair technologies 246 173 19 26 17 2 9 239 167 19 25 17 2 9 7 6 0 1 0 0 0
Military technologies 33 32 0 1 0 0 0 29 28 0 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 32,012 22,495 2,746 3,431 2,252 254 834 9,959 7,206 815 732 780 86 340 22,053 15,289 1,931 2,699 1,472 168 494
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 25,490 20,189 2,271 1,646 767 205 412 13,310 10,312 1,348 949 367 108 226 12,180 9,877 923 697 400 97 186
Philosophy and religious studies 11,985 9,801 689 654 622 66 153 7,428 6,117 395 425 354 39 98 4,557 3,684 294 229 268 27 55
                                         
Physical sciences and science technologies 20,318 15,421 1,178 903 1,818 155 843 11,831 9,421 477 494 884 83 472 8,487 6,000 701 409 934 72 371
Precision production 55 46 1 2 5 0 1 35 34 0 1 0 0 0 20 12 1 1 5 0 1
Psychology 88,134 62,645 9,663 8,051 5,568 628 1,579 19,865 14,474 1,764 1,741 1,430 136 320 68,269 48,171 7,899 6,310 4,138 492 1,259
Public administration and social service professions 21,986 13,168 5,187 2,365 716 239 311 4,126 2,543 861 448 162 49 63 17,860 10,625 4,326 1,917 554 190 248
Security and protective services 35,319 23,208 6,412 4,005 1,013 356 325 17,498 12,659 2,212 1,769 563 145 150 17,821 10,549 4,200 2,236 450 211 175
                                         
Social sciences and history 161,485 115,808 14,683 12,818 12,416 1,307 4,453 80,799 61,029 5,554 5,598 5,851 561 2,206 80,686 54,779 9,129 7,220 6,565 746 2,247
Social sciences 128,332 88,131 12,995 10,808 11,095 1,072 4,231 61,365 44,460 4,735 4,503 5,155 431 2,081 66,967 43,671 8,260 6,305 5,940 641 2,150
History 33,153 27,677 1,688 2,010 1,321 235 222 19,434 16,569 819 1,095 696 130 125 13,719 11,108 869 915 625 105 97
Theology and religious vocations 8,548 7,275 553 329 176 42 173 5,593 4,846 310 182 114 22 119 2,955 2,429 243 147 62 20 54
Transportation and materials moving 5,349 4,382 305 290 194 42 136 4,717 3,876 272 246 169 38 116 632 506 33 44 25 4 20
Visual and performing arts 83,297 63,934 4,855 5,541 5,392 612 2,963 32,117 24,190 2,125 2,419 2,047 239 1,097 51,180 39,744 2,730 3,122 3,345 373 1,866
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, 2005-06 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2006. (This table was prepared June 2007.)

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