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Table 281. Associate's degrees and other subbaccalaureate awards conferred by degree-granting institutions, by length of curriculum, sex of student, and discipline division: 2008-09
Discipline division Less-than-1-year awards 1- to less-than-4-year awards Associate's degrees
Total Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Total 285,277 126,389 158,888 216,379 82,549 133,830 787,325 298,141 489,184
Agriculture and natural resources, total 3,167 2,357 810 1,817 1,194 623 5,724 3,755 1,969
Agriculture, agriculture operations, and
    related sciences
2,550 1,832 718 1,742 1,139 603 4,525 2,871 1,654
Natural resources and conservation 617 525 92 75 55 20 1,199 884 315
Architecture and related services 256 174 82 72 45 27 596 274 322
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies 434 99 335 102 38 64 173 51 122
                   
Biological and biomedical sciences 118 54 64 26 9 17 2,364 756 1,608
Business, management, and marketing 31,869 10,399 21,470 15,588 4,190 11,398 111,521 37,868 73,653
Accounting 5,827 1,259 4,568 3,430 699 2,731 16,731 3,687 13,044
Business, general 1,106 567 539 1,010 498 512 13,067 5,536 7,531
Business administration and management 8,086 3,190 4,896 3,565 1,314 2,251 58,050 22,490 35,560
Business and management, other 7,651 3,016 4,635 2,423 1,051 1,372 15,021 4,864 10,157
Management information systems 419 319 100 318 200 118 1,103 682 421
Secretarial and related programs 8,780 2,048 6,732 4,842 428 4,414 7,549 609 6,940
                   
Communications 327 155 172 351 194 157 2,722 1,252 1,470
Communications technologies 1,138 641 497 973 605 368 4,803 3,372 1,431
Computer and information sciences 10,436 7,139 3,297 5,783 3,823 1,960 30,006 22,553 7,453
Construction trades 9,102 8,661 441 8,334 8,022 312 4,252 4,035 217
                   
Education 2,788 229 2,559 2,647 386 2,261 14,123 2,040 12,083
Engineering 189 158 31 113 102 11 2,181 1,870 311
Engineering-related technologies 10,156 8,574 1,582 6,921 6,107 814 30,434 26,143 4,291
English language and literature/letters 1,218 462 756 252 107 145 1,525 541 984
                   
Family and consumer sciences 11,816 1,918 9,898 2,738 329 2,409 9,020 356 8,664
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 881 228 653 512 58 454 1,627 261 1,366
                   
Health professions and related sciences 120,911 23,627 97,284 101,312 14,463 86,849 165,163 24,270 140,893
Dental assisting 4,285 401 3,884 7,007 341 6,666 6,633 282 6,351
Emergency medical technician (EMT
    paramedic)
14,136 9,599 4,537 3,893 3,012 881 2,270 1,582 688
Medical lab technician 313 31 282 542 329 213 2,285 546 1,739
Medical assisting 20,151 1,664 18,487 20,125 1,455 18,670 11,967 691 11,276
Nursing assisting 30,163 3,466 26,697 649 61 588 385 39 346
Practical nursing 4,573 524 4,049 32,465 3,372 29,093 1,299 134 1,165
Nursing, R.N. and other 2,156 222 1,934 3,540 476 3,064 77,929 9,996 67,933
Health sciences, other 45,134 7,720 37,414 33,091 5,417 27,674 62,395 11,000 51,395
                   
Legal professions and studies 1,457 216 1,241 2,281 353 1,928 9,062 937 8,125
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,
   and humanities
613 172 441 10,684 4,205 6,479 263,853 102,218 161,635
Library science 184 21 163 66 14 52 116 15 101
                   
Mathematics 10 7 3 2 2 0 930 635 295
Mechanics and repairers 20,219 19,103 1,116 22,341 21,380 961 16,066 15,176 890
Military technologies 3 3 0 0 0 0 721 563 158
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 845 449 396 1,154 491 663 15,459 5,955 9,504
                   
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness
   studies
346 172 174 327 130 197 1,587 946 641
Personal and culinary services 8,829 2,094 6,735 10,981 2,239 8,742 16,327 7,867 8,460
Philosophy and religion 68 32 36 35 13 22 191 136 55
Physical sciences and science technologies 227 141 86 453 264 189 3,617 2,120 1,497
Physical sciences 25 13 12 22 7 15 2,190 1,272 918
Science technologies 202 128 74 431 257 174 1,427 848 579
Precision production trades 9,530 8,974 556 6,639 6,304 335 2,126 1,988 138
Psychology 81 15 66 38 4 34 3,949 744 3,205
Public administration and social services 1,006 188 818 549 96 453 4,178 583 3,595
                   
Security and protective services 19,113 14,620 4,493 5,251 3,869 1,382 33,033 17,230 15,803
Criminal justice and corrections 14,295 10,128 4,167 4,136 2,851 1,285 28,996 13,489 15,507
Fire control and safety 4,701 4,425 276 1,022 963 59 3,970 3,705 265
Security and protective services, other 117 67 50 93 55 38 67 36 31
Social sciences and history 333 170 163 183 109 74 9,142 3,253 5,889
Social sciences 319 167 152 183 109 74 8,657 2,949 5,708
History 14 3 11 0 0 0 485 304 181
                   
Theology and religious vocations 135 55 80 360 160 200 675 337 338
Transportation and material moving workers 14,848 13,923 925 584 544 40 1,430 1,248 182
                   
Visual and performing arts 2,624 1,159 1,465 6,910 2,700 4,210 18,629 6,793 11,836
Fine arts, general 147 82 65 3,010 1,114 1,896 2,023 634 1,389
Design and music 1,970 839 1,131 2,615 904 1,711 13,599 4,630 8,969
Visual and performing arts, other 507 238 269 1,285 682 603 3,007 1,529 1,478
Not classified by field of study 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2008-09 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2009. (This table was prepared August 2010.)
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