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Table 293. Number of degree-granting institutions conferring degrees, by control of institution, level of degree, and field of study: 2009-10
Field of study All institutions Public institutions Private not-for-profit institutions Private for-profit institutions
Asso-
ciate's degrees
Bache-
lor's degrees
Master's degrees Doctor's de-grees1 Asso-
ciate's degrees
Bache-
lor's degrees
Master's degrees Doctor's de-grees1 Asso-
ciate's degrees
Bache-
lor's degrees
Master's degrees Doctor's de-grees1 Asso-
ciate's degrees
Bache-
lor's degrees
Master's degrees Doctor's de-
grees1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
All fields, total 2,839 2,403 1,823 817 1,275 626 520 290 593 1,281 1,066 490 971 496 237 37
Agriculture and natural resources 466 633 218 97 444 297 168 90 21 330 49 7 1 6 1 0
Architecture and related services 77 188 142 31 76 116 93 23 1 69 47 8 0 3 2 0
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 57 464 127 47 52 230 83 31 5 233 44 16 0 1 0 0
Biological and biomedical sciences 235 1,326 478 250 218 511 342 172 16 807 136 77 1 8 0 1
Business 1,915 1,885 1,158 167 1,121 574 409 95 263 911 557 56 531 400 192 16
                                 
Communications, journalism, and related programs 277 1,128 304 68 235 439 204 53 28 647 99 15 14 42 1 0
Communications technologies 320 200 19 1 282 50 5 0 13 65 11 1 25 85 3 0
Computer and information sciences 1,432 1,482 471 159 901 501 271 109 77 687 154 48 454 294 46 2
Construction trades 328 12 0 0 300 11 0 0 10 1 0 0 18 0 0 0
Education 735 1,222 1,144 345 621 447 457 202 92 748 607 123 22 27 80 20
                                 
Engineering 309 474 311 200 287 263 206 145 13 193 99 55 9 18 6 0
Engineering technologies and engineering-
   related fields2 
1,125 354 151 15 845 217 107 8 46 63 42 7 234 74 2 0
English language and literature/letters 153 1,306 468 148 144 507 314 102 8 793 153 46 1 6 1 0
Family and consumer sciences 597 333 155 44 564 201 109 34 23 128 44 9 10 4 2 1
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 195 931 223 95 183 406 167 62 12 524 56 33 0 1 0 0
                                 
Health professions and related programs 1,836 1,288 944 413 1,081 502 377 198 201 643 448 206 554 143 119 9
Homeland security, law enforcement, and
   firefighting
1,284 869 243 20 874 320 143 18 79 347 77 0 331 202 23 2
Legal professions and studies 709 221 127 207 423 66 50 82 49 108 76 117 237 47 1 8
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,
   and humanities
1,407 886 181 12 1,098 370 92 6 283 508 87 5 26 8 2 1
Library science 33 8 67 12 33 8 54 11 0 0 13 1 0 0 0 0
                                 
Mathematics and statistics 168 1,172 335 174 163 489 258 125 4 682 77 49 1 1 0 0
Mechanic and repair technologies 673 18 0 0 604 11 0 0 23 6 0 0 46 1 0 0
Military technologies and applied sciences 5 3 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 368 803 313 103 337 328 190 73 22 469 120 30 9 6 3 0
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 230 774 239 47 195 330 177 42 15 432 61 5 20 12 1 0
                                 
Philosophy and religious studies 56 922 223 114 38 307 93 61 18 613 129 53 0 2 1 0
Physical sciences and science technologies 329 1,070 330 213 319 474 243 148 8 595 87 65 2 1 0 0
Precision production 333 7 3 0 317 2 0 0 8 5 3 0 8 0 0 0
Psychology 193 1,416 656 293 171 508 319 147 19 843 307 127 3 65 30 19
Public administration and social service   
   professions
347 767 456 116 312 324 290 77 23 401 148 37 12 42 18 2
                                 
Social sciences and history 267 1,354 457 190 238 516 313 132 24 823 141 58 5 15 3 0
Social sciences 249 1,272 378 171 223 501 260 119 21 757 116 52 5 14 2 0
History 99 1,223 359 140 93 480 273 96 5 738 84 44 1 5 2 0
Theology and religious vocations 89 414 347 142 0 1 0 0 88 410 346 141 1 3 1 1
Transportation and materials moving 103 87 14 0 91 50 4 0 8 33 8 0 4 4 2 0
Visual and performing arts 828 1,408 430 104 560 478 252 72 55 828 168 32 213 102 10 0
1 Includes Ph.D., Ed.D., and comparable degrees at the doctoral level, as well as such degrees as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees that were formerly classified as first-professional degrees.
2 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanic and repair technologies," which are listed separately.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. 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, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2010, Completions component. (This table was prepared May 2011.)
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