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Table 299. Associate's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex, race/ethnicity, and field of study: 2008-09
Field of study Total Males Females
Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resi- dent alien Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resi- dent alien Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resi- dent 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 787,325 522,985 101,487 97,921 40,914 8,834 15,184 298,141 203,086 31,994 36,739 17,156 3,074 6,092 489,184 319,899 69,493 61,182 23,758 5,760 9,092
Agriculture and natural resources 5,724 5,345 49 150 54 99 27 3,755 3,531 27 97 22 57 21 1,969 1,814 22 53 32 42 6
Architecture and related services 596 364 23 151 39 7 12 274 152 13 75 28 3 3 322 212 10 76 11 4 9
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 173 17 26 34 10 81 5 51 4 16 10 1 20 0 122 13 10 24 9 61 5
Biological and biomedical sciences 2,364 1,282 183 416 359 55 69 756 433 50 122 110 14 27 1,608 849 133 294 249 41 42
Business 127,848 80,434 20,326 14,604 7,270 1,445 3,769 45,735 29,576 5,958 5,328 2,921 479 1,473 82,113 50,858 14,368 9,276 4,349 966 2,296
                                           
Communications, journalism, and related programs 2,722 1,974 261 310 85 26 66 1,252 953 90 147 30 14 18 1,470 1,021 171 163 55 12 48
Communications technologies 4,803 3,478 542 440 186 48 109 3,372 2,441 389 317 126 31 68 1,431 1,037 153 123 60 17 41
Computer and information sciences 30,006 19,955 4,705 3,043 1,496 320 487 22,553 15,500 2,972 2,372 1,174 200 335 7,453 4,455 1,733 671 322 120 152
Construction trades 4,252 3,484 359 222 97 81 9 4,035 3,321 334 209 92 72 7 217 163 25 13 5 9 2
Education 14,123 9,569 2,102 1,664 267 388 133 2,040 1,456 205 220 51 80 28 12,083 8,113 1,897 1,444 216 308 105
                                           
Engineering 2,177 1,404 174 250 183 19 147 1,866 1,253 142 191 149 15 116 311 151 32 59 34 4 31
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1  30,434 21,875 3,423 3,376 1,213 326 221 26,143 18,995 2,816 2,874 1,021 267 170 4,291 2,880 607 502 192 59 51
English language and literature/letters 1,525 831 104 377 167 14 32 541 293 36 129 71 5 7 984 538 68 248 96 9 25
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 9,020 4,908 1,931 1,616 336 104 125 356 171 73 78 26 5 3 8,664 4,737 1,858 1,538 310 99 122
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,627 1,086 91 286 41 22 101 261 134 9 63 16 4 35 1,366 952 82 223 25 18 66
                                           
Health professions and related programs 165,163 116,434 21,824 14,799 8,662 1,697 1,747 24,270 15,779 2,881 2,658 2,272 229 451 140,893 100,655 18,943 12,141 6,390 1,468 1,296
Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and
   related protective services
33,033 21,288 5,363 5,104 778 363 137 17,230 12,581 1,652 2,279 497 152 69 15,803 8,707 3,711 2,825 281 211 68
Legal professions and studies 9,062 5,954 1,606 1,145 208 90 59 937 565 187 121 38 15 11 8,125 5,389 1,419 1,024 170 75 48
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 263,853 172,756 30,433 38,125 13,914 2,626 5,999 102,218 68,386 10,629 13,920 5,893 879 2,511 161,635 104,370 19,804 24,205 8,021 1,747 3,488
Library science 116 96 3 9 6 1 1 15 10 2 1 1 1 0 101 86 1 8 5 0 1
                                           
Mathematics and statistics 930 490 38 210 138 12 42 635 338 27 152 81 9 28 295 152 11 58 57 3 14
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 16,066 11,670 1,418 1,968 670 240 100 15,176 11,093 1,282 1,856 637 218 90 890 577 136 112 33 22 10
Military technologies and applied sciences 721 508 84 85 36 8 0 563 413 58 65 20 7 0 158 95 26 20 16 1 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 15,459 9,105 1,214 2,750 1,891 105 394 5,955 3,749 414 833 787 35 137 9,504 5,356 800 1,917 1,104 70 257
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 1,587 1,088 192 190 57 25 35 946 629 134 113 36 11 23 641 459 58 77 21 14 12
                                           
Philosophy and religious studies 191 125 25 23 10 5 3 136 93 16 16 7 3 1 55 32 9 7 3 2 2
Physical sciences and science technologies 3,621 2,245 307 433 391 56 189 2,124 1,347 152 267 208 40 110 1,497 898 155 166 183 16 79
Precision production 2,126 1,819 88 124 58 36 1 1,988 1,719 70 112 56 30 1 138 100 18 12 2 6 0
Psychology 3,949 2,451 419 767 180 80 52 744 443 88 153 46 11 3 3,205 2,008 331 614 134 69 49
Public administration and social service professions 4,178 2,212 1,200 565 87 85 29 583 292 171 94 9 11 6 3,595 1,920 1,029 471 78 74 23
                                           
Social sciences and history 9,142 4,748 1,031 2,216 801 183 163 3,253 1,793 287 735 319 57 62 5,889 2,955 744 1,481 482 126 101
Social sciences 8,657 4,402 1,021 2,106 789 178 161 2,949 1,579 283 664 308 54 61 5,708 2,823 738 1,442 481 124 100
History 485 346 10 110 12 5 2 304 214 4 71 11 3 1 181 132 6 39 1 2 1
Theology and religious vocations 675 461 157 32 11 5 9 337 222 86 15 5 3 6 338 239 71 17 6 2 3
Transportation and materials moving 1,430 1,034 108 168 60 18 42 1,248 922 98 142 49 16 21 182 112 10 26 11 2 21
Visual and performing arts 18,629 12,495 1,678 2,269 1,153 164 870 6,793 4,499 630 975 357 81 251 11,836 7,996 1,048 1,294 796 83 619
Other and not classified 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians," which are listed separately.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. 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, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2009, Completions component. (This table was prepared November 2011.)
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