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Table 301. Bachelor's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex, race/ethnicity, and field of study: 2009-10
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 1,650,014 1,167,499 164,844 140,316 117,422 12,399 47,534 706,633 513,717 56,171 55,092 53,377 4,875 23,401 943,381 653,782 108,673 85,224 64,045 7,524 24,133
Agriculture and natural resources 26,336 22,430 829 1,249 1,180 243 405 13,519 11,743 374 580 487 133 202 12,817 10,687 455 669 693 110 203
Architecture and related services 10,051 6,983 500 1,175 911 61 421 5,694 4,047 295 684 444 32 192 4,357 2,936 205 491 467 29 229
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 8,621 4,757 1,173 1,266 1,053 178 194 2,694 1,504 355 393 320 58 64 5,927 3,253 818 873 733 120 130
Biological and biomedical sciences 86,400 55,235 6,714 6,363 15,027 573 2,488 35,865 23,695 2,022 2,557 6,347 241 1,003 50,535 31,540 4,692 3,806 8,680 332 1,485
Business 358,293 241,716 41,874 30,176 26,316 2,293 15,918 183,301 130,944 15,818 13,856 13,351 1,063 8,269 174,992 110,772 26,056 16,320 12,965 1,230 7,649
                                           
Communications, journalism, and related programs 81,266 60,678 8,410 6,433 3,640 492 1,613 28,595 21,710 2,924 2,099 1,164 193 505 52,671 38,968 5,486 4,334 2,476 299 1,108
Communications technologies 4,782 3,391 478 455 304 33 121 3,445 2,508 293 348 192 26 78 1,337 883 185 107 112 7 43
Computer and information sciences 39,589 26,565 4,565 2,942 3,372 279 1,866 32,410 22,585 3,091 2,408 2,654 207 1,465 7,179 3,980 1,474 534 718 72 401
Construction trades 273 258 2 5 6 2 0 261 247 2 4 6 2 0 12 11 0 1 0 0 0
Education 101,265 84,474 6,808 6,109 1,990 898 986 20,726 17,200 1,634 1,049 418 177 248 80,539 67,274 5,174 5,060 1,572 721 738
                                           
Engineering 72,654 50,456 3,236 5,043 9,011 388 4,520 59,360 42,173 2,390 3,966 6,942 304 3,585 13,294 8,283 846 1,077 2,069 84 935
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1  15,596 11,858 1,452 1,062 656 137 431 14,014 10,861 1,160 936 568 121 368 1,582 997 292 126 88 16 63
English language and literature/letters 53,231 41,617 4,028 4,090 2,614 361 521 17,050 13,656 1,048 1,296 779 106 165 36,181 27,961 2,980 2,794 1,835 255 356
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 21,818 16,065 2,457 1,633 1,155 219 289 2,686 1,896 363 165 186 16 60 19,132 14,169 2,094 1,468 969 203 229
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 21,516 15,227 880 3,545 1,344 125 395 6,610 4,833 225 992 415 38 107 14,906 10,394 655 2,553 929 87 288
                                           
Health professions and related programs 129,634 93,675 15,046 8,826 9,048 976 2,063 19,306 12,987 2,107 1,600 2,029 142 441 110,328 80,688 12,939 7,226 7,019 834 1,622
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 43,667 26,452 8,720 6,388 1,386 406 315 22,265 15,202 3,085 2,828 811 191 148 21,402 11,250 5,635 3,560 575 215 167
Legal professions and studies 3,886 2,493 687 408 228 37 33 1,096 739 134 126 77 9 11 2,790 1,754 553 282 151 28 22
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 46,953 31,707 6,815 4,514 1,765 531 1,621 16,619 11,878 2,150 1,230 586 172 603 30,334 19,829 4,665 3,284 1,179 359 1,018
Library science 85 79 2 3 1 0 0 11 10 1 0 0 0 0 74 69 1 3 1 0 0
                                           
Mathematics and statistics 16,030 11,510 854 1,027 1,671 81 887 9,087 6,488 417 609 998 43 532 6,943 5,022 437 418 673 38 355
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 206 167 9 11 12 0 7 198 162 8 11 12 0 5 8 5 1 0 0 0 2
Military technologies and applied sciences 56 47 3 5 0 1 0 54 46 3 4 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 37,648 25,817 3,687 4,648 2,467 341 688 12,129 8,720 1,090 1,084 864 97 274 25,519 17,097 2,597 3,564 1,603 244 414
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 33,318 25,678 3,257 2,371 1,260 279 473 17,621 13,332 1,913 1,317 665 138 256 15,697 12,346 1,344 1,054 595 141 217
                                           
Philosophy and religious studies 12,504 9,740 849 910 742 88 175 7,910 6,276 456 582 426 60 110 4,594 3,464 393 328 316 28 65
Physical sciences and science technologies 23,379 17,245 1,290 1,279 2,464 168 933 13,862 10,695 566 688 1,293 102 518 9,517 6,550 724 591 1,171 66 415
Precision production 29 20 0 1 6 0 2 19 16 0 0 3 0 0 10 4 0 1 3 0 2
Psychology 97,216 65,521 11,981 10,517 6,701 806 1,690 22,275 15,373 2,219 2,263 1,849 206 365 74,941 50,148 9,762 8,254 4,852 600 1,325
Public administration and social services 25,414 15,053 5,745 3,045 912 327 332 4,578 2,862 863 488 232 66 67 20,836 12,191 4,882 2,557 680 261 265
                                           
Social sciences and history 172,780 119,767 15,976 16,823 13,860 1,356 4,998 87,406 64,114 6,042 7,370 6,708 618 2,554 85,374 55,653 9,934 9,453 7,152 738 2,444
Social sciences 137,582 90,860 14,313 14,035 12,533 1,086 4,755 66,527 46,639 5,218 5,790 6,003 461 2,416 71,055 44,221 9,095 8,245 6,530 625 2,339
History 35,198 28,907 1,663 2,788 1,327 270 243 20,879 17,475 824 1,580 705 157 138 14,319 11,432 839 1,208 622 113 105
Theology and religious vocations 8,718 7,366 560 361 209 53 169 5,756 4,946 315 224 121 33 117 2,962 2,420 245 137 88 20 52
Transportation and materials moving 4,998 3,954 358 362 195 39 90 4,443 3,531 319 320 162 33 78 555 423 39 42 33 6 12
Visual and performing arts 91,802 69,498 5,599 7,271 5,916 628 2,890 35,768 26,738 2,489 3,015 2,268 247 1,011 56,034 42,760 3,110 4,256 3,648 381 1,879
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 2010, Completions component. (This table was prepared November 2011.)
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