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Table 11. Persons age 25 and over who hold a bachelor's or higher degree, by sex, race/ethnicity, age group, and field of bachelor's degree: 2011
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Field of bachelor's degree Total Sex Race/ethnicity1 Age
Males Females White Black Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native 25 to 29
years old
30 to 49
years old
50 years
old and over
1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10     11     12
Total population, 25 and over                                                                  
(in thousands) 206,533   (49.2) 99,460   (29.9) 107,072   (30.1) 140,314   (15.2) 23,442   (25.6) 28,147   (19.3) 10,452   (18.0) 1,249   (12.1) 21,044   (20.5) 83,549   (30.3) 101,940   (38.1)
                                                                   
Percent of population with
   bachelor's degree
28.6   (0.02) 28.8   (0.07) 28.4   (0.07) 31.8   (0.07) 18.7   (0.11) 13.4   (0.12) 49.4   (0.25) 14.3   (0.38) 31.0   (0.15) 31.1   (0.10) 26.0   (0.06)
                                                                   
Bachelor's degree holders Number (in thousands)
Total 58,996   (131.1) 28,619   (74.6) 30,377   (76.0) 44,684   (92.6) 4,374   (26.3) 3,759   (33.2) 5,162   (28.1) 179   (5.3) 6,516   (32.3) 25,999   (80.3) 26,481   (60.0)
Agriculture/forestry 645   (9.7) 455   (7.1) 191   (5.3) 540   (8.9) 26   (2.2) 33   (2.4) 39   (2.4) 2   (0.6) 61   (3.2) 260   (6.9) 324   (6.2)
Art/architecture 2,781   (25.3) 1,215   (15.2) 1,566   (17.9) 2,181   (21.2) 120   (4.7) 185   (5.8) 241   (7.1) 7   (1.0) 416   (8.6) 1,261   (16.2) 1,104   (14.0)
Business/management 12,039   (49.3) 6,913   (33.2) 5,126   (29.3) 8,926   (42.1) 1,057   (13.0) 880   (12.0) 991   (12.3) 32   (2.0) 1,305   (16.6) 5,846   (35.7) 4,888   (26.6)
Communications 2,094   (18.8) 868   (11.3) 1,226   (13.3) 1,655   (15.8) 168   (5.6) 142   (5.1) 90   (3.8) 6   (1.0) 384   (8.9) 1,142   (13.0) 569   (9.0)
Computer and information sciences 1,602   (14.4) 1,134   (12.6) 468   (10.6) 955   (11.1) 159   (5.8) 110   (4.8) 346   (7.4) 3   (0.6) 237   (6.1) 1,021   (13.2) 343   (7.6)
Education 8,365   (35.1) 2,065   (15.2) 6,300   (31.0) 6,912   (30.7) 610   (10.2) 458   (9.6) 274   (6.3) 35   (2.4) 555   (9.9) 2,619   (20.9) 5,192   (24.9)
Engineering 4,596   (31.5) 3,958   (28.6) 638   (8.9) 3,161   (24.9) 174   (5.2) 319   (7.9) 861   (11.9) 9   (1.0) 432   (9.7) 2,050   (17.4) 2,114   (17.0)
English/literature 1,957   (15.2) 671   (9.6) 1,286   (13.1) 1,606   (15.2) 104   (4.6) 82   (3.9) 129   (4.3) 5   (0.8) 209   (6.3) 799   (8.8) 948   (11.5)
Foreign languages 654   (11.1) 186   (4.9) 468   (9.0) 491   (9.4) 24   (2.0) 60   (3.2) 67   (2.8) 1 ! (0.4) 64   (3.3) 266   (6.8) 324   (6.7)
Health sciences 4,146   (27.9) 746   (11.0) 3,401   (23.4) 3,026   (22.4) 354   (8.5) 225   (6.5) 472   (9.3) 13   (1.3) 402   (9.8) 1,809   (18.5) 1,935   (15.2)
Liberal arts/humanities 855   (9.7) 347   (6.1) 508   (7.7) 651   (8.3) 58   (3.7) 69   (3.3) 60   (2.7) 3   (0.8) 87   (3.8) 381   (7.7) 387   (5.2)
Mathematics/statistics 885   (10.9) 530   (7.5) 355   (6.9) 682   (9.4) 49   (2.7) 30   (2.2) 110   (4.3) 2   (0.6) 76   (3.9) 325   (7.1) 484   (7.4)
Natural sciences (biological and
   physical)
4,669   (29.2) 2,720   (23.0) 1,949   (16.9) 3,392   (22.9) 288   (9.5) 259   (7.3) 644   (10.4) 10   (1.2) 550   (9.9) 2,048   (19.4) 2,072   (17.3)
Philosophy/religion/theology 823   (12.1) 581   (9.2) 243   (7.1) 649   (11.5) 69   (3.1) 41   (2.2) 47   (2.7) 3   (0.7) 86   (4.0) 309   (8.4) 428   (7.1)
Pre-professional 884   (11.5) 535   (9.7) 350   (9.5) 616   (9.7) 138   (5.5) 86   (4.1) 25   (2.3) 5   (0.9) 138   (4.6) 509   (10.3) 238   (5.7)
Psychology 2,744   (20.3) 885   (13.5) 1,859   (15.9) 2,106   (15.6) 234   (5.6) 201   (5.9) 146   (5.9) 9   (1.0) 388   (8.2) 1,279   (14.8) 1,076   (11.7)
Social sciences/history 5,727   (35.6) 3,258   (22.6) 2,469   (21.0) 4,466   (29.8) 421   (9.6) 338   (7.2) 395   (8.4) 17   (1.4) 653   (11.3) 2,422   (20.3) 2,652   (22.0)
Other fields 3,528   (26.3) 1,553   (17.2) 1,975   (17.4) 2,669   (22.8) 323   (7.0) 238   (7.0) 225   (5.9) 15   (1.4) 473   (9.6) 1,653   (18.1) 1,402   (14.6)
  Percentage distribution, by field
Total 100.0   (†) 100.0   (†) 100.0   (†) 100.0   (†) 100.0   (†) 100.0   (†) 100.0   (†) 100.0   (†) 100.0   (†) 100.0   (†) 100.0   (†)
Agriculture/forestry 1.1   (0.02) 1.6   (0.02) 0.6   (0.02) 1.2   (0.02) 0.6   (0.05) 0.9   (0.06) 0.7   (0.05) 1.2   (0.33) 0.9   (0.05) 1.0   (0.03) 1.2   (0.02)
Art/architecture 4.7   (0.04) 4.2   (0.05) 5.2   (0.06) 4.9   (0.05) 2.8   (0.11) 4.9   (0.14) 4.7   (0.13) 4.1   (0.56) 6.4   (0.13) 4.9   (0.06) 4.2   (0.05)
Business/management 20.4   (0.07) 24.2   (0.11) 16.9   (0.08) 20.0   (0.08) 24.2   (0.28) 23.4   (0.25) 19.2   (0.21) 17.9   (1.04) 20.0   (0.23) 22.5   (0.12) 18.5   (0.08)
Communications 3.5   (0.03) 3.0   (0.04) 4.0   (0.04) 3.7   (0.03) 3.8   (0.12) 3.8   (0.13) 1.7   (0.07) 3.4   (0.54) 5.9   (0.14) 4.4   (0.05) 2.1   (0.03)
Computer and information sciences 2.7   (0.03) 4.0   (0.04) 1.5   (0.04) 2.1   (0.02) 3.6   (0.13) 2.9   (0.12) 6.7   (0.14) 1.9   (0.32) 3.6   (0.09) 3.9   (0.05) 1.3   (0.03)
Education 14.2   (0.05) 7.2   (0.05) 20.7   (0.08) 15.5   (0.06) 13.9   (0.21) 12.2   (0.23) 5.3   (0.12) 19.4   (1.17) 8.5   (0.14) 10.1   (0.07) 19.6   (0.08)
Engineering 7.8   (0.05) 13.8   (0.09) 2.1   (0.03) 7.1   (0.05) 4.0   (0.12) 8.5   (0.19) 16.7   (0.20) 4.9   (0.52) 6.6   (0.14) 7.9   (0.06) 8.0   (0.06)
English/literature 3.3   (0.02) 2.3   (0.03) 4.2   (0.04) 3.6   (0.03) 2.4   (0.10) 2.2   (0.10) 2.5   (0.08) 2.5   (0.46) 3.2   (0.10) 3.1   (0.03) 3.6   (0.04)
Foreign languages 1.1   (0.02) 0.6   (0.02) 1.5   (0.03) 1.1   (0.02) 0.5   (0.05) 1.6   (0.08) 1.3   (0.05) 0.8 ! (0.23) 1.0   (0.05) 1.0   (0.03) 1.2   (0.03)
Health sciences 7.0   (0.05) 2.6   (0.04) 11.2   (0.07) 6.8   (0.05) 8.1   (0.18) 6.0   (0.16) 9.1   (0.17) 7.1   (0.70) 6.2   (0.14) 7.0   (0.07) 7.3   (0.06)
Liberal arts/humanities 1.4   (0.02) 1.2   (0.02) 1.7   (0.03) 1.5   (0.02) 1.3   (0.08) 1.8   (0.09) 1.2   (0.05) 1.7   (0.45) 1.3   (0.06) 1.5   (0.03) 1.5   (0.02)
Mathematics/statistics 1.5   (0.02) 1.9   (0.03) 1.2   (0.02) 1.5   (0.02) 1.1   (0.06) 0.8   (0.06) 2.1   (0.08) 1.4   (0.31) 1.2   (0.06) 1.3   (0.03) 1.8   (0.03)
Natural sciences (biological and
   physical)
7.9   (0.05) 9.5   (0.08) 6.4   (0.05) 7.6   (0.05) 6.6   (0.21) 6.9   (0.18) 12.5   (0.19) 5.8   (0.62) 8.4   (0.15) 7.9   (0.07) 7.8   (0.06)
Philosophy/religion/theology 1.4   (0.02) 2.0   (0.03) 0.8   (0.02) 1.5   (0.03) 1.6   (0.07) 1.1   (0.06) 0.9   (0.05) 1.8   (0.40) 1.3   (0.06) 1.2   (0.03) 1.6   (0.03)
Pre-professional 1.5   (0.02) 1.9   (0.03) 1.2   (0.03) 1.4   (0.02) 3.1   (0.12) 2.3   (0.11) 0.5   (0.04) 2.5   (0.50) 2.1   (0.07) 2.0   (0.04) 0.9   (0.02)
Psychology 4.7   (0.03) 3.1   (0.05) 6.1   (0.05) 4.7   (0.03) 5.3   (0.12) 5.4   (0.15) 2.8   (0.11) 5.2   (0.53) 6.0   (0.12) 4.9   (0.06) 4.1   (0.04)
Social sciences/history 9.7   (0.06) 11.4   (0.07) 8.1   (0.07) 10.0   (0.06) 9.6   (0.22) 9.0   (0.19) 7.6   (0.16) 9.7   (0.76) 10.0   (0.16) 9.3   (0.07) 10.0   (0.08)
Other fields 6.0   (0.04) 5.4   (0.06) 6.5   (0.06) 6.0   (0.05) 7.4   (0.16) 6.3   (0.17) 4.4   (0.12) 8.6   (0.76) 7.3   (0.15) 6.4   (0.07) 5.3   (0.06)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
1 Totals include other racial/ethnic groups not separately shown.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2011. (This table was prepared January 2013.)
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