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Table 312. Associate's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex of student and discipline division: 2000-01 through 2010-11
Discipline division 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Total Males Females
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Total 578,865 595,133 634,016 665,301 696,660 713,066 728,114 750,164 787,325 849,452 942,327 361,309 581,018
Agriculture and natural resources, total 6,649 6,494 6,210 6,283 6,404 6,168 5,838 5,738 5,724 5,894 6,425 4,089 2,336
Agriculture, agriculture operations, and
    related sciences
5,200 5,125 4,892 4,959 5,137 4,958 4,638 4,554 4,525 4,615 4,920 2,955 1,965
Natural resources and conservation 1,449 1,369 1,318 1,324 1,267 1,210 1,200 1,184 1,199 1,279 1,505 1,134 371
Architecture and related services 417 443 440 492 583 656 517 568 596 552 569 310 259
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 73 94 120 105 115 124 164 169 173 199 209 60 149
                           
Biological and biomedical sciences 1,443 1,534 1,496 1,456 1,709 1,827 2,060 2,200 2,364 2,664 3,245 1,116 2,129
Business, management, marketing, and support services 87,059 86,713 89,627 92,065 96,067 96,933 99,998 104,566 111,521 116,904 121,728 42,619 79,109
Accounting and related services 13,158 12,315 13,229 14,506 13,988 13,620 14,232 15,965 16,731 17,994 20,179 4,934 15,245
Business/commerce, general 12,621 12,936 13,054 13,387 12,050 13,297 12,725 12,473 13,067 14,547 15,083 6,152 8,931
Business administration, management, and operations 25,386 26,890 28,943 31,522 37,258 39,152 43,667 47,911 52,938 46,137 46,249 18,781 27,468
Management information systems and services 6,016 6,417 5,600 4,214 2,812 2,179 2,007 1,237 1,103 1,221 1,244 822 422
Business operations support and assistant services 13,195 11,508 11,524 11,400 11,196 10,044 8,864 7,841 7,549 7,388 8,257 746 7,511
Business and management, other 16,683 16,647 17,277 17,036 18,763 18,641 18,503 19,139 20,133 29,617 30,716 11,184 19,532
                           
Communication, journalism, and related programs 2,949 2,819 2,589 2,444 2,545 2,629 2,609 2,620 2,722 2,839 3,051 1,411 1,640
Communications technologies 3,038 3,006 3,304 3,401 3,516 3,380 3,095 4,237 4,803 4,419 4,209 2,774 1,435
Computer and information sciences and support services 34,356 40,127 46,234 41,845 36,173 31,246 27,712 28,296 30,006 32,466 37,677 29,060 8,617
Construction trades 2,682 2,639 3,009 3,560 3,512 3,850 3,895 4,309 4,252 4,617 5,402 5,105 297
                           
Education 9,533 9,611 11,205 12,465 13,329 14,475 13,021 13,108 14,123 17,048 20,459 2,733 17,726
Engineering 1,781 1,681 2,166 2,726 2,430 2,154 2,128 2,279 2,177 2,508 2,825 2,426 399
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1 42,366 40,217 39,998 36,915 33,548 30,461 29,199 29,334 30,434 31,850 35,521 31,094 4,427
English language and literature/letters 877 864 896 828 995 1,105 1,249 1,402 1,525 1,658 2,019 647 1,372
                           
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 8,329 9,208 9,496 9,478 9,707 9,488 9,124 8,613 9,020 9,573 8,532 358 8,174
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,100 1,085 1,050 1,047 1,234 1,161 1,207 1,258 1,627 1,683 1,876 377 1,499
                           
Health professions and related programs 84,656 82,361 90,716 106,208 122,520 134,931 145,436 155,816 165,163 177,686 201,831 30,073 171,758
Dental assisting 5,193 5,237 5,498 5,652 5,813 6,085 6,313 6,642 6,633 7,063 7,481 342 7,139
Emergency medical technician (EMT paramedic) 1,134 1,203 1,410 1,617 1,825 1,980 2,008 2,140 2,270 2,412 2,895 2,073 822
Medical lab technician 5,281 5,134 5,146 5,571 6,346 6,411 7,171 6,617 6,822 7,798 9,334 2,116 7,218
Medical assisting 14,366 11,102 11,920 15,543 19,005 22,267 23,491 24,276 25,981 29,985 39,232 4,813 34,419
Nursing assisting 2 0 8 4 38 101 158 329 385 1 38 1 37
Practical nursing 619 814 916 1,049 1,388 1,481 1,509 1,417 1,299 1,999 2,069 235 1,834
Nursing, R.N. and other 40,278 40,800 45,117 51,552 58,007 62,095 66,516 73,277 77,929 81,277 83,021 11,115 71,906
Health sciences, other 17,783 18,071 20,701 25,220 30,098 34,511 38,270 41,118 43,844 47,151 57,761 9,378 48,383
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 16,425 16,689 18,614 20,573 23,749 26,425 28,208 29,590 33,033 37,260 44,923 23,931 20,992
Criminal justice and corrections 13,589 13,603 15,155 17,040 19,942 22,351 23,917 25,588 28,996 32,754 40,023 19,404 20,619
Fire control and safety 2,346 2,619 2,941 3,012 3,366 3,554 3,811 3,937 3,970 4,307 4,603 4,320 283
Homeland security and related protective                          
services, other 490 467 518 521 441 520 480 65 67 199 297 207 90
                           
Legal professions and studies 8,119 7,815 8,412 9,466 9,885 10,509 10,391 9,465 9,062 10,003 11,620 1,835 9,785
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,                          
and humanities 196,843 207,163 217,361 227,650 240,131 244,689 250,030 254,012 263,853 284,775 306,670 118,556 188,114
Library science 103 96 87 114 108 136 84 117 116 112 160 21 139
                           
Mathematics and statistics 695 685 732 801 807 753 827 855 930 1,051 1,644 1,024 620
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 12,689 12,063 12,028 12,553 13,619 14,454 15,432 15,297 16,066 16,305 19,969 18,998 971
Military technologies and applied sciences 120 62 85 293 355 610 781 851 721 668 856 693 163
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 10,439 13,205 14,067 14,794 13,888 14,473 15,838 16,255 15,459 17,671 23,729 8,905 14,824
                           
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 790 764 805 923 966 1,128 1,251 1,344 1,587 2,016 2,366 1,432 934
Personal and culinary services 9,786 9,325 12,607 14,239 16,311 17,162 16,103 16,592 16,327 16,467 18,258 8,552 9,706
Philosophy and religious studies 299 359 379 404 422 367 375 458 191 256 283 177 106
Physical sciences and science technologies 2,351 2,318 2,201 2,687 2,825 2,910 3,412 3,395 3,621 4,140 5,078 2,958 2,120
Physical sciences 1,221 1,356 1,152 1,599 1,637 1,741 2,023 1,980 2,194 2,378 3,148 1,733 1,415
Science technologies/technicians 1,130 962 1,049 1,088 1,188 1,169 1,389 1,415 1,427 1,762 1,930 1,225 705
Precision production 2,256 2,260 2,287 1,968 2,039 1,977 1,973 1,968 2,126 2,787 3,254 3,024 230
Psychology 1,554 1,705 1,785 1,887 1,942 1,944 2,213 2,412 3,949 6,582 3,866 896 2,970
Public administration and social services 3,333 3,323 3,534 3,728 4,027 4,415 4,338 4,192 4,178 4,526 7,472 1,025 6,447
                           
Social sciences and history 5,132 5,593 5,720 6,245 6,533 6,730 7,080 7,812 9,142 10,649 12,767 4,511 8,256
Social sciences 4,877 5,304 5,404 5,875 6,233 6,308 6,673 7,358 8,657 10,108 12,067 4,111 7,956
History 255 289 316 370 300 422 407 454 485 541 700 400 300
                           
Theology and religious vocations 576 414 425 492 581 570 608 582 675 613 758 395 363
Transportation and materials moving 1,028 1,122 1,211 1,217 1,435 1,472 1,674 1,550 1,430 1,444 1,697 1,418 279
                           
Visual and performing arts 18,435 20,911 23,120 23,949 22,650 21,754 20,244 18,890 18,629 19,567 21,379 8,706 12,673
Fine and studio arts 1,429 1,518 1,760 1,450 1,614 1,638 1,753 1,705 2,015 2,277 2,405 738 1,667
Music and dance 1,241 1,637 2,093 2,584 2,333 2,389 2,290 1,317 1,151 1,335 1,356 863 493
Visual and performing arts, other2 15,765 17,756 19,267 19,915 18,703 17,727 16,201 15,868 15,463 15,955 17,618 7,105 10,513
Not classified by field of study 584 365 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0
1 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians," which are listed separately.
2 Includes design and applied arts, drama and theatre arts, film and photographic arts, and all other arts not included under "Fine and studio arts" or "Music and dance."
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2001 through Fall 2011, Completions component. (This table was prepared July 2012.)
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