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Table 319. Degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by control of institution, level of degree, and field of study: 2010-11
Field of study All institutions Public institutions Private nonprofit institutions Private for-profit institutions
Asso- ciate's degrees Bachelor's degrees Master's degrees Doctor's de-grees1 Asso- ciate's degrees Bachelor'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 942,327 1,715,913 730,635 163,765 696,788 1,088,297 339,250 81,938 51,969 513,106 313,200 76,608 193,570 114,510 78,185 5,219
Agriculture and natural resources 6,425 28,623 5,773 1,246 6,184 24,117 4,552 1,164 241 4,333 1,174 82 0 173 47 0
Architecture and related services 569 9,832 7,788 205 539 7,074 4,732 138 30 2,698 2,972 67 0 60 84 0
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 209 9,100 1,914 278 197 5,804 1,113 164 12 3,295 801 114 0 1 0 0
Biological and biomedical sciences 3,245 90,003 11,327 7,693 3,105 61,716 6,842 5,118 140 28,184 4,485 2,575 0 103 0 0
Business 139,986 365,093 187,213 2,286 79,094 201,761 65,397 879 11,673 113,747 85,326 616 49,219 49,585 36,490 791
                                 
Communication, journalism, and related programs 3,051 83,274 8,303 577 2,793 58,734 3,849 463 101 23,578 4,407 114 157 962 47 0
Communications technologies 4,209 4,858 502 1 2,907 1,347 96 0 186 1,437 231 1 1,116 2,074 175 0
Computer and information sciences 37,677 43,072 19,446 1,588 17,905 20,912 10,008 1,085 1,790 10,241 7,628 483 17,982 11,919 1,810 20
Construction trades 5,402 328 0 0 4,214 323 0 0 214 5 0 0 974 0 0 0
Education 20,459 103,992 185,009 9,623 16,001 72,538 87,350 5,451 674 29,474 78,038 2,918 3,784 1,980 19,621 1,254
                                 
Engineering 2,825 76,376 38,719 8,369 2,726 58,342 25,942 5,993 48 17,666 12,462 2,376 51 368 315 0
Engineering technologies and engineering-                                
related fields2 35,521 16,187 4,515 56 23,525 12,707 2,734 32 1,342 1,737 1,559 24 10,654 1,743 222 0
English language and literature/letters 2,019 52,744 9,476 1,344 1,482 36,627 6,095 1,022 17 15,992 3,348 322 520 125 33 0
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 8,532 22,444 2,918 320 7,956 18,653 1,919 272 396 3,642 739 44 180 149 260 4
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,876 21,706 3,727 1,158 1,525 15,084 2,713 746 351 6,617 1,014 412 0 5 0 0
                                 
Health professions and related programs 201,831 143,430 75,579 60,153 123,295 83,486 34,534 31,128 17,572 46,321 32,101 28,161 60,964 13,623 8,944 864
Homeland security, law enforcement, and                                
firefighting 44,923 47,602 7,433 131 26,101 27,871 3,037 102 1,560 10,063 2,171 7 17,262 9,668 2,225 22
Legal professions and studies 11,620 4,429 6,300 44,877 5,578 2,084 1,729 15,099 586 1,267 4,364 28,484 5,456 1,078 207 1,294
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,                                
and humanities 306,670 46,727 3,971 95 294,203 32,102 1,527 37 9,625 14,462 2,394 34 2,842 163 50 24
Library science 160 96 7,727 50 160 96 6,350 48 0 0 1,377 2 0 0 0 0
                                 
Mathematics and statistics 1,644 17,182 5,843 1,586 1,626 11,512 4,246 1,146 18 5,666 1,597 440 0 4 0 0
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 19,969 226 0 0 11,503 166 0 0 1,832 60 0 0 6,634 0 0 0
Military technologies and applied sciences 856 64 0 0 810 42 0 0 34 5 0 0 12 17 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 23,729 42,228 6,748 660 18,987 29,273 3,656 434 131 9,586 2,529 226 4,611 3,369 563 0
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 2,366 35,924 6,553 257 1,596 26,591 4,797 241 181 9,086 1,617 16 589 247 139 0
                                 
Philosophy and religious studies 283 12,836 1,833 805 129 5,819 623 310 154 6,935 1,175 493 0 82 35 2
Physical sciences and science technologies 5,078 24,712 6,386 5,295 4,992 17,281 4,760 3,860 69 7,427 1,626 1,435 17 4 0 0
Precision production 3,254 43 5 0 2,857 6 0 0 82 37 5 0 315 0 0 0
Psychology 3,866 100,893 25,051 5,851 3,577 68,027 8,066 2,416 218 30,052 12,950 2,619 71 2,814 4,035 816
Public administration and social services 7,472 26,774 38,634 851 4,860 16,503 23,583 507 366 7,787 13,708 225 2,246 2,484 1,343 119
                                 
Social sciences and history 12,767 177,144 21,084 4,390 12,646 119,754 11,419 2,901 102 54,718 9,169 1,489 19 2,672 496 0
Social sciences 12,067 142,145 17,081 3,482 11,970 95,923 8,694 2,288 91 43,807 8,192 1,194 6 2,415 195 0
History 700 34,999 4,003 908 676 23,831 2,725 613 11 10,911 977 295 13 257 301 0
Theology and religious vocations 758 9,074 13,191 2,374 3 1 0 0 751 8,966 13,124 2,366 4 107 67 8
Transportation and materials moving 1,697 4,941 1,390 0 1,174 2,165 103 0 446 2,668 1,216 0 77 108 71 0
Visual and performing arts 21,379 93,956 16,277 1,646 12,538 49,779 7,478 1,182 1,027 35,354 7,893 463 7,814 8,823 906 1
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/technicians," 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 2011, Completions component. (This table was prepared May 2012.)
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