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Table 320. Number of degree-granting institutions conferring degrees, 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 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 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 2,955 2,461 1,851 860 1,270 636 524 308 608 1,285 1,073 510 1,077 540 254 42
Agriculture and natural resources 484 650 221 99 461 304 168 91 23 341 52 8 0 5 1 0
Architecture and related services 77 187 144 35 74 117 95 25 3 68 47 10 0 2 2 0
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 57 484 134 50 51 241 86 32 6 242 48 18 0 1 0 0
Biological and biomedical sciences 257 1,338 484 256 243 513 347 178 14 814 137 78 0 11 0 0
Business 1,954 1,959 1,178 178 1,123 578 411 96 274 925 563 59 557 456 204 23
                                 
Communication, journalism, and related programs 287 1,137 315 71 243 445 207 56 32 651 107 15 12 41 1 0
Communications technologies 328 211 20 1 281 53 7 0 13 67 10 1 34 91 3 0
Computer and information sciences 1,474 1,495 485 159 909 499 280 109 90 672 151 48 475 324 54 2
Construction trades 335 16 0 0 304 13 0 0 9 3 0 0 22 0 0 0
Education 773 1,245 1,154 367 648 452 464 213 90 761 612 132 35 32 78 22
                                 
Engineering 324 478 318 205 306 265 211 151 13 196 100 54 5 17 7 0
Engineering technologies and engineering-
related fields2
1,152 372 163 14 860 224 117 7 49 61 45 7 243 87 1 0
English language and literature/letters 165 1,320 478 152 156 507 319 105 8 806 157 47 1 7 2 0
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 576 336 156 44 548 200 111 35 20 130 42 8 8 6 3 1
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 196 928 229 96 185 410 167 64 11 517 62 32 0 1 0 0
                                 
Health professions and related programs 1,935 1,319 949 433 1,081 509 381 206 211 642 463 216 643 168 105 11
Homeland security, law enforcement, and
firefighting
1,356 924 264 17 869 327 150 15 99 358 85 1 388 239 29 1
Legal professions and studies 749 231 129 207 433 64 49 82 44 107 76 117 272 60 4 8
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,
and humanities
1,416 894 183 16 1,099 377 95 7 282 503 86 8 35 14 2 1
Library science 43 8 66 12 43 8 53 11 0 0 13 1 0 0 0 0
                                 
Mathematics and statistics 183 1,170 342 164 175 488 262 115 8 681 80 49 0 1 0 0
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 683 20 0 0 607 12 0 0 24 8 0 0 52 0 0 0
Military technologies and applied sciences 10 5 0 0 7 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 382 876 307 107 353 337 180 74 20 497 125 33 9 42 2 0
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 244 791 244 43 212 329 177 39 13 448 63 4 19 14 4 0
                                 
Philosophy and religious studies 61 924 219 116 43 309 96 58 18 613 122 57 0 2 1 1
Physical sciences and science technologies 347 1,084 333 213 337 476 245 149 9 607 88 64 1 1 0 0
Precision production 349 7 2 0 330 2 0 0 9 5 2 0 10 0 0 0
Psychology 208 1,398 659 299 184 509 322 149 23 852 301 130 1 37 36 20
Public administration and social services 345 772 474 117 304 328 294 80 25 406 157 35 16 38 23 2
                                 
Social sciences and history 274 1,354 466 194 245 519 316 134 25 817 148 60 4 18 2 0
Social sciences 260 1,273 382 176 235 504 262 122 22 753 119 54 3 16 1 0
History 112 1,218 355 139 105 481 272 98 6 731 81 41 1 6 2 0
Theology and religious vocations 86 404 343 155 1 1 0 0 84 400 342 154 1 3 1 1
Transportation and materials moving 104 86 15 0 91 51 6 0 8 31 7 0 5 4 2 0
Visual and performing arts 868 1,426 447 109 572 483 255 74 55 821 181 34 241 122 11 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 July 2012.)
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