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Table 325. Associate's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity and field of study: 2009-10 and 2010-11
Field of study 2009-10 2010-11
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 Two or more races Non-
resi-
dent alien
Total Asian Pacific Islander
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
All fields, total 849,452 552,863 113,905 112,211 44,021 10,337 16,115 942,327 604,110 128,703 125,616 45,876 41,474 4,402 10,173 11,275 16,574
Agriculture and natural resources 5,894 5,350 68 252 43 155 26 6,425 5,942 56 209 54 42 12 93 39 32
Architecture and related services 552 318 25 138 52 2 17 569 310 24 161 53 51 2 4 2 15
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 199 41 38 31 5 79 5 209 45 24 38 4 3 1 90 3 5
Biological and biomedical sciences 2,664 1,407 246 499 352 55 105 3,245 1,656 281 653 480 436 44 50 36 89
Business 133,371 81,899 22,195 15,904 7,677 1,692 4,004 139,986 84,192 23,901 16,601 7,701 6,979 722 1,660 1,789 4,142
                                   
Communication, journalism, and related programs 2,839 1,887 278 412 138 26 98 3,051 1,955 286 506 153 131 22 20 30 101
Communications technologies 4,419 3,171 525 397 177 47 102 4,209 2,956 535 414 134 126 8 39 67 64
Computer and information sciences 32,466 21,309 5,253 3,443 1,618 342 501 37,677 25,050 5,911 3,730 1,747 1,613 134 349 335 555
Construction trades 4,617 3,749 412 285 86 72 13 5,402 4,282 518 385 83 76 7 78 44 12
Education 17,048 11,346 2,392 2,297 328 496 189 20,459 13,278 2,948 2,952 416 329 87 477 195 193
                                   
Engineering 2,508 1,637 172 305 222 20 152 2,825 1,794 187 367 229 207 22 43 25 180
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1 31,850 22,306 3,814 3,809 1,309 318 294 35,521 25,100 4,296 3,958 1,187 1,087 100 393 310 277
English language and literature/letters 1,658 908 165 402 122 23 38 2,019 1,080 244 476 161 150 11 15 17 26
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 9,573 5,179 2,127 1,652 375 123 117 8,532 4,430 1,893 1,602 336 305 31 76 65 130
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,683 1,141 85 357 52 7 41 1,876 1,193 84 421 62 48 14 16 29 71
                                   
Health professions and related programs 177,686 124,009 24,138 16,655 9,266 1,797 1,821 201,831 139,071 28,024 19,513 9,524 8,655 869 1,804 2,208 1,687
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 37,260 23,559 6,137 6,213 763 437 151 44,923 27,248 7,667 7,691 1,039 827 212 466 670 142
Legal professions and studies 10,003 6,340 1,804 1,426 255 119 59 11,620 7,440 1,967 1,534 322 269 53 112 176 69
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 284,775 181,450 34,785 44,147 14,753 3,406 6,234 306,670 192,864 37,996 47,746 14,728 13,287 1,441 3,023 3,996 6,317
Library science 112 89 5 9 7 2 0 160 128 5 20 3 3 0 1 3 0
                                   
Mathematics and statistics 1,051 511 53 267 151 8 61 1,644 778 103 385 256 254 2 24 23 75
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 16,305 11,785 1,524 1,977 628 279 112 19,969 14,078 2,077 2,493 685 601 84 304 222 110
Military technologies and applied sciences 668 493 68 70 27 10 0 856 582 96 110 47 40 7 8 13 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 17,671 10,163 1,271 3,226 2,412 120 479 23,729 13,787 2,111 4,038 2,775 2,625 150 208 242 568
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 2,016 1,321 292 268 77 26 32 2,366 1,457 350 372 88 64 24 38 21 40
                                   
Philosophy and religious studies 256 151 48 37 9 5 6 283 152 47 53 25 24 1 4 1 1
Physical sciences and science technologies 4,140 2,603 363 526 394 44 210 5,078 2,866 618 644 524 493 31 65 66 295
Precision production 2,787 2,388 116 145 71 52 15 3,254 2,741 153 216 79 68 11 39 20 6
Psychology 6,582 4,138 865 1,116 269 113 81 3,866 2,125 334 1,003 204 185 19 87 57 56
Public administration and social services 4,526 2,329 1,341 641 100 89 26 7,472 3,889 2,181 1,040 132 100 32 131 67 32
                                   
Social sciences and history 10,649 5,426 1,277 2,599 974 172 201 12,767 6,316 1,464 3,056 1,261 1,110 151 241 207 222
Social sciences 10,108 5,047 1,250 2,494 952 167 198 12,067 5,856 1,433 2,888 1,244 1,096 148 236 195 215
History 541 379 27 105 22 5 3 700 460 31 168 17 14 3 5 12 7
Theology and religious vocations 613 424 130 34 7 7 11 758 520 167 36 13 10 3 7 1 14
Transportation and materials moving 1,444 1,091 84 151 65 20 33 1,697 1,137 126 253 94 90 4 14 29 44
Visual and performing arts 19,567 12,945 1,809 2,521 1,237 174 881 21,379 13,668 2,029 2,940 1,277 1,186 91 194 267 1,004
Other and not classified 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 and Fall 2011, Completions component. (This table was prepared June 2012.)
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