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Table 329. Bachelor'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 1,650,014 1,167,499 164,844 140,316 117,422 12,399 47,534 1,715,913 1,182,405 173,017 154,063 121,066 116,794 4,272 11,933 20,804 52,625
Agriculture and natural resources 26,336 22,430 829 1,249 1,180 243 405 28,623 24,278 811 1,469 1,121 1,080 41 240 268 436
Architecture and related services 10,051 6,983 500 1,175 911 61 421 9,832 6,619 493 1,228 874 857 17 51 116 451
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 8,621 4,757 1,173 1,266 1,053 178 194 9,100 4,534 1,447 1,446 986 943 43 206 266 215
Biological and biomedical sciences 86,400 55,235 6,714 6,363 15,027 573 2,488 90,003 56,460 6,885 6,960 15,234 15,008 226 567 1,178 2,719
Business 358,293 241,716 41,874 30,176 26,316 2,293 15,918 365,093 238,786 42,572 32,394 27,510 26,583 927 2,269 3,541 18,021
                                   
Communication, journalism, and related programs 81,266 60,678 8,410 6,433 3,640 492 1,613 83,274 60,577 8,761 6,958 3,674 3,492 182 486 1,008 1,810
Communications technologies 4,782 3,391 478 455 304 33 121 4,858 3,360 519 494 264 257 7 27 69 125
Computer and information sciences 39,589 26,565 4,565 2,942 3,372 279 1,866 43,072 28,031 4,914 3,390 3,916 3,804 112 251 545 2,025
Construction trades 273 258 2 5 6 2 0 328 295 8 11 8 5 3 1 1 4
Education 101,265 84,474 6,808 6,109 1,990 898 986 103,992 85,234 7,115 6,585 2,290 1,843 447 856 787 1,125
                                   
Engineering 72,654 50,456 3,236 5,043 9,011 388 4,520 76,376 51,718 3,245 5,549 9,344 9,220 124 334 925 5,261
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1 15,596 11,858 1,452 1,062 656 137 431 16,187 11,989 1,506 1,229 711 694 17 155 137 460
English language and literature/letters 53,231 41,617 4,028 4,090 2,614 361 521 52,744 40,147 3,942 4,507 2,473 2,367 106 332 786 557
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 21,818 16,065 2,457 1,633 1,155 219 289 22,444 16,065 2,623 1,837 1,171 1,132 39 196 238 314
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 21,516 15,227 880 3,545 1,344 125 395 21,706 14,821 922 3,684 1,321 1,297 24 128 384 446
                                   
Health professions and related programs 129,634 93,675 15,046 8,826 9,048 976 2,063 143,430 102,055 17,119 9,882 9,914 9,506 408 963 1,412 2,085
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 43,667 26,452 8,720 6,388 1,386 406 315 47,602 28,088 9,687 7,241 1,349 1,225 124 439 538 260
Legal professions and studies 3,886 2,493 687 408 228 37 33 4,429 2,769 787 547 219 211 8 26 53 28
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 46,953 31,707 6,815 4,514 1,765 531 1,621 46,727 31,056 6,853 4,911 1,680 1,552 128 532 632 1,063
Library science 85 79 2 3 1 0 0 96 85 3 3 3 3 0 0 2 0
                                   
Mathematics and statistics 16,030 11,510 854 1,027 1,671 81 887 17,182 11,836 840 1,158 1,858 1,822 36 85 216 1,189
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 206 167 9 11 12 0 7 226 158 13 18 14 13 1 4 1 18
Military technologies and applied sciences 56 47 3 5 0 1 0 64 43 16 2 0 0 0 2 1 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 37,648 25,817 3,687 4,648 2,467 341 688 42,228 28,286 4,375 5,254 2,656 2,557 99 352 516 789
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 33,318 25,678 3,257 2,371 1,260 279 473 35,924 26,998 3,548 2,763 1,363 1,246 117 284 394 574
                                   
Philosophy and religious studies 12,504 9,740 849 910 742 88 175 12,836 9,752 963 970 689 660 29 79 191 192
Physical sciences and science technologies 23,379 17,245 1,290 1,279 2,464 168 933 24,712 17,842 1,329 1,466 2,538 2,491 47 149 340 1,048
Precision production 29 20 0 1 6 0 2 43 29 0 4 5 5 0 0 0 5
Psychology 97,216 65,521 11,981 10,517 6,701 806 1,690 100,893 66,122 12,397 11,629 6,797 6,583 214 691 1,580 1,677
Public administration and social services 25,414 15,053 5,745 3,045 912 327 332 26,774 15,336 6,093 3,305 968 876 92 293 497 282
                                   
Social sciences and history 172,780 119,767 15,976 16,823 13,860 1,356 4,998 177,144 118,979 16,682 18,108 13,670 13,261 409 1,238 2,556 5,911
Social sciences 137,582 90,860 14,313 14,035 12,533 1,086 4,755 142,145 90,734 15,051 15,192 12,442 12,077 365 1,001 2,073 5,652
History 35,198 28,907 1,663 2,788 1,327 270 243 34,999 28,245 1,631 2,916 1,228 1,184 44 237 483 259
Theology and religious vocations 8,718 7,366 560 361 209 53 169 9,074 7,555 585 380 240 215 25 39 58 217
Transportation and materials moving 4,998 3,954 358 362 195 39 90 4,941 3,812 285 379 215 206 9 42 58 150
Visual and performing arts 91,802 69,498 5,599 7,271 5,916 628 2,890 93,956 68,690 5,679 8,302 5,991 5,780 211 616 1,510 3,168
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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