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Table 331. Bachelor's degrees conferred to females 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 943,381 653,782 108,673 85,224 64,045 7,524 24,133 981,780 662,522 113,898 93,321 65,776 63,204 2,572 7,135 12,681 26,447
Agriculture and natural resources 12,817 10,687 455 669 693 110 203 13,948 11,573 417 811 647 627 20 121 150 229
Architecture and related services 4,357 2,936 205 491 467 29 229 4,136 2,638 198 502 481 473 8 24 57 236
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 5,927 3,253 818 873 733 120 130 6,299 3,125 998 1,034 681 653 28 120 198 143
Biological and biomedical sciences 50,535 31,540 4,692 3,806 8,680 332 1,485 53,111 32,779 4,874 4,183 8,577 8,443 134 325 707 1,666
Business 174,992 110,772 26,056 16,320 12,965 1,230 7,649 178,012 108,908 26,233 17,392 13,678 13,213 465 1,188 1,873 8,740
                                   
Communication, journalism, and related programs 52,671 38,968 5,486 4,334 2,476 299 1,108 53,759 38,641 5,748 4,642 2,462 2,348 114 330 697 1,239
Communications technologies 1,337 883 185 107 112 7 43 1,350 882 185 139 80 76 4 5 19 40
Computer and information sciences 7,179 3,980 1,474 534 718 72 401 7,594 4,124 1,503 628 794 778 16 41 110 394
Construction trades 12 11 0 1 0 0 0 25 22 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education 80,539 67,274 5,174 5,060 1,572 721 738 82,797 67,884 5,423 5,488 1,841 1,445 396 669 631 861
                                   
Engineering 13,294 8,283 846 1,077 2,069 84 935 14,257 8,738 844 1,158 2,130 2,103 27 84 238 1,065
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1 1,582 997 292 126 88 16 63 1,718 1,060 271 153 111 110 1 26 22 75
English language and literature/letters 36,181 27,961 2,980 2,794 1,835 255 356 35,828 26,969 2,911 3,037 1,744 1,662 82 229 540 398
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 19,132 14,169 2,094 1,468 969 203 229 19,682 14,236 2,222 1,606 990 957 33 163 214 251
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 14,906 10,394 655 2,553 929 87 288 14,986 10,049 662 2,662 936 923 13 80 281 316
                                   
Health professions and related programs 110,328 80,688 12,939 7,226 7,019 834 1,622 121,894 87,586 14,758 8,232 7,675 7,344 331 803 1,210 1,630
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 21,402 11,250 5,635 3,560 575 215 167 23,241 11,820 6,197 4,006 541 485 56 225 313 139
Legal professions and studies 2,790 1,754 553 282 151 28 22 3,112 1,887 613 402 137 132 5 17 36 20
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 30,334 19,829 4,665 3,284 1,179 359 1,018 30,239 19,634 4,522 3,582 1,133 1,058 75 357 409 602
Library science 74 69 1 3 1 0 0 83 73 2 3 3 3 0 0 2 0
                                   
Mathematics and statistics 6,943 5,022 437 418 673 38 355 7,399 5,077 422 504 745 728 17 36 97 518
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 8 5 1 0 0 0 2 17 11 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
Military technologies and applied sciences 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 14 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 25,519 17,097 2,597 3,564 1,603 244 414 28,626 18,798 3,048 3,955 1,739 1,687 52 238 361 487
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 15,697 12,346 1,344 1,054 595 141 217 16,988 12,973 1,519 1,278 620 563 57 120 210 268
                                   
Philosophy and religious studies 4,594 3,464 393 328 316 28 65 4,687 3,435 464 323 290 279 11 33 76 66
Physical sciences and science technologies 9,517 6,550 724 591 1,171 66 415 9,930 6,712 739 615 1,211 1,190 21 62 145 446
Precision production 10 4 0 1 3 0 2 21 10 0 3 4 4 0 0 0 4
Psychology 74,941 50,148 9,762 8,254 4,852 600 1,325 77,664 50,559 10,059 9,129 4,881 4,717 164 544 1,217 1,275
Public administration and social services 20,836 12,191 4,882 2,557 680 261 265 21,866 12,358 5,194 2,733 725 650 75 249 395 212
                                   
Social sciences and history 85,374 55,653 9,934 9,453 7,152 738 2,444 87,330 54,730 10,379 10,164 7,070 6,848 222 647 1,413 2,927
Social sciences 71,055 44,221 9,095 8,245 6,530 625 2,339 73,154 43,677 9,528 8,918 6,508 6,308 200 551 1,177 2,795
History 14,319 11,432 839 1,208 622 113 105 14,176 11,053 851 1,246 562 540 22 96 236 132
Theology and religious vocations 2,962 2,420 245 137 88 20 52 2,956 2,337 260 162 84 73 11 11 29 73
Transportation and materials moving 555 423 39 42 33 6 12 596 419 46 45 33 32 1 8 11 34
Visual and performing arts 56,034 42,760 3,110 4,256 3,648 381 1,879 57,615 42,467 3,180 4,744 3,732 3,599 133 380 1,020 2,092
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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