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Table 321.10. Associate's degrees conferred by postsecondary institutions, by sex of student and discipline division: 2001-02 through 2011-12
Discipline division 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
Total Males Females
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Total 595,133 634,016 665,301 696,660 713,066 728,114 750,164 787,325 849,452 942,327 1,017,538 391,990 625,548
Agriculture and natural resources 6,494 6,210 6,283 6,404 6,168 5,838 5,738 5,724 5,894 6,425 7,066 4,606 2,460
Agriculture, agriculture operations, and
    related sciences
5,125 4,892 4,959 5,137 4,958 4,638 4,554 4,525 4,615 4,920 5,398 3,356 2,042
Natural resources and conservation 1,369 1,318 1,324 1,267 1,210 1,200 1,184 1,199 1,279 1,505 1,668 1,250 418
Architecture and related services 443 440 492 583 656 517 568 596 552 569 593 332 261
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 94 120 105 115 124 164 169 173 199 209 194 62 132
                           
Biological and biomedical sciences 1,534 1,496 1,456 1,709 1,827 2,060 2,200 2,364 2,664 3,245 3,834 1,280 2,554
Business, management, marketing, and support services 86,713 89,627 92,065 96,067 96,933 99,998 104,566 111,521 116,904 121,728 121,972 42,916 79,056
Accounting and related services 12,315 13,229 14,506 13,988 13,620 14,232 15,965 16,731 17,994 20,179 20,142 5,023 15,119
Business/commerce, general 12,936 13,054 13,387 12,050 13,297 12,725 12,473 13,067 14,547 15,083 17,303 7,157 10,146
Business administration, management, and operations 26,890 28,943 31,522 37,258 39,152 43,667 47,911 52,938 46,137 46,249 45,248 18,629 26,619
Management information systems and services 6,417 5,600 4,214 2,812 2,179 2,007 1,237 1,103 1,221 1,244 1,017 671 346
Business operations support and assistant services 11,508 11,524 11,400 11,196 10,044 8,864 7,841 7,549 7,388 8,257 8,950 877 8,073
Business and management, other 16,647 17,277 17,036 18,763 18,641 18,503 19,139 20,133 29,617 30,716 29,312 10,559 18,753
                           
Communication, journalism, and related programs 2,819 2,589 2,444 2,545 2,629 2,609 2,620 2,722 2,839 3,051 3,495 1,625 1,870
Communications technologies 3,006 3,304 3,401 3,516 3,380 3,095 4,237 4,803 4,419 4,209 5,000 3,429 1,571
Computer and information sciences and support services 40,127 46,234 41,845 36,173 31,246 27,712 28,296 30,006 32,466 37,677 41,161 32,290 8,871
Construction trades 2,639 3,009 3,560 3,512 3,850 3,895 4,309 4,252 4,617 5,402 5,752 5,483 269
                           
Education 9,611 11,205 12,465 13,329 14,475 13,021 13,108 14,123 17,048 20,459 20,531 2,633 17,898
Engineering 1,681 2,166 2,726 2,430 2,154 2,128 2,279 2,177 2,508 2,825 3,382 2,931 451
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1 40,217 39,998 36,915 33,548 30,461 29,199 29,334 30,434 31,850 35,521 36,510 32,224 4,286
English language and literature/letters 864 896 828 995 1,105 1,249 1,402 1,525 1,658 2,019 2,137 708 1,429
                           
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 9,208 9,496 9,478 9,707 9,488 9,124 8,613 9,020 9,573 8,532 9,503 369 9,134
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,085 1,050 1,047 1,234 1,161 1,207 1,258 1,627 1,683 1,876 1,980 417 1,563
                           
Health professions and related programs 82,361 90,716 106,208 122,520 134,931 145,436 155,816 165,163 177,686 201,831 218,041 34,018 184,023
Dental assisting 5,237 5,498 5,652 5,813 6,085 6,313 6,642 6,633 7,063 7,481 7,790 359 7,431
Emergency medical technician (EMT paramedic) 1,203 1,410 1,617 1,825 1,980 2,008 2,140 2,270 2,412 2,895 3,352 2,366 986
Medical lab technician 5,134 5,146 5,571 6,346 6,411 7,171 6,617 6,822 7,798 9,334 10,949 2,451 8,498
Medical assisting 11,102 11,920 15,543 19,005 22,267 23,491 24,276 25,981 29,985 39,232 46,598 6,252 40,346
Nursing assisting 0 8 4 38 101 158 329 385 1 38 36 4 32
Practical nursing 814 916 1,049 1,388 1,481 1,509 1,417 1,299 1,999 2,069 2,081 220 1,861
Nursing, registered nurse and other 40,800 45,117 51,552 58,007 62,095 66,516 73,277 77,929 81,277 83,021 84,379 11,974 72,405
Health sciences, other 18,071 20,701 25,220 30,098 34,511 38,270 41,118 43,844 47,151 57,761 62,856 10,392 52,464
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 16,689 18,614 20,573 23,749 26,425 28,208 29,590 33,033 37,260 44,923 50,695 27,045 23,650
Criminal justice and corrections 13,603 15,155 17,040 19,942 22,351 23,917 25,588 28,996 32,754 40,023 45,525 22,352 23,173
Fire control and safety 2,619 2,941 3,012 3,366 3,554 3,811 3,937 3,970 4,307 4,603 4,602 4,300 302
Homeland security and related protective
    services, other
467 518 521 441 520 480 65 67 199 297 568 393 175
                           
Legal professions and studies 7,815 8,412 9,466 9,885 10,509 10,391 9,465 9,062 10,003 11,620 12,182 1,679 10,503
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,
   and humanities
207,163 217,361 227,650 240,131 244,689 250,030 254,012 263,853 284,775 306,670 336,554 129,179 207,375
Library science 96 87 114 108 136 84 117 116 112 160 159 19 140
                           
Mathematics and statistics 685 732 801 807 753 827 855 930 1,051 1,644 1,529 1,050 479
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 12,063 12,028 12,553 13,619 14,454 15,432 15,297 16,066 16,305 19,969 20,714 19,709 1,005
Military technologies and applied sciences 62 85 293 355 610 781 851 721 668 856 986 770 216
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 13,205 14,067 14,794 13,888 14,473 15,838 16,255 15,459 17,671 23,729 27,267 10,171 17,096
                           
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 764 805 923 966 1,128 1,251 1,344 1,587 2,016 2,366 3,123 1,998 1,125
Personal and culinary services 9,325 12,607 14,239 16,311 17,162 16,103 16,592 16,327 16,467 18,258 20,366 9,103 11,263
Philosophy and religious studies 359 379 404 422 367 375 458 191 256 283 308 181 127
Physical sciences and science technologies 2,318 2,201 2,687 2,825 2,910 3,412 3,395 3,621 4,140 5,078 5,824 3,404 2,420
Physical sciences 1,356 1,152 1,599 1,637 1,741 2,023 1,980 2,194 2,378 3,148 3,652 2,072 1,580
Science technologies/technicians 962 1,049 1,088 1,188 1,169 1,389 1,415 1,427 1,762 1,930 2,172 1,332 840
Precision production 2,260 2,287 1,968 2,039 1,977 1,973 1,968 2,126 2,787 3,254 3,320 3,118 202
Psychology 1,705 1,785 1,887 1,942 1,944 2,213 2,412 3,949 6,582 3,866 4,717 1,093 3,624
Public administration and social services 3,323 3,534 3,728 4,027 4,415 4,338 4,192 4,178 4,526 7,472 9,143 1,382 7,761
                           
Social sciences and history 5,593 5,720 6,245 6,533 6,730 7,080 7,812 9,142 10,649 12,767 14,132 5,139 8,993
Social sciences 5,304 5,404 5,875 6,233 6,308 6,673 7,358 8,657 10,108 12,067 13,321 4,650 8,671
History 289 316 370 300 422 407 454 485 541 700 811 489 322
                           
Theology and religious vocations 414 425 492 581 570 608 582 675 613 758 839 423 416
Transportation and materials moving 1,122 1,211 1,217 1,435 1,472 1,674 1,550 1,430 1,444 1,697 2,098 1,782 316
                           
Visual and performing arts 20,911 23,120 23,949 22,650 21,754 20,244 18,890 18,629 19,567 21,379 22,431 9,422 13,009
Fine and studio arts 1,518 1,760 1,450 1,614 1,638 1,753 1,705 2,015 2,277 2,405 2,341 746 1,595
Music and dance 1,637 2,093 2,584 2,333 2,389 2,290 1,317 1,151 1,335 1,356 1,683 1,084 599
Visual and performing arts, other2 17,756 19,267 19,915 18,703 17,727 16,201 15,868 15,463 15,955 17,618 18,407 7,592 10,815
Not classified by field of study 365 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians," which are listed separately.
2 Includes design and applied arts, drama and theatre arts, film and photographic arts, and all other arts not included under "Fine and studio arts" or "Music and dance."
NOTE: Data are for postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV federal financial aid programs.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2002 through Fall 2012, Completions component. (This table was prepared July 2013.)
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