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Indicator 7.6: Bachelor's Degrees Earned by Field

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Table 7.6. Percentage of bachelor's degrees conferred in total and to American Indian/Alaska Natives by degree-granting institutions in the 10 most popular fields of study: 2002-03
Field of study Total America Indian/Alaska Native
Biological and biomedical sciences 4.5 3.9
Business 21.8 20.0
Communications, journalism, and related programs and communications technologies 5.2 3.7
Computer and information sciences 4.3 3.0
Education 7.8 10.5
Engineering and engineering technologies 5.7 4.7
Health professions and related clinical sciences 5.3 5.4
Psychology 5.8 5.8
Social sciences and history 10.6 11.1
Visual and performing arts 5.3 4.7
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, 2004 (forthcoming), based on Integrated Postsecondary Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2003.

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