|Figure 7.6. Percentage of bachelor's degrees conferred in total and to American Indians/Alaska Natives by degree-granting institutions in the 10 most popular fields of study: 2002-03|
|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.|
In the 2002-03 school year, business, education, and social sciences were the most popular majors among American Indians/Alaska Natives earning bachelor's degrees. Twenty percent of American Indian/Alaska Native college and university graduates studied business, while 11 percent studied a social science or history and 10 percent studied education. As compared with 2002-03 graduates in general, American Indians/Alaska Natives were less likely to earn business degrees and more likely to earn education degrees. There was a difference of less than 1 percent between the percentage of degree recipients of American Indians/Alaska Natives and the total population for psychology, health professions and related clinical sciences, and biological and biomedical sciences.
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