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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 6.5.  Percentage of bachelor's degrees conferred in total and to American Indians/Alaska Natives by degree-granting institutions, by the 10 most popular fields of study: 2005–06

Field of study All students American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
American
Indians/
Alaska
Natives
Biological and biomedical sciences 4.7 489 4.5
Business 21.4 2,087 19.1
Communications, journalism, and related programs      
and communications technologies 5.2 438 4.0
Education 7.2 902 8.2
Engineering and engineering technologies 5.5 504 4.6
English language and literature/letters 3.7 341 3.1
Health professions and related clinical sciences 6.2 673 6.2
Psychology 5.9 628 5.7
Social sciences and history 10.9 1,307 11.9
Visual and performing arts 5.6 612 5.6
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, 2007, based on 2005–06 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2006.