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Table P104. Number and percentage distribution of subbaccalaureate certificates and degrees awarded by Title IV postsecondary institutions, by field of study: United States, selected years 2000 through 2010

Field of study 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010
             
Total count, all subbaccalaureate
certificates and degrees
1,114,577 1,177,538 1,353,295 1,428,607 1,500,145 1,785,361
             
Academic Fields 229,672 254,669 279,099 300,940 316,395 370,116
Fine/performing arts 11,712 11,151 14,153 16,748 16,045 16,487
Humanities 2,712 2,464 2,520 2,899 3,072 3,526
Interdisciplinary studies 12,164 13,893 15,545 15,470 17,924 19,983
Letters/English 1,964 3,740 2,483 2,496 3,206 3,579
Liberal/general studies 189,863 210,850 231,027 248,570 258,976 301,178
Mathematics 778 729 894 825 886 1,087
Science 3,117 3,509 3,281 3,878 4,618 5,428
Social and behavioral sciences 7,362 8,333 9,196 10,054 11,668 18,848
             
Occupational Fields 884,905 922,869 1,074,196 1,127,667 1,183,750 1,415,245
Agriculture and natural resources 11,406 12,909 11,830 11,750 11,418 11,456
Business management 101,676 102,177 105,985 110,447 119,984 137,063
Business support 43,353 38,950 36,961 31,390 26,598 26,375
Communications and design 28,489 32,004 32,599 28,762 29,470 31,655
Computer and information sciences 76,717 85,180 76,407 53,027 48,113 57,061
Consumer services 96,833 108,080 126,188 133,097 137,071 158,936
Education 12,038 14,069 18,962 21,453 19,672 26,491
Eng., arch., & science tech. 80,203 72,481 65,212 53,804 56,138 67,872
Health sciences 250,072 268,413 380,636 443,606 478,359 609,592
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 115,607 113,537 131,324 144,097 159,326 184,185
Marketing 15,183 19,036 16,394 17,848 16,972 13,361
Protective services 32,363 37,566 48,376 54,080 58,453 67,584
Public, legal, and social services 20,965 18,467 23,322 24,306 22,176 23,614
             
Total percentage distribution, all subbaccalaureate
certificates and degrees
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
             
Academic Fields 20.6 21.6 20.6 21.1 21.1 20.7
Fine/performing arts 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.1 0.9
Humanities 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Interdisciplinary studies 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.1
Letters/English 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Liberal/general studies 17.0 17.9 17.1 17.4 17.3 16.9
Mathematics 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Science 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3
Social and behavioral sciences 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 1.1
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Occupational Fields 79.4 78.4 79.4 78.9 78.9 79.3
Agriculture and natural resources 1.0 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.6
Business management 9.1 8.7 7.8 7.7 8.0 7.7
Business support 3.9 3.3 2.7 2.2 1.8 1.5
Communications and design 2.6 2.7 2.4 2.0 2.0 1.8
Computer and information sciences 6.9 7.2 5.6 3.7 3.2 3.2
Consumer services 8.7 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.1 8.9
Education 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.5
Eng., arch., & science tech. 7.2 6.2 4.8 3.8 3.7 3.8
Health sciences 22.4 22.8 28.1 31.1 31.9 34.1
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 10.4 9.6 9.7 10.1 10.6 10.3
Marketing 1.4 1.6 1.2 1.2 1.1 0.7
Protective services 2.9 3.2 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.8
Public, legal, and social services 1.9 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.3
NOTE: The variables used in this table from the IPEDS Institutional Characteristics file are FIPS, PSET4FLG, SECTOR. This table includes only Title IV, postsecondary institutions (PSET4FLG EQ 1 [EQ 1 or 3, after 2008] and 1 GE SECTOR LE 9) that are located in the United States (FIPS LT 57). Title IV institutions are those with a written agreement with the Secretary of Education that allows the institutions to participate in any of the Title IV federal student financial assistance programs. The variables used in this table from the IPEDS Completions file are CIPCODE, AWLEVEL, MAJORNUM (EQ 1) and CTOTALT (or CRACE15 and CRACE16 for 2000, and CRACE24 for 2002). Data for a given year combine that year's Institutional Characteristics survey data (e.g., 2000-2001) with completions reported for the prior year (e.g., 1999-2000).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Institutional Characteristics (IC) and Completions Component, Selected years 2000 through 2010.
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