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Table 259. Associate's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by field of study: 1994–95 through 2005-06
Field of study 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02 2002–031  2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Total 539,691 555,216 571,226 558,555 559,954 564,933 578,865 595,133 634,016 665,301 696,660 713,066
Agriculture and natural resources, total 5,730 6,182 6,463 6,673 6,632 6,666 6,649 6,494 6,210 6,283 6,404 6,168
Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences 4,393 4,723 5,021 5,206 5,220 5,292 5,200 5,125 4,892 4,959 5,137 4,958
Natural resources and conservation 1,337 1,459 1,442 1,467 1,412 1,374 1,449 1,369 1,318 1,324 1,267 1,210
Architecture and related services 277 256 316 265 405 392 417 443 440 492 583 656
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies 68 110 82 97 85 113 73 94 120 105 115 124
Biological and biomedical sciences 1,861 2,049 2,133 2,113 2,213 1,448 1,443 1,534 1,496 1,456 1,709 1,827
Business, management, and marketing 89,162 90,945 92,228 87,672 86,964 86,106 87,059 86,713 89,627 92,065 96,067 96,933
Accounting 14,970 15,926 16,017 14,807 14,325 13,562 13,158 12,315 13,229 14,506 13,988 13,620
Business, general 11,622 11,397 11,385 11,311 11,514 12,283 12,621 12,936 13,054 13,387 12,050 13,297
Business administration and management 28,967 28,901 29,804 28,793 28,615 28,486 28,947 30,268 33,112 33,652 42,979 43,868
Business and management, other 11,232 15,910 15,197 14,148 14,027 13,398 13,122 13,269 13,108 14,909 13,042 13,925
Management information systems 3,884 4,539 4,936 4,261 4,526 5,394 6,016 6,417 5,600 4,214 2,812 2,179
Secretarial and related programs 18,487 14,272 14,889 14,352 13,957 12,983 13,195 11,508 11,524 11,397 11,196 10,044
Communications 3,160 2,187 2,030 2,368 2,639 2,754 2,949 2,819 2,589 2,444 2,545 2,629
Communications technologies 3,035 2,807 2,863 2,642 2,528 2,625 3,038 3,006 3,304 3,401 3,516 3,380
Computer and information sciences 12,230 12,500 14,607 18,185 22,445 28,185 34,356 40,127 46,234 41,845 36,173 31,246
Construction trades 1,728 2,141 1,928 2,172 2,137 2,337 2,682 2,639 3,009 3,560 3,512 3,850
Education 9,691 9,809 10,587 9,461 10,165 8,510 9,533 9,611 11,205 12,465 13,329 14,475
Engineering 2,191 2,158 1,921 2,118 2,012 1,722 1,795 1,691 2,177 2,737 2,441 2,162
Engineering-related technologies 41,438 40,447 41,349 40,784 42,362 43,732 42,366 40,217 39,998 36,915 33,548 30,461
English language and literature/letters 895 813 892 1,035 1,032 947 877 864 896 828 995 1,105
Family and consumer sciences 7,234 7,651 7,998 7,811 8,063 8,031 8,329 9,208 9,496 9,478 9,707 9,488
Foreign languages and literatures 1,694 1,612 1,768 1,674 1,705 1,059 1,100 1,085 1,050 1,047 1,234 1,161
Health professions and related sciences 100,714 104,775 102,077 94,940 93,218 86,676 84,656 82,361 90,716 106,208 122,520 134,931
Dental assisting 4,312 4,564 4,866 4,904 6,628 5,569 5,193 5,223 5,498 5,652 5,813 6,085
Emergency medical technician-ambulance and paramedic 771 889 1,048 975 918 1,152 1,134 1,203 1,410 1,617 1,825 1,980
Medical lab technician 2,769 2,982 2,641 2,370 2,033 1,644 1,502 1,384 1,496 1,678 1,932 2,030
Medical assisting 3,544 4,941 5,019 5,102 5,358 5,414 5,863 4,748 5,859 8,499 10,411 12,367
Nursing assisting 2 7 13 23 12 7 2 0 8 4 38 101
Practical nursing 772 605 429 499 447 575 619 814 916 1,049 1,388 1,481
Nursing, R.N. and other 57,456 56,469 52,983 47,329 43,029 40,767 40,278 40,800 45,117 51,552 58,007 62,095
Health sciences, other 31,088 34,318 35,078 33,738 34,793 31,548 30,065 28,189 30,412 36,157 43,106 48,792
Legal professions and studies 11,147 11,916 11,242 9,890 9,133 8,842 8,119 7,815 8,412 9,466 9,885 10,509
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 170,817 174,970 181,341 186,248 181,977 187,454 196,843 207,163 217,361 227,650 240,131 244,689
Library science 101 94 126 96 86 98 103 96 87 114 108 136
Mathematics 782 758 792 844 823 675 695 685 732 801 807 753
Mechanics and repairers 11,503 12,519 12,126 10,576 10,781 11,678 12,689 12,063 12,028 12,553 13,619 14,454
Military technologies 364 556 556 22 42 65 120 62 85 293 355 610
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 8,719 8,619 9,182 9,402 8,661 11,784 10,439 13,205 14,067 14,794 13,888 14,473
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 829 897 885 840 819 819 790 764 805 923 966 1,128
Personal and culinary services 5,627 7,720 8,172 7,648 8,933 9,203 9,786 9,325 12,607 14,239 16,311 17,162
Philosophy and religion 81 84 91 101 297 209 299 359 379 404 422 367
Physical sciences and science technologies 2,456 2,612 2,526 2,286 2,399 2,460 2,337 2,308 2,190 2,676 2,814 2,902
Physical sciences 1,645 1,749 1,728 1,584 1,679 1,350 1,207 1,346 1,141 1,588 1,626 1,733
Science technologies 811 863 798 702 720 1,110 1,130 962 1,049 1,088 1,188 1,169
Precision production trades 1,601 1,727 1,773 1,929 2,201 2,308 2,256 2,260 2,287 1,968 2,039 1,977
Psychology 1,600 1,583 1,612 1,765 1,625 1,455 1,554 1,705 1,785 1,887 1,942 1,944
Public administration and social services 3,882 4,218 4,270 4,156 3,881 3,656 3,333 3,323 3,534 3,728 4,027 4,415
Security and protective services 19,709 19,196 19,889 19,002 17,430 16,298 16,425 16,689 18,614 20,573 23,749 26,425
Criminal justice and corrections 16,584 15,990 16,644 15,915 14,448 13,487 13,589 13,603 15,155 17,040 19,942 22,351
Fire control and safety 2,447 2,523 2,638 2,480 2,395 2,364 2,346 2,619 2,941 3,012 3,366 3,554
Security and protective services, other 678 683 607 607 587 447 490 467 518 521 441 520
Social sciences and history 3,634 4,021 4,056 4,196 4,550 5,136 5,132 5,593 5,720 6,245 6,533 6,730
Social sciences 3,349 3,727 3,741 3,910 4,254 4,812 4,877 5,304 5,404 5,875 6,233 6,308
History 285 294 315 286 296 324 255 289 316 370 300 422
Theology and religious vocations 607 608 574 570 476 636 576 414 425 492 581 570
Transportation and material moving workers 1,434 1,551 1,572 977 1,101 956 1,028 1,122 1,211 1,217 1,435 1,472
Visual and performing arts 12,544 13,534 13,593 14,980 17,640 17,100 18,435 20,911 23,120 23,949 22,650 21,754
Fine arts, general 1,420 1,515 1,516 1,281 3,029 1,314 1,435 1,521 1,763 1,326 1,623 1,651
Design and music 9,805 10,579 10,459 11,591 12,026 12,780 14,410 16,388 18,342 18,836 17,482 16,387
Visual and performing arts, other 1,319 1,440 1,618 2,108 2,585 3,006 2,590 3,002 3,015 3,787 3,545 3,716
Not classified by field of study 1,146 1,591 7,606 3,017 2,494 2,798 584 365 0 0 0 0
1 Data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 1994–95 through 2005–06 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:94–99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2006. (This table was prepared June 2007.)

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