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Table 268. Number of degree-granting institutions conferring degrees, by control, level of degree, and discipline division: 2005-06
Discipline division Total number of institutions Public institutions Private institutions
Associate's degrees Bachelor's degrees Master's degrees Doctor's degrees1 Associate's degrees Bachelor's degrees Master's degrees Doctor's degrees1 Associate's degrees Bachelor's degrees Master's degrees Doctor's degrees1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Total 2,668 2,214 1,658 622 1,299 602 510 248 1,369 1,612 1,148 374
Agriculture and natural resources 454 567 202 87 424 271 157 81 30 296 45 6
Architecture and related services 65 179 133 32 59 111 93 23 6 68 40 9
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies 43 447 125 42 39 213 79 25 4 234 46 17
Biological and biomedical sciences 210 1,303 462 245 192 497 334 171 18 806 128 74
Business 1,867 1,697 1,010 147 1,146 547 384 90 721 1,150 626 57
                         
Communications, journalism, and related programs 266 1,061 283 62 218 422 188 46 48 639 95 16
Communications technologies 280 118 15 1 237 36 3 0 43 82 12 1
Computer and information sciences 1,447 1,436 436 151 900 500 262 102 547 936 174 49
Construction trades 273 9 0 0 251 7 0 0 22 2 0 0
Education 652 1,192 1,052 292 565 436 446 179 87 756 606 113
                         
Engineering 295 447 296 194 257 244 196 140 38 203 100 54
Engineering technologies2  1,148 339 131 8 863 207 90 4 285 132 41 4
English language and literature/letters 150 1,295 452 146 140 501 309 98 10 794 143 48
Family and consumer sciences 619 325 142 43 573 205 106 32 46 120 36 11
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 170 909 212 93 163 399 151 61 7 510 61 32
                         
Health professions and related clinical sciences 1,660 1,121 807 252 1,065 472 354 144 595 649 453 108
Legal professions and studies 695 172 108 24 425 57 42 7 270 115 66 17
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 1,381 873 186 14 1,082 370 91 5 299 503 95 9
Library science 28 9 68 13 28 8 55 12 0 1 13 1
Mathematics and statistics 147 1,140 330 164 144 477 256 116 3 663 74 48
                         
Mechanics and repair technologies 630 27 0 0 577 10 0 0 53 17 0 0
Military technologies 4 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 274 791 290 134 251 311 182 88 23 480 108 46
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 173 700 211 40 151 308 165 36 22 392 46 4
Philosophy and religious studies 43 907 217 107 27 301 91 54 16 606 126 53
                         
Physical sciences and science technologies 309 1,046 328 208 299 468 240 142 10 578 88 66
Precision production 316 6 2 0 304 3 0 0 12 3 2 0
Psychology 166 1,347 642 283 145 497 324 143 21 850 318 140
Public administration and social service professions 311 732 415 107 284 316 275 70 27 416 140 37
Security and protective services 1,045 682 192 19 830 297 124 15 215 385 68 4
                         
Social sciences and history 242 1,328 423 177 217 510 303 122 25 818 120 55
Social sciences 232 1,249 359 161 209 495 253 110 23 754 106 51
History 89 1,197 331 127 84 473 260 86 5 724 71 41
Theology and religious vocations 88 397 303 126 1 1 0 0 87 396 303 126
Transportation and materials moving 95 79 13 0 85 44 4 0 10 35 9 0
Visual and performing arts 745 1,356 411 100 530 466 250 66 215 890 161 34
1 Includes Ph.D., Ed.D., and comparable degrees at the doctoral level. Excludes first-professional degrees, such as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees.
2 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanics and repair technologies," which are listed separately.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2005–06 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2006. (This table was prepared June 2007.)

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