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Table 269. Associate's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by discipline division: 1995–96 through 2006–07
Discipline division 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Total 555,216 571,226 558,555 559,954 564,933 578,865 595,133 634,016 665,301 696,660 713,066 728,114
Agriculture and natural resources, total 6,182 6,463 6,673 6,632 6,666 6,649 6,494 6,210 6,283 6,404 6,168 5,838
Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences 4,723 5,021 5,206 5,220 5,292 5,200 5,125 4,892 4,959 5,137 4,958 4,638
Natural resources and conservation 1,459 1,442 1,467 1,412 1,374 1,449 1,369 1,318 1,324 1,267 1,210 1,200
Architecture and related services 256 316 265 405 392 417 443 440 492 583 656 517
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies 110 82 97 85 113 73 94 120 105 115 124 164
                         
Biological and biomedical sciences 2,049 2,133 2,113 2,213 1,448 1,443 1,534 1,496 1,456 1,709 1,827 2,060
Business, management, and marketing 90,945 92,228 87,672 86,964 86,106 87,059 86,713 89,627 92,065 96,067 96,933 99,998
Accounting 15,926 16,017 14,807 14,325 13,562 13,158 12,315 13,229 14,506 13,988 13,620 14,232
Business, general 11,397 11,385 11,311 11,514 12,283 12,621 12,936 13,054 13,387 12,050 13,297 12,725
Business administration and management 28,901 29,804 28,793 28,615 28,486 28,947 30,268 33,112 33,652 42,979 43,868 47,684
Business and management, other 15,910 15,197 14,148 14,027 13,398 13,122 13,269 13,108 14,909 13,042 13,925 14,486
Management information systems 4,539 4,936 4,261 4,526 5,394 6,016 6,417 5,600 4,214 2,812 2,179 2,007
Secretarial and related programs 14,272 14,889 14,352 13,957 12,983 13,195 11,508 11,524 11,397 11,196 10,044 8,864
                         
Communications 2,187 2,030 2,368 2,639 2,754 2,949 2,819 2,589 2,444 2,545 2,629 2,609
Communications technologies 2,807 2,863 2,642 2,528 2,625 3,038 3,006 3,304 3,401 3,516 3,380 3,095
Computer and information sciences 12,500 14,607 18,185 22,445 28,185 34,356 40,127 46,234 41,845 36,173 31,246 27,712
Construction trades 2,141 1,928 2,172 2,137 2,337 2,682 2,639 3,009 3,560 3,512 3,850 3,895
                         
Education 9,809 10,587 9,461 10,165 8,510 9,533 9,611 11,205 12,465 13,329 14,475 13,021
Engineering 2,158 1,921 2,118 2,012 1,722 1,795 1,691 2,177 2,737 2,441 2,162 2,136
Engineering-related technologies 40,447 41,349 40,784 42,362 43,732 42,366 40,217 39,998 36,915 33,548 30,461 29,199
English language and literature/letters 813 892 1,035 1,032 947 877 864 896 828 995 1,105 1,249
                         
Family and consumer sciences 7,651 7,998 7,811 8,063 8,031 8,329 9,208 9,496 9,478 9,707 9,488 9,124
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,612 1,768 1,674 1,705 1,059 1,100 1,085 1,050 1,047 1,234 1,161 1,207
                         
Health professions and related sciences 104,775 102,077 94,940 93,218 86,676 84,656 82,361 90,716 106,208 122,520 134,931 145,436
Dental assisting 4,564 4,866 4,904 6,628 5,569 5,193 5,223 5,498 5,652 5,813 6,085 6,313
Emergency medical technician–ambulance and paramedic 889 1,048 975 918 1,152 1,134 1,203 1,410 1,617 1,825 1,980 2,008
Medical lab technician 2,982 2,641 2,370 2,033 1,644 1,502 1,384 1,496 1,678 1,932 2,030 2,160
Medical assisting 4,941 5,019 5,102 5,358 5,414 5,863 4,748 5,859 8,499 10,411 12,367 12,071
Nursing assisting 7 13 23 12 7 2 0 8 4 38 101 158
Practical nursing 605 429 499 447 575 619 814 916 1,049 1,388 1,481 1,509
Nursing, R.N. and other 56,469 52,983 47,329 43,029 40,767 40,278 40,800 45,117 51,552 58,007 62,095 66,516
Health sciences, other 34,318 35,078 33,738 34,793 31,548 30,065 28,189 30,412 36,157 43,106 48,792 54,701
                         
Legal professions and studies 11,916 11,242 9,890 9,133 8,842 8,119 7,815 8,412 9,466 9,885 10,509 10,391
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 174,970 181,341 186,248 181,977 187,454 196,843 207,163 217,361 227,650 240,131 244,689 250,030
Library science 94 126 96 86 98 103 96 87 114 108 136 84
                         
Mathematics 758 792 844 823 675 695 685 732 801 807 753 827
Mechanics and repairers 12,519 12,126 10,576 10,781 11,678 12,689 12,063 12,028 12,553 13,619 14,454 15,432
Military technologies 556 556 22 42 65 120 62 85 293 355 610 781
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 8,619 9,182 9,402 8,661 11,784 10,439 13,205 14,067 14,794 13,888 14,473 15,838
                         
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 897 885 840 819 819 790 764 805 923 966 1,128 1,251
Personal and culinary services 7,720 8,172 7,648 8,933 9,203 9,786 9,325 12,607 14,239 16,311 17,162 16,103
Philosophy and religion 84 91 101 297 209 299 359 379 404 422 367 375
Physical sciences and science technologies 2,612 2,526 2,286 2,399 2,460 2,337 2,308 2,190 2,676 2,814 2,902 3,404
Physical sciences 1,749 1,728 1,584 1,679 1,350 1,207 1,346 1,141 1,588 1,626 1,733 2,015
Science technologies 863 798 702 720 1,110 1,130 962 1,049 1,088 1,188 1,169 1,389
Precision production trades 1,727 1,773 1,929 2,201 2,308 2,256 2,260 2,287 1,968 2,039 1,977 1,973
Psychology 1,583 1,612 1,765 1,625 1,455 1,554 1,705 1,785 1,887 1,942 1,944 2,213
Public administration and social services 4,218 4,270 4,156 3,881 3,656 3,333 3,323 3,534 3,728 4,027 4,415 4,338
                         
Security and protective services 19,196 19,889 19,002 17,430 16,298 16,425 16,689 18,614 20,573 23,749 26,425 28,208
Criminal justice and corrections 15,990 16,644 15,915 14,448 13,487 13,589 13,603 15,155 17,040 19,942 22,351 23,917
Fire control and safety 2,523 2,638 2,480 2,395 2,364 2,346 2,619 2,941 3,012 3,366 3,554 3,811
Security and protective services, other 683 607 607 587 447 490 467 518 521 441 520 480
Social sciences and history 4,021 4,056 4,196 4,550 5,136 5,132 5,593 5,720 6,245 6,533 6,730 7,080
Social sciences 3,727 3,741 3,910 4,254 4,812 4,877 5,304 5,404 5,875 6,233 6,308 6,673
History 294 315 286 296 324 255 289 316 370 300 422 407
                         
Theology and religious vocations 608 574 570 476 636 576 414 425 492 581 570 608
Transportation and material moving workers 1,551 1,572 977 1,101 956 1,028 1,122 1,211 1,217 1,435 1,472 1,674
                         
Visual and performing arts 13,534 13,593 14,980 17,640 17,100 18,435 20,911 23,120 23,949 22,650 21,754 20,244
Fine arts, general 1,515 1,516 1,281 3,029 1,314 1,435 1,521 1,763 1,326 1,623 1,651 1,758
Design and music 10,579 10,459 11,591 12,026 12,780 14,410 16,388 18,342 18,836 17,482 16,387 15,467
Visual and performing arts, other 1,440 1,618 2,108 2,585 3,006 2,590 3,002 3,015 3,787 3,545 3,716 3,019
                         
Not classified by field of study 1,591 7,606 3,017 2,494 2,798 584 365 0 0 0 0 0
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 1995–96 through 2006–07 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Comple­tions Survey" (IPEDS-C:94–99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2007. (This table was prepared September 2008.)

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