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Digest of Education Statistics: 2008
Digest of Education Statistics: 2008

NCES 2009-020
March 2009


Table 277. Degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by control of institution, level of degree, and field of study: 2006–07
Field of study 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 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
All fields, total 566,535 975,513 291,971 36,230 161,579 548,579 312,636 24,386
Agriculture and natural resources 5,619 20,028 3,912 1,189 219 3,105 711 83
Architecture and related services 455 7,325 3,784 120 62 2,392 2,167 58
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies 153 5,076 1,022 139 11 3,118 677 94
Biological and biomedical sciences 1,958 51,460 5,558 4,320 102 23,691 3,189 2,034
Business 67,236 180,825 52,615 953 48,865 146,706 97,596 1,076
                 
Communications, journalism, and related programs 2,052 51,885 3,299 362 557 22,898 3,474 117
Communications technologies 2,388 909 53 0 707 2,728 446 1
Computer and information sciences 13,179 20,070 7,963 1,073 14,533 22,100 8,269 522
Construction trades 3,026 126 0 0 869 3 0 0
Education 11,945 75,125 84,806 4,916 1,076 30,516 91,766 3,345
                 
Engineering 1,750 51,369 20,176 5,936 386 15,723 9,296 2,126
Engineering technologies2  19,502 11,401 1,436 10 9,697 3,187 1,254 51
English language and literature/letters 1,237 38,427 5,828 886 12 16,695 2,914 292
Family and consumer sciences 8,392 18,233 1,482 244 732 3,167 598 93
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,195 13,847 2,480 658 12 6,428 963 401
                 
Health professions and related clinical sciences 104,337 62,627 26,920 3,657 41,099 39,183 27,611 4,698
Legal professions and studies 5,408 2,004 1,113 27 4,983 1,592 3,373 116
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 239,766 31,574 1,550 27 10,264 12,681 2,084 50
Library science 84 82 5,599 51 0 0 1,168 1
Mathematics and statistics 819 9,861 3,685 973 8 5,093 1,199 378
                 
Mechanics and repair technologies 9,085 152 0 0 6,347 111 0 0
Military technologies 781 55 0 0 0 113 202 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 15,580 24,283 2,902 638 258 9,509 1,860 455
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 976 20,697 3,341 193 275 6,733 769 25
Philosophy and religious studies 74 5,409 563 252 301 6,560 1,153 385
                 
Physical sciences and science technologies 3,321 14,244 4,371 3,441 83 6,829 1,468 1,405
Precision production 1,817 7 0 0 156 16 5 0
Psychology 2,069 60,637 7,987 2,194 144 29,402 13,050 2,959
Public administration and social service professions 3,930 14,878 19,761 428 408 8,269 11,370 298
Security and protective services 20,624 25,242 2,382 82 7,584 13,964 2,524 3
                 
Social sciences and history 6,959 110,162 10,402 2,505 121 54,021 7,263 1,339
Social sciences 6,567 87,403 8,032 1,984 106 42,334 6,489 1,053
History 392 22,759 2,370 521 15 11,687 774 286
Theology and religious vocations 0 4 0 0 608 8,692 6,446 1,573
Transportation and materials moving 967 2,261 66 0 707 3,396 919 0
Visual and performing arts 9,851 45,228 6,915 956 10,393 39,958 6,852 408
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.
NOTE: To facilitate trend comparisons, certain aggregations have been made of the degree fields as reported in the IPEDS Fall survey: "Agriculture and natural resources" includes Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences and Natural resources and conservation; and "Business" includes Business management, marketing, and related support services and Personal and culinary services.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2006–07 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2007. (This table was prepared June 2008.)