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Table 278. Number of degree-granting institutions conferring degrees, by control, level of degree, and field of study: 2006–07
Field of study 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
All fields, total 2,725 2,256 1,695 648 1,299 609 515 256 1,426 1,647 1,180 392
Agriculture and natural resources 456 580 200 88 428 275 157 82 28 305 43 6
Architecture and related services 61 183 142 34 58 113 98 24 3 70 44 10
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies 51 462 122 43 45 221 78 25 6 241 44 18
Biological and biomedical sciences 220 1,310 463 245 202 500 335 169 18 810 128 76
Business 1,871 1,733 1,043 150 1,134 556 388 90 737 1,177 655 60
                         
Communications, journalism, and related programs 262 1,078 286 63 217 427 189 48 45 651 97 15
Communications technologies 272 148 16 1 236 39 3 0 36 109 13 1
Computer and information sciences 1,432 1,447 448 151 905 499 269 102 527 948 179 49
Construction trades 285 8 0 0 259 7 0 0 26 1 0 0
Education 670 1,189 1,062 302 578 436 448 187 92 753 614 115
                         
Engineering 291 457 301 199 255 249 198 142 36 208 103 57
Engineering technologies2  1,129 339 136 8 866 209 92 3 263 130 44 5
English language and literature/letters 152 1,299 455 144 147 500 308 97 5 799 147 47
Family and consumer sciences 611 327 143 43 564 206 107 34 47 121 36 9
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 167 907 215 89 162 404 157 60 5 503 58 29
                         
Health professions and related clinical sciences 1,716 1,141 827 271 1,058 471 357 148 658 670 470 123
Legal professions and studies 712 187 116 22 424 60 45 5 288 127 71 17
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 1,380 882 188 15 1,089 369 94 5 291 513 94 10
Library science 32 8 68 13 32 8 55 12 0 0 13 1
Mathematics and statistics 153 1,154 333 163 150 484 259 114 3 670 74 49
                         
Mechanics and repair technologies 626 27 0 0 567 10 0 0 59 17 0 0
Military technologies 4 5 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 1 1 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 290 822 307 138 268 319 191 90 22 503 116 48
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 190 727 214 40 164 322 169 36 26 405 45 4
Philosophy and religious studies 51 908 217 110 32 305 93 56 19 603 124 54
                         
Physical sciences and science technologies 307 1,076 322 210 292 472 234 143 15 604 88 67
Precision production 317 3 1 0 306 1 0 0 11 2 1 0
Psychology 175 1,354 640 282 153 500 321 143 22 854 319 139
Public administration and social service professions 315 728 422 113 289 313 281 73 26 415 141 40
Security and protective services 1,117 713 207 18 843 299 127 16 274 414 80 2
                         
Social sciences and history 238 1,334 426 185 213 510 301 127 25 824 125 58
Social sciences 228 1,257 360 166 205 495 253 114 23 762 107 52
History 81 1,202 334 133 78 474 257 92 3 728 77 41
Theology and religious vocations 88 396 306 137 0 1 0 0 88 395 306 137
Transportation and materials moving 100 78 13 0 88 45 4 0 12 33 9 0
Visual and performing arts 759 1,369 408 102 549 468 245 67 210 901 163 35
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, 2006–07 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2007. (This table was prepared July 2008.)

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