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Table 282. Associate's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex, race/ethnicity, and field of study: 2006–07
Field of study Total Males Females
Total White Black Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native Non-resident alien Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native Non- resident alien Total White Black Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native Non- resident alien
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
All fields, total 728,114 491,572 91,529 85,410 37,266 8,583 13,754 275,187 191,565 28,273 31,646 15,510 2,873 5,320 452,927 300,007 63,256 53,764 21,756 5,710 8,434
Agriculture and natural resources 5,838 5,459 72 172 34 83 18 3,626 3,419 49 95 15 38 10 2,212 2,040 23 77 19 45 8
Architecture and related services 517 316 38 115 29 3 16 231 116 31 62 15 2 5 286 200 7 53 14 1 11
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies 164 39 15 33 6 70 1 53 12 8 13 2 18 0 111 27 7 20 4 52 1
Biological and biomedical sciences 2,060 1,144 192 342 270 58 54 676 383 68 96 83 16 30 1,384 761 124 246 187 42 24
Business 116,101 74,402 18,032 12,413 6,405 1,313 3,536 41,413 27,654 5,135 4,410 2,495 387 1,332 74,688 46,748 12,897 8,003 3,910 926 2,204
                                           
Communications, journalism, and related programs 2,609 1,889 244 283 80 21 92 1,311 981 105 144 40 8 33 1,298 908 139 139 40 13 59
Communications technologies 3,095 2,289 344 270 121 27 44 1,874 1,397 207 155 75 15 25 1,221 892 137 115 46 12 19
Computer and information sciences 27,712 18,379 4,301 3,008 1,282 315 427 20,459 14,119 2,617 2,282 943 204 294 7,253 4,260 1,684 726 339 111 133
Construction trades 3,895 3,342 262 170 72 45 4 3,696 3,192 243 148 68 41 4 199 150 19 22 4 4 0
Education 13,021 8,479 2,139 1,542 221 509 131 1,773 1,254 218 162 27 95 17 11,248 7,225 1,921 1,380 194 414 114
                                           
Engineering 2,136 1,338 201 291 184 31 91 1,835 1,173 166 246 149 25 76 301 165 35 45 35 6 15
Engineering technologies1  29,199 21,284 3,190 2,989 1,144 298 294 25,155 18,555 2,637 2,527 962 231 243 4,044 2,729 553 462 182 67 51
English language and literature/letters 1,249 709 102 286 104 15 33 378 213 29 83 45 3 5 871 496 73 203 59 12 28
Family and consumer sciences 9,124 4,864 1,978 1,679 329 140 134 333 189 68 47 18 2 9 8,791 4,675 1,910 1,632 311 138 125
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,207 784 76 262 41 13 31 195 111 13 51 10 1 9 1,012 673 63 211 31 12 22
                                           
Health professions and related clinical sciences 145,436 104,730 18,861 12,294 6,672 1,501 1,378 21,214 14,227 2,493 2,245 1,745 196 308 124,222 90,503 16,368 10,049 4,927 1,305 1,070
Legal professions and studies 10,391 6,751 1,937 1,324 228 103 48 1,046 635 206 142 37 20 6 9,345 6,116 1,731 1,182 191 83 42
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 250,030 166,142 27,673 33,684 14,239 2,709 5,583 93,711 63,901 8,982 11,851 5,832 929 2,216 156,319 102,241 18,691 21,833 8,407 1,780 3,367
Library science 84 69 4 5 2 4 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 76 61 4 5 2 4 0
Mathematics and statistics 827 462 49 187 85 15 29 548 296 36 133 57 8 18 279 166 13 54 28 7 11
                                           
Mechanics and repair technologies 15,432 11,364 1,127 1,780 821 246 94 14,720 10,913 1,040 1,678 781 223 85 712 451 87 102 40 23 9
Military technologies 781 539 106 80 49 7 0 641 447 84 66 39 5 0 140 92 22 14 10 2 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 15,838 9,248 1,716 2,589 1,814 106 365 6,578 4,047 729 888 733 44 137 9,260 5,201 987 1,701 1,081 62 228
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 1,251 873 179 116 32 26 25 749 515 116 72 23 17 6 502 358 63 44 9 9 19
Philosophy and religious studies 375 329 17 17 5 1 6 115 86 12 10 4 1 2 260 243 5 7 1 0 4
                                           
Physical sciences and science technologies 3,404 2,212 258 378 376 43 137 1,948 1,295 136 232 181 18 86 1,456 917 122 146 195 25 51
Precision production 1,973 1,735 81 97 41 16 3 1,849 1,630 70 93 39 14 3 124 105 11 4 2 2 0
Psychology 2,213 1,335 214 470 96 77 21 517 307 37 117 27 25 4 1,696 1,028 177 353 69 52 17
Public administration and social service professions 4,338 2,275 1,238 616 78 96 35 596 296 164 101 14 16 5 3,742 1,979 1,074 515 64 80 30
Security and protective services 28,208 18,952 4,171 4,095 592 299 99 15,481 11,675 1,342 1,907 380 134 43 12,727 7,277 2,829 2,188 212 165 56
                                           
Social sciences and history 7,080 3,953 723 1,446 609 208 141 2,494 1,464 223 460 248 48 51 4,586 2,489 500 986 361 160 90
Social sciences 6,673 3,666 714 1,366 587 200 140 2,252 1,290 218 411 238 44 51 4,421 2,376 496 955 349 156 89
History 407 287 9 80 22 8 1 242 174 5 49 10 4 0 165 113 4 31 12 4 1
Theology and religious vocations 608 469 105 18 5 4 7 313 224 71 10 2 2 4 295 245 34 8 3 2 3
Transportation and materials moving 1,674 1,276 112 163 65 24 34 1,442 1,120 94 137 52 19 20 232 156 18 26 13 5 14
Visual and performing arts 20,244 14,141 1,772 2,196 1,135 157 843 8,209 5,711 844 983 369 68 234 12,035 8,430 928 1,213 766 89 609
1 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanics and repair technologies," which are listed separately.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Reported racial/ethnic distributions of students by level of degree, field of degree, and sex were used to estimate race/ethnicity for students whose race/ethnicity was not reported. 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, 2005–06 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2006. (This table was prepared June 2007.)

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