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Table 283. Associate's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex, race/ethnicity, and field of study: 2005–06
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 713,066 485,297 89,784 80,854 35,201 8,552 13,378 270,095 190,139 27,619 30,040 14,224 2,774 5,299 442,971 295,158 62,165 50,814 20,977 5,778 8,079
Agriculture and natural resources 6,168 5,733 59 143 70 98 65 3,792 3,575 38 93 23 47 16 2,376 2,158 21 50 47 51 49
Architecture and related services 656 416 49 122 47 2 20 247 141 30 55 16 0 5 409 275 19 67 31 2 15
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies 124 22 21 19 3 54 5 37 7 7 7 1 14 1 87 15 14 12 2 40 4
Biological and biomedical sciences 1,827 1,031 162 280 228 69 57 626 361 67 92 75 16 15 1,201 670 95 188 153 53 42
Business 114,095 73,280 17,764 12,288 6,425 1,366 2,972 40,136 27,013 5,020 4,248 2,365 398 1,092 73,959 46,267 12,744 8,040 4,060 968 1,880
                                           
Communications, journalism, and related programs 2,629 1,905 253 279 103 27 62 1,316 988 103 144 40 16 25 1,313 917 150 135 63 11 37
Communications technologies 3,380 2,449 395 333 128 27 48 2,036 1,437 253 235 79 12 20 1,344 1,012 142 98 49 15 28
Computer and information sciences 31,246 20,474 5,011 3,279 1,576 358 548 22,464 15,499 2,930 2,371 1,095 197 372 8,782 4,975 2,081 908 481 161 176
Construction trades 3,850 3,262 239 202 61 74 12 3,633 3,096 213 187 58 69 10 217 166 26 15 3 5 2
Education 14,475 8,994 2,532 2,103 222 513 111 2,232 1,505 332 262 34 78 21 12,243 7,489 2,200 1,841 188 435 90
                                           
Engineering 2,162 1,378 224 312 140 23 85 1,861 1,197 193 270 108 20 73 301 181 31 42 32 3 12
Engineering technologies1  30,461 22,101 3,336 3,222 1,140 348 314 25,982 19,088 2,609 2,780 970 279 256 4,479 3,013 727 442 170 69 58
English language and literature/letters 1,105 694 94 200 63 13 41 370 233 32 67 24 5 9 735 461 62 133 39 8 32
Family and consumer sciences 9,488 5,172 2,032 1,668 346 140 130 418 246 72 56 25 6 13 9,070 4,926 1,960 1,612 321 134 117
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,161 771 64 240 43 17 26 216 125 6 58 17 2 8 945 646 58 182 26 15 18
                                           
Health professions and related clinical sciences 134,931 98,252 17,615 10,446 5,844 1,436 1,338 19,668 13,551 2,252 1,944 1,426 178 317 115,263 84,701 15,363 8,502 4,418 1,258 1,021
Legal professions and studies 10,509 6,960 1,768 1,404 209 115 53 1,093 642 210 177 38 19 7 9,416 6,318 1,558 1,227 171 96 46
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 244,689 164,099 26,878 31,962 13,256 2,661 5,833 89,955 61,989 8,638 10,943 5,208 833 2,344 154,734 102,110 18,240 21,019 8,048 1,828 3,489
Library science 136 114 3 11 7 0 1 15 10 1 2 2 0 0 121 104 2 9 5 0 1
Mathematics and statistics 753 400 36 163 90 10 54 483 250 22 116 58 6 31 270 150 14 47 32 4 23
                                           
Mechanics and repair technologies 14,454 11,152 1,028 1,347 673 156 98 13,713 10,663 936 1,262 616 146 90 741 489 92 85 57 10 8
Military technologies 610 399 113 54 41 3 0 510 335 92 46 34 3 0 100 64 21 8 7 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 14,473 8,889 1,646 1,944 1,578 98 318 6,224 3,945 693 777 647 38 124 8,249 4,944 953 1,167 931 60 194
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 1,128 816 141 89 28 20 34 656 473 83 47 19 16 18 472 343 58 42 9 4 16
Philosophy and religious studies 367 332 4 20 4 2 5 97 70 3 17 2 2 3 270 262 1 3 2 0 2
                                           
Physical sciences and science technologies 2,902 1,907 259 282 273 33 148 1,702 1,146 121 171 161 17 86 1,200 761 138 111 112 16 62
Precision production 1,977 1,710 73 100 65 25 4 1,800 1,597 55 84 37 23 4 177 113 18 16 28 2 0
Psychology 1,944 1,205 207 384 83 43 22 446 281 44 81 19 13 8 1,498 924 163 303 64 30 14
Public administration and social service professions 4,415 2,312 1,235 652 98 75 43 642 313 191 97 17 16 8 3,773 1,999 1,044 555 81 59 35
Security and protective services 26,425 18,379 3,673 3,404 547 359 63 14,578 11,308 1,113 1,655 327 145 30 11,847 7,071 2,560 1,749 220 214 33
                                           
Social sciences and history 6,730 3,893 735 1,277 509 172 144 2,338 1,398 218 404 210 57 51 4,392 2,495 517 873 299 115 93
Social sciences 6,308 3,592 716 1,208 491 163 138 2,095 1,232 210 351 199 56 47 4,213 2,360 506 857 292 107 91
History 422 301 19 69 18 9 6 243 166 8 53 11 1 4 179 135 11 16 7 8 2
Theology and religious vocations 570 376 148 25 8 2 11 248 170 54 13 5 2 4 322 206 94 12 3 0 7
Transportation and materials moving 1,472 1,149 87 137 48 17 34 1,268 1,002 76 112 40 16 22 204 147 11 25 8 1 12
Visual and performing arts 21,754 15,271 1,900 2,463 1,245 196 679 9,293 6,485 912 1,167 428 85 216 12,461 8,786 988 1,296 817 111 463
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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