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Digest of Education Statistics: 2014
Digest of Education Statistics: 2014

NCES 2016-006
April 2016


Table 318.60. Number of postsecondary institutions conferring degrees, by control of institution, level of degree, and field of study: 2012-13
Field of study All institutions Public institutions Private nonprofit institutions Private for-profit 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 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 14 15 16 17
All fields, total 3,029 2,578 1,930 915 1,242 653 532 322 635 1,318 1,120 537 1,152 607 278 56
Agriculture and natural resources 494 694 235 97 465 321 178 89 29 367 55 8 0 6 2 0
Architecture and related services 74 197 150 34 71 119 100 24 3 74 48 10 0 4 2 0
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 66 489 141 54 63 239 90 36 3 249 51 18 0 1 0 0
Biological and biomedical sciences 281 1,351 493 261 263 521 348 182 17 822 145 79 1 8 0 0
Business 1,971 2,038 1,238 198 1,091 590 424 102 282 941 599 67 598 507 215 29
                                 
Communication, journalism, and related programs 310 1,175 337 76 269 455 214 59 29 671 119 17 12 49 4 0
Communications technologies 310 207 18 0 272 52 6 0 10 66 10 0 28 89 2 0
Computer and information sciences 1,518 1,525 492 166 905 517 284 113 94 661 146 50 519 347 62 3
Construction trades 348 13 1 0 311 11 1 0 11 1 0 0 26 1 0 0
Education 729 1,254 1,189 402 623 465 470 227 75 762 637 146 31 27 82 29
                                 
Engineering 345 517 319 209 330 283 209 151 9 216 103 58 6 18 7 0
Engineering technologies and engineering-
      related fields2
1,159 391 169 16 850 227 117 11 48 59 50 5 261 105 2 0
English language and literature/letters 175 1,338 482 153 169 515 316 104 4 815 164 49 2 8 2 0
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 540 340 156 48 509 199 111 36 23 133 43 11 8 8 2 1
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 198 915 223 100 187 414 163 68 11 499 60 32 0 2 0 0
                                 
Health professions and related programs 2,005 1,442 1,017 476 1,064 526 392 220 231 693 500 235 710 223 125 21
Homeland security, law enforcement, and
      firefighting
1,406 1,062 300 24 852 341 161 21 99 386 102 2 455 335 37 1
Legal professions and studies 818 248 140 210 422 69 53 84 51 112 83 118 345 67 4 8
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,
      and humanities
1,391 914 186 15 1,085 384 93 6 275 509 91 8 31 21 2 1
Library science 32 8 65 14 32 7 53 12 0 0 12 2 0 1 0 0
                                 
Mathematics and statistics 197 1,196 348 176 193 501 266 124 3 694 82 52 1 1 0 0
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 713 20 0 0 623 12 0 0 23 8 0 0 67 0 0 0
Military technologies and applied sciences 8 5 3 0 6 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 2 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 390 922 348 114 363 354 194 80 23 524 152 34 4 44 2 0
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 289 826 275 48 241 339 196 43 18 474 73 5 30 13 6 0
                                 
Philosophy and religious studies 58 925 214 117 42 317 95 58 16 606 118 58 0 2 1 1
Physical sciences and science technologies 360 1,100 332 214 343 480 245 149 15 619 87 65 2 1 0 0
Precision production 355 9 2 0 334 3 0 0 10 6 2 0 11 0 0 0
Psychology 223 1,433 677 320 196 523 321 159 23 864 319 136 4 46 37 25
Public administration and social services 355 787 504 117 303 338 298 78 34 408 168 37 18 41 38 2
                                 
Social sciences and history 269 1,374 466 195 240 531 316 135 25 822 147 60 4 21 3 0
Social sciences 257 1,279 386 176 231 515 264 123 23 745 120 53 3 19 2 0
History 124 1,238 364 143 117 494 275 99 6 738 87 44 1 6 2 0
Theology and religious vocations 98 412 368 155 2 1 0 0 94 408 367 154 2 3 1 1
Transportation and materials moving 108 80 17 1 90 49 7 0 11 27 8 1 7 4 2 0
Visual and performing arts 887 1,466 455 115 582 496 254 76 62 836 187 38 243 134 14 1
1Includes Ph.D., Ed.D., and comparable degrees at the doctoral level, as well as such degrees as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees that were formerly classified as first-professional degrees.
2Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians," which are listed separately.
NOTE: Data are for degree-granting postsecondary institutions, which are institutions that grant associate's or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. To facilitate trend comparisons, certain aggregations have been made of the degree fields as reported in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): "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, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2013, Completions component. (This table was prepared April 2015.)