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Table 321.10. Associate's degrees conferred by postsecondary institutions, by sex of student and discipline division: 2002-03 through 2012-13
Discipline division 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Total Males Females
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Total 634,016 665,301 696,660 713,066 728,114 750,164 787,243 848,856 943,506 1,021,718 1,006,961 388,846 618,115
Agriculture and natural resources 6,210 6,283 6,404 6,168 5,838 5,738 5,724 5,852 6,430 7,068 6,827 4,305 2,522
Agriculture, agriculture operations, and
     related sciences
4,892 4,959 5,137 4,958 4,638 4,554 4,525 4,615 4,925 5,400 5,228 3,134 2,094
Natural resources and conservation 1,318 1,324 1,267 1,210 1,200 1,184 1,199 1,237 1,505 1,668 1,599 1,171 428
Architecture and related services 440 492 583 656 517 568 605 553 569 593 468 305 163
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 120 105 115 124 164 169 174 199 209 194 271 101 170
                           
Biological and biomedical sciences 1,496 1,456 1,709 1,827 2,060 2,200 2,337 2,664 3,276 3,834 4,185 1,337 2,848
Business, management, marketing, and support services 89,627 92,065 96,067 96,933 99,998 104,566 111,524 116,798 121,735 123,014 114,740 41,505 73,235
Accounting and related services 13,229 14,506 13,988 13,620 14,232 15,965 16,707 17,925 20,180 20,270 18,044 4,816 13,228
Business/commerce, general 13,054 13,387 12,050 13,297 12,725 12,473 13,100 14,553 15,083 17,301 17,199 7,222 9,977
Business administration, management, and operations 28,943 31,522 37,258 39,152 43,667 47,911 52,938 46,086 46,253 45,879 49,684 20,564 29,120
Management information systems and services 5,600 4,214 2,812 2,179 2,007 1,237 1,103 1,221 1,244 1,164 1,082 754 328
Business operations support and assistant services 11,524 11,400 11,196 10,044 8,864 7,841 7,550 7,399 8,259 8,977 7,958 746 7,212
Business and management, other 17,277 17,036 18,763 18,641 18,503 19,139 20,126 29,614 30,716 29,423 20,773 7,403 13,370
                           
Communication, journalism, and related programs 2,589 2,444 2,545 2,629 2,609 2,620 2,722 2,841 3,051 3,495 4,299 1,969 2,330
Communications technologies 3,304 3,401 3,516 3,380 3,095 4,237 4,805 4,418 4,209 5,004 5,026 3,486 1,540
Computer and information sciences and support services 46,234 41,845 36,173 31,246 27,712 28,296 29,912 32,351 37,689 41,250 38,931 30,638 8,293
Construction trades 3,009 3,560 3,512 3,850 3,895 4,309 4,252 4,684 5,402 5,750 5,038 4,802 236
                           
Education 11,205 12,465 13,329 14,475 13,021 13,108 14,123 17,346 20,460 20,762 18,719 2,203 16,516
Engineering 2,166 2,726 2,430 2,154 2,128 2,279 2,170 2,508 2,825 3,382 3,735 3,221 514
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1  39,998 36,915 33,548 30,461 29,199 29,334 30,441 31,883 35,519 36,642 33,766 29,610 4,156
English language and literature/letters 896 828 995 1,105 1,249 1,402 1,534 1,658 2,019 2,137 2,085 675 1,410
                           
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 9,496 9,478 9,707 9,488 9,124 8,613 9,035 9,515 8,532 9,506 8,994 376 8,618
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,050 1,047 1,234 1,161 1,207 1,258 1,630 1,683 1,888 1,980 2,130 435 1,695
                           
Health professions and related programs 90,716 106,208 122,520 134,931 145,436 155,816 165,015 177,321 202,920 219,491 214,004 33,637 180,367
Dental assisting 5,498 5,652 5,813 6,085 6,313 6,642 6,574 7,063 7,498 7,790 7,821 398 7,423
Emergency medical technician (EMT paramedic) 1,410 1,617 1,825 1,980 2,008 2,140 2,270 2,413 2,895 3,352 3,525 2,423 1,102
Clinical/medical lab science 1,592 1,786 2,055 2,163 2,306 2,316 2,538 2,621 2,811 3,240 3,379 804 2,575
Medical and other health assisting 11,920 15,543 19,005 22,267 23,491 24,276 25,858 29,776 39,277 46,950 41,917 5,787 36,130
Nursing and patient care assistant 8 4 38 101 158 329 385 1 33 36 35 7 28
Practical nursing 916 1,049 1,388 1,481 1,509 1,417 1,299 1,973 2,069 2,366 2,361 248 2,113
Nursing, registered nurse and other 45,117 51,552 58,007 62,095 66,516 73,277 77,922 81,281 83,023 84,569 86,393 12,476 73,917
Health sciences, other 24,255 29,005 34,389 38,759 43,135 45,419 48,169 52,193 65,314 71,188 68,573 11,494 57,079
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 18,614 20,573 23,749 26,425 28,208 29,590 33,012 37,154 44,922 51,318 48,425 26,438 21,987
Criminal justice and corrections 15,155 17,040 19,942 22,351 23,917 25,588 28,998 32,648 40,022 45,971 42,762 21,355 21,407
Fire control and safety 2,941 3,012 3,366 3,554 3,811 3,937 3,947 4,307 4,603 4,779 4,898 4,540 358
Homeland security and related protective
     services, other
518 521 441 520 480 65 67 199 297 568 765 543 222
                           
Legal professions and studies 8,412 9,466 9,885 10,509 10,391 9,465 9,062 9,999 11,619 12,315 11,826 1,696 10,130
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,
   and humanities
217,361 227,650 240,131 244,689 250,030 254,012 263,947 284,954 306,674 336,938 344,091 132,575 211,516
Library science 87 114 108 136 84 117 116 112 160 159 181 29 152
                           
Mathematics and statistics 732 801 807 753 827 855 933 1,051 1,644 1,529 1,802 1,243 559
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 12,028 12,553 13,619 14,454 15,432 15,297 16,059 16,326 19,969 20,715 20,444 19,392 1,052
Military technologies and applied sciences 85 293 355 610 781 851 721 668 856 986 1,002 773 229
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 14,067 14,794 13,888 14,473 15,838 16,255 15,472 17,279 23,729 27,263 27,404 10,862 16,542
                           
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 805 923 966 1,128 1,251 1,344 1,587 2,006 2,366 3,123 3,453 2,156 1,297
Personal and culinary services 12,607 14,239 16,311 17,162 16,103 16,592 16,358 16,467 18,259 20,376 19,226 8,052 11,174
Philosophy and religious studies 379 404 422 367 375 458 193 256 283 308 326 212 114
Physical sciences and science technologies 2,201 2,687 2,825 2,910 3,412 3,395 3,650 4,141 5,078 5,827 6,376 3,790 2,586
Physical sciences 1,152 1,599 1,637 1,741 2,023 1,980 2,196 2,378 3,148 3,652 4,084 2,345 1,739
Science technologies/technicians 1,049 1,088 1,188 1,169 1,389 1,415 1,454 1,763 1,930 2,175 2,292 1,445 847
Precision production 2,287 1,968 2,039 1,977 1,973 1,968 2,127 2,794 3,254 3,320 3,344 3,110 234
Psychology 1,785 1,887 1,942 1,944 2,213 2,412 3,957 6,582 3,866 4,717 6,119 1,496 4,623
Public administration and social services 3,534 3,728 4,027 4,415 4,338 4,192 4,177 4,522 7,472 9,222 8,781 1,237 7,544
                           
Social sciences and history 5,720 6,245 6,533 6,730 7,080 7,812 9,157 10,649 12,772 14,132 15,669 5,770 9,899
Social sciences 5,404 5,875 6,233 6,308 6,673 7,358 8,670 10,108 12,072 13,321 14,750 5,202 9,548
History 316 370 300 422 407 454 487 541 700 811 919 568 351
                           
Theology and religious vocations 425 492 581 570 608 582 676 613 758 839 881 425 456
Transportation and materials moving 1,211 1,217 1,435 1,472 1,674 1,550 1,430 1,444 1,698 2,098 2,087 1,714 373
                           
Visual and performing arts 23,120 23,949 22,650 21,754 20,244 18,890 18,606 19,565 21,394 22,431 22,306 9,271 13,035
Fine and studio arts 1,760 1,450 1,614 1,638 1,753 1,705 2,019 2,277 2,414 2,339 2,541 784 1,757
Music and dance 2,093 2,584 2,333 2,389 2,290 1,317 1,152 1,335 1,356 1,683 1,743 1,114 629
Visual and performing arts, other2  19,267 19,915 18,703 17,727 16,201 15,868 15,435 15,953 17,624 18,409 18,022 7,373 10,649
Not classified by field of study 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians," which are listed separately.
2 Includes design and applied arts, drama and theatre arts, film and photographic arts, and all other arts not included under "Fine and studio arts" or "Music and dance."
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. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2003 through Fall 2013, Completions component. (This table was prepared October 2014.)

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