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Digest of Education Statistics: 2015
Digest of Education Statistics: 2015

NCES 2016-014
December 2016


Table 318.60. Number of postsecondary institutions conferring degrees, by control of institution, level of degree, and field of study: 2013-14
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 3,006 2,588 1,902 939 1,241 659 530 326 627 1,327 1,126 555 1,138 602 246 58
Agriculture and natural resources 501 722 238 98 472 322 178 90 29 390 57 8 0 10 3 0
Architecture and related services 75 195 153 38 71 121 102 28 4 71 49 10 0 3 2 0
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 73 487 143 55 67 238 92 36 6 249 51 19 0 0 0 0
Biological and biomedical sciences 282 1,353 494 258 266 526 344 180 15 820 150 78 1 7 0 0
Business 1,981 2,027 1,231 207 1,088 593 432 102 270 948 611 73 623 486 188 32
                                 
Communication, journalism, and related programs 305 1,189 347 78 264 461 217 60 29 675 126 18 12 53 4 0
Communications technologies 321 202 20 1 274 54 6 0 12 72 10 1 35 76 4 0
Computer and information sciences 1,546 1,538 512 168 906 521 289 115 98 658 157 50 542 359 66 3
Construction trades 350 10 0 0 312 9 0 0 12 0 0 0 26 1 0 0
Education 732 1,249 1,185 406 625 465 471 226 73 757 641 152 34 27 73 28
                                 
Engineering 345 519 318 215 329 286 211 154 9 216 101 61 7 17 6 0
Engineering technologies and engineering-
      related fields2
1,160 404 176 18 845 228 118 12 48 65 55 6 267 111 3 0
English language and literature/letters 190 1,341 492 151 177 514 323 101 11 816 167 50 2 11 2 0
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 531 340 155 49 499 195 109 38 23 137 42 10 9 8 4 1
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 196 926 222 95 187 413 163 65 9 511 59 30 0 2 0 0
                                 
Health professions and related programs 2,005 1,467 1,025 500 1,061 527 398 228 236 706 508 250 708 234 119 22
Homeland security, law enforcement, and
      firefighting
1,408 1,056 321 27 857 350 173 23 98 393 110 3 453 313 38 1
Legal professions and studies 768 258 147 212 412 74 56 85 47 116 87 119 309 68 4 8
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,
      and humanities
1,397 930 185 16 1,084 387 94 7 289 518 89 8 24 25 2 1
Library science 36 9 64 13 36 8 52 11 0 0 12 2 0 1 0 0
                                 
Mathematics and statistics 207 1,196 349 173 200 498 271 124 6 697 78 49 1 1 0 0
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 702 20 0 0 623 12 0 0 24 8 0 0 55 0 0 0
Military technologies and applied sciences 12 8 2 0 9 3 1 0 1 3 1 0 2 2 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 397 926 368 111 370 367 207 78 23 525 159 33 4 34 2 0
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 318 837 279 48 259 341 196 43 20 483 76 5 39 13 7 0
                                 
Philosophy and religious studies 65 920 229 117 48 319 96 56 17 600 132 60 0 1 1 1
Physical sciences and science technologies 362 1,100 328 216 347 481 243 150 12 618 85 66 3 1 0 0
Precision production 370 6 2 0 348 1 0 0 11 5 2 0 11 0 0 0
Psychology 236 1,447 693 329 206 525 323 162 25 872 325 141 5 50 45 26
Public administration and social services 354 805 509 122 304 347 298 80 31 414 169 40 19 44 42 2
                                 
Social sciences and history 272 1,368 463 192 246 533 317 134 21 817 143 57 5 18 3 1
Social sciences 261 1,281 384 177 238 516 263 124 19 748 119 52 4 17 2 1
History 126 1,238 362 138 121 492 277 95 4 741 83 43 1 5 2 0
Theology and religious vocations 102 414 363 154 1 1 0 0 100 411 362 153 1 2 1 1
Transportation and materials moving 115 84 18 2 98 50 7 0 11 30 9 2 6 4 2 0
Visual and performing arts 887 1,465 461 114 594 498 253 77 63 838 191 36 230 129 17 1
1 Includes 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.
2 Excludes "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 2014, Completions component. (This table was prepared April 2016.)