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Table 322.40. Bachelor's degrees conferred to males by postsecondary institutions, by race/ethnicity and field of study: 2014-15 and 2015-16
Field of study 2014-15 2015-16
Total White Black His- panic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Two or more races Non- resi- dent alien Total White Black His- panic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Two or more races Non- resi- dent alien
Total Asian Pacific Islander Total Asian Pacific Islander
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
All fields, total 812,693 530,418 69,316 86,881 61,080 58,848 2,232 4,061 22,245 38,692 821,779 522,860 69,873 92,946 63,209 61,166 2,043 3,823 25,153 43,915
Agriculture and natural resources 17,585 14,723 470 1,035 536 492 44 121 386 314 17,622 14,561 440 1,207 518 492 26 112 440 344
Architecture and related services 5,116 3,133 263 805 401 392 9 28 146 340 4,854 2,859 275 738 362 350 12 20 130 470
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 2,294 1,100 299 361 256 233 23 66 133 79 2,227 993 316 439 200 185 15 76 109 94
Biological and biomedical sciences 45,104 27,536 2,615 4,585 7,443 7,298 145 175 1,570 1,180 45,579 27,275 2,656 5,037 7,436 7,327 109 170 1,721 1,284
Business 191,288 123,703 16,629 19,490 13,431 12,918 513 835 4,161 13,039 196,312 125,533 16,424 20,537 13,507 13,009 498 841 4,932 14,538
                                         
Communication, journalism, and related programs 31,853 21,367 3,825 3,591 1,179 1,108 71 121 904 866 32,439 21,035 4,121 3,839 1,231 1,164 67 111 1,117 985
Communications technologies 3,367 2,026 419 439 174 163 11 18 196 95 3,099 1,866 370 401 141 129 12 18 170 133
Computer and information sciences 48,844 30,156 4,584 4,590 5,373 5,236 137 234 1,317 2,590 52,333 31,227 4,474 5,075 6,585 6,433 152 193 1,679 3,100
Construction trades 229 177 4 40 4 4 0 1 3 0 208 160 3 32 4 4 0 0 6 3
Education 18,467 14,342 1,675 1,304 432 393 39 149 357 208 17,427 13,104 1,677 1,440 443 396 47 136 443 184
                                         
Engineering 78,249 50,463 2,945 7,124 8,580 8,467 113 241 2,093 6,803 84,516 53,080 3,210 8,237 9,272 9,145 127 250 2,489 7,978
Engineering technologies and engineering-related
      fields1
14,693 10,149 1,326 1,324 638 593 45 136 304 816 14,545 10,033 1,235 1,277 695 673 22 101 291 913
English language and literature/letters 14,055 10,138 1,032 1,601 551 524 27 72 495 166 12,776 8,976 928 1,627 534 510 24 65 482 164
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 3,012 1,813 455 336 235 228 7 13 86 74 2,982 1,752 451 341 225 207 18 10 100 103
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 6,066 4,019 235 1,054 331 316 15 21 257 149 5,755 3,665 243 1,139 315 306 9 26 218 149
                                         
Health professions and related programs 33,658 21,105 3,604 3,581 3,713 3,525 188 174 846 635 36,261 22,131 3,937 4,149 4,074 3,896 178 170 1,050 750
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 33,640 20,808 5,048 5,477 1,116 951 165 218 747 226 32,598 19,637 4,958 5,610 1,024 884 140 212 851 306
Legal professions and studies 1,348 850 167 185 64 59 5 12 35 35 1,297 759 172 195 79 78 1 6 51 35
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and
      humanities
16,136 10,530 2,521 1,607 555 507 48 148 428 347 16,145 10,274 2,581 1,732 542 493 49 142 527 347
Library science 16 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                                         
Mathematics and statistics 12,462 7,554 495 1,061 1,364 1,347 17 45 348 1,595 13,088 7,579 504 1,245 1,453 1,435 18 34 403 1,870
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 370 264 29 26 14 14 0 1 13 23 359 239 28 23 16 16 0 6 13 34
Military technologies and applied sciences 225 164 26 24 3 2 1 2 3 3 290 228 27 17 4 3 1 4 9 1
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 15,930 10,050 1,851 1,969 1,001 946 55 123 509 427 16,247 9,832 2,035 2,186 1,036 997 39 107 549 502
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 25,950 17,886 2,910 2,692 1,153 1,062 91 137 706 466 26,709 17,590 3,340 3,024 1,289 1,226 63 116 854 496
                                         
Philosophy and religious studies 7,004 5,022 474 720 363 344 19 35 223 167 6,372 4,417 455 731 319 301 18 31 223 196
Physical sciences and science technologies 18,480 13,203 704 1,474 1,616 1,589 27 82 541 860 18,666 12,965 687 1,694 1,628 1,604 24 84 670 938
Precision production 33 25 0 1 3 3 0 1 0 3 28 25 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1
Psychology 26,803 15,977 3,032 4,013 2,038 1,955 83 154 969 620 26,279 15,107 2,970 4,239 2,120 2,059 61 141 995 707
Public administration and social services 6,146 3,375 1,295 875 261 239 22 58 165 117 6,025 3,334 1,262 840 245 218 27 39 196 109
                                         
Social sciences and history 85,484 55,483 6,562 10,027 5,712 5,505 207 354 2,654 4,692 81,300 51,328 6,142 10,165 5,482 5,312 170 354 2,781 5,048
Social sciences 68,698 42,363 5,786 8,334 5,195 5,011 184 271 2,197 4,552 66,013 39,627 5,400 8,488 5,032 4,884 148 277 2,321 4,868
History 16,786 13,120 776 1,693 517 494 23 83 457 140 15,287 11,701 742 1,677 450 428 22 77 460 180
Theology and religious vocations 6,616 5,499 419 297 151 144 7 33 72 145 6,749 5,549 468 323 143 125 18 23 97 146
Transportation and materials moving 4,146 3,065 271 315 151 136 15 22 131 191 3,976 2,845 258 319 153 137 16 16 144 241
Visual and performing arts 38,024 24,700 3,129 4,858 2,238 2,155 83 231 1,447 1,421 36,710 22,897 3,225 5,088 2,132 2,050 82 209 1,413 1,746
Other and not classified 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians," which are listed separately.
NOTE: Data are for postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV federal financial aid programs. 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 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. 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 2015 and Fall 2016, Completions component. (This table was prepared August 2017.)

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