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Table 323.50. Master's degrees conferred to females 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 452,189 264,945 60,993 37,368 24,912 23,945 967 2,187 9,190 52,594 465,151 265,748 61,788 40,245 25,849 24,872 977 2,310 10,458 58,753
Agriculture and natural resources 3,522 2,422 122 181 132 124 8 28 81 556 3,726 2,552 129 211 128 125 3 14 80 612
Architecture and related services 3,859 1,813 181 334 282 279 3 7 99 1,143 3,823 1,658 166 323 294 290 4 6 90 1,286
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 1,181 554 111 162 85 81 4 25 45 199 1,131 481 113 179 56 54 2 37 45 220
Biological and biomedical sciences 8,403 4,363 661 548 1,079 1,071 8 20 202 1,530 9,009 4,658 728 667 1,159 1,153 6 14 255 1,528
Business 86,643 39,864 16,310 6,913 6,289 6,021 268 433 1,621 15,213 87,343 39,742 16,116 7,127 6,300 6,053 247 397 1,798 15,863
                                         
Communication, journalism, and related programs 6,765 3,503 854 518 275 270 5 22 182 1,411 6,814 3,427 906 587 255 247 8 23 188 1,428
Communications technologies 259 68 22 27 15 15 0 0 3 124 249 77 16 11 11 11 0 1 7 126
Computer and information sciences 9,582 1,950 784 281 854 839 15 15 122 5,576 12,341 1,940 825 341 964 951 13 25 128 8,118
Construction trades 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education 112,618 79,431 13,094 10,629 3,527 3,298 229 581 1,999 3,357 111,979 77,897 12,700 11,341 3,655 3,422 233 653 2,288 3,445
                                         
Engineering 11,472 3,141 316 467 1,048 1,039 9 16 160 6,324 12,884 3,148 331 524 1,099 1,094 5 20 186 7,576
Engineering technologies and engineering-related
      fields1
1,516 613 144 90 87 87 0 10 20 552 1,624 526 127 61 94 92 2 3 27 786
English language and literature/letters 5,876 4,383 378 422 216 212 4 33 184 260 5,694 4,242 361 398 195 190 5 27 204 267
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 2,719 1,703 435 213 127 119 8 24 42 175 2,767 1,691 435 283 96 93 3 16 60 186
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 2,325 1,130 44 408 83 83 0 2 47 611 2,232 1,016 63 387 106 103 3 12 55 593
                                         
Health professions and related programs 84,259 56,488 11,128 5,836 6,238 6,038 200 407 1,645 2,517 89,925 59,445 11,880 6,694 6,669 6,421 248 448 2,044 2,745
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 4,861 2,557 1,437 512 118 102 16 30 122 85 4,860 2,437 1,520 519 113 104 9 42 134 95
Legal professions and studies 4,236 982 423 185 147 142 5 32 40 2,427 4,361 1,056 363 245 128 124 4 32 40 2,497
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and
      humanities
1,795 1,165 229 156 52 50 2 13 55 125 1,587 1,038 195 141 38 35 3 9 50 116
Library science 4,234 3,349 233 329 131 126 5 24 105 63 4,019 3,125 206 325 127 123 4 19 155 62
                                         
Mathematics and statistics 3,081 988 67 81 224 223 1 4 36 1,681 3,526 1,045 74 99 244 244 0 4 30 2,030
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military technologies and applied sciences 27 19 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 36 25 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 2
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 4,953 2,965 476 382 268 258 10 24 121 717 5,348 3,169 565 423 359 342 17 27 132 673
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 3,316 2,385 381 179 83 69 14 20 96 172 3,523 2,487 440 229 60 54 6 20 89 198
                                         
Philosophy and religious studies 690 500 54 31 24 24 0 1 16 64 627 412 59 43 25 24 1 0 22 66
Physical sciences and science technologies 2,662 1,427 102 139 147 146 1 6 57 784 2,695 1,417 78 147 197 193 4 11 66 779
Precision production 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Psychology 21,234 13,641 3,027 2,323 836 774 62 112 528 767 22,074 13,968 3,130 2,556 871 822 49 110 576 863
Public administration and social services 34,767 19,333 7,261 4,314 1,267 1,207 60 218 896 1,478 35,570 19,353 7,474 4,600 1,318 1,245 73 239 1,035 1,551
                                         
Social sciences and history 10,215 5,539 971 863 483 473 10 39 285 2,035 9,838 5,260 926 821 460 446 14 36 267 2,068
Social sciences 8,572 4,239 896 753 449 441 8 26 233 1,976 8,285 4,057 844 704 426 416 10 31 215 2,008
History 1,643 1,300 75 110 34 32 2 13 52 59 1,553 1,203 82 117 34 30 4 5 52 60
Theology and religious vocations 4,837 2,912 1,130 229 216 211 5 15 84 251 4,985 2,859 1,235 284 232 227 5 29 82 264
Transportation and materials moving 168 105 13 16 8 7 1 1 5 20 186 114 21 11 8 8 0 1 12 19
Visual and performing arts 10,113 5,651 600 600 569 555 14 25 292 2,376 10,371 5,481 601 667 587 581 6 35 311 2,689
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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