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Table 321.10. Associate's degrees conferred by postsecondary institutions, by sex of student and discipline division: 2006-07 through 2016-17
Discipline division 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Total Males Females
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Total 727,616 750,166 787,243 848,856 943,506 1,021,718 1,007,427 1,005,155 1,014,341 1,008,228 1,005,649 394,159 611,490
Agriculture and natural resources 5,838 5,738 5,724 5,852 6,430 7,068 6,826 7,057 7,693 7,858 8,207 5,039 3,168
Agriculture, agriculture operations, and
    related sciences
4,638 4,554 4,525 4,615 4,925 5,400 5,227 5,420 5,975 6,158 6,438 3,836 2,602
Natural resources and conservation 1,200 1,184 1,199 1,237 1,505 1,668 1,599 1,637 1,718 1,700 1,769 1,203 566
Architecture and related services 516 568 605 553 569 593 468 425 491 478 503 332 171
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 164 169 174 199 209 194 271 363 382 419 420 181 239
                           
Biological and biomedical sciences 2,027 2,200 2,337 2,664 3,276 3,834 4,185 4,557 4,883 5,266 5,550 1,749 3,801
Business 116,113 121,221 127,882 133,265 139,994 143,390 134,114 129,957 132,374 128,259 122,234 48,404 73,830
Business, management, marketing, and support services 100,015 104,631 111,524 116,798 121,735 123,014 114,842 113,056 113,681 110,036 108,353 43,299 65,054
Accounting and related services 14,234 15,963 16,707 17,925 20,180 20,270 18,061 17,400 16,080 14,790 13,751 4,027 9,724
Business/commerce, general 12,723 12,496 13,100 14,553 15,083 17,301 17,211 17,372 18,235 18,087 18,293 7,860 10,433
Business administration, management, and operations 43,660 47,910 52,938 46,086 46,253 45,879 49,816 50,121 52,668 52,758 53,927 24,416 29,511
Management information systems and services 2,007 1,232 1,103 1,221 1,244 1,164 1,085 1,176 987 935 954 661 293
Business operations support and assistant services 8,874 7,838 7,550 7,399 8,259 8,977 7,986 7,331 6,570 5,871 5,131 484 4,647
Business and management, other 18,517 19,192 20,126 29,614 30,716 29,423 20,683 19,656 19,141 17,595 16,297 5,851 10,446
Personal and culinary services 16,098 16,590 16,358 16,467 18,259 20,376 19,272 16,901 18,693 18,223 13,881 5,105 8,776
Communication, journalism, and related programs 2,609 2,620 2,722 2,841 3,051 3,495 4,299 4,970 6,034 6,759 7,377 3,202 4,175
Communications technologies 3,068 4,268 4,805 4,418 4,209 5,004 5,028 4,713 4,628 4,569 4,305 2,840 1,465
Computer and information sciences and support services 27,712 28,298 29,912 32,351 37,689 41,250 38,954 37,646 36,420 30,571 31,162 24,816 6,346
Construction trades 3,894 4,309 4,252 4,684 5,402 5,750 5,038 4,837 4,643 4,699 5,308 4,956 352
                           
Education 13,021 13,111 14,123 17,346 20,460 20,762 18,744 17,605 17,178 17,032 16,593 1,882 14,711
Engineering 2,127 2,279 2,170 2,508 2,825 3,382 3,732 4,306 4,875 5,278 5,915 4,995 920
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1 29,177 29,359 30,441 31,883 35,519 36,642 33,752 31,792 31,958 27,243 27,024 23,278 3,746
English language and literature/letters 1,248 1,402 1,534 1,658 2,019 2,137 2,089 2,082 2,324 2,551 2,870 953 1,917
                           
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 9,123 8,614 9,035 9,515 8,532 9,506 8,996 8,669 8,750 8,930 8,881 360 8,521
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,207 1,258 1,630 1,683 1,888 1,980 2,131 2,284 2,102 2,208 2,363 597 1,766
                           
Health professions and related programs 145,146 155,794 165,015 177,321 202,920 219,491 214,040 208,885 200,018 191,442 186,299 29,779 156,520
Dental assisting 6,295 6,642 6,574 7,063 7,498 7,790 7,823 7,988 7,762 7,584 7,397 399 6,998
Emergency medical technician (EMT paramedic) 2,008 2,140 2,270 2,413 2,895 3,352 3,520 3,521 3,456 3,380 3,452 2,318 1,134
Clinical/medical lab science 2,306 2,316 2,538 2,621 2,811 3,240 3,387 3,517 3,143 3,186 3,062 769 2,293
Medical and other health assisting 23,492 24,291 25,858 29,776 39,277 46,950 41,921 39,126 36,813 34,749 32,285 4,826 27,459
Nursing and patient care assistant 158 329 385 1 33 36 35 38 50 52 56 2 54
Practical nursing 1,509 1,417 1,299 1,973 2,069 2,366 2,361 2,230 1,858 1,404 1,420 125 1,295
Nursing, registered nurse and other 66,578 73,398 77,922 81,281 83,023 84,569 86,380 86,435 82,953 78,577 77,073 10,895 66,178
Health sciences, other 42,800 45,261 48,169 52,193 65,314 71,188 68,613 66,030 63,983 62,510 61,554 10,445 51,109
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 28,160 29,485 33,012 37,154 44,922 51,318 48,460 45,771 43,041 39,930 37,361 21,010 16,351
Criminal justice and corrections 23,860 25,471 28,998 32,648 40,022 45,971 42,785 40,297 37,820 35,122 32,591 16,729 15,862
Fire control and safety 3,820 3,949 3,947 4,307 4,603 4,779 4,910 4,649 4,525 4,241 4,188 3,860 328
Homeland security and related protective
    services, other
480 65 67 199 297 568 765 825 696 567 582 421 161
                           
Legal professions and studies 10,385 9,464 9,062 9,999 11,619 12,315 11,862 10,502 9,095 8,017 6,900 1,034 5,866
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,
    and humanities
249,981 253,990 263,947 284,954 306,674 336,938 344,171 353,946 367,852 381,202 386,658 147,523 239,135
Library science 84 117 116 112 160 159 181 194 170 146 158 20 138
                           
Mathematics and statistics 827 855 933 1,051 1,644 1,529 1,801 2,148 2,697 3,027 3,454 2,370 1,084
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 15,411 15,518 16,059 16,326 19,969 20,715 20,487 20,100 19,984 20,543 20,827 19,401 1,426
Military technologies and applied sciences 781 851 721 668 856 986 1,002 1,084 1,229 1,047 1,093 879 214
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 15,838 16,247 15,472 17,279 23,729 27,263 27,407 28,167 29,139 30,482 30,780 12,873 17,907
                           
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 1,251 1,345 1,587 2,006 2,366 3,123 3,455 4,383 4,669 4,771 5,037 2,955 2,082
Philosophy and religious studies 375 458 193 256 283 308 326 435 697 814 1,002 574 428
Physical sciences and science technologies 3,409 3,394 3,650 4,141 5,078 5,827 6,376 6,916 7,568 8,484 9,223 5,457 3,766
Physical sciences 2,019 1,979 2,196 2,378 3,148 3,652 4,083 4,518 5,040 5,528 5,838 3,376 2,462
Science technologies/technicians 1,390 1,415 1,454 1,763 1,930 2,175 2,293 2,398 2,528 2,956 3,385 2,081 1,304
Precision production 1,972 1,967 2,127 2,794 3,254 3,320 3,345 3,903 4,382 4,794 5,272 4,905 367
Psychology 2,213 2,411 3,957 6,582 3,866 4,717 6,122 7,604 8,780 10,603 11,286 2,673 8,613
Public administration and social services 4,340 4,194 4,177 4,522 7,472 9,222 8,788 8,914 8,436 7,988 7,591 1,052 6,539
                           
Social sciences and history 7,080 7,812 9,157 10,649 12,772 14,132 15,668 16,554 17,916 20,056 21,392 7,981 13,411
Social sciences 6,673 7,358 8,670 10,108 12,072 13,321 14,749 15,473 16,631 18,451 19,636 6,880 12,756
History 407 454 487 541 700 811 919 1,081 1,285 1,605 1,756 1,101 655
                           
Theology and religious vocations 608 582 676 613 758 839 881 944 1,135 1,089 1,619 992 627
Transportation and materials moving 1,674 1,550 1,430 1,444 1,698 2,098 2,119 2,102 1,810 1,497 1,547 1,338 209
                           
Visual and performing arts 20,237 18,704 18,606 19,565 21,394 22,431 22,309 21,340 20,988 20,176 19,438 7,759 11,679
Fine and studio arts 1,755 1,706 2,019 2,277 2,414 2,339 2,541 2,699 2,866 3,082 3,315 1,090 2,225
Music and dance 2,288 1,317 1,152 1,335 1,356 1,683 1,743 1,715 1,886 1,989 1,993 1,217 776
Visual and performing arts, other2 16,194 15,681 15,435 15,953 17,624 18,409 18,025 16,926 16,236 15,105 14,130 5,452 8,678
Not classified by field of study 0 14 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.
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 2007 through Fall 2017, Completions component. (This table was prepared September 2018.)

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