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Table 321.50. Associate's degrees conferred to females by postsecondary institutions, by race/ethnicity and field of study: 2015-16 and 2016-17
Field of study 2015-16 2016-17
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 616,144 340,480 89,235 121,513 30,327 28,495 1,832 6,155 17,682 10,752 611,490 327,372 86,701 130,674 31,348 29,542 1,806 5,896 17,954 11,545
Agriculture and natural resources 2,975 2,580 40 190 19 19 0 51 79 16 3,168 2,719 46 227 34 32 2 45 76 21
Architecture and related services 148 49 8 66 15 15 0 0 2 8 171 61 8 71 16 16 0 1 6 8
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 263 62 22 65 16 4 12 52 33 13 239 65 20 61 11 3 8 49 26 7
Biological and biomedical sciences 3,469 1,439 315 1,090 403 393 10 40 105 77 3,801 1,519 303 1,245 452 443 9 50 139 93
Business 78,663 41,061 13,541 13,295 5,115 4,856 259 935 2,237 2,479 73,830 37,386 12,283 13,637 5,081 4,813 268 800 2,041 2,602
                                         
Communication, journalism, and related programs 3,965 1,591 414 1,334 269 260 9 11 188 158 4,175 1,637 451 1,464 298 284 14 17 160 148
Communications technologies 1,448 824 185 249 80 75 5 8 71 31 1,465 850 178 263 53 53 0 12 51 58
Computer and information sciences 6,434 3,536 1,164 748 500 478 22 94 205 187 6,346 3,359 1,119 834 528 514 14 71 233 202
Construction trades 253 133 47 32 25 23 2 5 11 0 352 163 51 43 46 36 10 13 30 6
Education 15,047 8,503 2,261 3,156 285 259 26 382 316 144 14,711 8,202 2,175 3,196 352 315 37 302 348 136
                                         
Engineering 770 361 62 159 94 90 4 5 25 64 920 436 44 212 113 112 1 7 22 86
Engineering technologies and engineering-related
    fields1
3,697 2,255 511 483 171 159 12 50 133 94 3,746 2,227 491 574 157 139 18 61 118 118
English language and literature/letters 1,698 763 96 605 113 104 9 13 79 29 1,917 778 136 748 137 133 4 2 80 36
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 8,557 3,913 1,587 2,307 407 394 13 90 148 105 8,521 3,639 1,437 2,694 375 358 17 87 178 111
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,709 792 86 654 57 54 3 15 74 31 1,766 768 83 744 58 55 3 9 64 40
                                         
Health professions and related programs 160,837 103,907 23,633 20,700 6,596 6,139 457 1,481 3,667 853 156,520 98,353 23,718 21,751 6,620 6,188 432 1,512 3,649 917
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 17,568 7,276 3,949 5,221 326 273 53 186 508 102 16,351 6,622 3,377 5,430 331 274 57 144 357 90
Legal professions and studies 6,893 4,167 1,087 1,234 136 128 8 54 172 43 5,866 3,449 879 1,167 124 110 14 55 144 48
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and
    humanities
235,072 127,332 32,784 50,808 10,354 9,672 682 2,026 7,137 4,631 239,135 125,923 32,539 55,126 10,862 10,196 666 2,042 7,721 4,922
Library science 117 85 3 20 5 5 0 0 3 1 138 97 9 20 7 7 0 2 3 0
                                         
Mathematics and statistics 868 299 35 269 177 175 2 4 30 54 1,084 343 34 355 226 220 6 5 35 86
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 1,242 719 215 166 48 38 10 23 55 16 1,426 895 235 192 27 24 3 22 46 9
Military technologies and applied sciences 175 102 24 35 3 2 1 2 9 0 214 132 35 25 6 4 2 2 14 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 17,725 8,122 1,549 5,002 1,966 1,895 71 113 682 291 17,907 7,680 1,506 5,556 2,102 2,056 46 85 647 331
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 1,904 882 147 588 165 160 5 17 82 23 2,082 830 161 795 167 158 9 20 86 23
                                         
Philosophy and religious studies 430 328 43 31 5 4 1 1 10 12 428 319 34 41 11 9 2 3 7 13
Physical sciences and science technologies 3,379 1,465 408 750 445 426 19 38 124 149 3,766 1,585 503 854 499 483 16 31 137 157
Precision production 313 230 13 41 7 6 1 12 9 1 367 263 24 44 11 11 0 13 12 0
Psychology 8,012 2,833 657 3,539 528 497 31 100 275 80 8,613 2,933 668 3,890 616 581 35 86 328 92
Public administration and social services 6,879 3,198 2,020 1,151 121 114 7 124 212 53 6,539 2,955 1,876 1,291 99 80 19 120 166 32
                                         
Social sciences and history 12,667 4,389 1,132 5,105 1,133 1,075 58 124 557 227 13,411 4,445 1,104 5,705 1,164 1,105 59 131 572 290
Social sciences 12,017 4,076 1,107 4,863 1,105 1,049 56 112 529 225 12,756 4,110 1,079 5,476 1,138 1,081 57 124 541 288
History 650 313 25 242 28 26 2 12 28 2 655 335 25 229 26 24 2 7 31 2
Theology and religious vocations 577 357 143 51 5 4 1 4 10 7 627 346 172 58 14 13 1 9 19 9
Transportation and materials moving 205 101 11 49 16 16 0 1 9 18 209 95 13 50 21 18 3 4 8 18
Visual and performing arts 12,185 6,826 1,043 2,320 722 683 39 94 425 755 11,679 6,298 989 2,311 730 699 31 84 431 836
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 degree-granting postsecondary institutions, which are institutions that grant associate's or higher degrees and participate 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 2016 and Fall 2017, Completions component. (This table was prepared August 2018.)

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