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Table 322.40. Bachelor's degrees conferred to males 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 821,746 522,834 69,847 92,989 63,182 61,141 2,041 3,822 25,157 43,915 836,045 521,421 70,554 99,331 65,398 63,429 1,969 3,730 27,084 48,527
Agriculture and natural resources 17,617 14,559 440 1,206 518 492 26 110 440 344 17,816 14,473 454 1,350 540 513 27 126 476 397
Architecture and related services 4,853 2,859 275 737 362 350 12 20 130 470 4,585 2,614 280 731 335 324 11 13 126 486
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 2,225 992 316 439 199 184 15 76 109 94 2,114 886 299 410 200 186 14 65 128 126
Biological and biomedical sciences 45,613 27,300 2,653 5,040 7,434 7,325 109 170 1,728 1,288 45,515 26,570 2,802 5,431 7,366 7,264 102 170 1,851 1,325
Business 196,309 125,515 16,424 20,555 13,505 13,007 498 841 4,932 14,537 201,886 128,100 16,590 22,197 13,802 13,341 461 834 5,340 15,023
                                         
Communication, journalism, and related programs 32,441 21,038 4,121 3,838 1,231 1,164 67 111 1,117 985 32,478 20,617 4,236 4,066 1,218 1,151 67 110 1,141 1,090
Communications technologies 3,099 1,866 370 401 141 129 12 18 170 133 2,879 1,631 398 416 149 134 15 16 122 147
Computer and information sciences 52,330 31,223 4,474 5,076 6,586 6,434 152 193 1,679 3,099 57,766 33,255 4,731 5,884 7,871 7,715 156 208 1,911 3,906
Construction trades 208 160 3 32 4 4 0 0 6 3 133 97 1 31 0 0 0 0 2 2
Education 17,429 13,106 1,677 1,440 443 396 47 136 443 184 16,067 12,087 1,514 1,370 419 386 33 109 397 171
                                         
Engineering 84,456 53,068 3,203 8,217 9,253 9,129 124 250 2,487 7,978 90,736 55,877 3,377 9,177 9,844 9,725 119 240 2,831 9,390
Engineering technologies and engineering-related
    fields1
14,545 10,033 1,235 1,277 695 673 22 101 291 913 15,383 10,413 1,239 1,435 646 618 28 100 368 1,182
English language and literature/letters 12,777 8,973 926 1,633 534 510 24 65 482 164 12,247 8,478 959 1,576 525 505 20 68 454 187
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 2,982 1,752 451 341 225 207 18 10 100 103 3,022 1,660 454 436 221 213 8 19 120 112
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 5,755 3,665 242 1,140 315 306 9 26 218 149 5,561 3,434 222 1,149 329 320 9 18 240 169
                                         
Health professions and related programs 36,262 22,131 3,937 4,149 4,075 3,897 178 170 1,050 750 37,758 22,698 4,046 4,639 4,272 4,101 171 183 1,150 770
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 32,600 19,633 4,942 5,632 1,024 884 140 212 851 306 31,585 18,531 4,717 5,812 1,032 889 143 197 897 399
Legal professions and studies 1,296 759 172 196 78 77 1 6 50 35 1,355 802 173 227 76 73 3 15 44 18
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and
    humanities
16,150 10,276 2,582 1,734 542 493 49 142 527 347 15,999 10,119 2,551 1,804 542 489 53 135 536 312
Library science 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                                         
Mathematics and statistics 13,090 7,580 503 1,246 1,454 1,436 18 34 403 1,870 14,002 7,825 527 1,352 1,556 1,541 15 43 453 2,246
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 359 239 28 23 16 16 0 6 13 34 287 203 24 25 12 12 0 3 9 11
Military technologies and applied sciences 290 228 27 17 4 3 1 4 9 1 401 306 28 36 10 9 1 3 12 6
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 16,244 9,825 2,036 2,189 1,036 997 39 107 549 502 16,800 9,912 2,093 2,189 1,244 1,189 55 86 686 590
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 26,708 17,583 3,342 3,026 1,290 1,226 64 117 854 496 27,390 17,506 3,411 3,281 1,393 1,316 77 136 1,027 636
                                         
Philosophy and religious studies 6,371 4,416 455 731 319 301 18 31 223 196 6,008 4,106 443 708 297 288 9 28 249 177
Physical sciences and science technologies 18,671 12,970 688 1,695 1,626 1,602 24 84 670 938 18,860 12,872 754 1,862 1,557 1,545 12 66 689 1,060
Precision production 28 25 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 18 15 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Psychology 26,277 15,104 2,968 4,243 2,119 2,058 61 141 995 707 25,526 14,139 3,036 4,414 1,985 1,920 65 147 1,036 769
Public administration and social services 6,023 3,334 1,262 838 245 218 27 39 196 109 6,238 3,423 1,235 967 269 249 20 54 184 106
                                         
Social sciences and history 81,292 51,322 6,142 10,168 5,479 5,309 170 354 2,781 5,046 79,568 48,843 6,122 10,735 5,390 5,228 162 323 2,878 5,277
Social sciences 66,006 39,624 5,399 8,488 5,031 4,883 148 277 2,321 4,866 65,262 38,066 5,434 9,011 4,955 4,816 139 238 2,445 5,113
History 15,286 11,698 743 1,680 448 426 22 77 460 180 14,306 10,777 688 1,724 435 412 23 85 433 164
Theology and religious vocations 6,749 5,549 468 323 143 125 18 23 97 146 6,619 5,436 415 334 145 138 7 28 93 168
Transportation and materials moving 3,979 2,846 259 320 153 137 16 16 144 241 4,136 2,949 236 293 170 154 16 22 165 301
Visual and performing arts 36,712 22,900 3,225 5,087 2,132 2,050 82 209 1,413 1,746 35,296 21,533 3,186 4,993 1,982 1,893 89 165 1,469 1,968
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 2016 and Fall 2017, Completions component. (This table was prepared August 2018.)

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