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Table 322.50. Bachelor'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 1,099,004 674,489 124,561 142,201 75,075 72,460 2,615 5,913 36,427 40,338 1,119,987 674,586 125,746 152,835 78,680 76,098 2,582 5,852 39,442 42,846
Agriculture and natural resources 19,378 14,918 665 1,716 802 774 28 102 729 446 19,903 15,104 726 1,842 841 802 39 124 759 507
Architecture and related services 3,972 2,139 194 581 425 422 3 10 143 480 3,988 2,016 186 624 407 395 12 10 145 600
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 5,615 2,478 838 1,163 514 502 12 112 319 191 5,606 2,285 843 1,290 501 477 24 98 391 198
Biological and biomedical sciences 68,181 39,284 6,128 7,843 10,129 10,000 129 304 2,534 1,959 71,244 40,155 6,532 8,707 10,554 10,424 130 285 2,837 2,174
Business 175,381 99,125 21,815 22,002 13,710 13,204 506 1,006 4,847 12,876 179,467 100,706 21,614 23,412 14,243 13,757 486 957 5,250 13,285
                                         
Communication, journalism, and related programs 60,110 38,322 6,692 7,760 2,517 2,427 90 230 2,336 2,253 61,300 38,084 6,917 8,434 2,588 2,471 117 186 2,637 2,454
Communications technologies 1,725 1,046 202 185 114 110 4 9 85 84 1,736 955 228 231 129 125 4 8 78 107
Computer and information sciences 12,072 5,810 1,530 1,145 2,029 1,977 52 50 523 985 13,654 6,237 1,660 1,349 2,554 2,523 31 60 560 1,234
Construction trades 17 8 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 6 0 12 1 1 0 0 0 1
Education 69,792 53,886 4,934 6,401 1,697 1,566 131 459 1,657 758 69,051 52,601 4,773 6,907 1,853 1,748 105 443 1,746 728
                                         
Engineering 22,333 12,773 1,064 2,285 3,115 3,078 37 65 913 2,118 24,904 14,110 1,128 2,694 3,520 3,478 42 61 988 2,403
Engineering technologies and engineering-related
    fields1
2,003 1,211 284 221 111 105 6 21 62 93 2,282 1,352 283 273 132 131 1 19 72 151
English language and literature/letters 30,020 20,882 2,530 3,593 1,237 1,190 47 136 1,234 408 29,070 19,946 2,299 3,776 1,279 1,236 43 117 1,266 387
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 22,407 14,394 2,750 2,928 1,122 1,088 34 127 698 388 22,055 13,645 2,767 3,183 1,167 1,125 42 114 770 409
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 12,681 7,340 671 2,957 743 733 10 47 568 355 12,081 6,839 637 2,925 742 731 11 30 541 367
                                         
Health professions and related programs 192,645 129,055 22,532 19,964 13,417 12,841 576 905 4,893 1,879 200,256 132,972 23,317 21,742 14,018 13,432 586 1,015 5,309 1,883
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 28,559 13,384 7,114 6,024 679 564 115 223 907 228 27,996 12,771 6,827 6,354 665 576 89 243 932 204
Legal professions and studies 2,947 1,639 548 476 135 130 5 22 98 29 2,917 1,584 486 552 125 121 4 24 112 34
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and
    humanities
27,519 16,853 3,968 4,016 1,025 964 61 247 881 529 27,842 16,640 4,107 4,313 1,056 968 88 224 990 512
Library science 79 60 6 9 1 1 0 1 2 0 98 75 7 5 1 0 1 2 8 0
                                         
Mathematics and statistics 9,688 5,454 489 907 987 981 6 18 281 1,552 10,071 5,366 494 968 1,064 1,057 7 16 318 1,845
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 27 17 2 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 16 13 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Military technologies and applied sciences 68 42 14 8 1 0 1 0 3 0 68 45 11 4 4 3 1 1 2 1
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 32,589 18,726 4,316 5,283 2,070 1,993 77 175 1,202 817 32,858 18,266 4,304 5,756 2,161 2,093 68 183 1,307 881
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 24,204 16,524 2,502 2,733 1,023 970 53 148 926 348 25,874 16,962 2,804 3,297 1,162 1,116 46 187 1,045 417
                                         
Philosophy and religious studies 3,784 2,441 381 434 240 227 13 18 166 104 3,704 2,349 348 416 273 265 8 12 173 133
Physical sciences and science technologies 11,812 7,438 795 1,073 1,322 1,299 23 61 449 674 12,408 7,575 901 1,255 1,377 1,356 21 60 511 729
Precision production 23 10 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 7 14 9 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 1
Psychology 91,170 52,292 11,750 15,572 5,498 5,289 209 512 3,360 2,186 91,335 51,048 11,771 16,370 5,829 5,600 229 485 3,552 2,280
Public administration and social services 28,410 15,369 6,400 4,427 842 758 84 215 876 281 29,226 15,595 6,427 4,857 837 754 83 233 956 321
                                         
Social sciences and history 79,919 42,602 9,371 13,602 5,785 5,611 174 422 3,323 4,814 79,531 41,550 9,078 14,327 5,786 5,632 154 405 3,495 4,890
Social sciences 69,616 35,105 8,722 12,359 5,438 5,283 155 373 2,930 4,689 69,779 34,535 8,464 13,106 5,464 5,322 142 352 3,092 4,766
History 10,303 7,497 649 1,243 347 328 19 49 393 125 9,752 7,015 614 1,221 322 310 12 53 403 124
Theology and religious vocations 3,055 2,205 400 233 78 74 4 15 68 56 2,872 2,040 387 224 93 83 10 16 66 46
Transportation and materials moving 552 368 51 46 18 16 2 3 23 43 574 357 44 62 34 32 2 3 36 38
Visual and performing arts 56,267 36,394 3,622 6,600 3,687 3,564 123 250 2,319 3,395 55,966 35,328 3,839 6,673 3,681 3,583 98 230 2,590 3,625
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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