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Table 323.30. Master's degrees conferred 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 785,757 431,885 88,786 63,060 45,921 44,335 1,586 3,538 16,589 135,978 804,684 433,625 89,577 67,166 47,841 46,255 1,586 3,396 17,668 145,411
Agriculture and natural resources 6,702 4,644 228 361 200 197 3 32 137 1,100 6,844 4,616 245 392 221 214 7 34 185 1,151
Architecture and related services 7,991 3,908 335 722 480 472 8 12 168 2,366 7,911 3,635 332 703 443 435 8 25 168 2,605
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 1,767 822 160 271 84 80 4 44 61 325 1,717 765 165 222 129 121 8 69 64 303
Biological and biomedical sciences 15,717 8,425 1,072 1,177 2,075 2,062 13 28 437 2,503 16,284 8,505 1,198 1,288 2,162 2,146 16 43 495 2,593
Business 186,835 94,398 26,226 14,535 13,866 13,374 492 772 3,642 33,396 187,404 94,269 25,667 15,354 13,879 13,414 465 737 3,750 33,748
                                         
Communication, journalism, and related programs 9,676 5,061 1,243 809 336 320 16 31 257 1,939 10,128 5,121 1,350 942 380 370 10 38 304 1,993
Communications technologies 491 166 35 27 18 18 0 1 9 235 539 197 27 29 33 33 0 3 8 242
Computer and information sciences 40,130 8,018 2,208 1,193 2,909 2,869 40 66 428 25,308 46,555 8,665 2,345 1,275 3,588 3,539 49 78 531 30,073
Construction trades 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education 145,792 101,747 16,259 14,732 4,706 4,396 310 861 2,992 4,495 145,680 101,781 15,958 15,162 4,562 4,290 272 709 3,071 4,437
                                         
Engineering 51,646 14,724 1,174 1,992 3,698 3,675 23 72 711 29,275 52,841 14,862 1,147 2,147 3,744 3,705 39 67 697 30,177
Engineering technologies and engineering-related
    fields1
6,067 2,328 403 257 288 282 6 25 85 2,681 7,403 2,324 394 253 296 290 6 28 82 4,026
English language and literature/letters 8,581 6,442 498 656 262 256 6 46 301 376 8,247 6,108 483 700 278 272 6 57 270 351
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 3,228 1,964 516 324 111 107 4 18 70 225 3,295 2,025 498 318 129 116 13 15 82 228
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 3,407 1,649 87 539 140 135 5 15 86 891 3,274 1,547 81 535 96 96 0 9 95 911
                                         
Health professions and related programs 110,350 71,620 14,176 8,435 8,857 8,534 323 562 2,498 4,202 119,273 76,108 15,907 9,733 9,638 9,324 314 588 2,832 4,467
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 9,775 5,614 2,359 1,031 259 233 26 79 227 206 10,210 5,726 2,438 1,161 295 254 41 65 286 239
Legal professions and studies 8,181 2,095 554 429 244 234 10 51 70 4,738 8,674 2,083 699 494 326 320 6 61 92 4,919
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and
    humanities
2,598 1,735 291 234 51 46 5 20 83 184 2,485 1,668 287 257 63 59 4 25 62 123
Library science 4,926 3,850 238 391 161 155 6 20 184 82 4,843 3,824 256 389 131 125 6 24 146 73
                                         
Mathematics and statistics 8,451 2,816 197 294 570 566 4 9 100 4,465 9,086 2,777 188 311 664 659 5 5 132 5,009
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 152 102 23 5 6 6 0 0 4 12 274 158 67 15 5 5 0 0 3 26
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 8,554 5,065 854 667 532 506 26 36 199 1,201 9,234 5,154 902 809 516 506 10 45 295 1,513
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 8,268 5,788 1,046 571 150 139 11 42 197 474 8,655 5,826 1,184 692 202 179 23 31 287 433
                                         
Philosophy and religious studies 1,756 1,233 126 124 61 59 2 3 46 163 1,705 1,149 116 144 81 80 1 4 41 170
Physical sciences and science technologies 7,131 3,888 181 378 415 409 6 30 176 2,063 7,143 3,857 187 396 382 376 6 14 159 2,148
Precision production 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 14 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 9
Psychology 27,645 17,583 3,790 3,179 1,109 1,045 64 152 744 1,088 27,542 16,975 3,788 3,463 1,199 1,108 91 150 897 1,070
Public administration and social services 46,754 25,469 9,325 5,984 1,776 1,667 109 296 1,336 2,568 45,393 24,290 8,755 6,230 1,896 1,785 111 285 1,295 2,642
                                         
Social sciences and history 19,861 11,141 1,467 1,634 852 830 22 71 505 4,191 20,015 10,941 1,431 1,724 892 872 20 74 546 4,407
Social sciences 16,396 8,401 1,314 1,353 788 774 14 58 410 4,072 16,579 8,205 1,313 1,456 827 808 19 63 446 4,269
History 3,465 2,740 153 281 64 56 8 13 95 119 3,436 2,736 118 268 65 64 1 11 100 138
Theology and religious vocations 14,352 9,049 2,476 770 743 721 22 71 243 1,000 13,654 8,756 2,229 689 705 682 23 53 242 980
Transportation and materials moving 911 612 72 49 39 38 1 6 44 89 839 547 98 43 35 33 2 4 43 69
Visual and performing arts 18,052 9,922 1,167 1,290 923 904 19 67 549 4,134 17,523 9,362 1,155 1,296 870 846 24 56 508 4,276
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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