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Table 321.10. Associate's degrees conferred by postsecondary institutions, by sex of student and discipline division: 2007-08 through 2017-18
Discipline division 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Total Males Females
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Total 750,166 787,243 848,856 943,506 1,021,718 1,007,427 1,005,155 1,014,341 1,008,228 1,005,687 1,011,487 398,600 612,887
Agriculture and natural resources 5,738 5,724 5,852 6,430 7,068 6,826 7,057 7,693 7,858 8,208 8,076 4,834 3,242
Agriculture, agriculture operations, and
   related sciences
4,554 4,525 4,615 4,925 5,400 5,227 5,420 5,975 6,158 6,439 6,306 3,659 2,647
Natural resources and conservation 1,184 1,199 1,237 1,505 1,668 1,599 1,637 1,718 1,700 1,769 1,770 1,175 595
Architecture and related services 568 605 553 569 593 468 425 491 478 503 539 358 181
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 169 174 199 209 194 271 363 382 419 420 559 230 329
                           
Biological and biomedical sciences 2,200 2,337 2,664 3,276 3,834 4,185 4,557 4,883 5,266 5,550 6,390 2,072 4,318
Business 121,221 127,882 133,265 139,994 143,390 134,114 129,957 132,374 128,259 122,252 117,782 47,418 70,364
Business, management, marketing, and support services 104,631 111,524 116,798 121,735 123,014 114,842 113,056 113,681 110,036 108,376 105,751 43,015 62,736
Accounting and related services 15,963 16,707 17,925 20,180 20,270 18,061 17,400 16,080 14,790 13,760 13,013 3,798 9,215
Business/commerce, general 12,496 13,100 14,553 15,083 17,301 17,211 17,372 18,235 18,087 18,293 17,060 7,491 9,569
Business administration, management, and operations 47,910 52,938 46,086 46,253 45,879 49,816 50,121 52,668 52,758 53,930 55,382 25,198 30,184
Management information systems and services 1,232 1,103 1,221 1,244 1,164 1,085 1,176 987 935 953 920 646 274
Business operations support and assistant services 7,838 7,550 7,399 8,259 8,977 7,986 7,331 6,570 5,871 5,141 4,617 473 4,144
Business and management, other 19,192 20,126 29,614 30,716 29,423 20,683 19,656 19,141 17,595 16,299 14,759 5,409 9,350
Personal and culinary services 16,590 16,358 16,467 18,259 20,376 19,272 16,901 18,693 18,223 13,876 12,031 4,403 7,628
Communication, journalism, and related programs 2,620 2,722 2,841 3,051 3,495 4,299 4,970 6,034 6,759 7,379 7,785 3,269 4,516
Communications technologies 4,268 4,805 4,418 4,209 5,004 5,028 4,713 4,628 4,569 4,307 4,197 2,782 1,415
Computer and information sciences and support services 28,298 29,912 32,351 37,689 41,250 38,954 37,646 36,420 30,571 31,171 31,479 25,236 6,243
Construction trades 4,309 4,252 4,684 5,402 5,750 5,038 4,837 4,643 4,699 5,308 5,277 4,968 309
                           
Education 13,111 14,123 17,346 20,460 20,762 18,744 17,605 17,178 17,032 16,603 16,182 1,843 14,339
Engineering 2,279 2,170 2,508 2,825 3,382 3,732 4,306 4,875 5,278 5,915 6,408 5,334 1,074
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1 29,359 30,441 31,883 35,519 36,642 33,752 31,792 31,958 27,243 27,021 26,745 22,899 3,846
English language and literature/letters 1,402 1,534 1,658 2,019 2,137 2,089 2,082 2,324 2,551 2,870 3,133 1,049 2,084
                           
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 8,614 9,035 9,515 8,532 9,506 8,996 8,669 8,750 8,930 8,871 8,854 400 8,454
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,258 1,630 1,683 1,888 1,980 2,131 2,284 2,102 2,208 2,363 2,607 625 1,982
                           
Health professions and related programs 155,794 165,015 177,321 202,920 219,491 214,040 208,885 200,018 191,442 186,312 181,056 29,483 151,573
Dental assisting 6,642 6,574 7,063 7,498 7,790 7,823 7,988 7,762 7,584 7,397 7,073 361 6,712
Emergency medical technician (EMT paramedic) 2,140 2,270 2,413 2,895 3,352 3,520 3,521 3,456 3,380 3,453 3,410 2,306 1,104
Clinical/medical lab science 2,316 2,538 2,621 2,811 3,240 3,387 3,517 3,143 3,186 3,062 3,051 722 2,329
Medical and other health assisting 24,291 25,858 29,776 39,277 46,950 41,921 39,126 36,813 34,749 32,297 28,723 4,611 24,112
Nursing and patient care assistant 329 385 1 33 36 35 38 50 52 56 100 11 89
Practical nursing 1,417 1,299 1,973 2,069 2,366 2,361 2,230 1,858 1,404 1,420 1,105 99 1,006
Nursing, registered nurse and other 73,398 77,922 81,281 83,023 84,569 86,380 86,435 82,953 78,577 77,083 77,674 11,217 66,457
Health sciences, other 45,261 48,169 52,193 65,314 71,188 68,613 66,030 63,983 62,510 61,544 59,920 10,156 49,764
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 29,485 33,012 37,154 44,922 51,318 48,460 45,771 43,041 39,930 37,362 35,276 19,997 15,279
Criminal justice and corrections 25,471 28,998 32,648 40,022 45,971 42,785 40,297 37,820 35,122 32,589 30,463 15,713 14,750
Fire control and safety 3,949 3,947 4,307 4,603 4,779 4,910 4,649 4,525 4,241 4,191 4,287 3,916 371
Homeland security and related protective
   services, other
65 67 199 297 568 765 825 696 567 582 526 368 158
                           
Legal professions and studies 9,464 9,062 9,999 11,619 12,315 11,862 10,502 9,095 8,017 6,904 6,237 1,011 5,226
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,
   and humanities
253,990 263,947 284,954 306,674 336,938 344,171 353,946 367,852 381,202 386,746 397,926 151,028 246,898
Library science 117 116 112 160 159 181 194 170 146 158 156 21 135
                           
Mathematics and statistics 855 933 1,051 1,644 1,529 1,801 2,148 2,697 3,027 3,454 4,135 2,880 1,255
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 15,518 16,059 16,326 19,969 20,715 20,487 20,100 19,984 20,543 20,821 21,295 19,846 1,449
Military technologies and applied sciences 851 721 668 856 986 1,002 1,084 1,229 1,047 1,093 1,226 946 280
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 16,247 15,472 17,279 23,729 27,263 27,407 28,167 29,139 30,482 30,780 31,068 13,002 18,066
                           
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 1,345 1,587 2,006 2,366 3,123 3,455 4,383 4,669 4,771 5,037 5,095 2,758 2,337
Philosophy and religious studies 458 193 256 283 308 326 435 697 814 1,002 1,049 640 409
Physical sciences and science technologies 3,394 3,650 4,141 5,078 5,827 6,376 6,916 7,568 8,484 9,223 10,116 5,927 4,189
Physical sciences 1,979 2,196 2,378 3,148 3,652 4,083 4,518 5,040 5,528 5,838 6,688 3,908 2,780
Science technologies/technicians 1,415 1,454 1,763 1,930 2,175 2,293 2,398 2,528 2,956 3,385 3,428 2,019 1,409
Precision production 1,967 2,127 2,794 3,254 3,320 3,345 3,903 4,382 4,794 5,251 5,333 4,967 366
Psychology 2,411 3,957 6,582 3,866 4,717 6,122 7,604 8,780 10,603 11,283 12,489 2,921 9,568
Public administration and social services 4,194 4,177 4,522 7,472 9,222 8,788 8,914 8,436 7,988 7,591 7,136 1,003 6,133
                           
Social sciences and history 7,812 9,157 10,649 12,772 14,132 15,668 16,554 17,916 20,056 21,392 23,683 8,849 14,834
Social sciences 7,358 8,670 10,108 12,072 13,321 14,749 15,473 16,631 18,451 19,636 21,545 7,516 14,029
History 454 487 541 700 811 919 1,081 1,285 1,605 1,756 2,138 1,333 805
                           
Theology and religious vocations 582 676 613 758 839 881 944 1,135 1,089 1,546 1,435 786 649
Transportation and materials moving 1,550 1,430 1,444 1,698 2,098 2,119 2,102 1,810 1,497 1,547 1,610 1,394 216
                           
Visual and performing arts 18,704 18,606 19,565 21,394 22,431 22,309 21,340 20,988 20,176 19,444 19,153 7,824 11,329
Fine and studio arts 1,706 2,019 2,277 2,414 2,339 2,541 2,699 2,866 3,082 3,315 3,766 1,260 2,506
Music and dance 1,317 1,152 1,335 1,356 1,683 1,743 1,715 1,886 1,989 1,993 2,313 1,456 857
Visual and performing arts, other2 15,681 15,435 15,953 17,624 18,409 18,025 16,926 16,236 15,105 14,136 13,074 5,108 7,966
Not classified by field of study 14 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.
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 postsecondary institutions participating 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 2008 through Fall 2018, Completions component. (This table was prepared August 2019.)

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