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Table 322.50. Bachelor's degrees conferred to females by postsecondary institutions, by race/ethnicity and field of study: 2016-17 and 2017-18
Field of study 2016-17 2017-18
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 1,120,093 674,618 125,770 152,859 78,688 76,105 2,583 5,858 39,443 42,857 1,135,684 672,998 124,698 162,139 82,803 80,363 2,440 5,651 41,685 45,710
Agriculture and natural resources 19,911 15,108 726 1,845 842 803 39 124 759 507 21,112 15,733 687 2,117 941 903 38 149 903 582
Architecture and related services 3,991 2,016 186 625 407 395 12 10 145 602 3,990 2,046 188 552 397 394 3 11 174 622
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 5,608 2,285 846 1,291 500 476 24 98 391 197 5,599 2,269 839 1,328 439 420 19 114 385 225
Biological and biomedical sciences 71,254 40,158 6,534 8,707 10,557 10,427 130 285 2,837 2,176 73,811 40,743 6,604 9,629 11,063 10,905 158 272 3,149 2,351
Business 179,385 100,634 21,609 23,412 14,241 13,755 486 958 5,246 13,285 181,362 100,797 20,898 24,917 14,728 14,315 413 989 5,618 13,415
                                         
Communication, journalism, and related programs 61,314 38,094 6,918 8,435 2,588 2,470 118 187 2,638 2,454 60,479 37,367 6,706 8,469 2,684 2,573 111 203 2,539 2,511
Communications technologies 1,736 955 228 231 129 125 4 8 78 107 1,855 1,021 221 233 156 151 5 12 95 117
Computer and information sciences 13,653 6,236 1,660 1,349 2,554 2,523 31 60 560 1,234 15,894 6,792 1,808 1,503 3,206 3,179 27 65 659 1,861
Construction trades 20 6 0 12 1 1 0 0 0 1 21 6 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 2
Education 69,063 52,607 4,775 6,910 1,854 1,749 105 443 1,746 728 67,454 50,707 4,660 7,239 1,901 1,805 96 401 1,765 781
                                         
Engineering 24,913 14,115 1,128 2,694 3,521 3,479 42 61 989 2,405 27,109 15,082 1,276 2,995 3,850 3,817 33 88 1,123 2,695
Engineering technologies and engineering-related
     fields1
2,282 1,352 283 273 132 131 1 19 72 151 2,367 1,421 258 288 150 144 6 21 63 166
English language and literature/letters 29,071 19,946 2,301 3,777 1,278 1,235 43 117 1,265 387 28,322 19,157 2,316 3,909 1,218 1,177 41 106 1,249 367
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 22,056 13,646 2,767 3,183 1,167 1,125 42 114 770 409 21,402 12,942 2,647 3,271 1,219 1,172 47 103 778 442
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 12,083 6,841 637 2,925 742 731 11 30 541 367 11,670 6,560 607 2,777 718 707 11 28 537 443
                                         
Health professions and related programs 200,233 132,954 23,314 21,740 14,017 13,431 586 1,016 5,308 1,884 206,887 136,063 23,789 23,451 14,797 14,190 607 973 5,827 1,987
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 27,983 12,765 6,823 6,353 664 576 88 243 931 204 27,633 12,493 6,470 6,526 707 608 99 183 980 274
Legal professions and studies 2,917 1,585 486 552 125 121 4 24 111 34 2,899 1,562 489 531 138 131 7 24 115 40
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and
     humanities
27,986 16,740 4,124 4,323 1,060 971 89 224 1,003 512 28,296 16,252 4,275 4,716 1,061 1,000 61 240 1,170 582
Library science 88 69 7 4 1 0 1 2 5 0 74 60 5 7 0 0 0 0 2 0
                                         
Mathematics and statistics 10,072 5,366 496 968 1,064 1,057 7 16 318 1,844 10,715 5,494 507 1,065 1,258 1,244 14 32 345 2,014
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 16 13 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 15 12 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0
Military technologies and applied sciences 68 45 11 4 4 3 1 1 2 1 122 88 13 8 1 1 0 2 5 5
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 32,835 18,250 4,299 5,755 2,161 2,093 68 183 1,305 882 34,336 18,571 4,368 6,261 2,446 2,378 68 166 1,456 1,068
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 25,890 16,971 2,807 3,299 1,164 1,118 46 187 1,045 417 26,325 16,927 2,881 3,551 1,367 1,309 58 126 1,045 428
                                         
Philosophy and religious studies 3,701 2,347 348 416 273 265 8 12 172 133 3,668 2,305 307 474 254 247 7 13 172 143
Physical sciences and science technologies 12,409 7,576 899 1,255 1,377 1,356 21 60 511 731 12,604 7,450 952 1,355 1,433 1,404 29 69 564 781
Precision production 14 9 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 1 26 16 0 1 3 3 0 0 2 4
Psychology 91,339 51,048 11,773 16,373 5,829 5,600 229 486 3,551 2,279 91,854 50,100 11,513 17,764 5,818 5,650 168 425 3,748 2,486
Public administration and social services 29,223 15,592 6,427 4,857 837 754 83 233 956 321 29,502 15,466 6,378 5,173 965 873 92 245 940 335
                                         
Social sciences and history 79,532 41,542 9,082 14,329 5,786 5,632 154 406 3,495 4,892 80,339 41,370 8,957 14,931 6,029 5,877 152 358 3,579 5,115
Social sciences 69,782 34,529 8,468 13,108 5,464 5,322 142 353 3,092 4,768 70,827 34,674 8,331 13,633 5,705 5,567 138 320 3,190 4,974
History 9,750 7,013 614 1,221 322 310 12 53 403 124 9,512 6,696 626 1,298 324 310 14 38 389 141
Theology and religious vocations 2,886 2,047 391 224 94 84 10 16 66 48 2,920 2,042 356 250 107 105 2 9 99 57
Transportation and materials moving 574 357 44 62 34 32 2 3 36 38 642 395 47 72 32 30 2 5 19 72
Visual and performing arts 55,987 35,343 3,840 6,675 3,682 3,584 98 231 2,591 3,625 54,380 33,689 3,676 6,762 3,716 3,650 66 218 2,580 3,739
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 2017 and Fall 2018, Completions component. (This table was prepared October 2019.)

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