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Table 27-1.  Number of first university degree recipients, by field of study and country: 2011

Country Total Field of study
Social sciences,
business,
and law1
Science,
mathematics,
and engineering2
Arts and
humanities3
Education4 Other5
Argentina 80,296 38,120 12,445 5,053 5,011 19,667
Australia 203,906 80,439 33,743 25,109 21,413 43,202
Brazil 846,078 327,904 88,212 18,548 238,597 172,817
Canada 173,021 63,807 34,102 22,540 18,477 34,095
Germany 383,166 108,825 113,805 84,941 33,379 42,216
Indonesia 531,943 211,966 136,932 2,925 106,314 73,806
Italy 216,509 73,319 48,486 33,721 14,070 46,913
Japan 568,368 208,381 108,346 105,709 37,377 108,555
Mexico 402,476 184,000 108,458 17,785 49,631 42,602
Republic of Korea 321,798 79,899 110,555 62,717 22,332 46,295
Russian Federation 1,441,533 790,638 331,439 55,460 126,925 137,071
Saudi Arabia 84,418 16,747 19,645 32,282 10,698 5,046
South Africa 61,194 33,726 12,751 3,135 4,675 6,907
Turkey 284,459 140,711 49,866 22,285 45,277 26,320
United Kingdom 367,875 116,151 89,153 78,224 16,681 67,665
United States 1,715,913 709,496 277,961 314,270 103,992 310,194
1 Includes social and behavioral sciences (ISCED97 31), journalism and information (ISCED97 32), business and administration (ISCED97 34), and law (ISCED97 38).
2 Includes life sciences (ISCED97 42), physical sciences (ISCED97 44), mathematics and statistics (ISCED97 46), computing (ISCED97 48), engineering and engineering trades (ISCED97 52), manufacturing and processing (ISCED97 54), and architecture and building (ISCED97 58).
3 Includes arts (ISCED97 21) and humanities (ISCED97 22).
4 Includes teacher training (ISCED97 141) and education science (ISCED97 142).
5 Includes agriculture, forestry, and fishery (ISCED97 62); veterinary (ISCED97 64); health (ISCED97 72); social services (ISCED97 76); personal services
(ISCED97 81); transport services (ISCED97 84); environmental protection (ISCED97 85); security services (ISCED97 86); and fields of study not known or unspecified.
NOTE: The fields of education shown follow the 1997 revision of the International Standard Classification of Education Major Field of Study (ISCED97 MFS) (UNESCO 1997). Programs that prepare students for advanced research and highly qualified professions are classified as first university degree programs, which correspond to ISCED97 level 5A. For more information on the ISCED97 levels, see appendix A in this report. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. (2013b). Education Database. Retrieved August 13, 2013, from http://stats.oecd.org.