U.S. community college graduates 2017, by field of study

Number of community college graduates in the U.S. in 2016-17, by field of study

U.S. community college graduates 2017, by field of study This statistic shows the number of community college graduates in the U.S. in 2016-17, by field of study. In 2017, about 386,658 associate degrees awarded at community colleges were in liberal arts and sciences which comprised one third of all degrees.
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Number of community college graduates in the U.S. in 2016-17, by field of study

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Number of graduates
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,and humanities 386,658
Health professions and related programs 186,299
Business, management, marketing, and support services 108,353
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 37,361
Computer and information sciences and support services 31,162
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 30,780
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields 27,024
Social sciences and history 21,392
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 20,827
Visual and performing arts 19,438
Education 16,593
Psychology 11,286
Physical sciences and science technologies9,223
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 8,881
Agriculture and natural resources 8,207
Public administration and social services 7,591
Communication, journalism, and related programs 7,377
Legal professions and studies 6,900
Engineering 5,915
Biological and biomedical sciences 5,550
Construction trades 5,308
Precision production 5,272
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 5,037
Communications technologies 4,305
Mathematics and statistics 3,454
English language and literature/letters 2,870
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 2,363
Theology and religious vocations 1,619
Transportation and materials moving 1,547
Military technologies and applied sciences 1,093
Philosophy and religious studies 1,002
Architecture and related services 503
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies420
Library science 158
Number of graduates
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,and humanities 386,658
Health professions and related programs 186,299
Business, management, marketing, and support services 108,353
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 37,361
Computer and information sciences and support services 31,162
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 30,780
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields 27,024
Social sciences and history 21,392
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 20,827
Visual and performing arts 19,438
Education 16,593
Psychology 11,286
Physical sciences and science technologies9,223
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 8,881
Agriculture and natural resources 8,207
Public administration and social services 7,591
Communication, journalism, and related programs 7,377
Legal professions and studies 6,900
Engineering 5,915
Biological and biomedical sciences 5,550
Construction trades 5,308
Precision production 5,272
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 5,037
Communications technologies 4,305
Mathematics and statistics 3,454
English language and literature/letters 2,870
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 2,363
Theology and religious vocations 1,619
Transportation and materials moving 1,547
Military technologies and applied sciences 1,093
Philosophy and religious studies 1,002
Architecture and related services 503
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies420
Library science 158
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This statistic shows the number of community college graduates in the U.S. in 2016-17, by field of study. In 2017, about 386,658 associate degrees awarded at community colleges were in liberal arts and sciences which comprised one third of all degrees.
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