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Enrollment in Postsecondary Education by Major Field of Study, 2003–2004

(in thousands, except percentages)

Field of studyAll students2-year
institutions1
4-year
institutions
Graduate
and first-
professional
Enrollment% of total
Total 21,880100.00%9,5889,4662,826
Agriculture and related sciences 950.4336528
Architecture and related services 1260.57466812
Area, ethnic, and gender studies 440.20(2)308
Biological and biomedical sciences 5002.289435056
Business, management, and marketing 3,43115.681,1701,805456
Communication and journalism 4331.987233427
Communications technologies/technicians 1120.514563(2)
Computer and information sciences 9984.5643649469
Construction trades 950.447520(2)
Criminal justice 4522.0621023111
Economics 890.4187011
Education 1,9518.92491790670
Engineering 6833.12140416127
Engineering technologies/technicians 2521.1513110912
English language and literature/letters 2731.254819233
Family and consumer/human sciences 1040.474452(2)
Foreign languages and literatures 1040.47285916
Geography 370.17(2)255
Health professions and related sciences 2,67212.211,646692334
History 2201.013615926
International relations and affairs 410.19(2)29(2)
Legal professions and studies 2731.257841153
Liberal arts, sciences, and humanities 9004.1161626024
Library science 220.10(2)(2)17
Mathematics and statistics 1140.52286323
Mechanic and repair technologies 1950.8917322(2)
Military technologies (2)(2)(2)(2)(2)
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 710.322638(2)
Natural resources and conservation 580.27123511
Natural sciences, other 590.27123413
Parks, recreation, and fitness studies 1090.502380(2)
Personal and culinary services 2831.2922459(2)
Philosophy and religious studies 750.3475315
Physical sciences 1530.70249534
Political science and government 2090.962716715
Precision production 100.048(2)(2)
Psychology 6172.8214740069
Public administration and social services 2781.276212690
Residency programs 1530.70734239
Science technologies/technicians 380.171422(2)
Security and criminal justice 780.365519(2)
Social sciences, other 1160.53326618
Sociology 1980.904813911
Theology and religious vocations 1180.54(2)4665
Transportation and materials moving 490.222622(2)
Visual and performing arts 6643.0419742245
Undeclared or not in a degree program 4,32819.782,8901,169268
NOTE: Because of different survey editing and processing procedures, enrollment data in this table may differ from those appearing in other tables. Includes students who enrolled at any time during the 2003–04 academic year. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Data include Puerto Rico.
1. Includes less-than-2-year schools and schools not identified by level.
2. Reporting standards not met.
Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2003–04 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:04), unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared September 2005).

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