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Associate Degrees


 

At the associate degree level, programs in liberal arts and health sciences comprised half of the degrees earned. Associate degrees were generally awarded in the applied sciences for entry-level jobs in health care, law enforcement, and culinary arts.

Associate Degrees Awarded by Career Cluster 2012

Associate Degrees Awarded by Career Cluster 2012


Associate degrees awarded by Minnesota postsecondary institutions

Name of Program CIP Classification 2002-03* 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12
Agriculture and Agricultural Operations10712910410410611512794101118
Architecture59422724
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies214102
Biological and biomedical sciences423791116112933
Business, management, and marketing1,7651,6811,7811,8501,9321,9842,0662,1992,4272,215
Communication, journalism, and related programs27426334526825320419517284106
Communications technologies/technicians1261089810092251223225337337
Computer and information sciences1,189931868610564490555752927968
Construction trades179202169198214215188217238228
Education82715810311274104183202161
Engineering818981947615114015091103
Engineering technologies/technicians771891772637642715785716877836
English language and literature/letters1234
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences150179161202205140230182187223
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics27333731342926251923
Health professions and related clinical sciences2,5773,0814,0844,2774,6044,7994,7765,2195,7555,480
Legal professions and studies170204212223252252311333389347
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities4,1024,1744,3034,4314,5804,7104,8255,2006,0436,261
Library science13425287
Mathematics and statistics1234166
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians284291359297296361417445340456
Multi/interdisciplinary studies102139114873207
Natural resources and conservation7767617659706511595105
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies10183839668070767174
Personal and culinary services103460547191356464468451416485
Philosophy and religious studies42111
Physical sciences3425451191423
Precision production30262941394358797565
Psychology281310131186133
Public administration and social service professions517193119143126123129178188
Science technologies/technicians522481014429
Security and protective services507625673731826841884904986964
Social sciences4261275445
Theology and religious vocations29391013372223283316
Transportation and materials moving263440165366591036459
Visual and performing arts722631680591496475466537594578
 
Total13,46714,32015,69215,32716,08916,73617,26218,62820,71220,734

*2002 data based on the reclassified CIPS 2000. Includes double majors starting in 2001.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS Completion Surveys