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Facts About Degrees


What are the most popular degrees?

During 2011-2012, Minnesota postsecondary institutions conferred 98,885 degrees and other academic certificates at the undergraduate and graduate level.

The top 10 bachelor's degree programs accounted for 73 percent of all bachelor's degrees awarded.

Top 10 Bachelor's Degrees Awarded by Minnesota Institutions, 2012

ProgramNumber of GraduatesPercent
Business Administration and Management2,8738%
Registered Nursing1,9065%
Biology/Biological Sciences1,6814%
Elementary Education and Teaching1,1993%
Marketing/Marketing Management1,0113%
Political Science and Government8182%
English Language and Literature7702%
All Other Programs23,49262%

Source: U.S. Department of Education, IPEDS Completion Survey

More information on degrees granted by Minnesota postsecondary institutions.