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Table 02-13: Bachelor's Degrees Granted By Major
  2006-2007 2005-2006 2004-2005 2003-2004 2002-2003 2001-2002 1999-2000 1994-1995 1991-1992
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Independent Institutions                                    
4-Year Institutions                                    
Education 2,546 6.2% 2,549 6.4% 2,567 6.6% 2,596 6.8% 2,575 6.9% 2,320 6.8% 2,190 6.5% 1,891 6.1% 1,734 5.5%
Engineering 2,124 5.2% 1,991 5.0% 2,076 5.3% 1,958 5.1% 2,180 5.9% 1,865 5.5% 1,896 5.6% 2,020 6.5% 2,079 6.5%
Architectural and Engineering Technologies 45 0.1% 52 0.1% 48 0.1% 52 0.1% 76 0.2% 57 0.2% 53 0.2% 107 0.3% 166 0.5%
English Language and Literature 1,525 3.7% 1,485 3.7% 1,376 3.5% 1,441 3.8% 1,377 3.7% 1,433 4.2% 1,434 4.3% 1,543 5.0% 1,641 5.2%
Liberal Arts and Sciences 620 1.5% 646 1.6% 572 1.5% 529 1.4% 545 1.5% 576 1.7% 423 1.3% 323 1.0% 439 1.4%
Biological Sciences 2,262 5.5% 2,093 5.2% 1,982 5.1% 1,906 5.0% 1,829 4.9% 1,946 5.7% 2,041 6.1% 1,837 5.9% 1,484 4.7%
Psychology 2,164 5.3% 2,179 5.5% 2,205 5.7% 2,202 5.8% 2,045 5.5% 2,085 6.1% 2,228 6.6% 2,009 6.5% 1,822 5.7%
Social Sciences and History 3,255 8.0% 3,325 8.3% 3,330 8.6% 3,243 8.5% 3,131 8.4% 3,744 11.0% 3,883 11.5% 3,739 12.0% 4,201 13.2%
Health Professions and Related Sciences 3,954 9.7% 3,726 9.3% 3,084 7.9% 2,760 7.2% 2,792 7.5% 2,917 8.6% 2,817 8.4% 3,331 10.7% 2,499 7.9%
Business Management and Administration 8,722 21.4% 8,674 21.7% 8,813 22.7% 8,913 23.3% 8,722 23.5% 7,709 22.7% 7,778 23.1% 6,982 22.4% 8,258 26.0%
All Other Majors 13,545 33.2% 13,196 33.1% 12,773 32.9% 12,580 32.9% 11,846 31.9% 9,293 27.4% 9,013 26.8% 7,321 23.5% 7,491 23.5%
                                     
Public Institutions                                    
State-Related Universities                                    
Education 1,420 6.2% 1,405 6.1% 1,369 6.0% 1,369 6.4% 1,405 6.8% 1,559 8.2% 1,386 7.7% 1,447 8.8% 1,347 7.8%
Engineering 2,007 8.8% 1,979 8.6% 1,995 8.7% 1,897 8.9% 2,122 10.3% 1,992 10.5% 1,624 9.0% 1,695 10.3% 1,759 10.2%
Architectural and Engineering Technologies 349 1.5% 321 1.4% 276 1.2% 293 1.4% 212 1.0% 189 1.0% 363 2.0% 362 2.2% 303 1.8%
English Language and Literature 947 4.1% 1,003 4.3% 1,041 4.6% 953 4.5% 963 4.7% 839 4.4% 812 4.5% 837 5.1% 1,068 6.2%
Liberal Arts and Sciences 186 0.8% 182 0.8% 245 1.1% 210 1.0% 270 1.3% 292 1.5% 277 1.5% 348 2.1% 466 2.7%
Biological Sciences 879 3.8% 853 3.7% 715 3.1% 677 3.2% 736 3.6% 674 3.6% 734 4.1% 727 4.4% 549 3.2%
Psychology 1,483 6.5% 1,461 6.3% 1,416 6.2% 1,356 6.3% 1,248 6.1% 1,049 5.5% 1,013 5.6% 911 5.5% 809 4.7%
Social Sciences and History 1,465 6.4% 1,431 6.2% 1,400 6.1% 1,288 6.0% 1,101 5.4% 1,288 6.8% 1,304 7.2% 1,318 8.0% 1,494 8.7%
Health Professions and Related Sciences 1,236 5.4% 1,218 5.3% 1,207 5.3% 1,026 4.8% 999 4.9% 1,140 6.0% 1,188 6.6% 1,291 7.8% 1,266 7.4%
Business Management and Administration 4,634 20.3% 4,876 21.1% 5,106 22.4% 4,847 22.7% 4,591 22.3% 4,150 21.9% 3,859 21.3% 3,090 18.7% 3,632 21.1%
All Other Majors 8,276 36.2% 8,361 36.2% 8,045 35.3% 7,442 34.8% 6,899 33.6% 5,778 30.5% 5,553 30.7% 4,474 27.1% 4,498 26.2%
SSHE Universities                                    
Education 2,689 15.3% 2,809 16.6% 2,965 18.1% 3,050 18.8% 3,198 21.2% 3,648 25.9% 3,839 26.5% 4,061 26.4% 4,045 27.2%
Engineering 8 0.0% 7 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Architectural and Engineering Technologies 239 1.4% 269 1.6% 247 1.5% 169 1.0% 197 1.3% 158 1.1% 145 1.0% 306 2.0% 216 1.5%
English Language and Literature 938 5.3% 915 5.4% 880 5.4% 845 5.2% 780 5.2% 719 5.1% 673 4.6% 683 4.4% 689 4.6%
Liberal Arts and Sciences 517 2.9% 467 2.8% 377 2.3% 330 2.0% 257 1.7% 188 1.3% 151 1.0% 98 0.6% 163 1.1%
Biological Sciences 569 3.2% 509 3.0% 455 2.8% 475 2.9% 478 3.2% 503 3.6% 581 4.0% 565 370.0% 411 2.8%
Psychology 985 5.6% 1,019 6.0% 872 5.3% 919 5.7% 893 5.9% 697 4.9% 756 5.2% 835 5.4% 701 4.7%
Social Sciences and History 1,435 8.2% 1,317 7.8% 1,302 7.9% 1,295 8.0% 1,198 7.9% 1,153 8.2% 1,186 8.2% 1,288 8.4% 1,223 8.2%
Health Professions and Related Sciences 1,307 7.4% 1,133 6.7% 964 5.9% 889 5.5% 775 5.1% 826 5.9% 933 6.4% 1,030 6.7% 771 5.2%
Business Management and Administration 2,842 16.2% 2,614 15.5% 2,581 15.7% 2,633 16.2% 2,373 15.7% 2,112 15.0% 2,163 14.9% 2,356 15.3% 2,828 19.0%
All Other Majors 6,056 34.4% 5,850 34.6% 5,761 35.1% 5,606 34.6% 4,952 32.8% 4,090 29.0% 4,055 28.0% 4,150 27.0% 3,843 25.8%
                                     
Total All Institutions                                    
Education 6,655 8.2% 6,763 8.5% 6,901 8.8% 7,015 9.3% 7,178 9.9% 7,527 11.2% 7,415 11.2% 7,399 11.7% 7,126 11.2%
Engineering 4,139 5.1% 3,977 5.0% 4,071 5.2% 3,855 5.1% 4,302 5.9% 3,857 5.8% 3,520 5.3% 3,715 5.9% 3,838 6.0%
Architectural and Engineering Technologies 633 0.8% 642 0.8% 571 0.7% 514 0.7% 485 0.7% 404 0.6% 561 0.8% 775 1.2% 685 1.1%
English Language and Literature 3,410 4.2% 3,403 4.3% 3,297 4.2% 3,239 4.3% 3,120 4.3% 2,991 4.5% 2,919 4.4% 3,063 4.9% 3,398 5.3%
Liberal Arts and Sciences 1,323 1.6% 1,295 1.6% 1,194 1.5% 1,069 1.4% 1,072 1.5% 1,056 1.6% 851 1.3% 769 1.2% 1,068 1.7%
Biological Sciences 3,710 4.6% 3,455 4.3% 3,152 4.0% 3,058 4.0% 3,043 4.2% 3,123 4.7% 3,356 5.1% 3,129 5.0% 2,444 3.8%
Psychology 4,632 5.7% 4,659 5.8% 4,493 5.8% 4,477 5.9% 4,186 5.8% 3,831 5.7% 3,997 6.0% 3,755 6.0% 3,332 5.2%
Social Sciences and History 6,155 7.6% 6,073 7.6% 6,032 7.7% 5,826 7.7% 5,430 7.5% 6,185 9.2% 6,373 9.6% 6,345 10.1% 6,918 10.8%
Health Professions and Related Sciences 6,497 8.0% 6,077 7.6% 5,255 6.7% 4,675 6.2% 4,566 6.3% 4,883 7.3% 4,938 7.5% 5,652 9.0% 4,536 7.1%
Business Management and Administration 16,198 19.9% 16,164 20.2% 16,500 21.1% 16,393 21.6% 15,686 21.6% 13,971 20.9% 13,800 20.8% 12,428 19.7% 14,718 23.0%
All Other Majors 27,877 34.3% 27,407 34.3% 26,579 34.1% 25,628 33.8% 23,697 32.6% 19,161 28.6% 18,621 28.1% 15,945 25.3% 15,832 24.8%
Total All Majors 81,229   79,915   78,045   75,749   72,765   66,989   66,351   62,975   63,895  
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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