II-03d: Number of Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Completions, by Discipline, 1987–2015

* Values for the disciplines included in the “Other” category are provided in Supporting Table II-2c.

Source: Office of Education/U.S. Department of Education, Survey of Earned Degrees, Higher Education General Information System (HEGIS), and Integrated Postsecondary Data System (IPEDS). HEGIS and IPEDS data were accessed via the National Science Foundation’s online data system, WebCASPAR. Data analyzed and presented by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Humanities Indicators (

With the 2017 update, the Humanities Indicators adjusted the taxonomy of degrees tabulated as part of the field. The largest change was the inclusion of categories in the field of communication that fall within the humanities. For a detailed inventory of the specific degree programs that constitute each of the humanities disciplines as they are conceptualized by the Humanities Indicators, see the Degree Program Code Catalog.

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