State of New Jersey
Commission on Higher Education Promoting Excellence for All

Degrees & Certificates Awarded by
NJ Institutions of Higher Education
1998 through 2008


The U.S. Department of Education Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) taxonomy changed effective with the year ending June 30, 2004.   Direct year-to-year comparisons of degrees and certificates awarded with years prior to 2004 are not possible. 

To view data for the years ending June 30, 2004 through 2008, scroll down or click here.

To view data in the old categories for 1998 through 2003, please scroll to the bottom of this page.


(Click on a number in the Year columns for more detail.)


CIP Code

CIP TITLE & DESCRIPTION

During Year ending June 30,

2004

2005

2006

2007 2008

01

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences - Programs that focus on agriculture and related sciences and that prepare individuals to apply specific knowledge, methods, and techniques to the management and performance of agricultural operations.

187

175

183

183 185

03

Natural Resources and Conservation - Programs that focus on the various natural resources and conservation fields and prepare individuals for related occupations.

211

180

213

161 199

04

Architecture and Related Services - Programs that prepare individuals for professional practice in the various architecture-related fields and focus on the study of related aesthetic and socioeconomic aspects of the built environment.

234

239

249

270 265

05

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies - Programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender experience.

187

231

243

263 221

09

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs - Programs that focus on how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures, and that prepare individuals to apply communication knowledge and skills professionally.

1,873

2,062

2,112

2,071 1,926

10

Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services - Programs that prepare individuals to function as equipment operators, support technicians, and operations managers in the film/video, recording, and graphic communications industries.

94

122

204

128 245

11

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services - Programs that focus on the computer and information sciences and prepare individuals for various occupations in information technology and computer operations fields.

3,663

2,908

2,364

1,802 1,852

12

Personal and Culinary Services - Programs that prepare individuals to provide professional services related to cosmetology, funeral services, and food preparation and service.

147

138

141

169 129

13

Education - Programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

6,426

6,953

6,796

6,973 6,718

14

Engineering - Programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

2,594

2,641

2,768

2,748 2,911

15

Engineering Technologies/Technicians - Programs that prepare individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineering and related projects.

776

814

815

865 857

16

Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics - Programs that focus on foreign languages and literatures, the humanistic and scientific study of linguistics, and the provision of professional interpretation and translation services.

568

709

651

637 753

19

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences - Programs that focus on the human interface with the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual environments and the developmental stages and needs of individuals in the interrelated spheres of family, workplace, and community.

259

395

498

421 507

22

Legal Professions and Studies - Programs that prepare individuals for the legal profession, for related support professions and professional legal research, and focus on the study of legal issues in non-professional programs.

1,133

1,249

1,212

1,234 1,191

23

English Language and Literature/Letters - Programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

1,697

1,612

1,670

1,782 1,826

24

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities - General instructional programs and independent or individualized studies in the liberal arts subjects, the humanities disciplines and the general curriculum.

5,963

6,358

6,245

6,754 7,830

25

Library Science - Programs that focus on the knowledge and skills required for managing and/or maintaining libraries and related information and record systems, collections and facilities for research and general use.

140

178

193

146 152

26

Biological and Biomedical Sciences - Programs that focus on the biological sciences and the non-clinical biomedical sciences, and that prepare individuals for research and professional careers as biologists and biomedical scientists.

1,859

1,821

2,003

2,136 2,308

27

Mathematics and Statistics - Programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

514

602

593

667 644

29

Military Technologies - Programs that prepare individuals in specialized and advanced subject matter for the armed services and related national security organizations.

2

4

4

15 11

30

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies - Programs that derive from two or more distinct programs to provide a cross-cutting focus on a subject concentration that is not subsumed under a single discipline or occupational field.

1,111

1,240

1,246

1,350 1,171

31

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies - Programs that focus on the principles and practices of managing parks and other recreational and fitness facilities; providing recreational, leisure and fitness services; and the study of human fitness.

107

138

119

134 314

38

Philosophy and Religious Studies - Programs that focus on logical inquiry, philosophical analysis, and the academic study of organized systems of belief and religious practices.

240

267

279

295 278

39

Theology and Religious Vocations - Programs that focus on the intramural study of theology and that prepare individuals for the professional practice of religious vocations.

1,124

1,389

1,381

1,464 1,574

40

Physical Sciences - Programs that focus on the scientific study of inanimate objects, processes of matter and energy, and associated phenomena.

627

626

657

747 800

41

Science Technologies/Technicians - Programs that prepare individuals to apply scientific principles and technical skills in support of scientific research and development.

33

13

18

25 24

42

Psychology - Programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

3,207

3,245

3,235

3,306 3,425

43

Security and Protective Services - Programs that focus on the principles and procedures for providing police, fire, and other safety services and managing penal institutions.

1,679

2,002

2,134

2,292 2,410

44

Public Administration and Social Service Professions - Programs that prepare individuals to analyze, manage, and deliver public programs and services.

1,587

1,582

1,690

1,764 1,870

45

Social Sciences - Programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

3,910

4,019

4,083

4,045 3,949
46

Construction Trades - Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in the building, inspecting, and maintaining of structures and related properties.

0

4

6

11 13

47

Mechanic and Repair Technologies/ Technicians - Programs that prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in the adjustment, maintenance, part replacement, and repair of tools, equipment, and machines.

15

12

17

23 37

48

Precision Production - Programs that prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to create products using techniques of precision craftsmanship or technical illustration.

9

4

12

7 5

49

Transportation and Materials Moving - Programs that prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to perform tasks and services that facilitate the movement of people or materials.

8

6

9

5 9

50

Visual and Performing Arts - Programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

2,083

2,205

2,307

2,274 2,255

51

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences - Programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and focus on the study of related clinical sciences.

4,782

5,520

5,871

6,435 7,147

52

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services - Programs that prepare individuals to perform managerial, technical support, and applied research functions related to the operation of commercial and non-profit enterprises and the buying and selling of goods and services.

11,380

11,250

11,699

11,488 12,022

54

History - Programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

999

1,126

1,185

1,274 1,324
TOTAL
61,428

64,039

65,105

66,364 69,357

 

Annual Detailed Reports
FY 2003
[pdf - 251 Kb]
FY 2004
[pdf - 247 Kb]
FY 2005
[pdf - 217 Kb]
FY 2006
[pdf - 250 Kb]
FY 2007
[pdf - 198 Kb]
FY 2008
[pdf - 213 Kb]

 

Click on total for that year's detail

Year Ending June 30,

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003*

Agriculture Business & Production

77

47

52

42

50

Agricultural Sciences

114

135

119

112

103

Architecture & Related Programs

220

253

223

188

237

Area, Ethnic & Cultural Studies

188

160

163

186

197

Biological Sciences/Life Sciences

2,102

2,166

2,136

1,960

1,859

Business Management & Administrative Services

9,899

9,559

10,004

9,975

10,818

Communications

1,288

1,333

1,581

1,705

1,861

Communications Technologies

54

61

64

80

68

Computer & Information Sciences

1,622

2,047

2,633

2,899

3,086

Conservation & Renewable Resources

451

388

377

286

287

Construction Trades

0
0
0

9

3

Education

4,895

5,052

5,297

5,384

5,628

Engineering

2,001

2,112

2,161

2,131

2,208

Engineering-Related Technologies

893

727

599

607

581

English Language & Literature/Letters

1,532

1,535

1,564

1,566

1,740

Foreign Languages & Literatures

324

373

363

400

459

Health Professions & Related Sciences

5,003

4,845

4,525

4,463

4,360

Home Economics

156

176

163

175

195

Home Economics - Vocational

103

62

57

56

65

Law & Legal Studies

1,145

1,079

1,046

1,083

1,023

Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities

4,988

4,640

4,598

4,700

5,142

Library Science

188

181

174

155

155

Marketing Operations/Marketing & Distribution

105

101

80

140

143

Mathematics

451

459

415

421

398

Mechanics & Repairers

6

8

4

8

17

Military Technologies
0
0
0
0
0

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

695

618

704

740

769

Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness Studies

102

112

111

137

109

Personal & Miscellaneous Services

130

123

129

126

119

Philosophy & Religion

221

201

178

211

208

Physical Sciences

687

703

669

629

623

Precision Production Trades

69

108

98

95

111

Protective Services

1,597

1,550

1,479

1,489

1,564

Psychology

2,538

2,679

2,703

2,639

2,805

Public Administration & Services

1,285

1,303

1,339

1,341

1,380

Science Technologies

30

28

28

12

17

Social Sciences
(includes History & Economics)

4,092

4,144

4,308

4,252

4,357

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

753

786

914

1,085

1,094

Transportation & Materials Moving Workers

8

11

14

14

17

Visual & Performing Arts

1,456

1,470

1,507

1,704

2,010

TOTALS

51,468

52,335

52,579

53,205

55,866

58,277

* - FY 2003 detail [pdf - 251 Kb]


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