* Degrees for 1966–1986 are classified by the disciplinary categories employed by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Degrees for 1987–2010 are categorized using the National Center for Education Statistics’Classification of Instructional Programs(CIP). Please see theNote on the Data Used to Calculate Humanities Degree Counts and Sharesfor an explanation of the differences between the two classification systems and theNSF and CIP Discipline Code Catalogfor a description of the types of degrees counted as humanities degrees under each classification system.
** For years 1966–1986, the NSF academic discipline category of “Arts Music” is used. This category includes the academic study of the arts (e.g., art history and film studies). For years 1987–2010, degree data are available by CIP code, making possible the removal of such degrees from the count for “Fine Performing Arts” and their inclusion among humanities degrees.
Source: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Data System; accessed via the National Science Foundation’s online integrated science and engineering resources data system, WebCASPAR.