Graduates earn 385 degrees from Grinnell College


About 27.3 percent of the 385 degrees and certificates handed out by Grinnell College in 2017-18 were to students in social sciences programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the private not-for-profit institution in Grinnell conferred 105 bachelor's degrees in social sciences programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in general biology/biological sciences. Data shows the school gave out 40 bachelor's degrees in general biology/biological sciences, followed by 38 bachelor's degrees in general economics and 37 bachelor's degrees in computer science.

The college enrolled 1,712 students for 2017-18, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Economics, General
38
38
Political Science and Government, General
34
34
Sociology
24
24
Anthropology
9
9
Social Sciences total
105
105
27.3
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
40
40
Biochemistry
30
30
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
70
70
18.2
Computer Science
37
37
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
37
37
9.6
Chemistry, General
19
19
Physics, General
17
17
Physical Sciences total
36
36
9.3
Spanish Language and Literature
8
8
French Language and Literature
7
7
German Language and Literature
4
4
Chinese Language and Literature
2
2
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
2
2
Russian Language and Literature
1
1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
24
24
6.2
Experimental Psychology
23
23
Psychology total
23
23
6
English Language and Literature, General
21
21
English Language and Literature/Letters total
21
21
5.5
Mathematics, General
19
19
Mathematics and Statistics total
19
19
4.9
History, General
18
18
History total
18
18
4.7
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
6
6
Art/Art Studies, General
3
3
Fine/Studio Arts, General
3
3
Music, General
2
2
Visual and Performing Arts total
14
14
3.6
Philosophy
6
6
Religion/Religious Studies
2
2
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
8
8
2.1
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
6
6
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies total
6
6
1.6
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
4
4
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
4
4
1

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