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Table 339. Doctor's degrees conferred to females by degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity and field of study: 2009-10 and 2010-11
Field of study 2009-10 2010-11
Total White Black His-
panic
Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native Non-
resi-
dent alien
Total White Black His-
panic
Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native Two or more races Non-
resi-
dent alien
Total Asian Pacific Islander
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
All fields, total 81,953 53,721 6,795 4,444 9,395 522 7,076 84,111 54,266 7,089 4,665 9,533 9,351 182 493 700 7,365
Agriculture and natural resources 522 270 33 24 22 3 170 571 283 9 25 23 23 0 4 4 223
Architecture and related services 94 34 5 3 13 1 38 95 28 4 7 22 22 0 0 3 31
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 146 60 19 9 24 6 28 162 73 29 12 17 17 0 5 2 24
Biological and biomedical sciences 4,066 2,187 170 179 437 16 1,077 4,045 2,199 180 180 376 367 9 13 28 1,069
Business 910 433 157 40 56 9 215 929 413 163 43 64 62 2 2 1 243
                                   
Communication, journalism, and related programs 346 218 17 13 16 0 82 370 231 24 8 12 12 0 4 1 90
Communications technologies 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Computer and information sciences 349 126 17 8 38 0 160 321 99 17 0 39 39 0 1 1 164
Construction trades 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education 6,210 4,063 1,148 321 243 33 402 6,559 4,113 1,283 394 249 237 12 53 43 424
                                   
Engineering 1,770 554 55 70 191 1 899 1,859 580 61 51 195 193 2 1 10 961
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1 17 9 0 0 3 1 4 18 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
English language and literature/letters 810 619 40 27 38 6 80 815 623 42 30 41 41 0 3 9 67
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 232 128 24 11 13 3 53 261 155 25 7 11 11 0 0 1 62
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 645 329 15 62 34 2 203 681 354 16 58 34 33 1 0 2 217
                                   
Health professions and related programs 33,800 23,230 2,329 1,539 5,484 198 1,020 34,792 23,665 2,342 1,611 5,699 5,623 76 185 249 1,041
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 49 36 4 0 1 0 8 69 47 10 3 1 1 0 0 1 7
Legal professions and studies 21,074 14,691 2,000 1,637 2,060 190 496 21,157 14,441 2,005 1,683 2,032 1,958 74 169 257 570
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 56 39 5 4 1 0 7 55 42 0 0 5 5 0 0 1 7
Library science 44 28 2 1 2 0 11 32 15 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 15
                                   
Mathematics and statistics 476 183 10 9 43 0 231 454 168 10 10 41 41 0 0 1 224
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military technologies and applied sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 366 234 34 12 21 3 62 384 211 52 20 26 26 0 2 5 68
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 126 89 8 2 9 1 17 117 73 13 4 2 2 0 0 0 25
                                   
Philosophy and religious studies 217 148 14 9 13 0 33 275 183 23 8 8 8 0 1 3 49
Physical sciences and science technologies 1,659 802 45 59 99 4 650 1,687 816 51 47 115 114 1 7 9 642
Precision production 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Psychology 4,062 2,964 316 246 263 20 253 4,370 3,170 348 283 236 235 1 29 42 262
Public administration and social services 515 284 79 24 36 2 90 524 281 92 34 32 32 0 2 4 79
                                   
Social sciences and history 1,946 1,111 117 88 120 15 495 2,059 1,189 120 100 130 126 4 10 17 493
Social sciences 1,545 831 88 69 102 9 446 1,648 906 91 83 111 107 4 8 13 436
History 401 280 29 19 18 6 49 411 283 29 17 19 19 0 2 4 57
Theology and religious vocations 545 345 107 18 24 3 48 573 315 151 15 39 39 0 0 3 50
Transportation and materials moving 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Visual and performing arts 899 505 25 29 91 5 244 876 490 18 32 83 83 0 2 3 248
Other and not classified 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians," which are listed separately.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Reported racial/ethnic distributions of students by level of degree, field of degree, and sex were used to estimate race/ethnicity for students whose race/ethnicity was not reported. To facilitate trend comparisons, certain aggregations have been made of the degree fields as reported in the IPEDS Fall survey: "Agriculture and natural resources" includes Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences and Natural resources and conservation; and "Business" includes Business management, marketing, and related support services and Personal and culinary services.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2010 and Fall 2011, Completions component. (This table was prepared June 2012.)
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