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Table 281. Doctor's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex, race/ethnicity, and major field of study: 2005-06
Major field of study Total Males Females
Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resident alien Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resident alien Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resident alien
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
All fields, total 56,067 31,601 3,122 1,882 3,257 230 15,975 28,634 14,659 1,081 826 1,555 105 10,408 27,433 16,942 2,041 1,056 1,702 125 5,567
Agriculture and natural resources 1,194 592 33 43 32 1 493 710 364 17 24 13 0 292 484 228 16 19 19 1 201
Architecture and related services 201 59 3 9 15 0 115 108 30 2 2 12 0 62 93 29 1 7 3 0 53
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies 226 110 44 15 17 6 34 98 51 14 9 6 1 17 128 59 30 6 11 5 17
Biological and biomedical sciences 5,775 3,243 175 178 491 19 1,669 2,933 1,684 72 87 242 12 836 2,842 1,559 103 91 249 7 833
Business 1,711 787 137 39 102 12 634 1,049 489 62 25 59 7 407 662 298 75 14 43 5 227
                                           
Communications, journalism, and related programs 461 275 24 16 18 1 127 206 118 4 7 11 0 66 255 157 20 9 7 1 61
Communications technologies 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
Computer and information sciences 1,416 410 24 6 105 6 865 1,109 323 15 3 77 3 688 307 87 9 3 28 3 177
Construction trades 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education 7,584 5,107 1,093 362 240 53 729 2,664 1,858 319 131 75 19 262 4,920 3,249 774 231 165 34 467
                                           
Engineering 7,396 1,960 116 104 510 7 4,699 5,913 1,576 71 72 369 7 3,818 1,483 384 45 32 141 0 881
Engineering technologies1  75 30 5 2 3 1 34 50 18 2 2 3 0 25 25 12 3 0 0 1 9
English language and literature/letters 1,254 965 67 42 48 6 126 510 418 16 11 14 0 51 744 547 51 31 34 6 75
Family and consumer sciences 340 193 33 8 12 3 91 71 42 3 1 3 0 22 269 151 30 7 9 3 69
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,074 536 18 102 57 1 360 436 227 7 46 13 1 142 638 309 11 56 44 0 218
                                           
Health professions and related clinical sciences 7,128 5,340 356 207 517 18 690 1,959 1,337 78 62 166 8 308 5,169 4,003 278 145 351 10 382
Legal professions and studies 129 46 5 0 7 0 71 68 19 0 0 7 0 42 61 27 5 0 0 0 29
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 84 72 2 3 1 0 6 37 32 1 2 0 0 2 47 40 1 1 1 0 4
Library science 44 23 2 1 2 0 16 20 8 1 1 0 0 10 24 15 1 0 2 0 6
Mathematics and statistics 1,293 465 21 29 67 0 711 911 353 16 17 46 0 479 382 112 5 12 21 0 232
                                           
Mechanics and repair technologies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military technologies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 987 615 43 52 55 5 217 461 268 16 27 21 3 126 526 347 27 25 34 2 91
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 194 130 10 6 7 0 41 103 69 4 3 3 0 24 91 61 6 3 4 0 17
Philosophy and religious studies 578 410 41 21 24 3 79 420 297 25 17 19 3 59 158 113 16 4 5 0 20
                                           
Physical sciences and science technologies 4,489 2,092 63 100 249 9 1,976 3,143 1,483 38 64 140 9 1,409 1,346 609 25 36 109 0 567
Precision production 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Psychology 4,921 3,687 315 290 278 39 312 1,347 1,030 56 75 71 11 104 3,574 2,657 259 215 207 28 208
Public administration and social service professions 704 412 106 28 27 6 125 285 156 37 11 10 3 68 419 256 69 17 17 3 57
Security and protective services 80 57 7 7 5 0 4 42 31 2 6 2 0 1 38 26 5 1 3 0 3
                                           
Social sciences and history 3,914 2,244 182 153 181 22 1,132 2,218 1,251 82 82 70 11 722 1,696 993 100 71 111 11 410
Social sciences 3,062 1,591 146 124 139 17 1,045 1,712 847 61 69 57 9 669 1,350 744 85 55 82 8 376
History 852 653 36 29 42 5 87 506 404 21 13 13 2 53 346 249 15 16 29 3 34
Theology and religious vocations 1,429 840 171 27 94 6 291 1,123 675 104 21 75 4 244 306 165 67 6 19 2 47
Transportation and materials moving 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Visual and performing arts 1,383 900 26 32 93 6 326 639 452 17 18 28 3 121 744 448 9 14 65 3 205
1 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanics and repair technologies," which are listed separately.
NOTE: 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, 2005–06 Integrated Postsecondary Edu­cation Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2006. (This table was prepared June 2007.)
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