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Table 291. Doctor's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex, race/ethnicity, and field of study: 2006–07
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 60,616 34,071 3,727 2,034 3,541 249 16,994 30,251 15,268 1,282 892 1,703 96 11,010 30,365 18,803 2,445 1,142 1,838 153 5,984
Agriculture and natural resources 1,272 634 26 18 30 3 561 768 384 7 12 13 1 351 504 250 19 6 17 2 210
Architecture and related services 178 68 4 9 9 0 88 104 37 3 5 4 0 55 74 31 1 4 5 0 33
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies 233 123 45 16 18 6 25 95 52 20 5 8 3 7 138 71 25 11 10 3 18
Biological and biomedical sciences 6,354 3,463 182 203 566 23 1,917 3,221 1,790 75 99 257 8 992 3,133 1,673 107 104 309 15 925
Business 2,029 928 173 66 148 6 708 1,188 552 78 45 87 5 421 841 376 95 21 61 1 287
                                          
Communications, journalism, and related programs 479 268 44 5 19 1 142 188 102 7 3 6 0 70 291 166 37 2 13 1 72
Communications technologies 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Computer and information sciences 1,595 496 34 19 127 3 916 1,267 401 20 15 96 2 733 328 95 14 4 31 1 183
Construction trades 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education 8,261 5,394 1,464 383 302 60 658 2,681 1,840 383 125 84 16 233 5,580 3,554 1,081 258 218 44 425
                                          
Engineering 8,062 2,143 127 147 552 9 5,084 6,377 1,693 85 97 422 7 4,073 1,685 450 42 50 130 2 1,011
Engineering technologies1  61 23 3 3 3 0 29 45 18 2 2 1 0 22 16 5 1 1 2 0 7
English language and literature/letters 1,178 890 68 41 46 9 124 478 386 12 19 16 2 43 700 504 56 22 30 7 81
Family and consumer sciences 337 189 40 10 10 2 86 73 43 5 0 4 1 20 264 146 35 10 6 1 66
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,059 533 17 86 62 1 360 437 243 6 37 22 0 129 622 290 11 49 40 1 231
                                          
Health professions and related clinical sciences 8,355 6,530 363 255 483 26 698 2,242 1,588 105 87 141 6 315 6,113 4,942 258 168 342 20 383
Legal professions and studies 143 19 4 2 3 0 115 78 7 3 1 1 0 66 65 12 1 1 2 0 49
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 77 59 5 4 1 2 6 38 24 3 4 1 1 5 39 35 2 0 0 1 1
Library science 52 25 6 2 2 0 17 18 8 1 1 1 0 7 34 17 5 1 1 0 10
Mathematics and statistics 1,351 508 24 24 86 1 708 949 360 18 19 54 0 498 402 148 6 5 32 1 210
                                          
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 1,093 687 60 48 75 6 217 485 270 31 24 43 3 114 608 417 29 24 32 3 103
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 218 134 12 7 13 0 52 109 70 3 3 8 0 25 109 64 9 4 5 0 27
Philosophy and religious studies 637 444 28 24 31 2 108 453 317 20 19 19 1 77 184 127 8 5 12 1 31
                                          
Physical sciences and science technologies 4,846 2,233 100 107 249 10 2,147 3,317 1,530 57 64 146 9 1,511 1,529 703 43 43 103 1 636
Precision production 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Psychology 5,153 3,853 347 297 310 46 300 1,382 1,069 78 70 65 15 85 3,771 2,784 269 227 245 31 215
Public administration and social service professions 726 409 112 34 39 4 128 253 130 34 11 11 2 65 473 279 78 23 28 2 63
Security and protective services 85 58 7 6 2 1 11 43 29 4 3 1 0 6 42 29 3 3 1 1 5
                                          
Social sciences and history 3,844 2,139 187 147 167 23 1,181 2,110 1,132 70 80 82 12 734 1,734 1,007 117 67 85 11 447
Social sciences 3,037 1,547 138 104 140 17 1,091 1,627 775 43 54 68 9 678 1,410 772 95 50 72 8 413
History 807 592 49 43 27 6 90 483 357 27 26 14 3 56 324 235 22 17 13 3 34
Theology and religious vocations 1,573 946 213 30 108 3 273 1,227 738 138 20 95 2 234 346 208 75 10 13 1 39
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 1,364 874 32 41 80 2 335 625 455 14 22 15 0 119 739 419 18 19 65 2 216
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. Includes Ph.D., Ed.D., and comparable degrees at the doctoral level. Excludes first-professional, such as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2006–07 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2007. (This table was prepared July 2008.)
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