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Table 303. Doctor's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex, race/ethnicity, and field of study: 2008-09
Field of study Total Males Females
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
Non-
resi-
dent
alien
Total White Black His-
panic
Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Non-
resi-
dent
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 67,716 39,648 4,434 2,540 3,875 332 16,887 32,279 17,094 1,484 1,092 1,770 138 10,701 35,437 22,554 2,950 1,448 2,105 194 6,186
Agriculture and natural resources 1,328 676 31 29 41 6 545 741 362 9 12 17 3 338 587 314 22 17 24 3 207
Architecture and related services 212 87 7 7 22 1 88 113 38 5 6 11 0 53 99 49 2 1 11 1 35
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies 239 113 41 9 15 12 49 87 37 15 4 7 4 20 152 76 26 5 8 8 29
Biological and biomedical sciences 6,957 3,822 264 254 573 31 2,013 3,292 1,830 88 120 245 16 993 3,665 1,992 176 134 328 15 1,020
Business 2,123 1,043 267 55 129 10 619 1,302 648 139 32 77 7 399 821 395 128 23 52 3 220
                                           
Communications, journalism, and related programs 533 312 41 11 13 3 153 223 136 14 3 3 1 66 310 176 27 8 10 2 87
Communications technologies 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer and information sciences 1,580 546 34 24 131 2 843 1,226 430 23 20 98 1 654 354 116 11 4 33 1 189
Construction trades 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education 9,028 5,852 1,585 540 301 74 676 2,956 1,994 432 187 87 25 231 6,072 3,858 1,153 353 214 49 445
                                           
Engineering 7,931 2,468 156 163 557 21 4,566 6,212 1,867 105 123 401 14 3,702 1,719 601 51 40 156 7 864
Engineering technologies1  59 26 4 0 2 0 27 47 22 2 0 1 0 22 12 4 2 0 1 0 5
English language and literature/letters 1,271 956 63 48 59 14 131 464 353 20 18 18 4 51 807 603 43 30 41 10 80
Family and consumer sciences 333 185 43 12 15 2 76 66 39 10 4 0 0 13 267 146 33 8 15 2 63
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,111 538 16 116 77 2 362 426 217 8 46 19 0 136 685 321 8 70 58 2 226
                                           
Health professions and related clinical sciences 12,112 9,599 651 400 699 62 701 3,191 2,371 157 127 237 23 276 8,921 7,228 494 273 462 39 425
Legal professions and studies 259 99 14 4 8 0 134 138 54 4 2 5 0 73 121 45 10 2 3 0 61
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,
and humanities
67 50 10 1 1 0 5 34 26 4 1 0 0 3 33 24 6 0 1 0 2
Library science 35 22 3 0 2 0 8 14 9 0 0 1 0 4 21 13 3 0 1 0 4
Mathematics and statistics 1,535 629 30 38 87 3 748 1,059 456 12 25 57 2 507 476 173 18 13 30 1 241
                                           
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 1,273 773 98 63 90 3 246 572 328 38 28 33 1 144 701 445 60 35 57 2 102
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 285 191 15 7 7 1 64 151 105 6 4 5 0 31 134 86 9 3 2 1 33
Philosophy and religious studies 686 481 41 12 31 2 119 472 337 26 8 19 2 80 214 144 15 4 12 0 39
                                           
Physical sciences and science technologies 5,048 2,451 89 123 227 12 2,146 3,416 1,674 42 79 129 7 1,485 1,632 777 47 44 98 5 661
Precision production 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Psychology 5,477 4,046 390 328 322 34 357 1,478 1,118 78 81 69 12 120 3,999 2,928 312 247 253 22 237
Public administration and social service
professions
812 468 104 35 37 4 164 306 166 29 11 8 1 91 506 302 75 24 29 3 73
Security and protective services 97 62 5 4 9 0 17 46 26 2 1 5 0 12 51 36 3 3 4 0 5
                                           
Social sciences and history 4,234 2,324 198 167 200 22 1,323 2,353 1,289 90 90 84 12 788 1,881 1,035 108 77 116 10 535
Social sciences 3,316 1,639 147 125 177 17 1,211 1,816 877 66 68 72 8 725 1,500 762 81 57 105 9 486
History 918 685 51 42 23 5 112 537 412 24 22 12 4 63 381 273 27 20 11 1 49
Theology and religious vocations 1,520 827 189 40 128 2 334 1,166 639 106 31 115 1 274 354 188 83 9 13 1 60
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 1,569 1,000 45 50 92 9 373 726 521 20 29 19 2 135 843 479 25 21 73 7 238
1 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanics and repair technologies," 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. 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, 2008-09 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2009. (This table was prepared September 2010.)              
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