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Table 308. 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 154,425 101,303 10,183 7,490 15,809 978 18,662 75,639 49,861 3,528 3,385 6,904 460 11,501 78,786 51,442 6,655 4,105 8,905 518 7,161
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, gender, and group 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 7,499 4,158 284 278 629 31 2,119 3,549 1,981 97 133 265 16 1,057 3,950 2,177 187 145 364 15 1,062
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
                                           
Communication, 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 7,742 2,391 151 159 546 21 4,474 6,074 1,812 103 120 394 14 3,631 1,668 579 48 39 152 7 843
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1  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/human 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 programs 54,709 38,114 3,228 2,389 8,929 329 1,720 22,645 16,126 1,025 1,000 3,637 160 697 32,064 21,988 2,203 1,389 5,292 169 1,023
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 97 62 5 4 9 0 17 46 26 2 1 5 0 12 51 36 3 3 4 0 5
Legal professions and studies 44,304 33,195 3,175 2,964 3,709 378 883 23,998 19,032 1,175 1,422 1,737 185 447 20,306 14,163 2,000 1,542 1,972 193 436
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
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 731 437 78 39 34 3 140 315 178 28 15 13 1 80 416 259 50 24 21 2 60
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 5,237 2,525 95 127 239 13 2,238 3,554 1,728 44 82 137 7 1,556 1,683 797 51 45 102 6 682
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 services 812 468 104 35 37 4 164 306 166 29 11 8 1 91 506 302 75 24 29 3 73
                                           
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 1,587 874 199 41 130 2 341 1,212 673 112 31 116 1 279 375 201 87 10 14 1 62
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
Other and not classified 0 0 0 0 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. Includes Ph.D., E.D., and comparable degrees at the doctoral level, as well as such degrees as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees that were formerly classified as first-professional degrees. Data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2009, Completions component. (This table was prepared November 2011.)
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