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Table 337. Doctor's degrees conferred 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 158,558 104,426 10,417 8,085 16,625 952 18,053 163,765 105,932 10,925 8,650 17,078 16,730 348 947 1,271 18,962
Agriculture and natural resources 1,147 569 51 38 41 6 442 1,246 610 25 48 40 39 1 7 6 510
Architecture and related services 210 84 8 7 23 1 87 205 68 8 9 41 41 0 0 4 75
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 253 116 35 18 29 8 47 278 141 38 16 27 26 1 7 2 47
Biological and biomedical sciences 7,666 4,198 236 335 738 24 2,135 7,693 4,214 285 342 688 673 15 28 49 2,087
Business 2,245 1,141 288 79 132 15 590 2,286 1,089 338 96 148 145 3 10 6 599
                                   
Communication, journalism, and related programs 570 369 25 17 30 0 129 577 358 36 14 17 17 0 4 2 146
Communications technologies 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Computer and information sciences 1,599 607 48 17 146 3 778 1,588 581 41 21 146 144 2 3 3 793
Construction trades 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education 9,233 6,122 1,595 489 351 45 631 9,623 6,172 1,743 593 326 310 16 81 63 645
                                   
Engineering 7,704 2,471 162 209 564 9 4,289 8,369 2,599 155 200 644 640 4 15 36 4,720
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1 67 34 1 1 5 1 25 56 32 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 19
English language and literature/letters 1,332 1,041 61 43 56 9 122 1,344 1,044 59 54 50 50 0 5 17 115
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 296 163 30 13 14 4 72 320 189 30 7 11 11 0 1 1 81
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,091 562 20 97 44 4 364 1,158 625 23 84 48 47 1 1 3 374
                                   
Health professions and related programs 57,746 40,134 3,426 2,652 9,405 337 1,792 60,153 41,177 3,480 2,875 9,933 9,799 134 340 430 1,918
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 106 71 7 2 5 1 20 131 89 16 4 5 5 0 0 1 16
Legal professions and studies 44,626 33,106 3,216 3,190 3,764 369 981 44,877 32,762 3,207 3,290 3,686 3,532 154 361 480 1,091
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 96 71 9 5 1 0 10 95 73 4 1 5 5 0 0 1 11
Library science 64 38 4 3 2 0 17 50 26 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 21
                                   
Mathematics and statistics 1,592 706 27 34 92 2 731 1,586 685 25 31 98 97 1 5 2 740
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 631 393 48 25 31 6 128 660 372 71 34 38 38 0 3 9 133
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 266 178 16 6 12 2 52 257 163 19 5 6 6 0 1 1 62
                                   
Philosophy and religious studies 667 481 33 24 31 1 97 805 550 54 25 23 23 0 1 9 143
Physical sciences and science technologies 5,063 2,481 102 126 256 15 2,083 5,295 2,579 100 144 272 265 7 13 30 2,157
Precision production 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Psychology 5,540 4,116 376 321 326 31 370 5,851 4,303 430 376 300 299 1 34 56 352
Public administration and social services 838 454 110 36 51 4 183 851 458 145 50 45 45 0 3 6 144
                                   
Social sciences and history 4,238 2,406 196 194 204 32 1,206 4,390 2,509 194 194 202 197 5 16 37 1,238
Social sciences 3,350 1,762 144 146 173 20 1,105 3,482 1,846 148 152 175 170 5 11 25 1,125
History 888 644 52 48 31 12 101 908 663 46 42 27 27 0 5 12 113
Theology and religious vocations 2,070 1,293 246 43 148 14 326 2,374 1,417 362 74 167 165 2 1 8 345
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 1,599 1,019 41 61 124 9 345 1,646 1,047 35 61 108 107 1 7 9 379
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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