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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008

Table 6.6.  Percentage of master's and doctoral degrees conferred in total and to American Indians/Alaska Natives by degree-granting institutions, by the most popular fields of study: 2005–06

Degree type and field of study All
Master's degrees    
Business 23.0 20.1
Computer and information sciences 2.7 1.9
Education 27.5 31.5
Engineering and engineering technologies 5.3 2.9
English language and literature/letters 1.4 1.7
Health professions and related clinical sciences 8.1 9.6
Psychology 3.1 3.9
Public administration and social services 4.8 7.7
Social sciences and history 2.7 3.0
Visual and performing arts 2.1 2.1
Doctoral degrees    
Biological and biomedical sciences 9.0 7.9
Business 2.7 5.0
Education 11.8 22.2
Engineering and engineering-related technologies 11.7 3.3
Health professions and related clinical sciences 11.1 7.5
Physical sciences and science technologies 7.0 3.8
Psychology 7.7 16.3
Social sciences and history 6.1 9.2
NOTE: Detail do not sum to totals because colleges and universities conferred degrees in many other fields not shown separately. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, 2007, based on 2005–06 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2006.

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