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Figure 42-2.

Percentage of degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, by degree level, race/ethnicity, and sex: Academic year 200910


Percentage of degrees conferred by  degree-granting institutions in science, technology, engineering,  and  mathematics (STEM) fields, by degree level, race/ethnicity, and sex: Academic  year 200910

1 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the figure.
NOTE: STEM degrees, as defined here, include mathematics; natural sciences (including physical sciences and biological/agricultural sciences); engineering/engineering technologies; health professions and related clinical sciences; and computer/information sciences. Degree-granting institutions grant associate's or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. 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. Separate estimates for Asians and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders were not available; therefore, data for these groups are not shown in the figure. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2010, Completions component.