Table E-46-2. Percentage of young adults ages 25 to 34 with a bachelor's or higher degree who were in the labor force and were employed in any occupation, by undergraduate field of study, sex, race/ethnicity, nativity, and citizenship status: 2010
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Table E-46-2.  Percentage of young adults ages 25 to 34 with a bachelor's or higher degree who were in the labor force and were employed in any occupation, by undergraduate field of study, sex, race/ethnicity, nativity, and citizenship status: 2010

Sex, race/ethnicity, nativity,
and citizenship status
Total   Bachelor's degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field   Bachelor's degree in a non-STEM field
  Total Agriculture/
natural resources
Architecture   Computer and information sciences Engineering/ engineering technologies Biology/ biomedical sciences Mathematics/
statistics
Physical sciences Health professions/ clinical sciences   Total Business Education All other fields of study
Total1 94.9   95.6 95.4 86.3   95.1 95.3 96.0 95.5 96.4 97.1   94.6 94.7 97.0 94.1
Sex                                  
Male 94.8   95.5 96.0 87.3   95.5 95.6 95.6 95.6 96.4 96.4   94.5 94.9 97.2 93.8
Female 95.0   95.9 94.5 84.3   93.8 94.5 96.2 95.5 96.4 97.3   94.7 94.3 96.9 94.2
                                   
Race/ethnicity                                  
White 95.7   96.6 96.0 91.0   95.8 96.2 96.8 95.4 97.1 98.1   95.4 95.7 97.5 94.8
Black 91.1   91.4 87.1 68.3   89.5 89.4 92.9 95.8 91.2 94.4   91.0 90.6 95.0 90.6
Hispanic 93.5   93.5 95.0 80.5   96.8 91.5 94.0 94.0 95.1 96.3   93.5 93.3 95.3 93.2
Asian 93.6   95.1 91.1 76.1   94.7 96.0 94.9 96.6 95.9 94.9   91.9 91.8 92.8 92.0
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 96.5       96.5 96.0
American Indian/Alaska Native2 96.6   96.4     96.7 97.7 97.9 95.8
American Indian 96.0   95.6     96.2 97.3 97.8 95.0
Alaska Native      
Two or more races 94.7   94.4   96.0 93.0 95.3 96.5 94.4   94.8 97.5 96.6 93.5
                                   
Race/ethnicity by sex                                  
Male                                  
White 95.4   96.0 96.2 89.8   96.0 96.2 96.2 95.3 96.7 97.2   95.1 95.8 97.9 94.2
Black 90.8   88.8   87.6 88.3 93.6 95.4 87.4 88.4   91.6 90.6 97.2 91.4
Hispanic 94.0   94.5 97.6 82.9   97.6 93.6 95.9 94.3 93.2 97.6   93.7 93.0 92.9 94.2
Asian 94.5   96.0 100.0 87.1   95.6 96.3 94.2 98.2 98.4 97.1   91.8 91.9 93.7 91.6
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 97.1       97.9
American Indian/Alaska Native2 95.0   94.8     95.2 93.2
American Indian 94.2   93.7     94.6 96.9 92.3
Alaska Native      
Two or more races 94.5   94.1 100.0 55.4 ! 94.9 92.9 97.2 83.7 97.8 97.0   94.7 97.9 89.8 93.5
                                   
Female                                  
White 96.0   97.2 95.8 93.3   94.4 96.2 97.2 95.6 97.6 98.2   95.7 95.5 97.3 95.2
Black 91.4   93.5   92.4 92.3 92.6 96.3 94.7 95.5   90.7 90.5 94.2 90.1
Hispanic 93.1   92.2 91.4 76.0   94.6 82.7 92.5 93.4 98.2 96.0   93.3 93.5 96.1 92.6
Asian 92.7   93.6 79.8 64.8   92.9 95.2 95.5 94.5 92.1 94.1   92.0 91.7 92.6 92.2
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 95.3      
American Indian/Alaska Native2 98.0       97.5 98.0 97.5 97.3
American Indian 97.5       97.1 97.6 96.7
Alaska Native      
Two or more races 94.8   94.7   93.6 94.0   94.9 97.0 100.0 93.5
                                   
Nativity                                  
Hispanic                                  
Born within the United States3 94.1   94.4 92.8 82.0   96.1 94.0 94.4 94.7 93.7 96.7   94.0 94.6 96.0 93.4
Born outside the United States 92.1   92.3 79.0   97.9 89.3 93.1 93.2 96.7 95.4   92.1 90.5 93.9 92.7
                                   
Asian                                  
Born within the United States3 93.5   94.2   92.8 94.3 93.7 95.2 94.2 98.7   93.0 94.1 96.1 92.3
Born outside the United States 93.7   95.3 97.0 71.2   95.1 96.3 95.5 97.1 96.2 93.8   91.3 90.7 90.9 91.8
                                   
Citizenship status                                  
U.S. born-citizen 95.3   96.1 95.4 88.2   95.4 95.8 96.1 95.4 96.3 97.9   95.0 95.3 97.3 94.3
Naturalized citizen 92.8   93.8 100.0 82.6   94.0 92.9 95.1 91.6 95.3 94.3   92.1 91.8 93.1 92.3
Noncitizen 93.1   94.7 92.7 76.0   94.9 94.9 95.4 97.6 97.1 93.5   91.1 90.3 92.2 91.6
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. There are either too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the table.
2 Includes persons reporting American Indian alone, Alaska Native alone, and persons from American Indian and/or Alaska Native tribes specified or unspecified.
3 Born within the United States includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Marianas, and those born abroad of American parents.
NOTE: Estimates are for the entire population in the indicated age range, including persons in both households and group quarters. A household includes all the persons who occupy a housing unit. A group quarters is a nontypical household-type living arrangement where people live or stay in a group living arrangement that is owned or managed by an entity or organization providing housing and/or services for the residents. Group quarters include such places as college residence halls, residential treatment centers, skilled nursing facilities, group homes, military barracks, correctional facilities, and workers' dormitories. Labor force status refers to the full calendar week prior to the week when the respondent answered the questions. Respondents were allowed to indicate two major undergraduate fields of study; data reflect the first reported field of study. STEM fields, as defined here, include agriculture and natural resources, biology and biomedical sciences, computer and information sciences, engineering and engineering technologies, health professions and clinical sciences, mathematics and statistics, and physical sciences and science technologies. This indicator provides information on the percentage of graduates in undergraduate STEM fields, but does not provide an indication of the percentage of graduates in other fields who also took significant amounts of STEM coursework or those who have a second major in a STEM field. Data are assembled based on major field aggregations. In the major field aggregations that were not classified as STEM, some individual fields could be classified as STEM (such as econometrics within social sciences and history). Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS), 2010.
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