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Table 104.60. Number of persons 25 to 34 years old and percentage with a bachelor's or higher degree, by undergraduate field of study, sex, race/ethnicity, and U.S. nativity and citizenship status: 2013
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Sex, race/ethnicity, and U.S. nativity and citizenship status Total population ages
25 to 34 (in thousands)
Percent of population with bachelor's or higher degree Percentage distribution of bachelor's degree holders
Total, all fields Bachelor's degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field Bachelor's degree in a non-STEM field
STEM total Agri-culture/ natural resources Architec-ture Computer and information sciences Engineering/ engineering technologies Biology/ biomedical sciences Math-ematics/
statistics
Physical/
social sciences
Health studies Non-STEM total Business Education All other fields of study
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Total1 42,538 (34.0) 32.8   (0.13) 100.0 (†) 40.5   (0.17) 1.6   (0.04) 0.7   (0.03) 4.0   (0.06) 7.8   (0.09) 5.6   (0.08) 1.2   (0.04) 13.0   (0.13) 6.6   (0.09) 59.5   (0.17) 19.9   (0.13) 8.5   (0.09) 31.0   (0.16)
Sex                                                                                            
Male 21,443 (24.2) 28.8   (0.15) 100.0 (†) 43.8   (0.27) 1.9   (0.07) 1.0   (0.05) 6.8   (0.12) 13.8   (0.17) 5.1   (0.12) 1.4   (0.06) 11.2   (0.18) 2.6   (0.08) 56.2   (0.27) 22.7   (0.23) 4.1   (0.11) 29.4   (0.23)
Female 21,095 (22.3) 36.9   (0.16) 100.0 (†) 38.0   (0.20) 1.3   (0.05) 0.5   (0.03) 1.9   (0.06) 3.1   (0.07) 6.0   (0.12) 1.0   (0.05) 14.4   (0.16) 9.8   (0.13) 62.0   (0.20) 17.7   (0.15) 12.0   (0.14) 32.3   (0.21)
                                                                                             
Race/ethnicity                                                                                            
White 24,409 (13.5) 39.0   (0.15) 100.0 (†) 37.3   (0.21) 1.9   (0.05) 0.7   (0.04) 3.0   (0.07) 6.2   (0.10) 5.4   (0.09) 1.2   (0.05) 12.6   (0.15) 6.5   (0.09) 62.7   (0.21) 19.5   (0.15) 10.0   (0.11) 33.2   (0.20)
Black 5,459 (22.3) 20.1   (0.26) 100.0 (†) 38.8   (0.72) 0.8   (0.13) 0.6   (0.10) 3.8   (0.25) 5.4   (0.35) 4.7   (0.27) 0.7   (0.11) 15.0   (0.45) 7.9   (0.43) 61.2   (0.72) 23.0   (0.61) 6.5   (0.43) 31.6   (0.78)
Hispanic 8,669 (19.0) 14.6   (0.19) 100.0 (†) 37.5   (0.60) 1.1   (0.12) 0.8   (0.10) 3.2   (0.22) 7.3   (0.34) 4.0   (0.24) 0.9   (0.13) 14.5   (0.48) 5.7   (0.30) 62.5   (0.60) 21.4   (0.49) 8.1   (0.35) 33.0   (0.58)
Asian 2,649 (14.6) 63.7   (0.39) 100.0 (†) 61.4   (0.45) 0.8   (0.08) 0.8   (0.09) 10.7   (0.31) 19.2   (0.44) 8.0   (0.25) 1.8   (0.15) 12.5   (0.32) 7.6   (0.30) 38.6   (0.45) 19.5   (0.38) 2.6   (0.15) 16.6   (0.40)
Pacific Islander 80 (3.5) 16.3   (1.73) 100.0 (†) 41.7   (5.57)   (†)   (†) 6.0 ! (2.72) 8.7 ! (3.95) 4.0 ! (1.81)   (†) 15.3   (3.56) 7.1   (2.07) 58.3   (5.57) 20.6   (3.98) 10.2 ! (3.23) 27.4   (5.82)
American Indian/Alaska Native2 295 (6.0) 12.5   (0.72) 100.0 (†) 40.4   (3.34)   (†)   (†) 2.3 ! (1.03) 5.8   (1.40) 8.7   (1.67)   (†) 14.3   (2.27) 6.5   (1.39) 59.6   (3.34) 16.8   (2.55) 10.9   (1.89) 32.0   (2.95)
American Indian 246 (5.9) 12.2   (0.88) 100.0 (†) 39.0   (3.63)   (†)   (†) 2.9 ! (1.28) 4.7   (1.38) 7.7   (2.06)   (†) 15.0   (2.68) 5.5   (1.33) 61.0   (3.63) 15.2   (2.29) 10.1   (2.06) 35.6   (3.44)
Alaska Native 18 (1.5) 4.4 ! (1.64) 100.0 (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 877 (14.1) 35.9   (0.75) 100.0 (†) 42.3   (1.28) 1.4   (0.25) 0.6   (0.14) 3.9   (0.44) 7.3   (0.55) 6.1   (0.49) 1.1   (0.21) 15.7   (0.86) 6.1   (0.57) 57.7   (1.28) 18.2   (0.93) 4.9   (0.50) 34.6   (1.12)
                                                                                             
Race/ethnicity by sex                                                                                            
Male                                                                                            
White 12,330 (9.3) 34.5   (0.18) 100.0 (†) 39.9   (0.33) 2.3   (0.09) 1.0   (0.06) 5.6   (0.14) 11.3   (0.20) 5.0   (0.13) 1.5   (0.08) 10.9   (0.21) 2.3   (0.09) 60.1   (0.33) 23.6   (0.24) 4.7   (0.14) 31.8   (0.30)
Black 2,629 (16.1) 16.1   (0.35) 100.0 (†) 39.3   (1.28) 1.1   (0.24) 1.0   (0.22) 6.0   (0.52) 10.5   (0.71) 3.8   (0.47) 1.0   (0.24) 12.6   (0.74) 3.4   (0.44) 60.7   (1.28) 25.0   (1.11) 4.1   (0.39) 31.6   (1.14)
Hispanic 4,560 (13.8) 11.8   (0.22) 100.0 (†) 39.6   (0.90) 1.1   (0.16) 1.2   (0.20) 5.7   (0.42) 13.3   (0.65) 3.4   (0.33) 1.0   (0.21) 11.2   (0.64) 2.5   (0.32) 60.4   (0.90) 23.0   (0.76) 4.5   (0.42) 32.9   (0.95)
Asian 1,259 (8.7) 62.6   (0.62) 100.0 (†) 69.0   (0.65) 0.8   (0.12) 0.7   (0.11) 14.0   (0.46) 28.7   (0.69) 7.2   (0.36) 1.8   (0.19) 11.5   (0.47) 4.3   (0.30) 31.0   (0.65) 17.3   (0.53) 1.0   (0.13) 12.7   (0.46)
Pacific Islander 40 (2.3) 12.3   (2.34) 100.0 (†) 37.5   (10.00)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 14.8 ! (5.61)   (†) 62.5   (10.00) 15.6 ! (6.62)   (†) 46.5   (11.34)
American Indian/Alaska Native2 149 (4.3) 10.6   (1.05) 100.0 (†) 43.8   (4.89)   (†)   (†)   (†) 12.1   (3.29) 9.7 ! (3.09)   (†) 11.2   (2.98)   (†) 56.2   (4.89) 15.4   (3.72) 6.8 ! (2.60) 33.9   (4.34)
American Indian 122 (4.2) 10.8   (1.16) 100.0 (†) 41.8   (5.55)   (†)   (†)   (†) 9.3 ! (3.06) 9.3 ! (3.62)   (†) 10.7 ! (3.26)   (†) 58.2   (5.55) 14.5   (3.84) 7.0 ! (2.97) 36.7   (5.07)
Alaska Native 9 (0.8)   (†) 100.0 (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 430 (9.5) 32.3   (1.08) 100.0 (†) 44.8   (1.86) 1.6   (0.40) 0.6   (0.18) 6.2   (0.87) 13.8   (1.18) 5.2   (0.70) 1.4   (0.34) 13.2   (1.22) 2.8   (0.62) 55.2   (1.85) 20.7   (1.44) 3.1   (0.68) 31.4   (1.51)
Female                                                                                            
White 12,079 (8.3) 43.5   (0.19) 100.0 (†) 35.2   (0.24) 1.5   (0.06) 0.5   (0.04) 0.9   (0.05) 2.0   (0.06) 5.7   (0.13) 0.9   (0.06) 13.9   (0.20) 9.8   (0.15) 64.8   (0.24) 16.2   (0.19) 14.2   (0.17) 34.3   (0.27)
Black 2,829 (14.9) 23.9   (0.37) 100.0 (†) 38.5   (0.86) 0.5   (0.16) 0.3   (0.08) 2.5   (0.26) 2.1   (0.25) 5.3   (0.31) 0.5   (0.09) 16.5   (0.54) 10.8   (0.56) 61.5   (0.86) 21.7   (0.75) 8.1   (0.63) 31.7   (0.85)
Hispanic 4,109 (11.5) 17.7   (0.25) 100.0 (†) 36.0   (0.76) 1.1   (0.16) 0.5   (0.11) 1.4   (0.16) 2.8   (0.24) 4.4   (0.29) 0.8   (0.15) 17.0   (0.61) 8.1   (0.43) 64.0   (0.76) 20.2   (0.59) 10.8   (0.52) 33.0   (0.73)
Asian 1,390 (10.1) 64.7   (0.47) 100.0 (†) 54.6   (0.62) 0.7   (0.10) 0.9   (0.13) 7.7   (0.33) 10.8   (0.41) 8.8   (0.37) 1.8   (0.19) 13.4   (0.46) 10.5   (0.47) 45.4   (0.62) 21.5   (0.55) 3.9   (0.27) 20.0   (0.57)
Pacific Islander 40 (2.1) 20.4   (2.48) 100.0 (†) 44.3   (5.58)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 6.5 ! (2.94)   (†) 15.7 ! (4.96) 10.3 ! (3.19) 55.7   (5.58) 23.6   (4.97) 16.2   (4.50) 15.9   (4.74)
American Indian/Alaska Native2 146 (4.2) 14.4   (1.03) 100.0 (†) 37.8   (4.40)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 8.0   (2.35)   (†) 16.5   (3.15) 9.9   (2.10) 62.2   (4.40) 17.8   (3.55) 14.0   (2.54) 30.5   (3.97)
American Indian 124 (4.0) 13.6   (1.21) 100.0 (†) 36.8   (4.82)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 6.5 ! (2.33)   (†) 18.4   (3.85) 8.0   (2.02) 63.2   (4.82) 15.8   (3.40) 12.6   (2.57) 34.8   (4.47)
Alaska Native 9 (1.3)   (†) 100.0 (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 447 (8.6) 39.4   (0.91) 100.0 (†) 40.4   (1.68) 1.3   (0.35) 0.5 ! (0.20) 2.0   (0.40) 2.3   (0.30) 6.9   (0.79) 0.9   (0.23) 17.8   (1.22) 8.7   (0.92) 59.6   (1.68) 16.1   (1.10) 6.4   (0.62) 37.1   (1.47)
                                                                                             
Nativity                                                                                            
Hispanic                                                                                            
U.S.-born3 4,606 (24.9) 19.1   (0.25) 100.0 (†) 35.6   (0.64) 1.0   (0.12) 0.6   (0.10) 2.4   (0.24) 5.2   (0.35) 4.1   (0.28) 0.9   (0.16) 15.5   (0.56) 5.9   (0.34) 64.4   (0.64) 20.5   (0.57) 8.5   (0.40) 35.4   (0.68)
Foreign-born 4,063 (24.3) 9.5   (0.24) 100.0 (†) 41.9   (1.24) 1.3   (0.25) 1.2   (0.25) 5.0   (0.43) 11.9   (0.74) 3.8   (0.43) 1.0   (0.24) 12.3   (0.79) 5.3   (0.52) 58.1   (1.24) 23.5   (0.97) 7.2   (0.62) 27.4   (1.12)
Asian                                                                                            
U.S.-born3 809 (10.9) 60.5   (0.71) 100.0 (†) 51.0   (0.87) 0.5   (0.13) 0.7   (0.17) 4.1   (0.32) 9.0   (0.52) 11.0   (0.53) 1.5   (0.21) 16.9   (0.68) 7.2   (0.50) 49.0   (0.87) 21.4   (0.73) 2.8   (0.30) 24.8   (0.85)
Foreign-born 1,840 (15.1) 65.1   (0.45) 100.0 (†) 65.6   (0.49) 0.9   (0.10) 0.8   (0.11) 13.4   (0.40) 23.3   (0.55) 6.9   (0.28) 1.9   (0.18) 10.7   (0.35) 7.8   (0.36) 34.4   (0.49) 18.7   (0.45) 2.5   (0.18) 13.2   (0.41)
                                                                                             
Citizenship status                                                                                            
U.S.-born citizen 34,876 (40.9) 33.3   (0.13) 100.0 (†) 37.2   (0.19) 1.7   (0.05) 0.7   (0.03) 2.9   (0.06) 5.8   (0.09) 5.4   (0.08) 1.1   (0.04) 13.2   (0.13) 6.5   (0.10) 62.8   (0.19) 19.8   (0.14) 9.5   (0.10) 33.5   (0.17)
Naturalized citizen 2,255 (19.3) 39.2   (0.41) 100.0 (†) 48.4   (0.66) 0.7   (0.11) 1.0   (0.14) 6.0   (0.33) 9.2   (0.38) 7.9   (0.34) 1.3   (0.14) 13.2   (0.47) 9.2   (0.46) 51.6   (0.66) 24.9   (0.58) 3.9   (0.30) 22.8   (0.62)
Noncitizen 5,407 (32.9) 27.1   (0.29) 100.0 (†) 62.0   (0.48) 1.2   (0.13) 1.0   (0.09) 11.8   (0.37) 23.0   (0.46) 5.3   (0.23) 2.0   (0.15) 11.5   (0.35) 6.2   (0.26) 38.0   (0.48) 17.5   (0.38) 3.8   (0.21) 16.7   (0.40)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately.
2 Includes persons reporting American Indian alone, persons reporting Alaska Native alone, and persons from American Indian and/or Alaska Native tribes specified or not specified.
3 Includes those born in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Marianas, as well as those born abroad to U.S.-citizen parents.
NOTE: Estimates are for the entire population in the indicated age range, including persons living in households and persons living in group quarters (such as college residence halls, residential treatment centers, military barracks, and correctional facilities). The first bachelor’s degree major reported by respondents was used to classify their field of study, even though they were able to report a second bachelor’s degree major and may possess advanced degrees in other fields. STEM fields, as defined here, consist of the fields specified in columns 6 through 13. Data were assembled based on major field aggregations, except that management of STEM activities was counted as a STEM field instead of a business field. 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), 2013. (This table was prepared February 2015.)

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