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Table 324.25. Doctor's degrees conferred by postsecondary institutions, by race/ethnicity and field of study: 2016-17 and 2017-18
Field of study 2016-17 2017-18
Total White Black His- panic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Two or more races 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 Total Asian Pacific Islander
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
All fields, total 181,357 107,444 14,070 12,493 20,345 20,017 328 747 4,166 22,092 184,074 107,415 14,241 13,253 20,762 20,447 315 707 4,497 23,199
Agriculture and natural resources 1,561 722 49 56 51 51 0 3 20 660 1,496 726 49 52 45 43 2 5 20 599
Architecture and related services 291 103 7 15 36 33 3 1 9 120 250 81 14 13 25 24 1 1 9 107
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 349 153 58 42 18 18 0 4 9 65 335 139 55 35 28 26 2 13 12 53
Biological and biomedical sciences 8,087 4,246 303 467 769 758 11 25 210 2,067 8,222 4,427 322 479 733 727 6 13 179 2,069
Business 3,328 1,411 721 206 238 231 7 14 43 695 3,338 1,467 726 148 217 206 11 11 64 705
                                         
Communication, journalism, and related programs 615 357 49 30 35 35 0 2 12 130 666 385 34 19 28 27 1 3 13 184
Communications technologies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer and information sciences 1,982 617 85 54 116 115 1 2 19 1,089 2,017 572 76 58 122 122 0 4 27 1,158
Construction trades 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education 12,692 7,582 2,639 1,009 444 407 37 90 219 709 12,780 7,582 2,491 1,156 462 431 31 79 260 750
                                         
Engineering 10,371 3,076 187 319 749 744 5 12 117 5,911 10,817 3,190 179 303 720 720 0 11 143 6,271
Engineering technologies and engineering-related
     fields1
152 65 13 6 11 11 0 0 0 57 212 92 33 7 20 20 0 0 3 57
English language and literature/letters 1,347 994 54 97 49 47 2 10 32 111 1,295 946 65 74 64 63 1 7 25 114
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 317 172 30 18 21 21 0 1 5 70 274 141 25 15 16 16 0 0 6 71
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,168 604 12 121 50 50 0 4 13 364 1,213 565 20 147 49 48 1 3 21 408
                                         
Health professions and related programs 77,693 49,286 5,031 4,851 13,715 13,536 179 260 1,949 2,601 80,305 50,069 5,345 5,322 14,325 14,146 179 274 2,186 2,784
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 177 107 30 16 2 2 0 1 0 21 150 88 20 16 5 4 1 1 3 17
Legal professions and studies 35,123 23,319 3,006 3,730 2,594 2,537 57 231 1,022 1,221 34,544 22,601 3,073 3,946 2,385 2,333 52 198 1,007 1,334
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and
   humanities
95 74 3 5 4 3 1 1 3 5 93 67 3 4 4 4 0 1 2 12
Library science 42 21 4 3 4 3 1 0 0 10 54 27 4 2 6 6 0 0 1 14
                                         
Mathematics and statistics 1,925 739 22 50 138 138 0 3 30 943 2,010 753 35 62 124 122 2 1 32 1,003
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 0 0 0 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 0 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 854 462 82 40 44 44 0 5 20 201 850 462 79 51 49 47 2 4 12 193
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 319 208 20 11 6 6 0 1 7 66 298 189 21 7 10 10 0 1 8 62
                                         
Philosophy and religious studies 741 509 42 29 31 31 0 2 18 110 768 526 57 28 23 23 0 2 12 120
Physical sciences and science technologies 6,027 2,910 110 227 327 326 1 14 85 2,354 6,181 2,910 120 226 367 359 8 9 109 2,440
Precision production 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Psychology 6,702 4,525 623 597 388 373 15 25 162 382 6,275 4,231 515 576 386 380 6 30 166 371
Public administration and social services 1,116 575 238 67 54 54 0 5 26 151 1,157 596 223 75 42 40 2 9 30 182
                                         
Social sciences and history 4,706 2,564 238 259 215 211 4 19 88 1,323 4,676 2,472 218 259 247 243 4 17 96 1,367
Social sciences 3,781 1,909 197 184 189 185 4 13 71 1,218 3,765 1,827 170 190 221 218 3 15 85 1,257
History 925 655 41 75 26 26 0 6 17 105 911 645 48 69 26 25 1 2 11 110
Theology and religious vocations 1,792 950 364 71 143 140 3 4 12 248 2,023 1,070 385 90 148 146 2 6 22 302
Transportation and materials moving 11 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 16 9 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 5
Visual and performing arts 1,774 1,086 50 97 93 92 1 8 36 404 1,759 1,032 54 83 110 109 1 4 29 447
Other and not classified 0 0 0 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: Data are for postsecondary institutions participating 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 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): "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. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2017 and Fall 2018, Completions component. (This table was prepared October 2019.)

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