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Table 324.35. Doctor's degrees conferred to females by postsecondary institutions, by race/ethnicity and field of study: 2018-19 and 2019-20
Field of study 2018-19 2019-20
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 101,806 58,752 10,043 8,121 12,060 11,894 166 414 2,953 9,463 104,953 60,180 10,576 8,681 12,403 12,210 193 412 3,248 9,453
Agriculture and natural resources1 3,454 2,562 105 191 153 152 1 12 89 342 3,477 2,537 82 259 181 178 3 12 100 306
Architecture and related services 140 53 8 5 8 8 0 0 3 63 144 45 7 11 12 12 0 0 1 68
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 237 91 38 28 18 16 2 3 9 50 211 79 33 26 17 17 0 5 9 42
Biological and biomedical sciences 4,149 2,121 162 286 426 418 8 14 120 1,020 4,217 2,157 192 278 375 370 5 8 136 1,071
Business2 1,652 657 451 92 96 94 2 8 37 311 1,571 602 448 94 88 87 1 9 42 288

Communication, journalism, and related programs
333 162 27 13 21 21 0 1 6 103 360 185 27 18 15 14 1 0 10 105
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 and support
    services
508 143 26 10 49 48 1 1 8 271 547 144 44 17 41 40 1 1 16 284
Education 8,885 5,016 1,948 829 340 327 13 56 198 498 8,960 5,078 1,967 813 335 309 26 44 216 507
Engineering 2,726 808 79 92 234 234 0 4 47 1,462 2,743 766 63 108 224 224 0 2 41 1,539

Engineering technologies3
60 24 9 1 5 5 0 0 1 20 49 20 5 0 3 3 0 0 0 21
English language and literature/letters 790 561 32 54 33 32 1 2 29 79 768 535 53 38 33 32 1 1 33 75
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 209 100 22 14 10 10 0 1 6 56 215 122 19 11 6 6 0 0 3 54
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 727 335 11 68 36 36 0 1 15 261 640 281 7 82 33 33 0 1 7 229
Health professions and related programs 47,277 28,469 4,043 3,156 8,475 8,379 96 164 1,365 1,605 49,960 29,541 4,567 3,551 8,917 8,813 104 172 1,633 1,579

Homeland security, law enforcement, and
    firefighting
126 74 32 8 2 2 0 0 7 3 150 83 34 12 0 0 0 0 5 16
Legal professions and studies 17,735 10,692 1,915 2,362 1,309 1,280 29 103 625 729 18,049 10,993 1,858 2,398 1,303 1,272 31 112 638 747
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and
    humanities
74 50 15 2 2 2 0 1 2 2 66 42 10 6 1 1 0 1 2 4
Library science 26 17 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 6 20 10 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 9
Mathematics and statistics 593 176 14 20 41 41 0 0 12 330 586 169 11 12 45 45 0 1 6 342
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 523 293 58 24 35 34 1 3 18 92 630 333 61 44 32 32 0 2 21 137
Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and
    kinesiology
162 107 14 3 3 3 0 2 4 29 166 109 15 12 3 3 0 1 6 20
Philosophy and religious studies 242 145 13 12 16 16 0 1 9 46 212 131 18 12 13 13 0 0 5 33
Physical sciences and science technologies 2,129 956 48 97 149 149 0 1 53 825 2,026 949 24 97 133 131 2 3 57 763

Precision production
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Psychology 4,619 2,880 471 475 323 315 8 22 165 283 4,763 3,076 480 513 304 293 11 13 169 208
Public administration and social services 880 451 208 72 33 31 2 8 17 91 987 458 270 83 41 38 3 8 19 108
Social sciences and history 2,082 1,078 107 144 124 123 1 4 69 556 2,018 1,029 101 129 124 122 2 11 47 577
Social sciences 1,713 824 88 113 115 114 1 2 58 513 1,671 805 86 104 105 103 2 9 37 525
History 369 254 19 31 9 9 0 2 11 43 347 224 15 25 19 19 0 2 10 52

Theology and religious vocations
532 256 166 24 27 26 1 1 8 50 510 250 163 15 30 29 1 4 6 42
Transportation and materials moving 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 2
Visual and performing arts 934 473 20 38 91 91 0 1 31 280 900 453 16 42 91 90 1 1 20 277
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 Includes Agricultural, animal, plant, veterinary science, and related fields; and Natural resources and conservation.
2 Includes Business, management, marketing, and related support services; and Culinary, entertainment, and personal services.
3 Includes Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields; Construction trades; and Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians.
NOTE: Data in this table represent the 50 states and the District of Columbia. 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 study, and sex were used to estimate race/ethnicity for students whose race/ethnicity was not reported. Data in this table are based on the 2020 Classification of Instructional Programs. To facilitate trend comparisons, certain aggregations have been made of the degree fields as reported in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). 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 2019 and Fall 2020, Completions component. (This table was prepared September 2021.)

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