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Table 271. -  Doctor's degrees conferred by institutions of higher education, by racial/ethnic group, major field of study, and sex of student: 1995-96
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                                                 |                            Total                             |                               Men                          |                          Women
                                                 |______________________________________________________________|____________________________________________________________|____________________________________________________________
                                                 |          | White, |Black, |       | Asian/ |American|        |        | White, |Black, |       | Asian/ |American|        |        | White, |Black, |       | Asian/ |American|
              Major field of study               |  Total   |  non-  | non-  | His-  |Pacific |Indian/ |Nonresi-| Total  |  non-  | non-  | His-  |Pacific |Indian/ |Nonresi-| Total  |  non-  | non-  | His-  |Pacific |Indian/ | Nonresi-
                                                 |          |Hispanic| His-  | panic |Islander|Alaskan |  dent  |        |Hispanic| His-  | panic |Islander|Alaskan |  dent  |        |Hispanic| His-  | panic |Islander|Alaskan | dent
                                                 |          |        | panic |       |        | Native | alien  |        |        | panic |       |        | Native | alien  |        |        | panic |       |        | Native | alien
_________________________________________________|__________|________|_______|_______|________|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|________|________
                        1                        |    2     |   3    |   4   |   5   |   6    |   7    |   8    |   9    |   10   |  11   |  12   |   13   |   14   |   15   |   16   |   17   |  18   |  19   |   20   |   21   |   22
_________________________________________________|__________|________|_______|_______|________|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|________|________
  All fields, total\1\ ..........................|   44,645 | 27,756 | 1,636 |   999 |  2,646 |    158 | 11,450 | 26,836 | 15,101 |   730 |   516 |  1,693 |     80 |  8,716 | 17,809 | 12,655 |   906 |   483 |    953 |     78 |  2,734
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Agriculture and natural resources ...............|    1,271 |    575 |    23 |    11 |     72 |      3 |    587 |    935 |    403 |    21 |     8 |     51 |      1 |    451 |    336 |    172 |     2 |     3 |     21 |      2 |    136
Architecture and related programs ...............|      141 |     67 |     5 |     0 |      6 |      0 |     63 |     96 |     38 |     3 |     0 |      5 |      0 |     50 |     45 |     29 |     2 |     0 |      1 |      0 |     13
Area, ethnic, and cultural studies ..............|      184 |    117 |    22 |     3 |     13 |      1 |     28 |     94 |     55 |     8 |     2 |      7 |      1 |     21 |     90 |     62 |    14 |     1 |      6 |      0 |      7
Biological sciences/life sciences ...............|    4,780 |  2,838 |    79 |   101 |    464 |     14 |  1,284 |  2,773 |  1,610 |    43 |    55 |    264 |      6 |    795 |  2,007 |  1,228 |    36 |    46 |    200 |      8 |    489
Business ........................................|    1,368 |    817 |    45 |    20 |     77 |      6 |    403 |    974 |    529 |    26 |    14 |     58 |      5 |    342 |    394 |    288 |    19 |     6 |     19 |      1 |     61
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Communications ..................................|      338 |    232 |    19 |     5 |     12 |      0 |     70 |    184 |    124 |    10 |     4 |      6 |      0 |     40 |    154 |    108 |     9 |     1 |      6 |      0 |     30
Communications technologies .....................|        7 |      0 |     1 |     0 |      4 |      0 |      2 |      6 |      0 |     0 |     0 |      4 |      0 |      2 |      1 |      0 |     1 |     0 |      0 |      0 |      0
Computer and information sciences ...............|      867 |    367 |    10 |     9 |     84 |      2 |    395 |    741 |    302 |    10 |     8 |     72 |      2 |    347 |    126 |     65 |     0 |     1 |     12 |      0 |     48
Education .......................................|    6,676 |  5,128 |   564 |   218 |    157 |     51 |    558 |  2,525 |  1,899 |   175 |    86 |     60 |     16 |    289 |  4,151 |  3,229 |   389 |   132 |     97 |     35 |    269
Engineering .....................................|    6,369 |  2,507 |    74 |    89 |    570 |     12 |  3,117 |  5,570 |  2,125 |    55 |    72 |    482 |     10 |  2,826 |    799 |    382 |    19 |    17 |     88 |      2 |    291
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Engineering-related technologies ................|       11 |      3 |     0 |     0 |      1 |      0 |      7 |     10 |      3 |     0 |     0 |      1 |      0 |      6 |      1 |      0 |     0 |     0 |      0 |      0 |      1
English language and literature/letters .........|    1,535 |  1,240 |    50 |    32 |     46 |      5 |    162 |    590 |    460 |    16 |    12 |     17 |      3 |     82 |    945 |    780 |    34 |    20 |     29 |      2 |     80
Foreign languages and literatures................|      876 |    499 |     8 |    64 |     45 |      1 |    259 |    387 |    209 |     3 |    28 |     18 |      0 |    129 |    489 |    290 |     5 |    36 |     27 |      1 |    130
Health professions and related sciences .........|    2,119 |  1,342 |    64 |    52 |    166 |      2 |    493 |    919 |    493 |    18 |    15 |     90 |      1 |    302 |  1,200 |    849 |    46 |    37 |     76 |      1 |    191
Home economics and vocational home economics ....|      414 |    289 |    33 |     9 |      8 |      0 |     75 |    117 |     83 |     8 |     5 |      3 |      0 |     18 |    297 |    206 |    25 |     4 |      5 |      0 |     57
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Law and legal studies ...........................|       91 |     40 |     2 |     3 |      5 |      0 |     41 |     59 |     24 |     1 |     1 |      2 |      0 |     31 |     32 |     16 |     1 |     2 |      3 |      0 |     10
Liberal arts and sciences,                       |          |        |       |       |        |        |        |        |        |       |       |        |        |        |        |        |       |       |        |        |
  general studies, and humanities ...............|       75 |     61 |     6 |     1 |      2 |      0 |      5 |     33 |     28 |     3 |     1 |      0 |      0 |      1 |     42 |     33 |     3 |     0 |      2 |      0 |      4
Library science .................................|       53 |     39 |     2 |     1 |      6 |      0 |      5 |     10 |      6 |     0 |     1 |      2 |      0 |      1 |     43 |     33 |     2 |     0 |      4 |      0 |      4
Mathematics .....................................|    1,209 |    547 |     9 |     9 |     98 |      1 |    545 |    962 |    427 |     7 |     8 |     73 |      1 |    446 |    247 |    120 |     2 |     1 |     25 |      0 |     99
Multi/interdisciplinary studies .................|      441 |    301 |    38 |    11 |     16 |      4 |     71 |    218 |    131 |    22 |     5 |      7 |      2 |     51 |    223 |    170 |    16 |     6 |      9 |      2 |     20
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Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies ..|      104 |     71 |     7 |     2 |      3 |      0 |     21 |     65 |     39 |     4 |     2 |      2 |      0 |     18 |     39 |     32 |     3 |     0 |      1 |      0 |      3
Philosophy and religion .........................|      549 |    436 |    15 |     8 |     14 |      1 |     75 |    385 |    301 |    10 |     6 |      7 |      1 |     60 |    164 |    135 |     5 |     2 |      7 |      0 |     15
Physical sciences and science technologies.......|    4,571 |  2,446 |    56 |    68 |    389 |     11 |  1,601 |  3,515 |  1,864 |    39 |    58 |    267 |      7 |  1,280 |  1,056 |    582 |    17 |    10 |    122 |      4 |    321
Precision production trades......................|        0 |      0 |     0 |     0 |      0 |      0 |      0 |      0 |      0 |     0 |     0 |      0 |      0 |      0 |      0 |      0 |     0 |     0 |      0 |      0 |      0
Protective services .............................|       38 |     32 |     2 |     0 |      2 |      0 |      2 |     22 |     17 |     1 |     0 |      2 |      0 |      2 |     16 |     15 |     1 |     0 |      0 |      0 |      0
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Psychology ......................................|    3,711 |  3,087 |   159 |   148 |    100 |     23 |    194 |  1,259 |  1,047 |    41 |    45 |     28 |     12 |     86 |  2,452 |  2,040 |   118 |   103 |     72 |     11 |    108
Public administration and services ..............|      499 |    340 |    44 |    14 |     11 |      1 |     89 |    220 |    142 |     9 |     5 |      6 |      0 |     58 |    279 |    198 |    35 |     9 |      5 |      1 |     31
R.O.T.C. and military technologies ..............|        0 |      0 |     0 |     0 |      0 |      0 |      0 |      0 |      0 |     0 |     0 |      0 |      0 |      0 |      0 |      0 |     0 |     0 |      0 |      0 |      0
Social sciences and history......................|    3,760 |  2,471 |   121 |    95 |    163 |     15 |    895 |  2,339 |  1,448 |    69 |    59 |     86 |     10 |    667 |  1,421 |  1,023 |    52 |    36 |     77 |      5 |    228
Theological studies and religious vocations .....|    1,521 |  1,062 |   147 |    10 |     63 |      4 |    235 |  1,304 |    903 |   112 |     9 |     57 |      2 |    221 |    217 |    159 |    35 |     1 |      6 |      2 |     14
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Transportation and material moving workers ......|        0 |      0 |     0 |     0 |      0 |      0 |      0 |      0 |      0 |     0 |     0 |      0 |      0 |      0 |      0 |      0 |     0 |     0 |      0 |      0 |      0
Visual and performing arts ......................|    1,067 |    802 |    31 |    16 |     49 |      1 |    168 |    524 |    391 |    16 |     7 |     16 |      0 |     94 |    543 |    411 |    15 |     9 |     33 |      1 |     74
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\1\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. Excludes 5 men and 2 women whose racial/ethnic group and field of study were not available.

NOTE.--To facilitate trend comparisons, certain aggregations have been made of the degree fields as reported in the IPEDS "Completions" survey: "Agriculture and natural resources" includes Agricultural business and production, Agricultural sciences, and Conservation and renewable natural resources; and "Business" includes Business management and administrative services, Marketing operations/marketing and distribution, and Consumer and personal services.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions" survey. (This table was prepared June 1998.)


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