Table 3-24
Foreign-born proportion of individuals with highest degree in S&E, by field and education level: 2003
(Percent)
 
      Highest degree
Field All degree levelsa   Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
 
All S&E 18.8   15.2 27.2 34.6
Computer/mathematical sciences 25.8   19.3 40.5 47.5
Computer sciences 29.9   22.3 46.5 57.4
Mathematics 18.5   14.4 25.5 43.1
Biological/agricultural/environmental life sciences 16.6   12.6 21.2 36.2
Agricultural and food sciences 11.6   8.8 15.9 32.7
Biological sciences 19.0   14.6 23.9 37.4
Environmental life sciences 6.6   4.3 13.5 13.3
Physical sciences 22.9   16.9 28.9 36.9
Chemistry 25.3   18.1 42.1 37.0
Geosciences 11.3   8.3 13.0 26.2
Physics/astronomy 32.6   27.4 34.4 40.1
Other physical sciences 16.3   14.1 11.1 48.7
Social sciences 11.5   10.8 13.3 16.9
Economics 21.7   19.8 30.5 31.5
Political science 11.0   9.5 17.1 24.2
Psychology 9.7   10.1 8.5 9.8
Sociology/anthropology 7.2   6.7 10.2 13.6
Other social sciences 13.0   10.6 18.2 31.3
Engineering 26.8   21.5 38.3 50.6
Aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical 16.4   9.7 29.6 52.6
Chemical 26.0   17.7 49.4 47.0
Civil 24.9   19.7 39.3 54.2
Electrical 34.1   28.1 45.9 57.5
Industrial 21.5   17.5 33.1 42.0
Mechanical 23.0   19.6 34.3 52.2
Other engineering 23.4   18.8 25.8 44.6
 

aIncludes professional degrees not broken out separately.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT) (2003), http://sestat.nsf.gov.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2010