Figure F-2. Field distribution of S&E and non-S&E doctoral degrees awarded to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, by race/ethnicity: 2001
NOTE: Hispanic total includes Puerto Rican, Mexican American, and other Hispanic.
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2001.
The proportion of all doctorates earned in S&E fields varies considerably across racial/ethnic groups.
- More than half of all doctorates awarded to U.S. citizens and permanent residents were earned in S&E fields in 2001.
- However, among blacks, more than half of the doctorates earned in 2001 were in non-S&E fields, primarily education.
- In contrast, 78 percent of doctorates earned by Asians/Pacific Islanders were in S&E fields, and only 7 percent were in education in 2001.