Participation in doctoral education by underrepresented minorities who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents is increasing, as evidenced by a 31% increase in the number of doctorates awarded to blacks or African Americans over the past 10 years and a 71% increase in the number of Hispanic or Latino doctorate recipients. Owing to these growth rates, the proportion of doctorates earned by blacks or African Americans has risen from 6.2% in 2005 to 6.5% in 2015, and the proportion awarded to Hispanics or Latinos has grown from 5.1% to 7.0%. The number of American Indian or Alaska Native doctorate recipients increased from 2014 to 2015 (figure F).
Doctorates earned by underrepresented minority U.S. citizens and permanent residents: 2005–15
|Year||American Indian or Alaska Native||Black or African American||Hispanic or Latino|
NOTES: Excludes U.S. citizen and permanent resident respondents who did not report ethnicity or race. Hispanic may be any race.
- SOURCE: Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities 2015. Related detailed data: tables 19, 22, 23, 24.