Table 3-25
Racial/ethnic distribution of individuals in S&E occupations, S&E degree holders, college graduates, and U.S. residents: 2008
(Percent)
 
Race/ethnicity S&E occupations S&E degree holders College degree holders Total U.S. residential population
 
S&E occupations        
Asian 16.9 11.2 8.5 4.7
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.7
Black 3.9 5.5 7.2 11.7
Hispanic 4.9 5.6 6.2 13.9
White 71.8 75.2 76.5 67.6
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.1
Two or more races 1.7 1.7 1.1 1.2
 

SOURCES: Census Bureau, American Community Survey (2008); National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT) (2008), http://sestat.nsf.gov.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012