Figure D-2. Field distribution of S&E graduate students, by race/ethnicity: 2003
NOTES: Data are for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Physical sciences include earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences.
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, 2003.
Asian/Pacific Islander S&E graduate students are distributed among S&E fields differently from graduate students of other racial/ethnic groups.
- In 2003, more than 50 percent of black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaskan Native graduate students and 38 percent of white students were in psychology or social sciences, compared to 20 percent of Asian/Pacific Islander students.
- Larger percentages of Asian/Pacific Islander graduate students than of other groups were in computer sciences and engineering.
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- Table D-1. S&E graduate students, by field, citizenship, and race/ethnicity: 1996–2003 Excel PDF
This figure will be updated as new data become available. This figure was last updated March 2006.