Figure F-1. Doctoral degrees awarded in S&E and non-S&E fields to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, by sex:
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Earned Doctorates, 1966–2005.
Both the number of U.S. citizen and permanent resident women earning doctoral degrees and their percentage of total awards in S&E and non-S&E fields rose between 1966 and 2005.
- The number of U.S. citizen and permanent resident women earning S&E doctorates rose from 785 in 1966 to 6,913 in 1995 and remained at approximately 7,000 doctorates per year through 2005.
- The number of U.S. citizen and permanent resident men earning S&E doctoral degrees dropped from 1971 through the late 1980s and again from 1995 through 2002.
- By 2005, women earned 45% of S&E and 61% of non-S&E doctoral degrees to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, up from 8% and 18%, respectively, in 1966.
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For Additional Information:
- Table F-11. S&E doctorates awarded to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, by field, sex, and race/ethnicity: 1998–2005 Excel PDF
This figure will be updated as new data become available. This figure was last updated October 2007.