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Figure B-1. Students with disabilities as a percentage of undergraduate and graduate students, by field: 2004

Figure Updated: December 2008

Figure B-1. Students with disabilities as a percentage of undergraduate and graduate students, by field: 2004.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2003–04 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:04).

Students with disabilities were a higher percentage of undergraduate than of graduate students in 2004.

  • Among undergraduates, students with disabilities were roughly 11% of students in most fields.
  • Among graduate students, students with disabilities were roughly 7% of students in most fields.
  • Students with disabilities were a slightly higher percentage of social and behavioral sciences graduate students (10%) and a slightly lower percentage of engineering and computer sciences graduate students (3%) than of graduate students in other fields.

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