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Figure F-3. Doctoral degrees awarded in S&E and non-S&E fields to U.S. citizens and permanent residents with disabilities: 1997–2006

Figure Updated: December 2008

Figure F-3. Doctoral degrees awarded in S&E and non-S&E fields to U.S. citizens and permanent residents with disabilities: 1997–2006.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Earned Doctorates, 1997–2006.

The number of S&E and non-S&E doctoral degrees awarded to U.S. citizens and permanent residents with disabilities was about the same in 2006 as in 1997.

  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents with disabilities earned 272 S&E doctorates in 2006, with numbers fluctuating between 251 and 309 over the 1997–2006 period.
  • They earned from 289 to 372 non-S&E doctorates during that period.
  • Persons with disabilities earned approximately 2% of the 16,712 S&E doctorates to U.S. citizens and permanent residents in 2006.

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