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Figure H-6. Distribution of S&E doctorate holders employed in 4-year colleges and universities among Carnegie classification of institution, by race/ethnicity: 2006

Figure Updated: December 2008

Figure H-6. Distribution of S&E doctorate holders employed in 4-year colleges and universities among Carnegie classification of institution, by race/ethnicity: 2006.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT).

Among those employed by 4-year colleges and universities, a higher percentage of Asian and a lower percentage of black than of white S&E doctorate holders were in the nation's top research universities.

  • One-third of black S&E doctorate holders employed in 4-year colleges and universities, compared with 42% of Hispanic and 44% of white S&E doctorate holders were employed in doctorate granting universities with very high research activity.
  • More than half (54%) of Asian S&E doctorate holders employed in 4-year colleges and universities were employed in doctorate-granting universities with very high research activity.
  • Black S&E doctorate holders employed in 4-year colleges and universities were more likely than other racial/ethnic groups to be employed in master's granting colleges and universities.

(For further information, see "Academic Institutions of Minority Faculty with S&E Doctorates," NSF 06-318, http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf06318/.)

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