Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Shape of the Academy: Black Issues Takes a Look at Various Statistical Indicators That Help to Define the Landscape of Doctoral Education in the United States

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Shape of the Academy: Black Issues Takes a Look at Various Statistical Indicators That Help to Define the Landscape of Doctoral Education in the United States

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The Top 10

Doctorate-granting institutions having the largest
number of U.S. Black doctoral recipients, 1998-
2002

Institution                                    Number

Nova Southeastern University                     374
Howard University                                247
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor                 140
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill         121
The Ohio State University Main Campus            118
University of Maryland-College Park              117
Temple University                                113
Virginia Polytechnic Inst.
and State University                             108
Florida State University                         102
Wayne State University                           102

SOURCE: NSF/NIH/USED/NEH/USDA/NASA, SURVEY OF EARNED DOCTORATES,
HTTP.//WWW.NORC.UCHICAGO.EDU/ISSUES/SED-2002.PDF

A Matter of Degrees

Percentage of Doctorates Earned by Minority Students

AFRICAN AMERICAN

1980-1981       3.4%

2000-2001       3.9%

HISPANIC

1980-1981       1.7%

2000-2001       2.7%

AMERICAN INDIAN **

1980-1981       0.2%

2000-2001       0.4%

ASIAN AMERICAN *

1980-1981       1.5%

2000-2001       3.4%

* ASIAN AMERICAN INCLUDES PACIFIC ISLANDERS ** AMERICAN INDIAN INCLUDES
ALASKA NATIVES. SOURCE: AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION, MINORITIES IN
HIGHER EDUCATION 20TH ANNUAL STATUS REPORT; NATIONAL OPINION RESEARCH
CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, DOCTORATE FILE, VARIOUS YEARS.

Percentage of all doctorates earned by all minorities for
selected fields 2000-2001

Education                   18.5%

Professional/Others *       13.9%

Social Sciences             13.6%

Humanities                  12.4%

Life Sciences               11.8%

Engineering **               9.0%

Physical Sciences            8.2%

* PROFESSIONAL-OTHER FIELDS INCLUDE AGRICULTURAL/ENVIRONMENTAL
DESIGN, BUSINESS, COMMUNICATIONS, HOME ECONOMICS, LAW, PUBLIC
ADMINISTRATION, SOCIAL WORK, THEOLOGICAL PROGRAMS AND OTHER
PROFESSIONAL FIELDS. ** ENGINEERING INCLUDES ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES,
SOURCE: AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION, MINORITIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
20TH ANNUAL STATUS REPORT: NATIONAL OPINION RESEARCH CENTER AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO.

Note: Table made from bar graph.

Doctorates Earned by Minority Students by Race and Sex, 2000-2001

AFRICAN AMERICAN

Total        1,604

Men          36. … 
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