Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

The Ph.D.: By the Numbers

Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

The Ph.D.: By the Numbers

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Ph.D. Profiles--A Closer Look, 2005

                              GENDER       CITIZENSHIP/RACE

                                           Non-U.S.   American
DISCIPLINE        Total   Male    Female   Citizen     Indian

Business          1,164   692      472       501         1
Chemistry         2,126   1,403    723       879         2
Economics         1,029   720      309       698         1
Computer Science  1,134   909      225       667         1
English           1,600   631      969       292         9
History           923     539      384       118         6
Law               40      26        14        22         0
Math              1,201   875      326       663         0
Music             902     483      419       208         2
Pharmaceutical
  Sciences        166     80        86        99         0

                               CITIZENSHIP/RACE

                                                       Other/
DISCIPLINE        Asian   Black   White    Hispanic   Unknown

Business           25      51      456        30        100
Chemistry          85      35      925        52        148
Economics          24       6      231        13         56
Computer Science   52      15      305        9          85
English            50      62     1,009       46        132
History            22      41      633        32         71
Law                 1       0       9         0          8
Math               38      16      387        23         74
Music              30      17      505        16        124
Pharmaceutical
  Sciences          6       8       34        1          18

SOURCE: DOCTORATE RECIPIENTS FROM UNITED STATES UNIVERSITIES: SUMMARY
REPORT 2005

Number of Doctoral Recipients by Discipline and
Race/Ethnicity: 1995 and 2005 (U.S. citizens only)

                           1995     2005

ALL FIELDS
  Asian/Pacific Islander   1,129    1,493
  Black                    1,293    1,688
  Hispanic                 922      1,294
  American Indian          148      139
  White                    23,888   20,845
  Other                    64       457
  Total                    27,740   26,312

PHYSICAL SCIENCES *
  Asian/Pacific Islander   219      241
  Black                    49       84
  Hispanic                 84       116
  American Indian          10       9
  White                    3,167    2,508
  Other                    6        56
  Total                    3,591    3,074
ENGINEERING
  Asian/Pacific Islander   254      242
  Black                    53       85
  Hispanic                 61       73
  American Indian          9        8
  White                    1,958    1,521
  Other                    2        34
  Total                    2,386    1,999
LIFE SCIENCES
  Asian/Pacific Islander   262      508
  Black                    159      269
  Hispanic                 147      266
  American Indian          27       19
  White                    4,404    4,679
  Other                    13       101
  Total                    5,063    5,911
SOCIAL SCIENCES
  Asian/Pacific Islander   165      198
  Black                    236      296
  Hispanic                 216      289
  American Indian          30       32
  White                    4,345    3,806
  Other                    18       99
  Total                    5,052    4,807
HUMANITIES
  Asian/Pacific Islander   90       140
  Black                    106      172
  Hispanic                 131      194
  American Indian          19       22
  White                    3,571    3,217
  Other                    12       77
  Total                    3,982    3,895
EDUCATION
  Asian/Pacific Islander   84       112
  Black                    579      661
  Hispanic                 235      277
  American Indian          41       43
  White                    4,794    3,928
  Other                    10       67
  Total                    5,775    5,136
PROFESSIONAL/OTHER
  Asian/Pacific Islander   55       52
  Black                    111      121
  Hispanic                 48       79
  American Indian          12       6
  White                    1,649    1,186
  Other                    3        23
  Total                    1,891    1,490

* Includes mathematics and computer science

SOURCE: DOCTORATE RECIPIENTS FROM UNITED STATES

UNIVERSITIES: SUMMARY REPORT 2005

Median Age and Total Number of Ph. … 
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