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 Doctorate Recipients by Race/Ethnicity in Selected Disciplines



This series of charts shows the gradual increase in minorities that earned doctorates in social science disciplines over the past two decades. In 2006, sociology had the highest share of African Americans earning doctorates, although not the highest number. As of 2006, economics had the highest percentage of Asian Americans earning doctorates in these disciplines, and psychology had the highest share of Hispanics (although the numbers are still extremely small). The year 2010, for the most part, continues these trends.

Note: Data for Hispanics for 2010 are not available.

Related charts:

Doctorate Recipients by Race/Ethnicity in Selected Disciplines, 1977-2010 in Five-Year Periods


National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Earned Doctorates/Doctorate Records File (Arlington, VA: NSF, 2011). Retrieved from

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