Number of Doctoral Degrees Awarded in Sociology Since 1995 by Race/Ethnicity

Graph: Number of Sociology Doctorates Awarded by Race/Ethnicity


Minority groups represent a small number of sociology PhDs.The number of PhDs earned increased to levels closer to the pre-Great Recession (2008-2009) years for white, and increased or fluctuated for Black/Non-Hispanic and Hispanic, while continuing to fluctuate for Asian/Pacific Islander. 

Notes: 1999 data not available.

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U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Completions,1995-2010 (Washington, DC: NCES, 2011). Retrieved from

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