Doctoral degrees earned in the United States by ethnicity 2016/17

The graph shows the number of doctoral degrees earned in higher education in the United States in 2016/17, distinguished by ethnicity. In 2016/17, about 746 doctoral degrees were earned by American Indian or Alaskan Native students.

Number of doctoral degrees earned in the United States by ethnicity in 2016/17

EthnicityNumber of degrees
White 107,445
Non- resident alien22,091
Asian/ Pacific Islander 20,344
Black 14,067
Hispanic12,493
Two or more races 4,166
American Indian/ Alaska Native 746
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Sources

Release date

August 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016-2017

Supplementary notes

Doctoral degrees include Ph.D., E.D., and comparable degrees at the doctoral level, as well as such degrees as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees that were formerly classified as first-professional degrees.

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