Doctorates Conferred by Characteristics of Recipients: 1980 to 2005

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 786):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 43 rows and 65 columns.

In percent, except as indicated. Based on the Survey of Earned Doctorate Awards; for description of methodology, see source


  1. Includes other fields, not shown separately.
  2. Astronomy, physics, and chemistry.
  3. Biochemistry, botany, microbiology, physiology, zoology, and related fields.
  4. Anthropology, sociology, political science, economics,
    international relations, and related fields.
  5. For definition of median, see Guide to Tabular Presentation.
  6. For those with known citizenship. Includes those with temporary visas.
  7. Excludes those with temporary visas.
  8. Non-Hispanic.
  9. Data 2001 and after includes Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, respondents
    choosing multiple races (excluding those selecting an Hispanic ethnicity), and respondents
    with unknown race/ethnicity.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.