II-07b: Racial/Ethnic Distribution of Bachelor’s Degree Recipients, Selected Academic Fields, 2015

Source: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Data System; accessed via the National Science Foundation’s online data system, WebCASPAR. Data analyzed and presented by the American Academy of Arts Sciences’ Humanities Indicators (

With the 2017 update of this item, the Humanities Indicators revised the taxonomy of degrees tabulated as part of the field. The largest change was the inclusion of categories in the field of communication that fall within the humanities. See the Note on the Data Used to Calculate Humanities Degree Counts and Shares, the Note on the Calculation of Shares of Degrees Awarded to Members of Traditionally Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Groups, and the Note on the Racial/Ethnic Composition of the U.S. Young Adult Population (18–30 Years Old).

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