II-41a: Percentages of Bachelor’s Degrees in English Language and Literature Awarded to Members of Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups, 1977–2014*
* The vertical red line indicates a shift from the National Science Foundation’s disciplinary classification system to the National Center for Education Statistics’ Classification of Instructional Programs. Please see the Note on the Data Used to Calculate the Number of Degree Completions in English Language and Literature and in Languages and Literatures Other than English for an explanation of the differences between the two systems that are most pertinent to this indicator. Data not published for all years. Degree counts and shares do not include second majors.
** Students counted under “Racial/Ethnic Minorities” (see below) minus Asians and Pacific Islanders.
† Includes students who are citizens or permanent residents and who are identified by their institutions as African American (non-Hispanic), American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Hispanic.
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 integrated science and engineering resources data system, WebCASPAR.
See the Note on Data Used to Calculate Discipline-Specific Degree Counts and Shares, the Note on the Data Used to Calculate the Number of Degree Completions in English Language and Literature and in Languages and Literatures Other than English, the Note on the Definition of Advanced Degrees, and the Degree Program Code Catalog (for an inventory of the specific degree programs included by the Humanities Indicators under the heading of “English Language and Literature”).
The percentages do not include so-called double major degrees. When degrees are earned concurrently in this way, only the first degree is counted.