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Table 18. Graduate students in science and engineering in doctorate-granting institutions, by enrollment status, citizenship, ethnicity, and race: 2006–12

Enrollment status, citizenship, ethnicity, and race 2006 2007olda 2007newa 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
All surveyed fields 445,037 457,931 469,517 482,711 497,223 508,114 511,759 513,206
   U.S. citizens and permanent residentsb 308,425 316,140 326,029 331,190 342,119 349,845 349,723 343,834
      Hispanic or Latino 20,420 21,188 21,719 22,174 23,131 24,439 26,443 26,694
      Not Hispanic or Latino                
         American Indian or Alaska Native 1,843 1,889 1,973 2,277 2,285 2,202 2,103 1,944
         Asianc 25,807 26,784 27,275 26,833 28,333 28,913 29,685 29,227
         Black or African American 21,850 22,765 23,563 24,359 25,513 26,470 26,637 26,216
         Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanderc 760 951 1,005 801 902 913 833 707
         White 208,070 211,323 218,172 221,451 227,567 232,197 232,106 227,639
         More than one racec 482 532 540 1,193 2,080 4,354 5,286 6,662
      Unknown ethnicity and race 29,193 30,708 31,782 32,102 32,308 30,357 26,630 24,745
   Temporary visa holders 136,612 141,791 143,488 151,521 155,104 158,269 162,036 169,372
   Full-time enrollment 331,382 342,430 350,133 362,344 376,569 386,384 388,995 392,563
      U.S. citizens and permanent residentsb 210,783 217,999 224,239 229,834 239,731 246,304 244,563 241,216
         Hispanic or Latino 13,885 14,400 14,716 15,015 16,093 17,033 18,056 18,334
         Not Hispanic or Latino                
            American Indian or Alaska Native 1,308 1,311 1,352 1,573 1,601 1,537 1,464 1,373
            Asianc 18,166 19,204 19,546 19,037 20,399 21,048 21,533 21,387
            Black or African American 13,262 13,611 14,045 15,253 16,131 16,466 16,125 15,801
            Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanderc 568 674 715 587 653 605 580 466
            White 145,374 148,610 152,924 156,422 162,190 166,271 165,398 162,744
            More than one racec 406 395 400 782 1,460 3,300 4,028 5,038
         Unknown ethnicity and race 17,814 19,794 20,541 21,165 21,204 20,044 17,379 16,073
      Temporary visa holders 120,599 124,431 125,894 132,510 136,838 140,080 144,432 151,347
   Part-time enrollment 113,655 115,501 119,384 120,367 120,654 121,730 122,764 120,643
      U.S. citizens and permanent residentsb 97,642 98,141 101,790 101,356 102,388 103,541 105,160 102,618
         Hispanic or Latino 6,535 6,788 7,003 7,159 7,038 7,406 8,387 8,360
         Not Hispanic or Latino                
            American Indian or Alaska Native 535 578 621 704 684 665 639 571
            Asianc 7,641 7,580 7,729 7,796 7,934 7,865 8,152 7,840
            Black or African American 8,588 9,154 9,518 9,106 9,382 10,004 10,512 10,415
            Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanderc 192 277 290 214 249 308 253 241
            White 62,696 62,713 65,248 65,029 65,377 65,926 66,708 64,895
            More than one racec 76 137 140 411 620 1,054 1,258 1,624
         Unknown ethnicity and race 11,379 10,914 11,241 10,937 11,104 10,313 9,251 8,672
      Temporary visa holders 16,013 17,360 17,594 19,011 18,266 18,189 17,604 18,025

a In 2007, eligible fields were reclassified, newly eligible fields were added, and the survey was redesigned to improve coverage and coding of eligible units. “2007new” presents data as collected in 2007; “2007old” shows data as they would have been collected in prior years. See appendix A in http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf10307/ for more detail.
b Ethnicity and race data are available only for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
c Reporting of ethnicity and race in 2008–12 has been affected by changes in the reporting of ethnicity and race in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Starting in 2008, IPEDS respondents were asked to use a new classification that included a category for two or more races (see http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/reic/resource.asp) and separate reporting of Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders from Asians. The new classification was optional in 2008 and 2009 IPEDS but mandatory beginning in 2010 and may have contributed to a significant increase in the reporting of Not Hispanic or Latino, More than one race.
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, NSF-NIH Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering.
Data from survey cycle Fall 2012, as of December 2013.