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Table 18. Graduate students in science and engineering, by enrollment status, citizenship, ethnicity, and race: 2007–13
Enrollment status, citizenship, ethnicity, and race 2007a 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
All surveyed fields 469,517 482,711 497,223 508,114 511,759 513,206 518,888
   U.S. citizens and permanent residentsb 326,029 331,190 342,119 349,845 349,723 343,834 338,512
      Hispanic or Latino 21,719 22,174 23,131 24,439 26,443 26,694 27,373
      Not Hispanic or Latino              
         American Indian or Alaska Native 1,973 2,277 2,285 2,202 2,103 1,944 1,939
         Asianc 27,275 26,833 28,333 28,913 29,685 29,227 29,298
         Black or African American 23,563 24,359 25,513 26,470 26,637 26,216 25,405
         Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanderc 1,005 801 902 913 833 707 684
         White 218,172 221,451 227,567 232,197 232,106 227,639 223,501
         More than one racec 540 1,193 2,080 4,354 5,286 6,662 7,004
      Unknown ethnicity and race 31,782 32,102 32,308 30,357 26,630 24,745 23,308
   Temporary visa holders 143,488 151,521 155,104 158,269 162,036 169,372 180,376
   Full-time enrollment 350,133 362,344 376,569 386,384 388,995 392,563 400,213
      U.S. citizens and permanent residentsb 224,239 229,834 239,731 246,304 244,563 241,216 238,555
         Hispanic or Latino 14,716 15,015 16,093 17,033 18,056 18,334 19,136
         Not Hispanic or Latino              
            American Indian or Alaska Native 1,352 1,573 1,601 1,537 1,464 1,373 1,361
            Asianc 19,546 19,037 20,399 21,048 21,533 21,387 21,641
            Black or African American 14,045 15,253 16,131 16,466 16,125 15,801 15,341
            Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanderc 715 587 653 605 580 466 472
            White 152,924 156,422 162,190 166,271 165,398 162,744 159,954
            More than one racec 400 782 1,460 3,300 4,028 5,038 5,182
         Unknown ethnicity and race 20,541 21,165 21,204 20,044 17,379 16,073 15,468
      Temporary visa holders 125,894 132,510 136,838 140,080 144,432 151,347 161,658
   Part-time enrollment 119,384 120,367 120,654 121,730 122,764 120,643 118,675
      U.S. citizens and permanent residentsb 101,790 101,356 102,388 103,541 105,160 102,618 99,957
         Hispanic or Latino 7,003 7,159 7,038 7,406 8,387 8,360 8,237
         Not Hispanic or Latino              
            American Indian or Alaska Native 621 704 684 665 639 571 578
            Asianc 7,729 7,796 7,934 7,865 8,152 7,840 7,657
            Black or African American 9,518 9,106 9,382 10,004 10,512 10,415 10,064
            Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanderc 290 214 249 308 253 241 212
            White 65,248 65,029 65,377 65,926 66,708 64,895 63,547
            More than one racec 140 411 620 1,054 1,258 1,624 1,822
         Unknown ethnicity and race 11,241 10,937 11,104 10,313 9,251 8,672 7,840
      Temporary visa holders 17,594 19,011 18,266 18,189 17,604 18,025 18,718

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. 2007 data presented in this table are the data collected in 2007, which were labeled as "2007new" in the past publications. See appendix A in http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf10307/ for more detail on the changes made in 2007.
b Ethnicity and race data are available only for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
c Reporting of ethnicity and race in 2008–13 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 2013, as of 8 August 2014.