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Table 26. Black or African American, full-time U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate students in science, engineering, and health in all institutions and in historically black colleges and universities, by field and sex: 2009–13
  Male Female
Field 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Black or African American students in all institutions (n) 7,632 7,883 7,936 7,835 7,881 14,730 14,728 14,491 14,010 13,426
    Science and engineering 6,741 6,968 6,978 6,878 6,934 11,038 11,226 11,119 10,666 10,376
        Science 5,169 5,301 5,427 5,447 5,497 10,238 10,424 10,389 10,007 9,741
            Agricultural sciences 100 133 136 118 105 174 199 213 182 189
            Biological sciences 899 937 897 919 933 1,932 1,921 1,828 1,935 1,892
            Communication 126 132 180 148 148 240 269 383 354 328
            Computer sciences 573 609 539 589 607 341 354 272 289 289
            Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 107 112 112 100 106 116 116 110 106 90
            Family and consumer sciences and human sciences 35 34 43 54 62 194 184 249 227 209
            Mathematical sciences 253 237 256 263 265 180 188 178 150 156
            Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies 74 103 107 76 75 159 217 152 129 113
            Neuroscience 32 34 47 56 60 49 48 78 87 86
            Physical sciences 394 400 389 396 426 406 420 407 376 352
            Psychologya 639 604 649 641 666 2,814 2,810 2,677 2,645 2,624
            Social sciences 1,937 1,966 2,072 2,087 2,044 3,633 3,698 3,842 3,527 3,413
        Engineering 1,572 1,667 1,551 1,431 1,437 800 802 730 659 635
    Healtha 891 915 958 957 947 3,692 3,502 3,372 3,344 3,050
Black or African American students in HBCUs (n) 1,060 1,206 1,166 1,047 1,002 1,914 2,158 2,286 2,041 1,890
    Science and engineering 983 1,132 1,086 953 904 1,611 1,854 1,911 1,661 1,533
        Science 744 868 881 777 721 1,463 1,696 1,787 1,560 1,446
            Agricultural sciences 37 66 71 48 33 86 100 112 73 59
            Biological sciences 118 126 130 122 119 346 381 379 355 329
            Communication 13 31 42 24 13 23 44 76 47 32
            Computer sciences 58 67 65 64 60 46 62 54 37 39
            Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 17 19 21 17 17 19 22 21 22 13
            Family and consumer sciences and human sciences 4 4 4 6 12 21 24 29 39 37
            Mathematical sciences 46 35 36 35 45 32 32 36 27 28
            Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies 7 12 15 12 7 6 11 11 7 11
            Neuroscience 4 3 3 3 3 14 9 9 9 8
            Physical sciences 76 78 78 62 71 91 100 98 87 83
            Psychologya 59 67 67 52 40 227 218 192 187 186
            Social sciences 305 360 349 332 301 552 693 770 670 621
        Engineering 239 264 205 176 183 148 158 124 101 87
    Healtha 77 74 80 94 98 303 304 375 380 357
Black or African American students in HBCUs (%) 14 15 15 13 13 13 15 16 15 14
    Science and engineering 15 16 16 14 13 15 17 17 16 15
        Science 14 16 16 14 13 14 16 17 16 15
            Agricultural sciences 37 50 52 41 31 49 50 53 40 31
            Biological sciences 13 13 14 13 13 18 20 21 18 17
            Communication 10 23 23 16 9 10 16 20 13 10
            Computer sciences 10 11 12 11 10 13 18 20 13 13
            Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 16 17 19 17 16 16 19 19 21 14
            Family and consumer sciences and human sciences 11 12 9 11 19 11 13 12 17 18
            Mathematical sciences 18 15 14 13 17 18 17 20 18 18
            Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies 9 12 14 16 9 4 5 7 5 10
            Neuroscience 13 9 6 5 5 29 19 12 10 9
            Physical sciences 19 20 20 16 17 22 24 24 23 24
            Psychologya 9 11 10 8 6 8 8 7 7 7
            Social sciences 16 18 17 16 15 15 19 20 19 18
        Engineering 15 16 13 12 13 19 20 17 15 14
    Healtha 9 8 8 10 10 8 9 11 11 12

HBCUs = historically black colleges and universities.
a Beginning with 2008, more rigorous follow-up was done with institutions regarding the exclusion of practitioner-oriented graduate degree programs in Psychology and in Other health (a subfield of health). This change may affect interpretation of trends in these fields.
NOTE: Black or African American includes U.S. citizens and permanent residents who report a single race and are not of Hispanic origin.
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.