APPENDIX TABLE C-2 Doctorates Awarded to Women, by Selected Fields of Study, 2000-2005.

Field

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2005(%)

All fields

18,126

17,855

18,117

18,496

19,157

19,564

45.1

Science and engineering

9,393

9,286

9,163

9,517

9,856

10,533

37.7

Science

8,555

8,356

8,272

8,606

8,835

9,359

43.4

Biological/agricultural sciences

2,939

2,889

2,864

2,978

3,155

3,481

47.0

Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences

196

198

211

213

238

243

34.1

Mathematics/computer sciences

400

431

432

440

504

551

23.6

Physical sciences

827

828

847

891

865

972

26.7

Psychology

2,410

2,260

2,132

2,231

2,246

2,264

68.0

Social sciences

1,783

1,750

1,786

1,853

1,827

1,848

44.7

Engineering

838

930

891

911

1,021

1,174

18.3

Non-science and engineering

8,733

8,569

8,954

8,979

9,301

9,031

58.7

Source: National Science Foundation/Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Earned Doctorates. Adapted from NSF (2006d): Table 2.



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