Percentage of Degrees Awarded to Minorities

This graph shows the percentage of degrees in various fields earned by underrepresented ethnic and racial minorities (URMs) at US institutions. In this case, URMs include African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. Degrees awarded to temporary residents are not included in the calculations.

Data is collected from the IPEDS Completion Survey by Race. The IPEDS data represent a 3-year average for the bachelor, masters’, and doctoral degrees for the three most recent years data is available.

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Credit: APS/Source: IPEDS Completion Survey