Prism Magazine - March 2003
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Following The Money

Minorities earning undergraduate degrees in these fields in 2000:

57,575 Business
30,126 Social sciences
16,870 Biological/life sciences
16,751 Engineering/engineering technologies
16,427 Health professions
15,435 Education

Prism—Basic data: Minorities in Higher Education; American Council on Education

 

At The Top

Percentage distribution of college presidents by field of study of highest degree earned, 2001:

Education or higher education
43.8
Social sciences
14.3
Humanities/fine arts
13.5
Religion/theology
7.7
Law
4.5
Business
3.8
Physical/natural sciences
3.2
Engineering
2.6
Biological sciences
2.1
Medicine
1.7
Health professionals
1.5
Mathematics
0.8
Agriculture/natural sciences
0.7

Prism—Basic data: The American College President; American Council on Education

 

In The Classroom

Number of undergraduate classes taught by full-time instructional faculty at 4-year doctoral institutions in 1998:

1 Fine arts 2.7
2 Humanities 2.4
3 Agriculture and home economics 2.2
4 Business 2.2
5 Health sciences 2.2
6 Education 2.1
7 Social sciences 2.0
8 Engineering 1.9
9 Natural sciences 1.9

Prism—Basic data: National Study of Postsecondary Faculty; National Center for Education Statistics.

 

As Time Goes By

Years of experience of full-time instructional faculty by race/ethnicity in 1998:

White, non-Hispanic 17
Black 15
Asian/Pacific Islander 14
Hispanic 14

Prism—Basic data: "National Study of Postsecondary Faculty"; National Center for Education Statistics

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