Graduate Students Receiving Grant Aid
In 2015–16, 42.1 percent of all graduate students received some amount of grant aid. Grant aid was most common among students pursuing doctoral degrees (55.7 percent) and least common for master’s students (40.0 percent). The share of graduate students receiving grant aid ranged from 34.9 percent of Black or African American students to 61.2 percent of American Indian or Alaska Native students.
Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report
Chapter Eight: How Students Finance Graduate Study
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U.S. Department of Education, National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, 2016
Estimate for Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander students should be interpreted with caution. Ratio of standard error to estimate is >30 percent but <50 percent.