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ERIC Number: ED176614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Pages: 105
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Ph.D. Students in Canada.
von Zur-Muehlen, Max
The enrollment of students in doctoral programs in Canadian universities and the characteristics of doctoral students are examined. Data on full- and part-time enrollment in graduate programs from 1960-61 through 1974-1975 are presented. The following characteristics of doctoral students are examined: field of study, permanent residence location, sex distribution, marital status, number of children, age distribution, country of birth, country of citizenship, immigration status, career location, reason for graduate study, employment sector, anticipated year of graduation, anticipated employment sector, and enrollment location. Although there has been a recent decline in full-time doctoral enrollment, particularly in the natural sciences, there has been continued expansion of part-time doctoral study. In 1960, only 306 doctoral degrees were granted by Canadian universities; by 1974, this number had risen to almost 2,000. Over 50 percent of all doctoral students are enrolled at five universities, and over 50 percent of all doctoral students are enrolled in universities in Ontario. Women constitute only 16 percent of all doctoral students. A large proportion (41 percent) of doctoral students are over 28 years old, and 56 percent are married. Less than 40 percent of the doctoral students were born in Canada, and only 53 percent are Canadian citizens. Thirty-three percent of doctoral students are landed immigrants. Many full-time doctoral students are also employed full-time. About 75 percent of the students anticipate employment in the university sector, and 84 percent would prefer a career in Canada. (SC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada
Note: Second draft; for related documents see HE 011 580 and HE 011 582