ERIC Number: ED365540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
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Undergraduate Origins of Recent Science and Engineering Doctorate Recipients.
Hill, Susan T.; And Others
Because undergraduate education is the foundation for graduate studies, it is important to know where our Nation's science and engineering (S&E) doctorate recipients are receiving their undergraduate training. Specifically, this report addresses the following broad questions: (1) What are the undergraduate origins of S&E doctorate holders? (2) Which educational institutions contribute most to the undergraduate education of recent S&E doctorate recipients? (3) What proportions of S&E doctorate holders earned their baccalaureate at a doctorate granting institution? (4) What roles do the various baccalaureate-origin institutions play in S&E predoctorate education? (5) What role do two-year colleges play in the undergraduate education of persons who later earn an S&E doctorate? and (6) Are the top-ranking baccalaureate institutions of women and racial/ethnic minorities the same as those of men and whites? (PR)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Science, Community Colleges, Doctoral Degrees, Engineering Education, Females, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Science Education, Undergraduate Study, Universities
Division of Science Resources Studies, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC 20550.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation. Washington, DC. Div. of Information Science and Technology.