ERIC Number: ED111251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Production of Doctorates in Selected Fields, 1972-1975. Survey No. 16.
Dutton, Jeffrey E.; El-Khawas, Elaine H.
On the basis of information available to them in April 1973, representatives for the Higher Education Panel at 209 institutions gave estimates of the number of doctorates that would be awarded within each field of study during the academic years of July 1972-June 1973 and July 1974-June 1975. The figures reported afford a picture of the possible impact of the collective expectations. In general, doctorate production is expected to increase moderately, and most fields of study will have a share in this increased output. Only in physical sciences did representatives expect to see a somewhat lowered rate of doctoral output by 1975. If their estimates prove reliable, the relative proportion of doctorates contributed by each field of study will remain fairly stable. Only minor shifts will occur in the relative proportion of degrees granted in a given field of study by public and private institutions or by top 20, developing, or other institutions. Tabulated data are included to support the predictions. (Author/LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Higher Education Panel.