ERIC Number: ED174133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Growth of Doctoral-Level Education in the West: A Statistical Profile. Report 79-2. Project on Expanding Regional Cooperation in Graduate and Professional Education.
Kaufman, Norman, Comp.; Krauth, Barbara, Comp.
The expansion of doctoral education in the western United States is discussed. Changes that have occurred in the number and type of institutions conferring the doctorate degree and in the number of degrees conferred in each field of study are documented. The number of doctorate degrees, percentage increase over the previous period, and percentage for the west are tabulated for doctoral production from three western geographical areas and the entire United States for the years 1920 to 1977. Doctorate output in the west, by census region, for various time periods, and by field and sex of recipients are also provided. An increase in doctorate production in the western region of the U.S. is noted. The number of western universities conferring the doctorate degree increased from four in 1920 to approximately 60 by 1975. It is suggested that this type of information will provide a context for understanding and evaluating both the widely-reported oversupply of doctorates and the relative decline in governmental support for graduate study and research. (SF)
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Educational Demand, Enrollment Trends, Females, Geographic Distribution, Geographic Regions, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Intellectual Disciplines, Males, State Surveys, Statistical Data, Surveys, Trend Analysis
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, Colorado 80302
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.