ERIC Number: ED299940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Baccalaureate Origins of Doctorate Recipients. A Ranking by Discipline of 4-Year Private Institutions. 5th Edition. 1920-1986 Data.
Franklin and Marshall Coll., Lancaster, PA.
The number of doctoral degrees awarded in the United States are summarized by academic discipline, undergraduate institution, and time period. Data for this fifth in a series of reports are from the Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel of the National Research Council (NRC). It includes private, four-year, non-doctoral degree granting institutions. The institutional rankings by discipline include all persons who received doctoral degrees between 1920 and 1986 and between 1977 and 1986. A total of 877 colleges and universities are included. The sample contains only institutions that: are included on the NRC data file, are privately controlled, and do not grant a significant number of doctorates. Results of this study show the number of doctorates granted per year to baccalaureate graduates of the 877 institutions has increased dramatically in recent years. The increase is observable in both the science and nonscience fields. Education and the life sciences are the most popular doctoral fields among this group of baccalaureate graduates, and chemistry and psychology are also popular. The past decade has also witnessed significant increases in the proportion of women who have received doctoral degrees compared to earlier years. The three appendices are as follows: an alphabetical listing of 877 private institutions; definitions of American Association of University Professors categories; and a list of academic fields. (SM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Franklin and Marshall Coll., Lancaster, PA.