ERIC Number: ED328177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
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Baccalaureate Origins of Doctorate Recipients; A Ranking by Discipline of 4-Year Private Institutions. 6th Edition, 1920-1988 Data.
Franklin and Marshall Coll., Lancaster, PA. Office of Planning and Institutional Research.
This document summarizes the number of doctoral degrees awarded in the United States between 1920 and 1988 by academic discipline, undergraduate institution, and time period. The data include 925 private, four-year, non-doctoral degree granting institutions. Individual institutional data are included for a maximum of 360 colleges and universities in the discipline rankings. The document also features a section summarizing total doctoral activity by discipline, gender, and time period, across all institutions in the sample. Analysis of the data indicates that the average number of doctorates granted annually to baccalaureate graduates of private, non-doctoral-granting institutions has increased dramatically in recent years. The fields in which the largest numbers of doctoral degrees were granted include Education, the Life Sciences, Chemistry, and Psychology. Degrees earned by women continue to account for an increasing share of all doctorates. Appendices contain an alphabetical listing of the 925 institutions, a list of academic fields, and a list of definitions of academic fields. (JDD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: Franklin and Marshall Coll., Lancaster, PA. Office of Planning and Institutional Research.