ERIC Number: ED334942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Doctorate Recipients from United States Universities. Summary Report 1989.
Thurgood, Delores H.; Weinman, Joanne M.
This report presents a summary of the results of the 1988-89 Survey of Earned Doctorates conducted each year since 1958 and consisting of surveys filled out by graduates earning doctoral degrees. Organized into three sections, the report first presents a trend analysis of the numbers of doctorate recipients including data with regard to field, gender, citizenship status, race and ethnicity, time-to-degree, and post-graduation plans. A second section on financial supports examines primary sources of support (personal, university, federal or other) and indebtedness (by gender, citizenship status and race). The final section discusses the increasing participation of foreign citizens in U.S. doctoral education, with attention to numbers of such students, country of origin, field of doctorate, sources of support, postdoctoral location and plans, employment sector in the United States labor force, and work activity. Four appendixes present basic tables, trend tables, technical notes on data collection and a copy of the survey. The document contains 22 tables and 11 figures. (JB)
Descriptors: Aspiration, Doctoral Degrees, Employment, Financial Support, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Higher Education, National Surveys, Student Characteristics, Trend Analysis
Doctorate Records Project, Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W. GR410, Washington, DC 20418.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel.
Note: Appendix tables contain small print.