ERIC Number: ED368254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Doctorate Recipients from United States Universities. Summary Report 1991.
Ries, Paula; Thurgood, Delores
This report presents a summary of the 1990-91 results of the national Survey of Earned Doctorates conducted each year since 1958. Organized into three sections, the report first presents an analysis of trends in the numbers of doctorate recipients including data with regard to doctoral fields, 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 women in U.S. doctoral education, with attention to trends in numbers and proportions of doctorates, fields of doctorate, degree-granting institutions, sources of support (personal, university, federal, debt), postdoctoral plans, and employment sector. Four appendixes present basic tables, trend tables for 1981 to 1991, technical notes, and the survey instrument. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Doctoral Degrees, Employment, Females, Financial Support, Graduate Students, Higher Education, National Surveys, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Time to Degree, Trend Analysis
Doctorate Records Project, Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel, National Research Council, Room TJ 2006, 2101 Constitution Ave, N.W., Washington, DC 20418 (free).
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.