ERIC Number: ED382086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Production of Minority Doctorates.
Ottinger, Cecilia; And Others
Research Briefs, v4 n8 1993
This report reviews trends in the production of minority doctorates over the past 10 years, comparing the number of minority doctoral recipients and the areas in which they earned their degrees among racial/ethnic groups. Data are reported for U.S. citizens only. The report found that the number of U.S. doctoral recipients increased from 24,391 in 1982 to 25,759 in 1992, a 6 percent rise, while the number of minority doctorates rose from 2,111 to 2,682, a 27 percent increase. Among minority groups, African Americans received fewer doctorates in 1992 than in 1982, while the number of Hispanic, Asian American, and Native American doctoral recipients increased significantly. The natural sciences and engineering accounted for 38 percent of all doctoral degrees awarded to minorities in 1992, up from 24 percent in 1982. In 1982 it took students 6.6 years of registered time to complete the doctoral degree, versus 7.3 years in 1992. Nearly half of minority doctoral recipients planned to be employed by educational institutions in 1992. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Asian American Students, Asian Americans, Black Students, Blacks, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Intellectual Disciplines, Minority Groups, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Div. of Policy Analysis and Research.