ERIC Number: ED390360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Doctorate Recipients from United States Universities. Summary Report, 1994.
Simmons, Robert O.; Thurgood, Delores H.
This 28th annual report summarizes results of the 1993-94 Survey of Earned Doctorates, which collected data from graduates as they completed requirements for their doctoral degrees. The survey found 41,011 doctorates (88 percent Ph.D degrees and most of the rest Ed.D.s) were awarded. Demographic highlights included: a record number (15,806) of Ph.D.s earned by women; U.S. citizens earned over two-thirds of the doctorates; most non-citizens earning the degree had temporary visas; and citizens of the People's Republic of China accounted for 21 percent of all non-U.S. Ph.D. recipients. Data are presented in 20 tables covering number of doctorates awarded, gender of recipients, citizenship status, leading countries of origins of non-U.S. citizens, leading U.S. baccalaureate and doctoral institutions of minority doctorate recipients, major doctoral field, major field of U.S. citizen doctoral recipients by race/ethnicity; median years to doctorate, primary sources of support, levels of debt, post-graduation commitments, postdoctoral location of non-U.S. citizen doctoral recipients, and employment sector of doctorate recipients. The report also analyzes trends in doctorate production including general demographic characteristics of doctorate recipients in terms of gender, citizenship, and racial/ethnic minority status; field of doctorate; time-to-degree; financial support; and post-graduation plans. Appendixes provide supplementary tables on 1994 doctorate recipients, trend data on 1984-94 doctoral cohorts, technical notes, and a copy of the survey questionnaire. (JB)
Descriptors: Citizenship, College Graduates, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Educational Attainment, Educational Trends, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Foreign Students, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Incidence, Majors (Students), Minority Groups, National Surveys, Paying for College, Time to Degree, Trend Analysis, Universities
Doctorate Records Project, National Research Council, OSEP-Room TJ 2006, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20418.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel.