ERIC Number: ED404911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Doctorate Recipients from United States Universities. Summary Report 1995.
Henderson, Peter H.; And Others
This 29th annual report summarizes results of the 1994-95 Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), which collected data from graduates as they completed requirements for their doctoral degrees. The survey found that a record 41,610 doctorates were awarded by U.S. universities from July 1, 1994, through June 30, 1995. Over 88 percent of these were Ph.D.s, while more than two-thirds of the remainder were Ed.D.s or other doctorates in education. Women earned a record 16,333 doctorates, while U.S. minorities earned a record high of nearly 13 percent of doctorates awarded to U.S. citizens. The report also analyzes trends in doctorate production. Sixteen tables present data on number of doctorates awarded, gender and race/ethnicity of recipients, citizenship status, major fields, leading U.S. baccalaureate and doctoral institutions of minority recipients, levels of student debt, median years to doctorate, post-graduation commitments, and employment sector of recipients. A special section examines the contribution of China, India, Taiwan, and Korea to the growth of doctorates awarded to non-U.S. citizens between 1985 and 1995. Appendixes provide supplementary tables on 1995 doctoral recipients, trend data on 1985-95 doctoral cohorts, technical notes, and a copy of the survey questionnaire. (MDM)
Descriptors: Citizenship, College Graduates, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Trends, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, 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; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel.
Identifiers - Location: China; India; South Korea; Taiwan; United States