ERIC Number: ED418679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Doctorate Recipients from United States Universities. Summary Report 1996.
Henderson, Peter H.; Clarke, Julie E.; Woods, Cynthia
This 30th annual report summarizes results of the 1995-96 Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), which collected data from graduates as they completed requirements for their doctoral degrees. The report notes the continued, but slowing, increase in research doctorates. Following an examination of general trends in the overall number of doctorates, the report examines trends in doctorate production by field, and continues with sections examining trends in doctorates awarded by gender, race/ethnicity, and citizenship; time to degree; financial support during graduate school; and postgraduation status and plans of doctorate recipients. Narratives of key survey findings in each section are accompanied by figures displaying selected trend data and supported by a set of tables following the main text. The survey found that a record 42,415 doctorates were awarded by U.S. universities from July 1, 1995, through June 30, 1996, with women earning 16,945 doctorates and U.S. minorities nearly 13 percent of doctorates., up from 11 percent in 1994. Appendices provide supplementary tables on 1996 doctoral recipients, trend data on 1986-96 doctoral cohorts, technical notes, and a copy of the survey questionnaire. (CH)
Descriptors: Citizenship, College Graduates, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Trends, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Foreign Students, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Majors (Students), Minority Groups, National Surveys, Paying for College, Tables (Data), Time to Degree, Universities
Doctorate Records Project, National Research Council, OSEP-- Room TJ 2006, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20418.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel.
Identifiers - Location: United States