ERIC Number: ED432211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Doctorate Recipients from United States Universities: Survey of Earned Doctorates. Summary Report 1997.
Sanderson, Allen R.; Dugoni, Bernard
This report presents data on recipients of research doctorates awarded by U.S. universities from July 1996 through June 1997. Among the highlights are: (1) the 382 universities that conferred research doctorates awarded 42,705 doctorates, an increase of 0.7 percent; (2) the number of doctorates awarded by broad field was greatest in the life sciences; (3) women received 17,322 doctorates, or 40.6 percent; (4) between 1996 and 1997 doctorates awarded to racial/ethnic minority groups increased from 8.4 percent to 9.0 percent of all doctorates; (5) U.S. citizens received 70.8 percent of doctorates earned by individuals who identified their citizenship status, up slightly; (6) median time to doctoral degree was 10.5 years, down slightly; (7) 53.9 percent of doctorate recipients received the majority of their financial support from program- or institution-based sources; and (8) of Ph.D.s reporting definite postgraduation commitments, 72 percent planned to work and 28 percent to continue their studies. The report begins with a review of aggregate trends in research doctorates, then discusses trends in seven broad fields, as well as sex, race/ethnicity, citizenship, time to degree, financial support, postgraduation status and plans, and employment. A special section profiles international students. Extensive data tables follow. Five appendices include the survey questionnaire, technical notes, and additional tables. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Trends, Ethnic Groups, Females, Financial Support, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Minority Groups, National Surveys, Research Universities, Tables (Data), Time to Degree, Trend Analysis
National Opinion Research Center, 1155 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.