ERIC Number: ED438751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Study of the Supply of and Demand for Doctoral Degree Recipients in Maryland.
Concerns about the proliferation of doctoral programs and too many Ph.D.s prompted this study of supply and demand for doctoral graduates in Maryland. This report examines trends in the applications and admissions of doctoral students and the number of doctoral enrollments and degrees awarded. Enrollment and degree information is presented by campus and program, and is analyzed by race, gender, citizenship, and residency, and in comparison with national data. In reviewing demand, the study surveyed the postgraduation employment status of nearly all doctoral degree recipients in Maryland between 1992-96. The report also contains results of interviews with academic affairs personnel, and concludes with policy questions related to statewide higher education planning. Highlights of the study include the following: doctoral enrollments have fallen from 1994 to 1998, with part-time students accounting for nearly all the decline; women account for 46 percent of doctoral students, and minority students for 15 percent (with African Americans accounting for 8 percent); 31 percent were foreign students; and 88 percent of doctoral degree recipients reported full-time employment (38 percent were working in Maryland) and less than 2 percent were unemployed. Fifty-four data tables are included, as well as two appendixes--trends in degrees awarded by program and by school, and the questionnaire. (CH)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Blacks, Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Labor Market, Minority Groups, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland