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ERIC Number: ED507250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Numbers of U.S. Doctorates Awarded Rise for Sixth Year, but Growth Slower. InfoBrief. NSF 10-308
Fiegener, Mark K.
National Science Foundation
U.S. academic institutions awarded 48,802 research doctorate degrees in 2008, the sixth consecutive annual increase in U.S. doctoral awards and the highest number ever reported by the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED). This number represents an increase of 1.4% over the 2007 total (48,112), the smallest annual increase over the 6-year span. Doctorates awarded in science and engineering (S&E) fields of study accounted for the overall growth in 2008. Data is presented in science and engineering doctoral degrees and in demographics (sex, race and ethnicity, and citizenship). Data is also presented in postgraduation plans of doctorate recipients with temporary visas. (Contains 2 figures, 4 tables, and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics