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ERIC Number: EJ814309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep-19
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Longer Road to Ph.D.'s for Women and Minority Members
Schmidt, Peter
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n4 pA10 Sep 2008
This article describes the results of a report released last week by the Council of Graduate Schools. The report, "Ph.D. Completion and Attrition: Analysis of Baseline Demographic Data From the Ph.D. Completion Project," is based on data from 24 universities in the United States and Canada. According to this report, women and members of minority groups tend to take longer than students from other groups to complete doctoral programs, while international students stand out as the fastest in earning Ph.D.'s. The report is unusual both in its large scope--covering 19,000 students who entered doctoral programs in the 1990s--and in its attention to which groups of students finish doctoral programs later than others.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States