Doctorate Recipients from United States Universities. Summary Report 1993.Report as inadecuate

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This 27th annual report summarizes results of the 1992-93 Survey of Earned Doctorates, which collected data from graduates as they completed requirements for their doctoral degrees. The survey included 39,754 research and applied research doctorates in physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, social sciences, humanities, education, and other professional (such as business) fields. Data are presented in 19 tables, covering number of doctorates awarded, gender of doctorate recipients, citizenship status, leading countries of origin of non-U.S. citizens, leading U.S. baccalaureate and doctoral institutions of minority doctorate recipients, major doctorate field, median years to doctorate, primary sources of support, levels of debt, postgraduation commitments, postdoctoral location of non-U.S. citizen doctorate recipients, and employment sector of doctorate recipients. The report also analyzes trends in doctorate production from 1963 to 1993; general demographic characteristics of doctorate recipients in terms of gender, citizenship, and racial/ethnic minority status; the field of doctorate; time-to-degree; financial support; and postgraduation plans. Appendices provide supplementary tables on 1993 doctorate recipients, trend data on 1983-1993 doctoral cohorts, technical notes, and a copy of the survey questionnaire. (JDD)

Descriptors: Citizenship, College Graduates, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Trends, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Foreign Nationals, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Incidence, Majors (Students), Minority Groups, National Surveys, Paying for College, Sex, Time to Degree, Trend Analysis, Universities

Doctorate Records Project, National Research Council, OSEP-Room TJ 2006, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20418.

Author: Thurgood, Delores H.; Clarke, Julie E.


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