Table 2-4
Doctorates awarded, by region and top 10 state producers: 1920–99
 
State Region Number Percent
All states   1,354,873 100.0
 
Top 10 states   808,050 59.6
New York Northeast 151,545 11.2
California West 150,447 11.1
Illinois Midwest 86,648 6.4
Massachusetts Northeast 81,086 6.0
Pennsylvania Northeast 72,138 5.3
Texas South 67,140 5.0
Michigan Midwest 57,823 4.3
Ohio Midwest 57,299 4.2
Indiana Midwest 44,640 3.3
Florida South 39,284 2.9
 
NOTE: Detail may not add to total because of rounding.
 
SOURCE: NSF/NIH/USED/NEH/USDA/NASA, Survey of Earned Doctorates and Doctorate Records File.
 
U.S. Doctorates in the 20th Century