Table 6-4
Ph.D.s with postgraduation work commitments in same state as the doctoral institution, by state: 1970–74 and 1995–99
(Percent)
 
State 1970–74 1995–99 % change
All Ph.D.s 37.0 46.7 9.7
 
Alabama 45.8 48.4 2.6
Alaska 46.2 63.2 17.0
Arizona 32.8 42.7 9.9
Arkansas 27.7 50.4 22.7
California 55.5 61.2 5.7
Colorado 29.3 50.5 21.2
Connecticut 20.7 30.6 9.9
Delaware 24.4 32.8 8.4
District of Columbia 33.9 27.4 -6.5
Florida 36.6 41.2 4.6
Georgia 38.7 46.9 8.2
Hawaii 46.6 63.1 16.5
Idaho 27.6 55.4 27.8
Illinois 31.9 41.8 9.9
Indiana 18.7 26.3 7.6
Iowa 21.3 35.6 14.3
Kansas 23.0 43.6 20.6
Kentucky 33.1 45.1 12.0
Louisiana 33.1 47.2 14.1
Maine 35.5 62.5 27.0
Maryland 32.8 39.8 7.0
Massachusetts 38.4 44.2 5.8
Michigan 33.3 43.3 10.0
Minnesota 33.3 44.2 10.9
Mississippi 33.3 46.0 12.7
Missouri 33.5 49.4 15.9
Montana 28.9 56.2 27.3
Nebraska 37.1 52.2 15.1
Nevada 31.1 63.3 32.2
New Hampshire 9.0 31.1 22.1
New Jersey 36.0 42.1 6.1
New Mexico 32.9 48.0 15.1
New York 46.7 50.1 3.4
North Carolina 31.4 40.4 9.0
North Dakota 24.5 46.2 21.7
Ohio 40.1 46.9 6.8
Oklahoma 34.7 50.7 16.0
Oregon 26.0 46.9 20.9
Pennsylvania 45.3 43.8 -1.5
Rhode Island 12.5 23.1 10.6
South Carolina 37.8 48.6 10.8
South Dakota 28.3 47.4 19.1
Tennessee 36.7 51.5 14.8
Texas 49.2 58.6 9.4
Utah 34.7 50.7 16.0
Vermont 26.9 58.6 31.7
Virginia 40.6 46.1 5.5
Washington 30.0 46.3 16.3
West Virginia 36.2 49.0 12.8
Wisconsin 24.0 34.7 10.7
Wyoming 19.4 27.8 8.4
 
Puerto Rico 93.3 76.7 -16.6
 
SOURCE: NSF/NIH/USED/NEH/USDA/NASA, Survey of Earned Doctorates and Doctorate Records File.
 
U.S. Doctorates in the 20th Century