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These tables present detailed data on the demographic characteristics, educational history, sources of financial support, and postgraduation plans of doctorate recipients.

Mark K. Fiegener, Project Officer
Human Resources Statistics Program
National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES)
National Science Foundation


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Table Doctorate recipients from U.S. universities Excel PDF
1 1957–2011 view Excel. view PDF.
Doctorate-granting institutions
2 institutions and doctorate recipients per institution: 1971–2011 view Excel. view PDF.
3 top 50 institutions, ranked by number of doctorate recipients: 2011 view Excel. view PDF.
4 top 20 institutions, ranked by number of doctorate recipients, by broad field of study: 2011 view Excel. view PDF.
by state/location: 2011
5 ranked by number of doctorate recipients view Excel. view PDF.
6 by broad field of study and sex of doctorate recipients view Excel. view PDF.
7 by institution and major S&E field view Excel. view PDF.
8 by institution and major non-S&E field view Excel. view PDF.
top 20 institutions, ranked by number of doctorate recipients
9 minority U.S. citizens and permanent residents, by race/ethnicity: 2007–11 view Excel. view PDF.
10 temporary visa holders: 2011 view Excel. view PDF.
by Carnegie category
11 broad field: 2001–11 view Excel. view PDF.
Doctorate recipients
demographic characteristics
12 by field: selected years, 1981–2011 view Excel. view PDF.
13 by sex and field: selected years, 1981–2011 view Excel. view PDF.
14 total and female, by field: 2001 and 2011 view Excel. view PDF.
15 by subfield: 2001–11 view Excel. view PDF.
16 by sex and subfield: 2011 view Excel. view PDF.
17 by sex and major field: 2001–11 view Excel. view PDF.
18 by citizenship status and field: selected years, 1981–2011 view Excel. view PDF.
19 race/ethnicity and citizenship: 2001–11 view Excel. view PDF.
20 male view Excel. view PDF.
21 female view Excel. view PDF.
22 citizenship, race/ethnicity, and subfield of study: 2011 view Excel. view PDF.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents
23 by race/ethnicity and broad field: selected years, 1991–2011 view Excel. view PDF.
24 by race/ethnicity and major field: 2011 view Excel. view PDF.
temporary visa holders
25 top 40 countries/economies of origin, ranked by number of doctorate recipients: 2011 view Excel. view PDF.
26 top 10 countries/economies of origin, ranked by number of U.S. doctorates awarded: 2001–11 view Excel. view PDF.
by field, sex, and citizenship: 2011
27 median age and race/ethnicity view Excel. view PDF.
28 with one or more disabilities view Excel. view PDF.
educational history
by field of doctorate, sex, citizenship, and race/ethnicity: 2011
29 master's degree related to doctorate view Excel. view PDF.
30 attended community college view Excel. view PDF.
median years to doctorate, by field
31 selected years, 1986–2011 view Excel. view PDF.
32 by sex, citizenship, and race/ethnicity: 2011 view Excel. view PDF.
33 parent's educational attainment, by sex, citizenship, race/ethnicity, and field: 2011 view Excel. view PDF.
34 highest educational attainment of either parent: selected years, 1981–2011 view Excel. view PDF.
financial support for graduate study
35 primary source, by field, sex, citizenship, and race/ethnicity: 2011 view Excel. view PDF.
36 sources, by sex and field: 2011 view Excel. view PDF.
37 percent distribution, by sex and field: 2011 view Excel. view PDF.
education-related debt
38 by field: 2011 view Excel. view PDF.
39 by field: 2002–11 view Excel. view PDF.
40 by sex, citizenship, and race/ethnicity: 2011 view Excel. view PDF.
41 U.S. citizen and permanent residents, by broad field and race/ethnicity: 2011 view Excel. view PDF.
postgraduation commitments
42 by field: selected years, 1991–2011 view Excel. view PDF.
43 by sex, citizenship, and race/ethnicity: selected years, 1991–2011 view Excel. view PDF.
postgraduation plans: selected years, 1991–2011
44 by field view Excel. view PDF.
45 by sex, citizenship, and race/ethnicity view Excel. view PDF.
employment sector: selected years, 1991–2011
46 by field view Excel. view PDF.
47 by sex, citizenship, and race/ethnicity view Excel. view PDF.
median basic annual salary: 2011
48 by field and type of postgraduation plans view Excel. view PDF.
49 by field and employment sector view Excel. view PDF.
50 sources of postdoc support, by sex, citizenship, and race/ethnicity: selected years, 1991–2011 view Excel. view PDF.
postgraduation location of temporary visa holders
51 selected years, 1991–2011 view Excel. view PDF.
52 by type of postdoctoral plan and field: 2011 view Excel. view PDF.
53 intending to stay in United States after doctorate, by country of citizenship: 2005–11 view Excel. view PDF.
Statistical profile
by sex and field of study: 2011
54 all fields view Excel. view PDF.
55 all fields, postgraduation plans view Excel. view PDF.
56 life sciences view Excel. view PDF.
57 life sciences, postgraduation plans view Excel. view PDF.
58 physical sciences view Excel. view PDF.
59 physical sciences, postgraduation plans view Excel. view PDF.
60 social sciences view Excel. view PDF.
61 social sciences, postgraduation plans view Excel. view PDF.
62 engineering view Excel. view PDF.
63 engineering, postgraduation plans view Excel. view PDF.
64 education view Excel. view PDF.
65 education, postgraduation plans view Excel. view PDF.
66 humanities view Excel. view PDF.
67 humanities, postgraduation plans view Excel. view PDF.
68 other view Excel. view PDF.
69 other, postgraduation plans view Excel. view PDF.
70 by race/ethnicity and citizenship: 2011 view Excel. view PDF.
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