|Quartile groups for S&E
doctorates conferred per 1,000 S&E doctorate holders: 2001*
|(92.3 - 55.2)
||(53.9 - 44.8)
||(44.5 - 34.0)
||(33.7 - 15.6)
||District of Columbia
|*States in alphabetical order, not data order.
SOURCES: National Science Foundation, Division
of Science Resources Statistics (NSF/SRS), Survey of Earned Doctorates;
Doctorate Recipients. See table 8-17.
- In 2001, 27,000 S&E doctoral degrees were awarded by U.S. academic institutions,
which was essentially the same as in 1993.
- The state average of this indicator decreased between 1993 and 2001, reflecting
an increase in the stock of S&E doctorate holders in the United States.
- This indicator is volatile for many states, which may reflect the migration
patterns of existing S&E doctorate holders.
This indicator is a measure of the rate at which the states are training new
science and engineering doctorate recipients for entry into the workforce. High
values indicate relatively large production of new doctorate holders compared
with the existing stock. Some states with relatively low values may need to
attract S&E doctorate holders from elsewhere to meet the needs of local
U.S. S&E doctorate holders include those in physical, earth, atmospheric,
ocean, life, computer, and social sciences; mathematics; engineering; and psychology.
Medical doctorates are excluded.