Table 2-4
Median number of years from S&E doctorate recipients' entry to graduate school to receipt of doctorate, by Carnegie classification of doctorate-granting institution: 1993–2007
 
Year of
doctorate
All
institutions
Research
universities
(very high
research activity)
Research
universities
(high research
activity)
Doctoral/research
universities
Medical schools
and medical
centers
Other/
not classified
 
1993 7.9 7.8 8.4 10.0 7.9 8.5
1994 8.0 7.8 8.6 9.9 8.0 8.6
1995 8.0 7.8 8.6 10.2 7.9 8.9
1996 7.9 7.7 8.7 9.7 8.0 8.8
1997 7.7 7.5 8.6 10.0 7.9 8.4
1998 7.6 7.4 8.3 9.8 7.2 8.3
1999 7.6 7.4 8.3 9.2 7.0 7.8
2000 7.7 7.5 8.3 9.2 7.2 8.3
2001 7.6 7.4 8.3 9.9 7.3 8.0
2002 7.7 7.5 8.4 10.0 7.1 8.4
2003 7.7 7.5 8.3 10.0 7.1 9.0
2004 7.3 7.1 8.0 9.3 7.0 7.8
2005 7.4 7.3 8.0 9.6 7.1 8.4
2006 7.3 7.1 8.0 8.7 7.0 8.0
2007 7.2 7.0 7.9 9.0 7.1 8.0
 

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Earned Doctorates, special tabulations (2009).

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