Table 8-41
S&E doctorates conferred per 1,000 employed S&E doctorate holders, by state: 1997, 2001, and 2006
 
  S&E doctorates conferred   Employed S&E doctorate holdersa   S&E doctorates conferred/
1,000 employed S&E doctorate holders
State 1997 2001 2006   1997 2001 2006   1997 2001 2006
 
United States 25,948 24,466 29,015   516,560 572,800 618,370   50.2 42.7 46.9
Alabama 339 311 359   6,610 5,330 5,900   51.3 58.3 60.8
Alaska 18 25 18   1,110 1,200 1,110   16.2 20.8 16.2
Arizona 444 382 498   6,280 7,070 8,410   70.7 54.0 59.2
Arkansas 70 68 111   2,320 2,560 2,840   30.2 26.6 39.1
California 3,289 3,095 3,748   70,490 80,870 87,370   46.7 38.3 42.9
Colorado 546 479 473   10,740 11,780 13,150   50.8 40.7 36.0
Connecticut 362 339 438   8,770 9,490 10,330   41.3 35.7 42.4
Delaware 118 106 121   3,710 3,540 3,110   31.8 29.9 38.9
District of Columbia 255 238 272   11,800 14,200 13,330   21.6 16.8 20.4
Florida 815 773 1,033   13,330 15,740 17,630   61.1 49.1 58.6
Georgia 555 604 771   9,880 11,990 12,940   56.2 50.4 59.6
Hawaii 108 91 86   2,550 2,580 2,850   42.4 35.3 30.2
Idaho 58 53 64   2,030 2,230 2,840   28.6 23.8 22.5
Illinois 1,276 1,238 1,372   21,260 22,110 24,110   60.0 56.0 56.9
Indiana 669 636 745   7,570 9,580 9,870   88.4 66.4 75.5
Iowa 409 366 418   4,120 4,390 4,890   99.3 83.4 85.5
Kansas 279 264 270   3,770 3,970 4,250   74.0 66.5 63.5
Kentucky 211 177 268   4,110 4,590 4,990   51.3 38.6 53.7
Louisiana 328 338 324   5,360 5,290 5,470   61.2 63.9 59.2
Maine 38 27 27   2,150 1,990 2,350   17.7 13.6 11.5
Maryland 714 707 876   21,020 22,730 26,220   34.0 31.1 33.4
Massachusetts 1,355 1,370 1,607   23,330 29,100 32,360   58.1 47.1 49.7
Michigan 943 881 1,040   15,050 17,380 17,900   62.7 50.7 58.1
Minnesota 485 466 557   9,810 11,410 11,850   49.4 40.8 47.0
Mississippi 145 133 187   3,000 3,170 3,310   48.3 42.0 56.5
Missouri 444 430 512   9,490 9,280 9,230   46.8 46.3 55.5
Montana 57 39 64   1,690 1,440 1,990   33.7 27.1 32.2
Nebraska 176 153 155   3,010 2,890 2,970   58.5 52.9 52.2
Nevada 44 49 95   1,620 2,030 2,620   27.2 24.1 36.3
New Hampshire 88 73 93   2,230 2,470 2,440   39.5 29.6 38.1
New Jersey 560 557 611   20,440 22,740 20,840   27.4 24.5 29.3
New Mexico 148 135 178   7,480 7,750 8,330   19.8 17.4 21.4
New York 2,160 1,985 2,350   40,080 43,980 45,840   53.9 45.1 51.3
North Carolina 719 722 886   13,730 16,760 18,880   52.4 43.1 46.9
North Dakota 51 41 50   1,350 1,080 1,380   37.8 38.0 36.2
Ohio 1,220 1,057 1,213   18,700 20,070 20,540   65.2 52.7 59.1
Oklahoma 221 224 220   4,580 4,360 4,420   48.3 51.4 49.8
Oregon 287 246 311   6,210 7,040 8,280   46.2 34.9 37.6
Pennsylvania 1,273 1,210 1,415   23,940 26,140 29,090   53.2 46.3 48.6
Rhode Island 148 139 205   2,450 2,640 3,020   60.4 52.7 67.9
South Carolina 231 238 257   4,780 5,130 5,920   48.3 46.4 43.4
South Dakota 37 33 36   1,060 1,000 1,050   34.9 33.0 34.3
Tennessee 395 374 428   8,520 8,980 9,980   46.4 41.6 42.9
Texas 1,620 1,575 1,924   28,570 32,490 35,970   56.7 48.5 53.5
Utah 275 243 240   4,800 4,820 5,540   57.3 50.4 43.3
Vermont 35 52 47   1,750 1,750 1,700   20.0 29.7 27.6
Virginia 615 571 705   15,250 17,460 19,790   40.3 32.7 35.6
Washington 474 454 545   13,360 14,760 16,920   35.5 30.8 32.2
West Virginia 79 66 112   1,980 1,890 2,020   39.9 34.9 55.4
Wisconsin 648 508 569   8,460 8,720 9,500   76.6 58.3 59.9
Wyoming 59 33 38   860 840 730   68.6 39.3 52.1
                       
Puerto Rico 55 92 73   660 1,410 1,690   83.3 65.2 43.2
 

aCoefficients of variation for estimates of employed S&E doctorate holders provided in appendix table 8-13.

NOTE: Data on U.S. S&E doctorate holders classified by employment location.

SOURCES: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Earned Doctorates and Survey of Doctorate Recipients.

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