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News Release 07-174

U.S. Awards Record Number of Science and Engineering Doctorates

Awards of science and engineering doctorates grew 9.6 percent between 1997 and 2006

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U.S. institutions awarded 29,854 doctorates in 2006, the fourth consecutive annual increase.

U.S. institutions awarded a record number of science and engineering doctorates in the academic year ending in June 2006, charting a 6.7 percent increase over 2005.

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