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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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Doctorate recipients from U.S. colleges and universities
1 1957–2015
Doctorate-granting institutions
2 institutions and doctorate recipients per institution: 1973–2015
3 top 50 institutions, ranked by number of doctorate recipients: 2015
4 top 20 institutions, ranked by number of doctorate recipients, by broad field of study: 2015
by state or location: 2015
5 ranked by number of doctorate recipients
6 by broad field of study and sex of doctorate recipients
7 by institution and major science and engineering field
8 by institution and major non-science and engineering field
top 20 institutions, ranked by number of doctorate recipients
9minority U.S. citizen and permanent residents, by ethnicity and race: 5–year total, 2011–15
10 temporary visa holders: 2015
by Carnegie category
11by broad field: 2005–15
Doctorate recipients
field and demographic characteristics
12 by major field: Selected years, 1985–2015
13 by subfield: 2005–15
14by sex and broad field: Selected years, 1985–2015
15by sex and major field: 2005–15
16 by sex and subfield: 2015
17by citizenship status and broad field: Selected years, 1985–2015
18by citizenship status and major field: 2005–15
19ethnicity, race, and citizenship status: 2005–15
20male
21female
22citizenship status, ethnicity, race, and subfield of study: 2015
U.S. citizens and permanent residents
23by broad field, ethnicity, race: Selected years, 1995–2015
24by major field, ethnicity, and race: 2015
temporary visa holders
25 top 40 countries or economies of origin, ranked by number of doctorate recipients: 2015
26top 10 countries or economies of origin, ranked by number of U.S. doctorates awarded by field: 2005–15
by broad field, sex, and citizenship status: 2015
27median age, ethnicity, and race
28with one or more functional limitations
educational history
by broad field of doctorate, sex, citizenship status, ethnicity, and race: 2015
29master’s degree related to doctorate
30attended community college
median years to doctorate, by broad field
31selected years, 1990–2015
32by sex, citizenship status, ethnicity, and race: 2015
33parent's educational attainment, by sex, citizenship, ethnicity, race, and broad field: 2015
34highest educational attainment of either parent: selected years, 1985–2015
financial support for graduate study
35primary source, by broad field, sex, citizenship status, ethnicity, and race: 2015
36sources, by sex and broad field: 2015
37percent distribution, by sex and broad field: 2015
education-related debt
38 by broad field: 2015
39 by broad field: 2005–15
40by sex, citizenship status, ethnicity, and race: 2015
41U.S. citizen and permanent residents, by broad field, ethnicity, and race: 2015
postgraduation commitments
42by broad field: Selected years, 1995–2015
43by sex, citizenship status, ethnicity, and race: Selected years, 1995–2015
postgraduation plans: Selected years, 1995–2015
44by broad field
45by sex, citizenship status, ethnicity, and race
employment sector: Selected years, 1995–2015
46by broad field
47by sex, citizenship status, ethnicity, and race
median basic annual salary: 2015
48by field, type of postgraduation plans, and sex
49by field and employment sector
50sources of postdoc support, by sex, citizenship, ethnicity, and race: Selected years, 1995–2015
definite postgraduation commitments
51 by citizenship status and major field: 2015
52 by sex and major field: 2015
53temporary visa holders intending to stay in United States after doctorate, by country of citizenship: 2009–15
Statistical profile
by sex and field of study: 2015
54all broad fields
55all broad fields, postgraduation plans
56life sciences
57life sciences, postgraduation plans
58physical sciences and earth sciences
59physical sciences and earth sciences, postgraduation plans
60mathematics and computer sciences
61mathematics and computer sciences, postgraduation plans
62psychology and social sciences
63psychology and social sciences, postgraduation plans
64engineering
65engineering, postgraduation plans
66education
67education, postgraduation plans
68humanities and arts
69humanities and arts, postgraduation plans
70 other
71 other, postgraduation plans
72 by ethnicity, race, and citizenship status: 2015

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