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Science and Engineering Doctorates

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Data tables related to degrees awarded, doctoral degrees, and postdoctorates can be found on the data tables page.

find other science and engineering doctorate reports and data?

Other reports on the topic of doctorates awarded in science and engineering are available from the S&E Doctorate Awards page.

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Primary data sources are available in the Technical Notes.

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National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. 2016. Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2015. Special Report NSF 17-306. Arlington, VA. Available at