Table 2-12
Median number of years from entering graduate school to receipt of S&E doctorate, by 2010 Carnegie classification of doctorate-granting institution: 1997–2011
 
Year All
institutions
Research
universities
(very high
research activity)
Research
universities
(high research
activity)
Doctoral/research
universities
Medical
schools
and medical
centers
Other/not
classified
 
1997 7.7 7.2 8.2 9.7 7.7 8.2
1998 7.3 7.2 8.2 9.2 6.9 7.7
1999 7.2 7.2 7.9 9.0 6.7 7.7
2000 7.5 7.2 8.2 9.2 7.2 7.9
2001 7.2 7.2 8.2 9.7 6.9 7.7
2002 7.5 7.2 8.2 9.9 6.9 7.9
2003 7.6 7.2 8.2 9.7 6.9 8.7
2004 7.2 7.0 8.0 9.3 6.9 7.7
2005 7.3 7.2 7.9 9.3 7.0 7.9
2006 7.2 7.0 7.9 9.0 6.9 7.7
2007 7.0 6.9 7.7 8.9 6.9 7.7
2008 7.0 6.9 7.7 8.9 6.7 7.6
2009 7.0 6.9 7.7 9.2 6.8 7.7
2010 7.0 6.9 7.7 8.9 6.7 7.4
2011 7.0 6.9 7.7 8.7 6.7 7.7
 

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2012) of the Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2011.

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