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Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2020

November 30, 2021

This report summarizes trends in U.S. doctoral education by using data from the 2020 Survey of Earned Doctorates, an annual census of research doctorate recipients from U.S. universities. Explore data on the demographic characteristics, educational history, and postgraduation commitments of doctorate recipients. 

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Ten Ways U.S. Doctoral Degrees Have Changed in the Past 20 Years

NCSES's data are used to assess major trends in doctoral education in the United States. 

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