Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2022.

Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2022

December 5, 2023
Though the COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected research doctorate conferrals in academic years 2020 and 2021, due in part to graduation delays and other disruptions to doctorate completion, data for 2022 show that doctoral degree attainment has rebounded with the highest number of research doctorate conferrals ever in a single academic year: 57,596.

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