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Data tables related to degrees awarded, doctoral degrees, and postdoctorates can be found on the Data page and explored further via our interactive data tool.

find other science and engineering (S&E) doctorate reports and data?

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

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Primary data sources are available in the section technical notes.

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A PDF version of the 2017 paper questionnaire is available here. For other years, or to learn more about the Survey of Earned Doctorates, please visit the survey’s homepage on the NCSES website.

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Previous editions of this report are available on the prior releases page.

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National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. 2018. Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2017. Special Report NSF 19-301. Alexandria, VA. Available at