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  • Analysis | Reports

    Higher Education in Science and Engineering | U.S. Institutions Providing S&E Higher Education

    Doctorate Recipient Debt

    Debt levels are an indicator of external financial support for doctoral training, with some fields receiving more support than others. The percentage of doctorate recipients holding any debt related to their graduate education (around 30%) has declined slightly in the last 10 years (NCSES SED 202...

  • Analysis | Reports

    The State of U.S. Science and Engineering 2022 | U.S. and Global STEM Education and Labor Force

    Elementary and Secondary (K–12) Mathematics and Science

    Elementary and secondary education in mathematics and science are the foundation for entry into postsecondary STEM majors and STEM-related occupations. The United States ranks higher in science literacy (7th out of 37 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD] countries) than i...

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    Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2020 | Report

    Doctorates awarded, by highest parental educational attainment: 2000–20

    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. Important trends in this population are highlighted in this report, including the representation of women, mi...

  • Data Tables | Data Tables (Individual)

    Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2020 | Data Tables

    Educational attainment of doctorate recipients' parents, by sex, citizenship status, ethnicity, race, and broad field of study: 2020

    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. Important trends in this population are highlighted in this report, including the representation of women, mi...

  • Analysis | Reports

    Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2020 | Report

    Executive summary

    Doctoral education trains scientists, engineers, researchers, and scholars, all of whom are critical to the nation’s progress. These individuals create and share new knowledge and new ways of thinking that lead, directly and indirectly, to new products, services, and works of art. Annual counts o...

  • Data Tables | Data Tables (Individual)

    Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2020 | Data Tables

    Highest educational attainment of either parent of doctorate recipients: 1970–2020

    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. Important trends in this population are highlighted in this report, including the representation of women, mi...

  • Analysis | Reports

    Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2020 | Report

    Overview

    The parents of recent doctorate recipients are better educated than the parents of earlier cohorts of doctorate recipients. The share of doctorate recipients from families in which neither parent has earned more than a high school diploma declined in the past 20 years. In contrast, the shares of ...

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    Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2020 | Report

    Parental educational attainment of U.S. citizen or permanent resident doctorate recipients, by race and ethnicity: 2000 and 2020

    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. Important trends in this population are highlighted in this report, including the representation of women, mi...

  • Analysis | Reports

    Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2020 | Report

    Path to the doctorate

    Some paths to the doctoral degree are less traveled and some are more difficult to navigate, owing to a variety of influences that shape doctoral study. These paths may lead to different postgraduate destinations.

  • Analysis | Reports

    Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2020 | Report

    Race and ethnicity

    The pattern of rising parental educational attainment is visible among all races and ethnicities for doctorate recipients who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents (figure 14). Nonetheless, a smaller proportion of doctorate recipients who are underrepresented minorities—Black or African Americ...