TABLE G-1 Demographic Characteristics of Ph.D. Recipients in the Basic Biomedical Sciences

 

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

Total

3085

3150

3050

3118

3212

3396

3356

3444

3338

3399

3313

3369

3465

3769

3793

3992

4309

4456

4823

4881

5101

5385

5420

 

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

Men

2347

2424

2351

2311

2351

2440

2383

2417

2224

2315

2192

2197

2214

2377

2348

2477

2655

2740

2864

2887

2955

3101

3069

 

76.1%

77.0%

77.1%

74.1%

73.2%

71.8%

71.0%

70.2%

66.6%

68.1%

66.2%

65.2%

63.9%

63.1%

61.9%

62.0%

61.6%

61.5%

59.4%

59.1%

57.9%

57.6%

56.6%

Women

738

726

699

807

861

956

973

1027

1114

1084

1121

1172

1251

1392

1445

1515

1639

1702

1930

1976

2125

2264

2319

 

23.9%

23.0%

22.9%

25.9%

26.8%

28.2%

29.0%

29.8%

33.4%

31.9%

33.8%

34.8%

36.1%

36.9%

38.1%

38.0%

38.0%

38.2%

40.0%

40.5%

41.7%

42.0%

42.8%

Minorities a

74

72

58

87

67

75

91

94

86

98

104

118

127

122

133

135

159

161

183

220

236

240

255

 

2.4%

2.3%

1.9%

2.8%

2.1%

2.2%

2.7%

2.7%

2.6%

2.9%

3.1%

3.5%

3.7%

3.2%

3.5%

3.4%

3.7%

3.6%

3.8%

4.5%

4.6%

4.5%

4.7%

U.S. citizens

2554

2609

2525

2626

2738

2904

2897

2919

2850

2866

2725

2751

2670

2858

2850

2899

3050

3072

3264

3203

3278

3291

3415

 

82.8%

82.8%

82.8%

84.2%

85.2%

85.5%

86.3%

84.8%

85.4%

84.3%

82.3%

81.7%

77.1%

75.8%

75.1%

72.6%

70.8%

68.9%

67.7%

65.6%

64.3%

61.1%

63.0%

Permanent residents

194

165

169

147

133

147

125

114

108

109

113

118

153

176

173

183

210

240

296

641

831

801

553

 

6.3%

5.2%

5.5%

4.7%

4.1%

4.3%

3.7%

3.3%

3.2%

3.2%

3.4%

3.5%

4.4%

4.7%

4.6%

4.6%

4.9%

5.4%

6.1%

13.1%

16.3%

14.9%

10.2%

Temporary visas

256

277

261

259

253

273

248

294

291

308

364

343

455

515

570

814

987

1078

1165

980

919

1172

1170

 

8.3%

8.8%

8.6%

8.3%

7.9%

8.0%

7.4%

8.5%

8.7%

9.1%

11.0%

10.2%

13.1%

13.7%

15.0%

20.4%

22.9%

24.2%

24.2%

20.1%

18.0%

21.8%

21.6%

Planning postdoctoral study

1891

1937

1966

2086

2127

2316

2305

2363

2298

2377

2309

2368

2419

2651

2656

2886

3160

3293

3614

3626

3806

3931

3529

 

61.3%

61.5%

64.5%

66.9%

66.2%

68.2%

68.7%

68.6%

68.8%

69.9%

69.7%

70.3%

69.8%

70.3%

70.0%

72.3%

73.3%

73.9%

74.9%

74.3%

74.6%

73.0%

65.1%

Median time to Ph.D. (in years) b

6.00

6.17

6.25

6.33

6.41

6.50

6.50

6.67

7.00

7.09

7.17

7.25

7.33

7.42

7.42

7.58

7.50

7.59

7.67

7.75

7.83

7.67

7.83

Median age at tme of degree

29.25

29.25

29.34

29.38

29.41

29.25

29.33

29.59

29.83

30.25

30.42

30.59

30.50

30.83

30.92

31.17

31.08

31.17

31.17

31.17

31.25

31.25

30.92

a African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans; tabulations include U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

b From entry into graduate studies.

SOURCE: Data are from the Survey of Earned Doctorates.



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