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Trends in Education - Graduates 2012 Report

As Anthropology Doctorates Increase in Number and Diversity, So Do Financial and Social Support Needs for Graduates
In this first of two reports, we highlight key findings in the composition of graduates in anthropology and the social sciences. Growth patterns among PhDs, and changes in anthropology's graduate student body composition, are summarized here based on data from the NSF Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) and contextualized with recent reports on the costs and benefits of graduate-level education. The second, forthcoming report will discuss post-graduation employment trends. 


Selected NSF SED Tables informing the Graduates 2012 Report
Tables appearing in the Graduates 2012 Report are excerpted and/or adapted from selected NSF SED tables. The following tables informed the analysis contained in the Graduates 2012 Report. The full NSF SED interactive report and complete set of tables are accessible via the NSF National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics

NSF SED TABLE 1. Doctorate recipients from U.S. colleges and universities: 1957–2012

NSF SED TABLE 12. Doctorate recipients, by major field of study: Selected years, 1982–2012

NSF SED TABLE 13. Doctorate recipients, by subfield of study: 2002–12

NSF SED TABLE 15. Doctorate recipients, by sex and major field of study: 2002–12  

NSF SED TABLE 22. Doctorate recipients, by citizenship, race, ethnicity, and subfield of study: 2012 

NSF SED TABLE 23. U.S. citizen and permanent resident doctorate recipients, by race, ethnicity, and broad field of study: Selected years, 1992–2012 

NSF SED TABLE 27. Median age of doctorate recipients, by broad field of study, sex, citizenship, race, and ethnicity: 2012 

NSF SED TABLE 31. Median years to doctorate, by broad field of study: Selected years, 1987–2012 

NSF SED TABLE 33. Educational attainment of doctorate recipients' parents, by sex, citizenship, race, ethnicity, and broad field of study: 2012 

NSF SED TABLE 35. Doctorate recipients' primary source of financial support, by broad field of study, sex, citizenship, race, and ethnicity: 2012 

NSF SED TABLE 60. Statistical profile of doctorate recipients in social sciences fields, by sex and field of study: 2012 

NSF SED TABLE for AAA. Doctorates awarded in anthropology, by citizenship and ethnicity or race:  1973-2012