GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Doctorate Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"In 2019, 184,100 research doctorate degrees were awarded in the United States, constituting the largest number of such degrees ever awarded in a year."

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"Women earned 46.9% of all research doctoral degrees in the United States in 2019."

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"More than 57,000 PhDs were awarded in the European Area in 2016."

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"Between 2000-2019, the average age at doctorate award in the U.S. increased from +30.7 to +31.1 years."

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"In 2019, United Kingdom had 70,215 doctoral students."

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"Doctorate degrees accounted for only 0.7% of all awarded postsecondary degrees in Canada in 2016/2017."

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"In 2019, among all U.S. doctorate recipients, 64% were White, the largest racial/ethnic group."

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"In the U.S. about 60% of education doctorate recipients between 2015 and 2019 took more than 5 years to complete the degree."

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"Psychology was the field with the highest share of doctorate recipients being women in the U.S. in 2019 (78%)."

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"In Germany, more than half (57%) of doctorate degrees granted in 2017 were in science and engineering."

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"In Sweden, the number of doctoral degrees awarded rose by 23% between 2007 and 2017."

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"In Japan, women earned 24.8% of all doctorates awarded in 2018."

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"In the United States, 55% of all doctorate recipients in 2019 had no educational debt."

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"The percentage of doctorate holders employed in academia in the U.S. was about 43% in 2019."

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"In China, the number of doctorate degrees awarded increased from 1,168 in 1978 to 77,989 in 2020."

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"Of doctorate holders from EU countries in 2016, 34% were women."

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"More than 40% of the PHD students in the Netherlands are international students."

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