Report: In 2015, US institutions awarded most doctorates ever recorded

Graph showing increase in doctorates awarded by U.S. institutions. U.S. institutions in 2015 awarded 55,006 research doctorate degrees, the highest number ever reported, according to the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), an annual census of research degree recipients.
The report, published by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), supplies data and analysis for a vital U.S. economic interest: the American system of doctoral ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242416&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click
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