Number of doctorates awarded by US institutions in 2016 close to all-time high

Line graph showing the number of research doctorate recipients in science and engineering and non-science and engineering fields over multiple years. U.S. institutions awarded 54,904 research doctorate degrees in 2016, only five fewer than the previous year's record high, according to the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), a federally sponsored annual census of research degree recipients.
SED provides data for Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities, a report published by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244922&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click
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