Number of doctorates awarded by US institutions in 2017 declined slightly

Doctoral degree recipient holding diploma. U.S. institutions awarded 54,664 research doctorate degrees in 2017, a slight decline from the number awarded in 2016, according to the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), an annual census of research degree recipients that provides data for the Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities report.
The report, published by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science Foundation, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297405&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click
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