Faculty Diversity

Research Doctorates Awarded to U.S. Citizens, by Race/Ethnicity, Sex, and Fine Field of Study: 2009

The Survey of Earned Doctorates, the data source for this report, is an annual census of individuals who receive research doctoral degrees from accredited U.S. academic institutions. The survey is sponsored by six federal agencies: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Department of Education. These data are reported in several NSF publications, the most comprehensive and widely cited of which is the annual Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: Summary Report. This 2009 edition, renamed Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities, unveils major changes in the format and organization of the report.

The printed report is now a compact, portable volume that calls attention to important trends in doctoral education, organized in this edition into five themes. Each theme highlights an important question about doctorate recipients. Online, the reader is invited to explore trends in greater depth through detailed data tables and interactive graphics at www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf11306/. Here, too, are technical notes and other online resources, that aid in interpretation of the data. The data tables are available both in portable document format (PDF) and as Excel files for easy viewing, printing, and downloading.

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To see just the data tables click here:


Maximizing the Opportunity to Diversify the Faculty
The Committee on Minority Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention (MRHR) and the Office of the Provost and Dean of the College created guidelines to assist departments in recruitment for tenure-track faculty positions. You must have a computer on the Wellesley College network in order to view the file.

Faculty lining up for commencement