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Analysis Variable:   Number of Doctorate Recipients by Doctorate Institution
Description
This variable indicates the total number of earned doctoral degrees.
Availability
Data by race/ethnicity are available from academic year (AY) 1973 through AY 2006.

Data by citizenship and gender are available through AY 2006.
All other data are available from academic year (AY) 1966 through the present.
Notes
Because of doctorate recipients with unknown citizenship status, the total number of doctoral degrees is greater than the sum of doctoral degrees for U.S. citizens/permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens, temporary residents.
Multiple responses to race/ethnicity were redistributed, if possible, into a single race/ethnicity according to a priority scheme developed by the survey sponsors. Multiple responses that could not be redistributed are included in the race/ethnicity category, "Other," in WebCASPAR.
Quality Control
Owing to differences between WebCASPAR and the SED with respect to the coding of institutions, a small number of doctorate recipients are assigned an "unknown institution" code in WebCASPAR, a category that does not exist in the SED. As a result, WebCASPAR tabulations involving the following variables will not correspond exactly to similar tabulations appearing in NSF publications: academic institution, institutional control, state, Carnegie classification, and highest degree awarded.

For all other WebCASPAR variables, the data have been checked and verified to correspond to data in the following NSF publications:

S&E Doctorate Awards: 2009-10
To match the number of science and engineering (S&E) doctorates in the above publication, you must use the summation group, "S&E TOTAL (EXCL MEDICAL/OTH LIFE SCI)," in the "Academic Discipline" category in WebCASPAR.
Doctorate Recipients from United States Universities: 2016

To match racial/ethnic counts in the above publication for 2006 and earlier years, use the variable, "Number of Doctorate Recipients (US Citizens & Perm Residents)." Field groupings in the above publication differ from those in WebCASPAR, as follows:

Doctorate Field Summary Report Grouping WebCASPAR Grouping
200 Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Health Sciences Other Life Sciences
207 Oral Biology/Oral Pathology Health Sciences Medical Sciences
210 Environmental Health Health Sciences Medical Sciences
212 Health Systems/Services Administration Health Sciences Other Life Sciences
213 Health Services Research Health Sciences Other Life Sciences
215 Public Health Health Sciences Medical Sciences
222 Kinesiology/Exercise Science Health Sciences Other Life Sciences
227 Gerontology Health Sciences Medical Sciences
230 Nursing Science Health Sciences Other Life Sciences
240 Pharmaceutical Sciences Health Sciences Medical Sciences
245 Rehabilitation/Therapeutic Services Health Sciences Other Life Sciences
250 Veterinary Sciences Health Sciences Other Life Sciences
280 Health and Behavior Health Sciences Medical Sciences
298 Health Sciences, General Health Sciences Other Life Sciences
299 Health Sciences, Other Health Sciences Other Life Sciences
309 Ceramic Sciences Other Engineering Materials Engineering
318 Communications Engineering Other Engineering Electrical Engineering
321 Computer Engineering Other Engineering Electrical Engineering
327 Engineering Mechanics Other Engineering Mechanical Engineering
336 Environment Health Engineering Other Engineering Civil Engineering
348 Metallurgical Engineering Other Engineering Materials Engineering
366 Petroleum Engineering Other Engineering Chemical Engineering
369 Polymer and Plastics Engineering Other Engineering Chemical Engineering
547 Fuel Technology and Petroleum Engineering Physical Sciences Chemical Engineering
577 Medical Physics, Radiological Science Health Sciences Medical Sciences
585 Hydrology and Water Resources Ocean/Marine Sciences Earth Sciences
652 Area/Ethnic/Cultural Studies Other Social Sciences Area and Ethnic Studies
662 Demography/Population Studies Other Social SciencesSociology
675 Applied Linguistics Other Social SciencesLinguistics
710 History, Science and Technology and Society Humanities/ History History of Science
770 American/U.S. Studies Other Social Sciences Area and Ethnic Studies
773 Archaeology Other HumanitiesAnthropology
776 Art History, Criticism, Conservation Other Humanities Arts and Music
780 Music Other Humanities Arts and Music
786 Music Theory and Composition Other Humanities Arts and Music
787 Music Performance Other Humanities Arts and Music
788 Musicology, Ethnomusicology Other Humanities Arts and Music
789 Music, Other Other Humanities Arts and Music
790 Region/Religious Studies Other Humanities Religion and Theology
792 Bible/Biblical Studies Other Humanities Religion and Theology
796 Dance Other Humanities Arts and Music
860 Agricultural Education Education/Teaching Fields Other Science/Technical Education
868 Health Education Education/Teaching Fields Other Science/Technical Education
878 Nursing Education Education/Teaching Fields Other Science/Technical Education
874 Mathematics Education Education/Teaching Fields Mathematics Education
884 Science Education Education/Teaching Fields Science Education
885 Social Science Education Education/Teaching Fields Social Science Education
887 Technical Education Education/Teaching Fields Other Science/Technical Education
960 Architecture and Environmental Design Other Non-S&E Fields Architecture and Environmental Design
964 Family/Consumer Science/Human Science Other Non-S&E Fields Vocational Studies and Home Economics
968 Law Other Non-S&E FieldsLaw
972 Library Science Other Non-S&E Fields Communication and Librarianship
974 Parks/Recreation/Leisure/Fitness Other Non-S&E Fields Other Non-Sciences or Unknown Disciplines
976 Public Administration Other Non-S&E Fields Other Non-Sciences or Unknown Disciplines
980 Social Work Other Non-S&E Fields Social Service Professions
984 Theology/Religious Education Other Humanities Religion and Theology
988 Professional Fields, General Other Non-S&E Fields Other Non-Sciences or Unknown Disciplines
989 Other Fields, not elsewhere classified Other Non-S&E Fields Other Non-Sciences or Unknown Disciplines
999 Unknown Field Other Non-S&E Fields Other Non-Sciences or Unknown Disciplines

Counts by race/ethnicity for this variable include doctorate recipients with unknown citizenship status. Therefore, racial/ethnic breakdowns for this variable will not match those in the summary report. To match the counts by race/ethnicity in the summary report, use the variable, "Number of Doctorate Recipients (US Citizens & Perm Residents)."
  
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