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Useful Stats: 2005 Science & Engineering Doctorate Awards by State

January 08, 2007

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released the 2005 statistics for science and engineering (S&E) doctorate awards. Science and Engineering Doctorate Awards: 2005 details trends in doctorate awards by S&E field and recipient characteristics, institutions awarding doctorates, and postgraduation plans of recipients.

Using NSF and U.S. Census Bureau data, SSTI has prepared a table providing state ranking for doctorate awards by major field and state rankings for the total S&E doctorates awarded per 100,000 residents. The top five states in 2005 for total S&E doctorates awarded per 100,000 residents are the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware and Maryland.

SSTI's table is available at: http://www.ssti.org/Digest/Tables/010807t.htm

NSF’s Science and Engineering Doctorate Awards: 2005 is available at: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf07305/

U.S. Census Bureau population data is available at: http://www.census.gov/popest/states/NST-ann-est.html

SSTI’s previously published S&E doctorate awards tables: