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Table 1:

    Citizenship Status of Doctoral

 

Recipients from U.S. Universities

 

(Selected years 1973-2003)

 

 

 

 

Percent

 

Total

U.S. Citizens

Non-U.S.Citizens

Non-U.S.Citizens

1973

33,755

27,974

5,781

17.1%

1978

30,875

25,303

5,572

18.0%

1983

31,281

24,393

6,888

22.0%

1988

33,500

23,290

10,210

30.5%

1993

39,800

26,499

13,301

33.4%

1998

42,645

28,456

14,189

33.3%

2003

40,710

26,413

14,297

35.1%

Source: National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, "Doctorate, Recipients from United States Universities 2003, March 2005. Table 11.

Table 2:

Citizenship Status of U.S. Doctorates

 

 

 

 

Percent

 

Total

U.S. Citizens

Non-U.S. Citizens

Non-U.S. Citizens

All Fields

40,710

26,413

14,297

35.1%

Physical Sciences

5,963

3,143

2,820

47.3%

Engineering

5,265

1,898

3,367

64.0%

Life Sciences

8,369

5,429

2,940

35.1%

Social Sciences

6,777

4,947

1,830

27.0%

Humanities

5,412

4,129

1,283

23.7%

Education

6,627

5,501

1,126

17.0%

Professional/other fields

2,297

1,366

931

40.5%

Source: National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, "Doctorate, Recipients from United States Universities 2003, March 2005. Table 11.

 

 

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.