Trends in Graduate Education
    February 26, 2020

    Jaqui Falkenheim and Josh Trapani from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics at NSF will present the most recent data on graduate students from the Survey of Earned Doctorates and the Science and Engineering Indicators. They will address trends in enrollment and degree awards, student demographics (sex, race/ethnicity, citizenship), financial support patterns, and post-graduation employment, among other topics. These data include trends in the humanities and other non-STEM fields when available. They will also present some data on U.S. graduate education in global context. Additionally, the presentation will include information on how graduate deans can access NCSES reports and datasets.




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