Survey Reveals Howard’s Graduate School Outperforms in Key Areas

Howard University’s Graduate School outperforms its peer institutions in various key areas, according to the 2017 Survey of Earned Doctorates Report (SED). Howard ranked highly in the areas of representation of women receiving Ph.D.’s; representation of research doctorates reporting interdisciplinary dissertation research; starting salaries of STEM doctorates; and diversity of Ph.D. recipients.

The 2017 Survey of Earned Doctorates was developed and sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and five other federal agencies: National Institutes of Health, Department of Education, National Endowment for the Humanities, Department of Agriculture, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The recently published SED is the latest census of U.S. graduate school profiles and trends in graduate education from data collection in 2017 by 428 institutions, including Howard. The annual profiles include statistics on demographic characteristics, field of study, history/trends/pathways, financial support and postdoctoral plans of Howard’s Ph.D. recipients.

These results are compared to national data and peer-institution data in the same Carnegie classification.

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