TABLE 7-9Student Characteristics by Broad Field Average and for the Largest Quartile

Row LabelsNumber of ProgramsAverage of Average GRE Scores,Average of Percent of First Year Students with Full Financial Support,Average of Avg. Completion Percentage:Average of Median Time to Degree (Full- and Part-Time Graduates),Average of Percent with Academic PlansAverage of Collects Data About Post- Graduation Employment
Agricultural Sciences31265688.0%58.0%4.8156.0%47.0%
Largest Quartile by Program Size33680b83.0%58.0%5.12b54.0%41.0%
Biological and Health Sciences116868691.0%49.0%5.5069.0%55.0%
Largest Quartile by Program Size101708b92.0%50.0%5.63b69.0%62.0%b
Engineering75976083.0%51.0%4.8835.0%25.0%
Largest Quartile by Program Size39789b77.0%55.0%b5.13b27.0%44.0%b
Physical and Mathematical Sciences91174592.0%43.0%5.4756.0%56.0%
Largest Quartile by Program Size54755b98.0%b49.0%b5.5154.0%59.0%
Social and Behavioral Sciences92466281.0%37.0%6.1657.0%67.0%
Largest Quartile by Program Size83700b84.0%b45.0%b6.0755.0%61.0%
Humanities76461083.0%43.0%7.1159.0%67.0%
Largest Quartile by Program Size55653b77.0%46.0%b7.38b59.0%66.0%
a

For the humanities, the time to completion is eight years and the GRE score is for GRE-V.

b

Indicates that the largest quartile value differs from the average at the p = 0.05 level.

Indicates that the largest quartile value differs from the average at the p = 0.05 level.

From: 7, The Data and Principal Findings

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A Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States.
National Research Council (US) Committee on an Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs; Ostriker JP, Kuh CV, Voytuk JA, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
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