TABLE 7-2Changes in Ph.D.’s, Enrollment, and Gender Composition, Common Programs, 1993 and 2006

Broad FieldAverage Ph.D.’s, 1987–1991Average Ph.D.’s, 2002–2006Average Total Enrollment per Program, 1993Average Total Enrollment per Program, 2006Female Students, 1993 (average %)Female Students, 2006 (average %)
Engineering7.48.664.268.21423
Physical and mathematical sciences7.98.267.474.92430
Social and behavioral sciences6.17.159.061.54253
Humanities4.85.859.053.05050

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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