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Press Release 10-221

Number of Doctorates Awarded Continued to Grow in 2009

Indicators of employment outcomes mixed

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Photo of a group of graduating doctoral students.

A newly released National Science Foundation Survey shows doctorates awarded in science and engineering (S&E) fields were up 1.9 percent over 2008, owing entirely to growth in numbers of female S&E doctorate recipients. The count of male S&E doctorate recipients declined slightly.

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