Table 2-10
Median number of years from entering graduate school to receipt of S&E doctorate, by 2010 Carnegie classification of doctorate-granting institution: 1995–2009
 
Year of doctorate All institutions Research universities
(very high
research activity)
Research
universities (high
research activity)
Doctoral/research
universities
Medical schools
and medical centers
Other/
not classified
 
1995 7.7 7.7 8.3 9.9 7.7 8.7
1996 7.7 7.7 8.6 9.2 7.7 8.7
1997 7.7 7.2 8.2 9.7 7.7 8.2
1998 7.3 7.2 8.2 9.2 6.9 7.7
1999 7.2 7.2 7.9 8.9 6.7 7.7
2000 7.5 7.2 8.2 9.2 7.2 7.9
2001 7.2 7.2 8.2 9.7 6.9 7.7
2002 7.5 7.2 8.2 9.9 6.9 7.7
2003 7.6 7.2 8.2 9.9 6.9 8.7
2004 7.2 7.0 8.0 9.2 6.9 7.6
2005 7.3 7.2 7.9 9.3 7.0 7.7
2006 7.2 7.0 7.9 9.0 6.9 7.5
2007 7.0 6.9 7.7 8.9 6.9 7.4
2008 7.0 6.9 7.7 8.9 6.7 7.4
2009 7.0 6.9 7.7 9.2 6.8 7.3
 

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2010) of Survey of Earned Doctorates.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012