Table 5-13
SEH doctorate holders and graduate research assistants employed in academia, by Carnegie institution type: 1973–2008
(Percent distribution)
 
Group and institution type 1973–83 1983–93 1993–2003 2003–08
 
All employed S&E doctorate holders 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Research universities 53.7 53.4 50.0 48.4
Doctorate-granting institutions 11.5 11.4 11.0 10.5
Comprehensive institutions 18.0 18.5 18.3 18.6
Other institutions 16.8 16.8 20.7 22.6
         
Researchers 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Research universities 64.8 62.2 57.8 56.8
Doctorate-granting institutions 10.9 11.2 11.3 10.8
Comprehensive institutions 12.4 13.9 14.5 15.1
Other institutions 11.9 12.8 16.4 17.3
         
Graduate research assistants 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Research universities 87.5 84.0 80.4 79.3
Doctorate-granting institutions 9.3 10.1 11.8 11.8
Comprehensive institutions 2.2 3.5 4.9 5.4
Other institutions 1.0 2.4 2.9 4.5
 

SEH = science, engineering, and health

NOTES: Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Academic employment of S&E doctorate holders limited to those employed at 2- or 4-year colleges or universities, excluding those employed part time who are students or retired. Researchers are S&E doctorate holders employed in academia reporting research as a primary or secondary work activity; research includes basic or applied research, development, and design. Graduate research assistants are full-time graduate students with research assistantships as primary mechanism of support. Institutions designated by 1994 Carnegie classification code. Freestanding schools of engineering and technology included under comprehensive institutions. Other instititions includes freestanding medical schools, 4-year colleges, specialized institutions, and institutions without Carnegie code. For information on these institutional categories, see The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/index.php.

SOURCES: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2011) of 1973–2008 Surveys of Doctorate Recipients and Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012