Table 5-15
SEH doctorate holders with academic employment in postdoc position, by Carnegie institution type and years since doctorate: 2008
(Percent distribution)
 
        Years since doctorate
Institution type Number of postdocs (thousands) Total   1–3 4–7 ≥8
 
All institutions 18.0 100.0   68.6 25.6 5.8
Doctorate-granting, very high research 13.5 100.0   69.7 25.2 5.1
Other doctorate-granting institutions 1.4 100.0   75.1 24.7 S
Medical schools/medical centers 1.6 100.0   60.4 29.0 10.7
Other universities and colleges 1.5 100.0   61.5 26.3 12.2
 

S = data suppressed for reasons of confidentiality and/or reliability

SEH = science, engineering, and health

NOTES: Academic employment limited to U.S. doctorate holders employed at 2- or 4-year colleges or universities, excluding those employed part time who are students or retired. Institutions designated by 2005 Carnegie classification code. For information on these institutional categories, see The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/index.php.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2011) of 2008 Survey of Doctorate Recipients.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012