Missouri Ranks High in Graduate Students and Doctorates Awarded
Science, health and engineering degrees are in high demand in our knowledge-based economy. Missouri ranks 18th in the number of Science, engineering and health graduate students enrolled in Missouri Universities and 20th in the number of Science and Engineering Doctorates awarded.
Nationally, there were 542,073 graduate students enrolled in science, engineering and health curriculum in 2006. Missouri’s graduate students totaled 10,751, a nine percent increase in graduate students from 2005, ranking the state 18th in the nation.
The state with the highest number of graduate students enrolled in science, engineering and health programs was California with 87,370 students. Other states with high enrollment were New York (45,850), Texas (36,000), Massachusetts (32,400), and Pennsylvania (29,120).
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Missouri ranks 20th nationally for the number of Science and Engineering Doctorates awarded with 503 in 2006.
According to the National Science Foundation, Missouri's trails only Illinois among border states for those Doctorates awarded. In 2006, there were a total of 29,854 Science and Engineering Doctorates awarded in the U.S.
California had the most Doctorates, with 4,005, followed by New York (2,530), Texas (1,930), Massachusetts (1,724), and Pennsylvania (1,472).
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Source: National Science Foundation