The National Science Board’s Science and Engineering Indicators (2022) show that from 2000 to 2018, there has been an increase across several countries in the number of science and engineering doctoral degrees. Still, the United States outperforms the most of the selected countries in the number of science and engineering doctoral degrees awarded since 2000.Specifically, in 2018, over 41,000 doctoral degrees in science and engineering have been awarded in the United States. China comes in a close second with more than 39,000 science and engineering doctoral degrees awarded in 2018.
Earned Engineering Doctoral Degrees of Selected Countries, by Gender, 2014
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- National Science Board, National Science Foundation. 2022. Science and Engineering Indicators 2022: The State of U.S. Science and Engineering. NSB-2022-1. Alexandria, VA. Available at https://ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsb20221