MERIC NEWS LETTER

Missouri Ranks High in Graduate Students and Doctorates Awarded

Diploma and Graduate Hat with Tassel 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).

Missouri and Border States - Science, Engineering and Health Graduate Students in Doctorate-granting Institutions
State  2006 Number Graduate Students Rank
Illinois 25,639 6
Missouri 10,751 18
Tennessee 7,813 23
Kansas 6,659 26
Iowa 5,479 29
Kentucky 4,925 31
Oklahoma 4,444 33
Arkansas 3,760 35
Nebraska 3,324 38
US Total 542,073  

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).

Missouri and Border States - Science and Engineering Doctorates Awarded
State  2006 Number Doctorates Awarded Rank
Illinois 1,466 6
Missouri 503 20
Iowa 402 23
Tennessee 395 24
Kansas 268 29
Kentucky 255 30
Oklahoma 220 34
Nebraska 149 37
Arkansas 107 40
US Total 29,854  

 

Source:  National Science Foundation

 

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