NIH-Supported Ph.D. Recipients
Characteristics of NIH-supported Ph.D. recipients

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 Median Time to Degree for Trainees*    6.2 years 
 Completion Rate for Trainees*  79.5% 
 Median Age at Ph.D.  30 
 Post-Graduation Plans 
     Definite Plans for a Post-doc  38.6% 
     Definite Plans for Employment  14.5% 
     Indefinite  27.1% 
     Other  19.9% 
     Female  55.0% 
     Male  45.0% 
     American Indian/Alaska Native    0.2% 
     Asian  12.8% 
     African American    4.4% 
     Hispanic    7.9% 
     White  70.4% 
     Other (including Multi-racial)    3.9% 
     Unknown    0.4% 
* Trainees are those appointed to a T15, T32, T90, TL1, or TU2 training grant. Completion rates reflect those receiving their degrees within ten years of their first training grant appointment.

† Includes support from any of the following Kirschstein-NRSA or NLM awards at any point prior to the Ph.D.: F30, F31, F32, T15, T32, T35, T90, TL1, and TU2.

Sources: Data drawn from NIH Trainee and Fellow File, IMPAC II, and the Doctorate Records File.