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ACD Biomedical Workforce Working Group Data

Median Time to Degree

Median Time to Degree and Completion Rates

Source for 1): pdf iconNIH Time to Graduation_NIH_March2011[1].pdf

Source for 2): In 2002, according to FASEB (see Doctoral Snapshot -> Citizenship -> Data) about 14,000 graduate students started in 2002 and about 9,000 graduated in 2009.

Source for 3): NRC report giving correlations between faculty/student characteristics and time-to-degree/completion rates. Exit Disclaimer

Figure 3: Time to Degree and Age at Degree
Time to Degree and Age at Degree
Line graphs depicting the time to degree and age at degree for PhD students in Basic Biomedical Science, Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Clinical Sciences from 1970 to 2008.