March 4, 2021

New Data, Rankings: Higher Ed: Top 20 Doctorate-Granting Institutions in U.S. (2015)

The rankings are included in new set of data files, “Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2015” released by the National Science Foundation (NSF). A text report is scheduled to be released in 2017. All data files can be viewed online as well as downloaded.

Previous reports are also available.

Two of many tables from the new NSF data files are found below.

Table 3. Top 50 doctorate-granting institutions, ranked by number of doctorate recipients: 2015

Rank Institution Doctorate recipients
1 U. Michigan, Ann Arbor 852
2 U. Texas, Austin 841
3 U. Wisconsin-Madison 836
4 U. California, Berkeley 811
5 U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 781
6 U. Florida 747
7 U. California, Los Angeles 744
8 Texas A&M U., College Station and Health Science Center 732
9 Ohio State U., Columbus 726
10 Harvard U. 715
11 Purdue U., West Lafayette 714
12 U. Minnesota, Twin Cities 711
13 Pennsylvania State U., University Park and Hershey Medical Center 694
14 Stanford U. 689
15 U. Washington, Seattle 666
16 U. Maryland, College Park 619
17 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 606
18 Michigan State U. 597
19 Walden U. 562
20 U. California, Davis 539
21 Georgia Institute of Technology 526
22 U. California, San Diego 501
23 Johns Hopkins U. 492
23 U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill 492
25 U. Arizona 485
26 Cornell U. 481
26 U. Pennsylvania 481
28 Columbia U. in the City of New York 475
29 North Carolina State U. 472
30 Arizona State U. 471
31 U. Southern California 452
31 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U. 452
33 Indiana U., Bloomington 448
34 New York U. 430
35 Northwestern U. 425
36 U. Georgia 424
37 Yale U. 420
38 U. Colorado Boulder 418
39 U. Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh 417
40 CUNY, Graduate Center 408
41 Boston U. 399
42 U. Chicago 392
43 U. California, Irvine 390
44 Rutgers, State U. New Jersey, New Brunswick 389
45 Florida State U. 383
46 Princeton U. 373
47 U. Utah 372
48 Duke U. 366
49 U. Kansas 351
50 U. Virginia, Charlottesville 346
About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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