Profile of Survey Respondents

These three tables are below:

Disciplinary Distribution

Demographic Distribution

Enrollment Information

N = 4114

Disciplinary Distribution

 

N

%

Humanities

865

21.0%

     Art History

168

4.1

     English

507

12.3

     Philosophy

190

4.6

Social Sciences

1443

35.1

     History

594

14.4

     Psychology

454

11.0

     Sociology

395

9.6

Biological Sciences

823

20.0

     Ecology

252

6.1

     Molecular Biology

571

13.9

Physical Sciences

926

22.5

     Chemistry

574

14.0

     Geology

147

3.6

     Mathematics

205

5.0

Other

57

1.4

   

Demographic Distribution 

Sex

N

 %

Female

2113

53.4%

Male

1843

46.6

National Origin

 

 

US Citizen / Permanent Resident

3544

90.5

Non-Citizen

370

9.5

Ethnicity (US Citizens, N = 3430)

 

 

Caucasian

2818

83.2

African-American

181

5.3

Asian-American

148

4.4

Hispanic

133

3.9

Native American

26

0.8

Multi- / Bi-racial

51

1.5

Other

29

0.9

Age

 

 

     < 26

243

6.2

     26 28

1175

29.8

     29 31

1136

28.9

     32 39

975

24.8

     > 39

405

10.3

Marital Status

 

 

Partnered

2153

54.9

Single

1768

45.1

Family Status

 

 

No Children

3198

83.6

With Children

627

16.4

Family Education Level

 

 

     Spouse: M.A. or Professional

895

41.7

     Spouse : Ph.D.

429

20.0

     Parent: M.A. or Professional

1357

34.3

     Parent: Ph.D.

817

20.6

     Sibling: M.A. or Professional

1072 29.7

     Sibling: Ph.D.

328 9.1

   

Enrollment Information   

 

N

%

Enrollment Status

 

 

Part-time

243

5.9

Full-time

3860

94.1

Stage of Program

 

 

            Course taking / Pre-quals

406

9.9

            Post-quals / Mid-Candidacy & Proposal

818

19.9

            Post-Candidacy

2449

59.7

            Post-Defense

429

10.5

Summer Enrollment

 

 

Enrolled

1812

44.4

Not Enrolled (working related to Ph.D.)

1607

39.4

Not Enrolled (work unrelated to Ph.D.)

664

16.3

Time taken off before doctoral program

 

 

None

1232

31.5

1-2 Years

1128

28.9

>2 Years

1546

39.6

Taken at least 1 term off during doctoral program (excluding summer)

 

 

Yes

596

14.6

No

3484

85.4

Prior Doctoral Program

 

 

No

3574

90.3

Yes

383

9.7

Of those answering yes: (N=383)

 

 

Changed Discipline

29

7.7

Changed Institution

81

21.5

Changed Discipline & Institution

10

2.7

Changed Advisor

6

1.6

Changed Discipline & Advisor

28

7.4

Changed Institution & Advisor

122

32.4

Changed All Three

100

26.6

 

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