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Survey of Earned Doctorates

The Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) collects data on all earned research doctorates granted by regionally accredited United States universities. The SED is sponsored by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science Foundation (NSF). The SED collects information on the doctoral recipient's educational history, demographic characteristics, and postgraduation plans. Results are used to assess characteristics of the doctoral population and trends in doctoral education and degrees. The data presented in the visualizations below pertain only to Virginia Tech graduates who completed the survey.

Doctoral Student Financial Support and Debt