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III-6a: Doctorate Recipients with a Definite Employment or Further Study Commitment at Time of Graduation, Selected Academic Fields, 1996–2016*

* Reported percentages were calculated on those Ph.D. completers responding to the pertinent survey items (rates of response were not 100%). Please see Supplementary Table III-6 for additional information regarding certain of the fields of study to which this figure refers. Note that the National Science Foundation, the collector of these data, includes computer science in the physical sciences (rather than in engineering as the Humanities Indicators does).

Source: National Science Foundation (NSF), National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, “Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2016—Data Tables,” tables 42, 44, (accessed 1/29/2018). These tables report data from the Survey of Earned Doctorates, which is sponsored by the NSF, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education, National Endowment for the Humanities, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Data presented by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Humanities Indicators (

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