Distribution of doctorate recipients in the United States in 2017, by parent's educational attainment
Share of U.S. doctorate recipients in 2017, by parent's education level
This graph shows the share or distribution of doctorate recipients in the United States in 2017, by their parent's highest level of educational attainment. In this year, 35.1 percent of doctoral recipients' fathers had an advanced degree.
Distribution of doctorate recipients in the United States in 2017, by parent's educational attainment
Parent's education levelFather's educationMother's education
High school or less24%28.4%
Some college13.9%17.3%
Bachelor's degree27%28.6%
Advanced degree35.1%25.6%
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Share of U.S. doctorate recipients in 2017, by parent's education level
This graph shows the share or distribution of doctorate recipients in the United States in 2017, by their parent's highest level of educational attainment. In this year, 35.1 percent of doctoral recipients' fathers had an advanced degree.
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