Doctorate recipients' primary sources of financial support in the United States in 2015

Primary sources of financial support for U.S. doctorate recipients in 2015 This graph shows the share or distribution of doctorate recipients in the United States in 2015, by their primary source of financial support when completing their doctorate. In this year, 20.7 percent of all doctoral recipients relied primarily on teaching assistantships to fund their doctoral studies.
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Percentage of doctorate recipients
Research assistantships/traineeships32.1%
Fellowships/grants27.3%
Teaching assistantships20.7%
Own resources15.3%
Employer3.1%
Other1.6%
Percentage of doctorate recipients
Research assistantships/traineeships32.1%
Fellowships/grants27.3%
Teaching assistantships20.7%
Own resources15.3%
Employer3.1%
Other1.6%

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This graph shows the share or distribution of doctorate recipients in the United States in 2015, by their primary source of financial support when completing their doctorate. In this year, 20.7 percent of all doctoral recipients relied primarily on teaching assistantships to fund their doctoral studies.
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Release date
December 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
2015

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