U.S. states that awarded the most doctorates 2018

This statistic shows a ranking of U.S. states, by the total number of doctorates awarded in 2018. In 2018, a total 6,076 doctorates were awarded in California, a significantly higher number than in any other U.S. state. In the same year, 97 doctorates were awarded in Idaho.

Ranking of U.S. states in 2018, by the number of doctorate recipients

Number of doctorate recipients
California6,076
New York4,260
Texas4,074
Massachusetts2,946
Pennsylvania2,623
Illinois2,517
Florida2,346
Ohio2,051
Michigan1,953
North Carolina1,736
Indiana1,631
Virginia1,518
Georgia1,511
Minnesota1,437
Maryland1,365
New Jersey1,124
Wisconsin1,081
Colorado1,052
Missouri978
Washington964
Tennessee955
Connecticut786
Arizona764
Iowa743
Alabama667
District of Columbia588
Louisiana576
South Carolina568
Oregon537
Kansas534
Utah512
Oklahoma504
Kentucky494
Mississippi471
Nebraska341
Rhode Island326
New Mexico322
Arkansas266
Nevada240
Delaware238
West Virginia219
Hawaii201
North Dakota193
New Hampshire165
Puerto Rico148
South Dakota114
Montana112
Wyoming102
Idaho97
Vermont63
Alaska56
Maine50
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Release date

December 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

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