Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Where did Doctoral Recipients go to College?

Don't get freaked by how busy this looks. It's starting off showing all the data, but you'll want to filter it down to make it easier to view.

This shows the college or university that awarded the bachelor's degree to doctoral recipients in 2011. I'd recommend you start by choosing just one of the large academic rollups, or even specific programs.

It's no surprise, of course, that larger institutions with more students produce more students who go on to a doctorate, so you can choose "Highest Degree Awarded" to look at different types of colleges. If you want to look at your specific favorite college, you can use the text box, or the state filter to narrow it down.

On all dropdown filters, make your selections and click "apply" to activate the filter.

The data came without the IPEDS ID number attached to it, so I can't (yet) merge this data with enrollment; but at some point I'd like to be able to convert the display to show percentage of graduates earning doctorates.  Obviously, it would be more meaningful, but I can't get to it yet.

Note: Large numbers of doctoral recipients came from foreign or unknown institutions; I've excluded them in the first view, but you can use the filter on the bottom right to add them if you wish.