University of California 2011 Accountability Report

Indicator 5.4.3
Post-graduation plans reported by UC doctoral degree recipients, Universitywide, 2001 to 2009

Data visualization. please download the source data for accessible information.

Since 2001, more than three-quarters of the students who earned a doctoral degree from UC had accepted an offer of employment or a postdoctoral training opportunity by the time they completed their degrees.

The chart shows the growing prevalence of postdoctoral training, particularly in the sciences.

The data reflect the variation in available opportunities for doctoral graduates. For example, post-doctoral positions are more common in the sciences, where there is more research support available from federal government agencies and other sources.

You may view or download a table of the raw data used to generate these charts in CSV files, which can be opened in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice.