Alumni who earned research doctorates

During 1966-2011, at least 1016 Gettysburg alumni earned research doctorates, ranking Gettysburg 51st among 662 Baccalaureate Colleges.


Total # of alumni
who earned doctorates


1966-1975 254 40th
1976-1985 271 33rd
1986-1995 168 67th
1996-2005 188 65th
2006 14 93rd
2007 26 48th
2008 26 49th
2009 23 61st
2010 25 50th
2011 21 68th
Grand Total: 1966-2011 1016 51st


Note: Since 1966, the National Science Foundation has been providing data collected through the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), which is an annual census of all new recipients of research doctorates (Ph.D., Ed.D. DMA, etc.) at U. S. doctorate-granting colleges and universities.  Recipients of professional degrees (Medical, Veterinary, Dental, Law) are NOT included. The above Table presents the total number of Gettysburg graduates who earned research doctorates during given periods.

Overall, Gettysburg ranks 51st among 662 Baccalaureate Colleges (both public & private; both liberal arts & sciences and diverse fields--based on the 2010 edition of the Carnegie Classification).