During 1966-2017, at least 1166 Gettysburg alumni earned research doctorates, ranking Gettysburg 52nd among 583 Baccalaureate Colleges.
|Year(s)||Total number of alumni|
who earned research doctorates
|Grand Total: 1966-2017||1,166||52nd|
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 at U. S. doctorate-granting colleges and universities. Only recipients of research doctorates (in all disciplines, including engineering) are included (the most common research doctorate degree is the PhD; Ed.D is also included); recipients of professional degrees (e.g., MD, DDS, DVM, JD, DPharm, DMin, and PsyD) are NOT included. The table above presents the total number of Gettysburg graduates who earned research doctorates during a given period or an academic year (AY) (e.g., 2017 refers to AY 2016-17, from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017).
Overall, Gettysburg ranks 52nd among 583 Baccalaureate Colleges (Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus (liberal arts colleges) and Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields), based on the 2015 Carnegie Basic Classification.