Number of alumni with research doctorates

During 1966-2019, at least 1,255 Gettysburg alumni earned research doctorates, ranking Gettysburg 52nd among Baccalaureate Colleges.

Alumni Who Received Research Doctorates (1966-2019)

Year(s)Total N of Alumni Who Earned Research DoctoratesRank among Baccalaureate CollegesRank among Private Liberal Arts Colleges
1966-1975 254 40th 36th
1976-1985 271 33rd 31st
1986-1995 168 66th 62nd
1996-2005 188 65th 61st
2006-2015 226 60th 56th
2016 31 44th 41st
2017 28 49th 45th
2018 40 33rd 30th
2019 19 79th 71st
Grand Total 1,225 52nd 48th

Note. Since 1966, the National Science Foundation (NSF) 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; EdD 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., 2019 refers to AY 2018-19, from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019).

Overall, Gettysburg ranks 52nd among Baccalaureate Colleges (Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences Focus and Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields; classification was based on the Carnegie Basic Classification).


Office of Institutional Analysis & National Science Foundation Survey of Earned Doctorates