During 1966-2019, at least 1,255 Gettysburg alumni earned research doctorates, ranking Gettysburg 51st among Baccalaureate Colleges.
|Year(s)||Total N of Alumni Who Earned Research Doctorates||Rank among Baccalaureate Colleges||Rank among Private Liberal Arts Colleges|
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).