American studies


  • Michael Carlowicz


Of more than 25,000 Ph.D.s conferred by universities in the United States in 1995, more than 40% were granted to non-U.S. citizens. According to the statistics from the Science Resources Division of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the number of non-U.S. citizens earning doctorates remained steady in 1994 and 1995 after nearly continual increases since the 1950s. Most of the 10,493 doctorates awarded to non-U.S. citizens were conferred on students from Asian countries, with students from China (2,751 students), Taiwan (1,239), India (1,204), and Korea (1,004) leading the way.