Community College Experience of Doctoral Degree Recipients

Overall, 14.7 percent of all 2017 doctoral degree recipients had ever attended a community college. American Indians or Alaska Natives were the most likely to have attended a community college (29.4 percent), followed by Hispanic or Latino students (25.5 percent), students of more than one race (23.2 percent), and Black or African American students (23.0 percent).

Percentage of 2017 Doctoral Degree Recipients Who Had Ever Attended a Community College, by Race and Ethnicity


National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2017

Data for individual racial and ethnic categories include all U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Temporary visa holders are categorized as international students.

Percentages based on total number of doctoral degree recipients.