Two reports have hit the news recently concerning enrollments and attrition in Ph.D. programs, focusing on gender and ethnicity. The first, titled "Graduate Enrollment and Degrees: 1997 to 2007", takes data on applications and enrollment in graduate programs to find trends in the growth and success of such programs. The second, "Ph.D. Completion and Attrition: Analysis of Baseline Demographic Data from the Ph.D. Completion Project"
, studies ten- and seven-year Ph.D. completion rates of different demographics. Both reports were done by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). More »