December 7, 2007
Graduate Schools Improve on Preventing Ph.D. Dropouts, Study Finds
Academe has gotten used to bad news when it comes to statistics on how many doctoral students actually finish their Ph.D.'s, but a landmark study of doctoral-completion rates has turned up some optimistic results: American universities appear to be getting better at retaining their Ph.D. students.
That is one of the main findings of a new book, Ph.D. Completion and Attrition, released today by the Council of Graduate Schools.
The book, which is the first