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    Doctoral Initiative on Minority Attrition and Completion
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    Council of Graduate Schools
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    72 Pages

    Doctoral Initiative on Minority Attrition and Completion synthesizes the findings from both quantitative and qualitative data collected from 21 participating institutions to better understand doctoral outcomes of underrepresented minority (URM) students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The publication reports new benchmarks for completion rates, attrition rates, times-to-degree, and times-to-attrition for URM STEM doctoral students, and also sheds light on factors leading to the successful completion of a STEM doctorate.

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