Help to the Finish Line: Ways to Reduce the Number of Ph.D. Dropouts

“Doctoral students in the United States are finishing their degrees faster than at any point since at least 1983. But that’s not actually saying much. Their average time-to-degree is still a formidable 7.7 years — and that, of course, is for the students who manage to finish at all. By some estimates, more than 30 percent of the students who enter American doctoral programs walk away empty-handed …” (more)

[David Glenn, Chronicle of Higher Education, 31 March]

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