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Ph.D. Completion and Attrition: Findings from Exit Surveys of Ph.D. Completers

Findings from Exit Surveys of Ph.D. Completers

In September 2009, CGS published "Ph.D. Completion and Attrition: Findings from Exit Surveys of Ph.D. Completers."

This is the third in a series of monographs from the CGS Ph.D. Completion Project. The monograph paints a broad picture of the various aspects of the doctoral experience of Ph.D. completers, as reported by the graduates themselves. It presents the perceptions of 1,406 completers from 18 different institutions on the major factors that contributed to Ph.D. completion, as well as the availability and quality of mentoring/advising, the selection and admissions process, sources and adequacy of financial support, program environment and supports, curricular processes and procedures, and research experiences during the doctoral program.

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Information on the first book in this series: Ph.D. Completion and Attrition: Analysis of Baseline Program Data from the Ph.D. Completion Project (released Dec. 2007)

Information on the second book in this series: Ph.D. Completion and Attrition: Analysis of Baseline Demographic Data from the Ph.D. Completion Project (released Sept. 2008)

Information on the fourth book in this series: Ph.D. Completion and Attrition: Policies and Practices to Promote Student Success (released March 2010)

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