Doctoral Education at the University of California and Factors Affecting Time-to-Degree

This study examined time-to-degree at the University of California in order to determine if students took longer on average to complete their doctoral degrees than they did 20 years ago. It presents factors which may have led to long time-to-degree, addresses underlying structural reasons for prolonged time-to-degree among all students and examines whether or not these factors influence ethnic minorities and women in particular.

Nerad, M. (1991) Doctoral Education at the University of California and Factors Affecting Time-to-Degree. In response to the California State Senate (SRC 66). Report to the Office of the President. Oakland, CA.

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