Is your country among the top Ph.D. producers worldwide? According to an OECD report, the United States had the most doctoral graduates of any country by far, churning out 67,449 of them in 2014, the most recent year data is available.
That’s over twice as many as second-placed Germany’s 28,147. Emerging economies have steadily expanded their higher educational training capacities in recent years so it comes as little surprise that India is high up on the list with 24,300 doctoral graduates.
In recent years, large emerging economies substantially expanded their higher educational training capacities so it comes to an as little surprise to see India in fourth place with 24,300 doctoral graduates. Science is hugely popular with Ph.D. candidates across the OECD region with 40 percent of all new doctorates graduating in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).