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Education Statistics > Postsecondary > Degrees Awarded > Doctors (per capita) (most recent) by state

DEFINITION: This is the number of doctors' degrees awarded. A doctorate is the highest award a student can earn for graduate study. The doctor's degree classification includes such degrees as Doctor of Education, Doctor of Juridical Science, Doctor of Public Health, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in any field such as agronomy, food technology, education, engineering, public administration, ophthalmology, or radiology. Per capita figures expressed per 10,000 population.
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Rank   States  Amount 
# 1     District of Columbia: 10.463 per 10,000 people 
# 2     Massachusetts: 3.882 per 10,000 people 
# 3     Delaware: 2.383 per 10,000 people 
# 4     Rhode Island: 2.314 per 10,000 people 
# 5     Pennsylvania: 2.252 per 10,000 people 
# 6     Nebraska: 2.172 per 10,000 people 
# 7     Missouri: 2.126 per 10,000 people 
# 8     New York: 2.072 per 10,000 people 
# 9     Iowa: 2.043 per 10,000 people 
# 10     Minnesota: 2.011 per 10,000 people 
# 11     Illinois: 1.957 per 10,000 people 
# 12     Connecticut: 1.937 per 10,000 people 
# 13     Maryland: 1.898 per 10,000 people 
# 14     Indiana: 1.792 per 10,000 people 
# 15     Colorado: 1.672 per 10,000 people 
# 16     Virginia: 1.65 per 10,000 people 
# 17     California: 1.636 per 10,000 people 
# 18     Florida: 1.635 per 10,000 people 
# 19     Ohio: 1.614 per 10,000 people 
# 20     Kansas: 1.578 per 10,000 people 
# 21     Arizona: 1.568 per 10,000 people 
# 22     Michigan: 1.54 per 10,000 people 
# 23     New Mexico: 1.468 per 10,000 people 
# 24     Utah: 1.466 per 10,000 people 
# 25     Wisconsin: 1.449 per 10,000 people 
# 26     North Carolina: 1.437 per 10,000 people 
# 27     Tennessee: 1.419 per 10,000 people 
# 28     North Dakota: 1.414 per 10,000 people 
# 29     Oregon: 1.384 per 10,000 people 
# 30     New Jersey: 1.356 per 10,000 people 
# 31     Louisiana: 1.262 per 10,000 people 
# 32     Georgia: 1.25 per 10,000 people 
# 33     Mississippi: 1.222 per 10,000 people 
# 34     Texas: 1.204 per 10,000 people 
# 35     South Dakota: 1.173 per 10,000 people 
# 36     Washington: 1.159 per 10,000 people 
# 37     Alabama: 1.143 per 10,000 people 
# 38     Oklahoma: 1.133 per 10,000 people 
# 39     Kentucky: 1.016 per 10,000 people 
# 40     South Carolina: 1.015 per 10,000 people 
# 41     Hawaii: 0.996 per 10,000 people 
# 42     New Hampshire: 0.97 per 10,000 people 
# 43     West Virginia: 0.93 per 10,000 people 
# 44     Vermont: 0.883 per 10,000 people 
# 45     Montana: 0.855 per 10,000 people 
# 46     Wyoming: 0.825 per 10,000 people 
# 47     Arkansas: 0.788 per 10,000 people 
# 48     Idaho: 0.735 per 10,000 people 
# 49     Nevada: 0.501 per 10,000 people 
# 50     Maine: 0.325 per 10,000 people 
# 51     Alaska: 0.301 per 10,000 people 
Weighted average: 1.6 per 10,000 people  
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