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Labor market, economics, Ph.D., non-tenure track, salary, tenure track


This year, the survey questionnaire was sent to 385 organizations. Questionnaires were returned by 160 (41.6 percent) for a response rate that was higher than the 2005-06-survey response rate of 40.3 percent. Of this year’s responses, 92 (57.9 percent) were from those who responded to last year’s survey; 68 (42.1 percent) came from new respondents. Among the academic institutions responding, the distribution of highest degrees offered was as follows: Ph.D.—41.3 percent; Master—20.0 percent; Bachelor—38.8 percent. The responses are reported for all respondents, and separately for Ph.D. degree-granting institutions and for schools whose highest degree offered is the Bachelor or Master degree. Data for institutions in the National Research Council’s Research Doctorate Report, 1995, are reported as a subset of Ph.D. degree-granting schools. They are referred to as the Top 30.