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UW-Madison granted more doctorates in 2017 than any other U.S. institution, according to a recent release from the university

The University of Wisconsin–Madison granted more doctorates than any other U.S. institution in 2017, rising from 2nd place the year before.

The 844 awarded doctorates place the UW at the top of PhD-granting institutions, according to the Survey of Earned Doctorates. Overall, U.S. institutions granted 54,664 doctorates, a decrease of about half a percent from 2016.

The university also granted the second-most doctorates in the life sciences, which encompasses agricultural sciences and natural resources, biological and biomedical sciences, and health sciences.

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