A third of doctoral students who responded to the Data Buddies Survey (DBS) reported that they find it somewhat or very difficult to cover their basic expenses with their stipends.
Computing Research News
Data from the CRA Data Buddies Survey (DBS) 2019, 2020, and 2021, indicates that students interacted with their classmates outside of the lectures less frequently after the COVID pandemic and the change was more drastic for students who were earlier on in their academic program.
Analysis suggests that job prospects weigh heavily on students’ decision to skip or delay graduate education. Further, while the importance of some of the reasons remain the same across students at different stages of their degree program, others vary in terms of their salience depending on how close students are to graduating.
We analyzed students’ post bachelor’s degree plans and their intentions for the highest degree they plan to pursue. Our analysis found that not only are the pathways students expect to take not direct but also the shape of these pathways potentially differs for students of different racial/ethnic and gender identities.