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Selected Data on Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 1994


   TABLE 2.  GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH FIELDS, BY
  FIELD AND ENROLLMENT STATUS, IN ALL INSTITUTIONS ACCORDING TO HIGHEST DEGREE
                                 GRANTED: 1994

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                                           |     IN ALL INSTITUTIONS     |     DOCTORATE-GRANTING      |      MASTER'S-GRANTING
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                                           |  TOTAL  |FULL-TIME|PART-TIME|  TOTAL  |FULL-TIME|PART-TIME|  TOTAL  |FULL-TIME|PART-TIME
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   TOTAL, ALL SURVEYED FIELDS .............| 506,626 | 331,969 | 174,657 | 441,480 | 307,964 | 133,516 |  65,146 |  24,005 |  41,141
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 TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....| 433,152 | 292,962 | 140,190 | 380,868 | 274,333 | 106,535 |  52,284 |  18,629 |  33,655
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  SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................| 319,287 | 221,315 |  97,972 | 274,820 | 204,874 |  69,946 |  44,467 |  16,441 |  28,026
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   PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|  34,484 |  30,035 |   4,449 |  32,744 |  29,302 |   3,442 |   1,740 |     733 |   1,007
    ASTRONOMY .............................|     973 |     953 |      20 |     973 |     953 |      20 |       0 |       0 |       0
    CHEMISTRY .............................|  19,809 |  17,104 |   2,705 |  18,754 |  16,692 |   2,062 |   1,055 |     412 |     643
    PHYSICS ...............................|  13,185 |  11,747 |   1,438 |  12,734 |  11,493 |   1,241 |     451 |     254 |     197
    PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|     517 |     231 |     286 |     283 |     164 |     119 |     234 |      67 |     167
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   EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|  16,095 |  11,507 |   4,588 |  14,273 |  10,890 |   3,383 |   1,822 |     617 |   1,205
    ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|   1,109 |     993 |     116 |   1,090 |     981 |     109 |      19 |      12 |       7
    GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   7,741 |   5,946 |   1,795 |   7,260 |   5,764 |   1,496 |     481 |     182 |     299
    OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|   2,853 |   2,348 |     505 |   2,678 |   2,278 |     400 |     175 |      70 |     105
    EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|   4,392 |   2,220 |   2,172 |   3,245 |   1,867 |   1,378 |   1,147 |     353 |     794
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   MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|  19,636 |  14,204 |   5,432 |  17,392 |  13,422 |   3,970 |   2,244 |     782 |   1,462
    MATHEMATICS & APPLIED MATHEMATICS .....|  16,508 |  11,931 |   4,577 |  14,342 |  11,177 |   3,165 |   2,166 |     754 |   1,412
    STATISTICS ............................|   3,128 |   2,273 |     855 |   3,050 |   2,245 |     805 |      78 |      28 |      50
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   COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|  33,973 |  16,691 |  17,282 |  28,489 |  15,297 |  13,192 |   5,484 |   1,394 |   4,090
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   AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|  12,309 |   9,588 |   2,721 |  11,470 |   9,139 |   2,331 |     839 |     449 |     390
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   BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  58,199 |  47,949 |  10,250 |  53,601 |  46,066 |   7,535 |   4,598 |   1,883 |   2,715
    ANATOMY ...............................|   1,088 |     992 |      96 |   1,088 |     992 |      96 |       0 |       0 |       0
    BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   5,568 |   5,163 |     405 |   5,501 |   5,141 |     360 |      67 |      22 |      45
    BIOLOGY ...............................|  14,324 |  10,080 |   4,244 |  11,098 |   8,616 |   2,482 |   3,226 |   1,464 |   1,762
    BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|   2,710 |   2,056 |     654 |   2,710 |   2,056 |     654 |       0 |       0 |       0
    BIOPHYSICS ............................|     793 |     769 |      24 |     793 |     769 |      24 |       0 |       0 |       0
    BOTANY ................................|   2,748 |   2,349 |     399 |   2,741 |   2,345 |     396 |       7 |       4 |       3
    CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|   3,851 |   3,663 |     188 |   3,836 |   3,659 |     177 |      15 |       4 |      11
    ECOLOGY ...............................|   1,566 |   1,203 |     363 |   1,420 |   1,187 |     233 |     146 |      16 |     130
    ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|   1,263 |   1,066 |     197 |   1,263 |   1,066 |     197 |       0 |       0 |       0
    GENETICS ..............................|   1,699 |   1,602 |      97 |   1,649 |   1,553 |      96 |      50 |      49 |       1
    MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   5,130 |   4,693 |     437 |   5,103 |   4,686 |     417 |      27 |       7 |      20
    NUTRITION .............................|   4,747 |   3,221 |   1,526 |   4,152 |   3,069 |   1,083 |     595 |     152 |     443
    PATHOLOGY .............................|   1,716 |   1,397 |     319 |   1,612 |   1,367 |     245 |     104 |      30 |      74
    PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|   2,837 |   2,678 |     159 |   2,837 |   2,678 |     159 |       0 |       0 |       0
    PHYSIOLOGY ............................|   2,378 |   2,221 |     157 |   2,378 |   2,221 |     157 |       0 |       0 |       0
    ZOOLOGY ...............................|   2,092 |   1,717 |     375 |   2,085 |   1,712 |     373 |       7 |       5 |       2
    BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|   3,689 |   3,079 |     610 |   3,335 |   2,949 |     386 |     354 |     130 |     224
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   PSYCHOLOGY .............................|  54,938 |  35,025 |  19,913 |  39,707 |  28,162 |  11,545 |  15,231 |   6,863 |   8,368
    PSYCHOLOGY, GENERAL ...................|  24,025 |  13,597 |  10,428 |  16,449 |  10,617 |   5,832 |   7,576 |   2,980 |   4,596
    CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY ...................|  18,379 |  12,650 |   5,729 |  12,616 |   9,726 |   2,890 |   5,763 |   2,924 |   2,839
    PSYCHOLOGY, N.E.C. ....................|  12,534 |   8,778 |   3,756 |  10,642 |   7,819 |   2,823 |   1,892 |     959 |     933
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   SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  89,653 |  56,316 |  33,337 |  77,144 |  52,596 |  24,548 |  12,509 |   3,720 |   8,789
    AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|   2,289 |   1,936 |     353 |   2,222 |   1,892 |     330 |      67 |      44 |      23
    ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|   7,669 |   5,841 |   1,828 |   7,418 |   5,722 |   1,696 |     251 |     119 |     132
    ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|  13,174 |  10,035 |   3,139 |  12,377 |   9,712 |   2,665 |     797 |     323 |     474
    GEOGRAPHY .............................|   4,476 |   3,092 |   1,384 |   3,740 |   2,769 |     971 |     736 |     323 |     413
    HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE .....|     387 |     336 |      51 |     387 |     336 |      51 |       0 |       0 |       0
    LINGUISTICS ...........................|   3,325 |   2,557 |     768 |   2,983 |   2,459 |     524 |     342 |      98 |     244
    POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|  34,607 |  17,927 |  16,680 |  28,206 |  16,325 |  11,881 |   6,401 |   1,602 |   4,799
    SOCIOLOGY .............................|   9,451 |   6,709 |   2,742 |   8,247 |   6,263 |   1,984 |   1,204 |     446 |     758
    SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|   1,011 |     696 |     315 |     901 |     647 |     254 |     110 |      49 |      61
    SOCIAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. ...............|  13,264 |   7,187 |   6,077 |  10,663 |   6,471 |   4,192 |   2,601 |     716 |   1,885
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  ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................| 113,865 |  71,647 |  42,218 | 106,048 |  69,459 |  36,589 |   7,817 |   2,188 |   5,629
   AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|   3,714 |   2,998 |     716 |   3,652 |   2,965 |     687 |      62 |      33 |      29
   AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|   1,061 |     879 |     182 |   1,061 |     879 |     182 |       0 |       0 |       0
   BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|   2,721 |   2,271 |     450 |   2,645 |   2,225 |     420 |      76 |      46 |      30
   CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   7,738 |   6,090 |   1,648 |   7,599 |   6,012 |   1,587 |     139 |      78 |      61
   CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|  20,030 |  12,654 |   7,376 |  18,449 |  12,168 |   6,281 |   1,581 |     486 |   1,095
   ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|  33,715 |  19,547 |  14,168 |  30,841 |  18,824 |  12,017 |   2,874 |     723 |   2,151
   ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|   2,089 |   1,347 |     742 |   2,069 |   1,343 |     726 |      20 |       4 |      16
   INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|  13,424 |   5,796 |   7,628 |  12,312 |   5,561 |   6,751 |   1,112 |     235 |     877
   MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|  17,730 |  11,796 |   5,934 |  16,811 |  11,545 |   5,266 |     919 |     251 |     668
   METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|   5,191 |   4,108 |   1,083 |   5,071 |   4,084 |     987 |     120 |      24 |      96
   MINING ENGINEERING .....................|     424 |     297 |     127 |     399 |     278 |     121 |      25 |      19 |       6
   NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|   1,246 |     997 |     249 |   1,246 |     997 |     249 |       0 |       0 |       0
   PETROLEUM ENGINEERING ..................|     619 |     517 |     102 |     600 |     504 |      96 |      19 |      13 |       6
   ENGINEERING, N.E.C. ....................|   4,163 |   2,350 |   1,813 |   3,293 |   2,074 |   1,219 |     870 |     276 |     594
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 TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  73,474 |  39,007 |  34,467 |  60,612 |  33,631 |  26,981 |  12,862 |   5,376 |   7,486
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  MEDICAL FIELDS ..........................|  15,071 |   9,232 |   5,839 |  13,958 |   8,875 |   5,083 |   1,113 |     357 |     756
   ANESTHESIOLOGY .........................|     731 |     535 |     196 |     518 |     437 |      81 |     213 |      98 |     115
   CARDIOLOGY .............................|      14 |      14 |       0 |      14 |      14 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
   ONCOLOGY/CANCER RESEARCH ...............|     208 |     200 |       8 |     208 |     200 |       8 |       0 |       0 |       0
   ENDOCRINOLOGY ..........................|      63 |      62 |       1 |      63 |      62 |       1 |       0 |       0 |       0
   GASTROENTEROLOGY .......................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
   HEMATOLOGY .............................|       2 |       2 |       0 |       2 |       2 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
   NEUROLOGY ..............................|   1,464 |   1,416 |      48 |   1,464 |   1,416 |      48 |       0 |       0 |       0
   OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY ..............|       2 |       2 |       0 |       2 |       2 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
   OPHTHALMOLOGY ..........................|      32 |      24 |       8 |      32 |      24 |       8 |       0 |       0 |       0
   OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY ....................|       2 |       2 |       0 |       2 |       2 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
   PEDIATRICS .............................|     261 |     225 |      36 |     261 |     225 |      36 |       0 |       0 |       0
   PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ...|  10,444 |   5,411 |   5,033 |   9,889 |   5,305 |   4,584 |     555 |     106 |     449
   PSYCHIATRY .............................|     319 |     167 |     152 |     144 |      91 |      53 |     175 |      76 |      99
   PULMONARY DISEASE ......................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
   RADIOLOGY ..............................|     320 |     256 |      64 |     320 |     256 |      64 |       0 |       0 |       0
   SURGERY ................................|      74 |      70 |       4 |      74 |      70 |       4 |       0 |       0 |       0
   CLINICAL MEDICINE, N.E.C. ..............|   1,135 |     846 |     289 |     965 |     769 |     196 |     170 |      77 |      93
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  OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  58,403 |  29,775 |  28,628 |  46,654 |  24,756 |  21,898 |  11,749 |   5,019 |   6,730
   DENTAL SCIENCES ........................|   1,195 |   1,044 |     151 |   1,195 |   1,044 |     151 |       0 |       0 |       0
   NURSING ................................|  26,956 |   7,917 |  19,039 |  22,341 |   6,758 |  15,583 |   4,615 |   1,159 |   3,456
   PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES ................|   2,901 |   2,188 |     713 |   2,890 |   2,188 |     702 |      11 |       0 |      11
   SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY .............|  11,376 |   8,557 |   2,819 |   8,158 |   6,364 |   1,794 |   3,218 |   2,193 |   1,025
   VETERINARY SCIENCES ....................|     875 |     696 |     179 |     858 |     679 |     179 |      17 |      17 |       0
   HEALTH RELATED, N.E.C. .................|  15,100 |   9,373 |   5,727 |  11,212 |   7,723 |   3,489 |   3,888 |   1,650 |   2,238
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 KEY:      N.E.C.= NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED
 SOURCE:   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/SRS, SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
     AND POSTDOCTORATES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING