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


   TABLE 21.  PART-TIME GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH
          FIELDS IN DOCTORATE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS, BY FIELD: 1987-94

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                   FIELD                   |  1987   |  1988   |  1989   |  1990   |  1991   |  1992   |  1993   |  1994
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   TOTAL, ALL SURVEYED FIELDS .............| 118,109 | 118,180 | 118,430 | 123,233 | 126,131 | 130,823 | 132,927 | 133,516
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 TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|  98,812 |  98,361 |  97,590 | 100,957 | 103,165 | 106,327 | 107,237 | 106,535
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  SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|  61,824 |  62,891 |  62,724 |  65,104 |  66,897 |  69,183 |  70,333 |  69,946
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   PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|   3,422 |   3,558 |   3,513 |   3,649 |   3,563 |   3,604 |   3,618 |   3,442
    ASTRONOMY .............................|      40 |      26 |      27 |      20 |      19 |      29 |      32 |      20
    CHEMISTRY .............................|   1,989 |   1,960 |   1,976 |   2,135 |   2,045 |   2,260 |   2,264 |   2,062
    PHYSICS ...............................|   1,302 |   1,467 |   1,409 |   1,386 |   1,386 |   1,228 |   1,232 |   1,241
    PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|      91 |     105 |     101 |     108 |     113 |      87 |      90 |     119
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   EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|   3,268 |   3,069 |   2,988 |   3,038 |   3,288 |   3,356 |   3,330 |   3,383
    ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     126 |     104 |      97 |      97 |      99 |     118 |     117 |     109
    GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   2,014 |   1,881 |   1,814 |   1,634 |   1,583 |   1,576 |   1,536 |   1,496
    OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|     419 |     350 |     338 |     329 |     343 |     341 |     343 |     400
    EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|     709 |     734 |     739 |     978 |   1,263 |   1,321 |   1,334 |   1,378
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   MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|   3,987 |   4,158 |   3,983 |   4,186 |   4,140 |   4,127 |   3,862 |   3,970
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   COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|  12,603 |  13,023 |  12,641 |  13,201 |  13,471 |  13,810 |  14,105 |  13,192
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   AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|   1,740 |   1,722 |   1,834 |   1,894 |   1,946 |   2,043 |   2,120 |   2,331
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   BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|   6,362 |   6,339 |   6,320 |   6,816 |   6,846 |   7,399 |   7,428 |   7,535
    ANATOMY ...............................|      87 |      83 |      79 |      89 |      90 |      70 |      50 |      96
    BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|     178 |     167 |     248 |     195 |     220 |     302 |     314 |     360
    BIOLOGY ...............................|   2,184 |   2,170 |   2,009 |   2,219 |   2,238 |   2,534 |   2,582 |   2,482
    BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|     390 |     469 |     511 |     640 |     600 |     731 |     668 |     654
    BIOPHYSICS ............................|     123 |      48 |      45 |      37 |      18 |      23 |      25 |      24
    BOTANY ................................|     394 |     367 |     379 |     371 |     387 |     386 |     354 |     396
    CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|      78 |      55 |      57 |      70 |      93 |     132 |     176 |     177
    ECOLOGY ...............................|     115 |     118 |     146 |     164 |     171 |     179 |     211 |     233
    ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|     182 |     179 |     172 |     176 |     157 |     177 |     208 |     197
    GENETICS ..............................|     106 |     101 |     110 |     109 |     107 |     111 |      93 |      96
    MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|     388 |     424 |     465 |     469 |     489 |     487 |     437 |     417
    NUTRITION .............................|   1,036 |   1,123 |   1,142 |   1,127 |   1,055 |   1,039 |   1,031 |   1,083
    PATHOLOGY .............................|     254 |     218 |     214 |     232 |     293 |     241 |     221 |     245
    PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|     149 |     137 |     130 |     131 |     128 |     132 |     144 |     159
    PHYSIOLOGY ............................|     217 |     212 |     149 |     160 |     169 |     157 |     152 |     157
    ZOOLOGY ...............................|     322 |     314 |     309 |     420 |     408 |     349 |     372 |     373
    BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     159 |     154 |     155 |     207 |     223 |     349 |     390 |     386
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   PSYCHOLOGY .............................|   9,303 |   9,698 |   9,492 |  10,293 |  11,238 |  11,434 |  11,194 |  11,545
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   SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  21,139 |  21,324 |  21,953 |  22,027 |  22,405 |  23,410 |  24,676 |  24,548
    AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|     329 |     331 |     342 |     298 |     335 |     385 |     424 |     330
    ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|   1,550 |   1,485 |   1,560 |   1,491 |   1,460 |   1,596 |   1,745 |   1,696
    ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   2,466 |   2,496 |   2,530 |   2,553 |   2,366 |   2,529 |   2,575 |   2,665
    GEOGRAPHY .............................|     629 |     646 |     710 |     762 |     826 |     882 |     918 |     971
    LINGUISTICS ...........................|     599 |     459 |     570 |     562 |     625 |     529 |     504 |     524
    POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|  10,986 |  10,845 |  11,206 |  11,089 |  11,401 |  11,753 |  12,200 |  11,881
    SOCIOLOGY .............................|   1,572 |   1,607 |   1,679 |   1,576 |   1,789 |   1,839 |   2,074 |   1,984
    SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     350 |     368 |     332 |     371 |     253 |     301 |     249 |     254
    SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|   2,658 |   3,087 |   3,024 |   3,325 |   3,350 |   3,596 |   3,987 |   4,243
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  ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|  36,988 |  35,470 |  34,866 |  35,853 |  36,268 |  37,144 |  36,904 |  36,589
   AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|     625 |     669 |     715 |     897 |     795 |     730 |     678 |     687
   AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|     143 |     164 |     182 |     147 |     158 |     168 |     183 |     182
   BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|     257 |     276 |     279 |     312 |     291 |     347 |     379 |     420
   CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   1,344 |   1,193 |   1,108 |   1,194 |   1,242 |   1,353 |   1,388 |   1,587
   CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|   4,209 |   4,219 |   4,345 |   4,643 |   5,127 |   5,982 |   5,993 |   6,281
   ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|  12,929 |  13,052 |  12,938 |  12,727 |  12,831 |  12,855 |  12,548 |  12,017
   ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|     755 |     762 |     809 |     761 |     767 |     777 |     753 |     726
   INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|   7,391 |   6,506 |   5,698 |   5,611 |   6,068 |   6,496 |   6,760 |   6,751
   MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|   5,291 |   4,945 |   4,932 |   5,102 |   5,219 |   5,439 |   5,302 |   5,266
   METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|     860 |     809 |     814 |     926 |     997 |   1,098 |     990 |     987
   NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|     235 |     198 |     211 |     198 |     202 |     202 |     236 |     249
   ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|   2,949 |   2,677 |   2,835 |   3,335 |   2,571 |   1,697 |   1,694 |   1,436
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 TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  19,297 |  19,819 |  20,840 |  22,276 |  22,966 |  24,496 |  25,690 |  26,981
  CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     381 |     393 |     264 |     275 |     350 |     423 |     395 |     451
  DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     147 |     154 |     148 |     129 |     141 |     133 |     130 |     151
  NURSING .................................|  10,621 |  10,942 |  11,693 |  12,915 |  13,120 |  14,139 |  14,644 |  15,583
  PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|     779 |     703 |     734 |     739 |     769 |     714 |     721 |     702
  PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   3,175 |   3,180 |   3,213 |   3,444 |   3,675 |   3,640 |   4,193 |   4,584
  SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|   1,407 |   1,465 |   1,474 |   1,683 |   1,581 |   1,798 |   1,713 |   1,794
  VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     136 |     146 |     133 |     183 |     169 |     180 |     180 |     179
  OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   2,651 |   2,836 |   3,181 |   2,908 |   3,161 |   3,469 |   3,714 |   3,537
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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