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


 TABLE 3.  GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH FIELDS IN ALL
   INSTITUTIONS, BY FIELD AND CITIZENSHIP, AND BY RACIAL/ETHNIC BACKGROUND OF
                              U.S. CITIZENS: 1994

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                                           |         |         RACIAL/ETHNIC BACKGROUND OF U.S. CITIZENS         |
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                   FIELD                   |  TOTAL  |  BLACK  |AMERICAN | ASIAN/  |         |  WHITE  |         |CITIZENS
                                           |         |  NON-   | INDIAN/ | PACIFIC |HISPANIC |  NON-   |OTHER OR |
                                           |         |HISPANIC | ALASKAN |ISLANDER |         |HISPANIC | UNKNOWN |
                                           |         |         | NATIVE  |         |         |         |         |
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   TOTAL, ALL SURVEYED FIELDS .............| 506,626 |  21,333 |   1,713 |  29,716 |  15,780 | 313,543 |  17,445 | 107,096
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 TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....| 433,152 |  17,760 |   1,371 |  26,586 |  13,291 | 256,990 |  14,514 | 102,640
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  SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................| 319,287 |  15,000 |   1,130 |  16,745 |  10,435 | 200,526 |  10,182 |  65,269
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   PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|  34,484 |     855 |      66 |   1,983 |     672 |  18,393 |     766 |  11,749
    ASTRONOMY .............................|     973 |       8 |       3 |      35 |      17 |     623 |      25 |     262
    CHEMISTRY .............................|  19,809 |     595 |      45 |   1,213 |     440 |  10,636 |     459 |   6,421
    PHYSICS ...............................|  13,185 |     242 |      16 |     702 |     209 |   6,763 |     275 |   4,978
    PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|     517 |      10 |       2 |      33 |       6 |     371 |       7 |      88
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   EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|  16,095 |     207 |      49 |     474 |     344 |  11,396 |     374 |   3,251
    ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|   1,109 |      12 |       3 |      66 |      14 |     733 |      16 |     265
    GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   7,741 |      57 |      29 |     198 |     140 |   5,392 |     193 |   1,732
    OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|   2,853 |      40 |       6 |      74 |      88 |   1,868 |      56 |     721
    EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|   4,392 |      98 |      11 |     136 |     102 |   3,403 |     109 |     533
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   MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|  19,636 |     673 |      36 |   1,190 |     366 |  10,515 |     733 |   6,123
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   COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|  33,973 |   1,195 |      43 |   4,102 |     640 |  15,612 |   1,314 |  11,067
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   AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|  12,309 |     264 |      37 |     274 |     273 |   8,045 |     270 |   3,146
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   BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  58,199 |   1,692 |     181 |   3,887 |   1,634 |  36,507 |   1,440 |  12,858
    ANATOMY ...............................|   1,088 |      37 |       1 |     109 |      25 |     636 |      37 |     243
    BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   5,568 |     109 |      13 |     484 |     111 |   2,970 |      64 |   1,817
    BIOLOGY ...............................|  14,324 |     566 |      55 |     872 |     556 |   9,663 |     575 |   2,037
    BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|   2,710 |     108 |      11 |     208 |     100 |   1,628 |      52 |     603
    BIOPHYSICS ............................|     793 |      17 |       1 |      99 |      10 |     453 |       2 |     211
    BOTANY ................................|   2,748 |      52 |      11 |     107 |      56 |   1,660 |      40 |     822
    CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|   3,851 |      68 |      12 |     296 |     105 |   2,424 |      41 |     905
    ECOLOGY ...............................|   1,566 |      14 |       5 |      34 |      37 |   1,241 |      32 |     203
    ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|   1,263 |      16 |       0 |      47 |      27 |     783 |      26 |     364
    GENETICS ..............................|   1,699 |      45 |       0 |     101 |      34 |   1,149 |      16 |     354
    MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   5,130 |     124 |      19 |     360 |     151 |   3,068 |      95 |   1,313
    NUTRITION .............................|   4,747 |     144 |      11 |     240 |     136 |   2,872 |     120 |   1,224
    PATHOLOGY .............................|   1,716 |      39 |       4 |     157 |      35 |   1,053 |      61 |     367
    PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|   2,837 |      94 |      11 |     250 |      80 |   1,691 |      62 |     649
    PHYSIOLOGY ............................|   2,378 |      99 |      10 |     205 |      51 |   1,359 |      78 |     576
    ZOOLOGY ...............................|   2,092 |      24 |       7 |      62 |      44 |   1,606 |      38 |     311
    BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|   3,689 |     136 |      10 |     256 |      76 |   2,251 |     101 |     859
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   PSYCHOLOGY .............................|  54,938 |   3,671 |     317 |   1,596 |   2,498 |  42,268 |   2,247 |   2,341
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   SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  89,653 |   6,443 |     401 |   3,239 |   4,008 |  57,790 |   3,038 |  14,734
    AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|   2,289 |      77 |       5 |      51 |      52 |   1,128 |      36 |     940
    ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|   7,669 |     215 |      86 |     198 |     288 |   5,817 |     266 |     799
    ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|  13,174 |     378 |      19 |     681 |     357 |   6,102 |     345 |   5,292
    GEOGRAPHY .............................|   4,476 |     126 |      17 |     103 |     120 |   3,470 |     157 |     483
    LINGUISTICS ...........................|   3,325 |      60 |       7 |     172 |     158 |   1,798 |      89 |   1,041
    POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|  34,607 |   3,239 |     141 |   1,112 |   1,799 |  23,491 |   1,404 |   3,421
    SOCIOLOGY .............................|   9,451 |     930 |      57 |     413 |     474 |   6,031 |     260 |   1,286
    SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|   1,011 |     118 |       5 |      16 |      21 |     728 |      25 |      98
    SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|  13,651 |   1,300 |      64 |     493 |     739 |   9,225 |     456 |   1,374
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  ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................| 113,865 |   2,760 |     241 |   9,841 |   2,856 |  56,464 |   4,332 |  37,371
   AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|   3,714 |      61 |       6 |     223 |      74 |   2,009 |      87 |   1,254
   AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|   1,061 |      16 |       0 |      50 |      11 |     476 |      14 |     494
   BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|   2,721 |      59 |      15 |     245 |      76 |   1,449 |      57 |     820
   CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   7,738 |     161 |      19 |     566 |     167 |   3,658 |     219 |   2,948
   CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|  20,030 |     428 |      37 |   1,450 |     555 |  11,093 |     595 |   5,872
   ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|  33,715 |     873 |      54 |   4,060 |     867 |  14,743 |   1,450 |  11,668
   ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|   2,089 |      32 |       3 |     166 |      40 |   1,152 |      26 |     670
   INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|  13,424 |     473 |      22 |     803 |     362 |   7,306 |     841 |   3,617
   MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|  17,730 |     399 |      54 |   1,383 |     450 |   8,881 |     707 |   5,856
   METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|   5,191 |      88 |       6 |     380 |     122 |   2,550 |     113 |   1,932
   NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|   1,246 |      22 |       4 |      75 |      26 |     698 |       9 |     412
   ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|   5,206 |     148 |      21 |     440 |     106 |   2,449 |     214 |   1,828
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 TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  73,474 |   3,573 |     342 |   3,130 |   2,489 |  56,553 |   2,931 |   4,456
  CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|   3,163 |     110 |       8 |     285 |      84 |   1,969 |     284 |     423
  DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|   1,195 |      30 |       1 |      93 |      44 |     760 |      11 |     256
  NURSING .................................|  26,956 |   1,497 |     149 |     796 |     748 |  22,313 |   1,031 |     422
  PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|   2,901 |     106 |       2 |     225 |      77 |   1,435 |      76 |     980
  PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|  10,444 |     703 |      71 |     818 |     543 |   6,889 |     467 |     953
  SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|  11,376 |     399 |      52 |     207 |     333 |   9,665 |     325 |     395
  VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     875 |      34 |       1 |      37 |      19 |     533 |      23 |     228
  OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  16,564 |     694 |      58 |     669 |     641 |  12,989 |     714 |     799
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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