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


 TABLE 6.  FEMALE 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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                   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 .............| 216,546 |  12,627 |     948 |  11,420 |   8,016 | 147,738 |   7,679 |  28,118
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 TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....| 159,659 |   9,685 |     684 |   9,323 |   6,131 | 102,504 |   5,498 |  25,834
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  SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................| 141,568 |   8,876 |     619 |   7,494 |   5,534 |  93,226 |   4,785 |  21,034
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   PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|   9,157 |     359 |      19 |     683 |     232 |   4,678 |     227 |   2,959
    ASTRONOMY .............................|     223 |       4 |       1 |      14 |       2 |     144 |       9 |      49
    CHEMISTRY .............................|   6,839 |     299 |      13 |     509 |     187 |   3,480 |     169 |   2,182
    PHYSICS ...............................|   1,908 |      50 |       4 |     150 |      40 |     906 |      47 |     711
    PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|     187 |       6 |       1 |      10 |       3 |     148 |       2 |      17
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   EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|   5,376 |      88 |      23 |     163 |     130 |   3,965 |     133 |     874
    ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     242 |       2 |       2 |      20 |       3 |     125 |       5 |      85
    GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   2,236 |      25 |      15 |      54 |      54 |   1,639 |      72 |     377
    OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|   1,107 |      15 |       2 |      33 |      38 |     785 |      22 |     212
    EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|   1,791 |      46 |       4 |      56 |      35 |   1,416 |      34 |     200
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   MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|   6,555 |     332 |      12 |     469 |     135 |   3,675 |     235 |   1,697
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   COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|   8,025 |     495 |       7 |   1,353 |     164 |   3,237 |     344 |   2,425
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   AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|   4,312 |     123 |      17 |     107 |     125 |   2,991 |     104 |     845
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   BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  28,189 |   1,029 |     104 |   1,908 |     889 |  17,972 |     720 |   5,567
    ANATOMY ...............................|     531 |      26 |       1 |      53 |      13 |     306 |      17 |     115
    BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   2,358 |      54 |       7 |     224 |      46 |   1,248 |      29 |     750
    BIOLOGY ...............................|   6,794 |     327 |      33 |     440 |     293 |   4,495 |     288 |     918
    BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|   1,586 |      71 |       7 |     131 |      69 |     984 |      36 |     288
    BIOPHYSICS ............................|     218 |       5 |       1 |      31 |       4 |     122 |       2 |      53
    BOTANY ................................|   1,164 |      24 |       5 |      43 |      25 |     738 |      18 |     311
    CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|   1,774 |      38 |       5 |     131 |      67 |   1,128 |      19 |     386
    ECOLOGY ...............................|     745 |       8 |       3 |      20 |      18 |     591 |      19 |      86
    ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|     417 |       6 |       0 |      20 |      12 |     266 |       7 |     106
    GENETICS ..............................|     914 |      33 |       0 |      48 |      16 |     649 |       8 |     160
    MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   2,503 |      78 |      10 |     172 |      94 |   1,525 |      51 |     573
    NUTRITION .............................|   3,480 |     113 |       9 |     175 |     113 |   2,279 |      78 |     713
    PATHOLOGY .............................|     784 |      28 |       1 |      64 |      13 |     513 |      26 |     139
    PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|   1,349 |      63 |       9 |     132 |      41 |     784 |      22 |     298
    PHYSIOLOGY ............................|     986 |      58 |       6 |      74 |      18 |     586 |      26 |     218
    ZOOLOGY ...............................|     876 |      14 |       2 |      26 |      18 |     682 |      19 |     115
    BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|   1,710 |      83 |       5 |     124 |      29 |   1,076 |      55 |     338
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   PSYCHOLOGY .............................|  38,373 |   2,794 |     220 |   1,162 |   1,789 |  29,446 |   1,572 |   1,390
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   SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  41,581 |   3,656 |     217 |   1,649 |   2,070 |  27,262 |   1,450 |   5,277
    AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|     748 |      35 |       2 |      19 |      20 |     380 |      17 |     275
    ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|   4,594 |     146 |      52 |     121 |     173 |   3,534 |     168 |     400
    ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   3,854 |     121 |       6 |     239 |      95 |   1,848 |      89 |   1,456
    GEOGRAPHY .............................|   1,586 |      50 |       7 |      45 |      46 |   1,213 |      59 |     166
    LINGUISTICS ...........................|   2,091 |      47 |       4 |     120 |     120 |   1,145 |      57 |     598
    POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|  15,712 |   1,833 |      73 |     548 |     913 |  10,475 |     679 |   1,191
    SOCIOLOGY .............................|   5,737 |     588 |      36 |     266 |     295 |   3,786 |     149 |     617
    SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     609 |      74 |       2 |      11 |      16 |     443 |      16 |      47
    SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|   6,650 |     762 |      35 |     280 |     392 |   4,438 |     216 |     527
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  ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|  18,091 |     809 |      65 |   1,829 |     597 |   9,278 |     713 |   4,800
   AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|     358 |       7 |       2 |      23 |       8 |     212 |       9 |      97
   AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|     200 |       5 |       0 |       8 |       3 |      79 |       5 |     100
   BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|     688 |      30 |       5 |      71 |      15 |     381 |      11 |     175
   CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   1,582 |      84 |       7 |     148 |      50 |     775 |      56 |     462
   CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|   4,247 |     140 |      16 |     358 |     167 |   2,548 |     144 |     874
   ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|   4,170 |     192 |       9 |     686 |     129 |   1,547 |     188 |   1,419
   ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|     297 |       4 |       1 |      28 |       6 |     166 |       3 |      89
   INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|   2,682 |     184 |       6 |     158 |      98 |   1,566 |     124 |     546
   MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|   1,819 |      79 |      11 |     169 |      62 |     952 |      96 |     450
   METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|   1,069 |      33 |       1 |      89 |      39 |     566 |      32 |     309
   NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|     153 |       3 |       2 |      11 |       4 |      80 |       3 |      50
   ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|     826 |      48 |       5 |      80 |      16 |     406 |      42 |     229
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 TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  56,887 |   2,942 |     264 |   2,097 |   1,885 |  45,234 |   2,181 |   2,284
  CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|   1,690 |      71 |       5 |     117 |      43 |   1,128 |     155 |     171
  DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     377 |      17 |       0 |      38 |      15 |     225 |       3 |      79
  NURSING .................................|  25,447 |   1,449 |     135 |     747 |     682 |  21,099 |     946 |     389
  PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|   1,310 |      62 |       0 |     107 |      41 |     648 |      26 |     426
  PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   6,359 |     488 |      40 |     497 |     367 |   4,217 |     254 |     496
  SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|  10,449 |     362 |      45 |     182 |     312 |   8,954 |     300 |     294
  VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     408 |      19 |       1 |      19 |      11 |     269 |      14 |      75
  OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  10,847 |     474 |      38 |     390 |     414 |   8,694 |     483 |     354
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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