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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 1: Trends in Graduate Enrollment, 1975-1994


 TABLE D-1.  GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH FIELDS IN
   MASTER'S-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS, BY ENROLLMENT STATUS AND FIELD: 1975-94

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            |TOTAL, ALL|          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |               
    YEAR    | SURVEYED |          |          |  EARTH,  |          |          |          |          |          |               
            |  FIELDS  |SCIENCES, | PHYSICAL |  ATMOS-  |  MATHE-  | COMPUTER |  AGRI-   |BIOLOGICAL|          |  SOCIAL       
            |          |  TOTAL   | SCIENCES |PHERIC, & | MATICAL  | SCIENCES | CULTURAL | SCIENCES |PSYCHOLOGY| SCIENCES      
            |          |          |          |  OCEAN   | SCIENCES |          | SCIENCES |          |          |               
            |          |          |          | SCIENCES |          |          |          |          |          |               
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            |                                              TOTAL ENROLLMENT                                                    
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 1975 ......|   33,563 |   28,474 |    1,345 |    1,239 |    2,042 |      961 |      496 |    4,547 |    7,473 |   10,371      
 1976 ......|   35,023 |   29,145 |    1,382 |    1,185 |    1,875 |      975 |      544 |    4,863 |    7,689 |   10,632      
 1977 ......|   39,530 |   32,316 |    1,556 |    1,224 |    1,761 |    1,129 |      571 |    4,955 |    9,123 |   11,997      
 1978 1/....|   41,432 |   33,315 |    1,556 |    1,208 |    1,669 |    1,516 |      644 |    5,040 |    9,748 |   11,935      
 1979 ......|   43,334 |   34,313 |    1,556 |    1,191 |    1,577 |    1,903 |      716 |    5,124 |   10,373 |   11,873      
 1980 ......|   43,345 |   33,528 |    1,439 |    1,373 |    1,548 |    2,050 |      649 |    4,855 |    9,967 |   11,647      
 1981 ......|   44,689 |   33,890 |    1,416 |    1,269 |    1,736 |    3,076 |      699 |    4,683 |   10,063 |   10,948      
 1982 ......|   45,685 |   33,750 |    1,516 |    1,317 |    2,268 |    4,170 |      690 |    4,227 |    9,403 |   10,159      
 1983 ......|   47,098 |   34,890 |    1,536 |    1,177 |    2,379 |    5,121 |      722 |    4,334 |   10,049 |    9,572      
 1984 2/....|   48,796 |   36,070 |    1,524 |    1,253 |    2,322 |    4,873 |      676 |    4,138 |   10,315 |   10,969      
 1985 2/....|   48,767 |   35,703 |    1,538 |    1,272 |    2,213 |    5,588 |      687 |    3,967 |   10,057 |   10,381      
 1986 2/....|   49,430 |   35,695 |    1,646 |    1,130 |    2,182 |    5,900 |      643 |    3,757 |   10,088 |   10,349      
 1987 2/....|   49,929 |   35,390 |    1,585 |    1,114 |    2,185 |    5,812 |      648 |    3,629 |   10,412 |   10,005      
 1988 ......|   47,638 |   34,048 |    1,537 |    1,083 |    2,111 |    5,556 |      682 |    3,453 |   10,426 |    9,200      
 1989 ......|   50,359 |   36,036 |    1,642 |    1,049 |    2,267 |    5,722 |      666 |    3,655 |   11,308 |    9,727      
 1990 ......|   54,609 |   38,774 |    1,611 |    1,132 |    2,388 |    6,272 |      709 |    3,672 |   12,447 |   10,543      
 1991 ......|   58,378 |   40,974 |    1,769 |    1,322 |    2,254 |    6,387 |      710 |    3,726 |   13,676 |   11,130      
 1992 ......|   62,073 |   43,207 |    1,712 |    1,580 |    2,278 |    6,718 |      698 |    4,015 |   14,434 |   11,772      
 1993 ......|   65,158 |   45,083 |    1,795 |    1,761 |    2,364 |    6,307 |      774 |    4,471 |   15,279 |   12,332      
 1994 ......|   65,146 |   44,467 |    1,740 |    1,822 |    2,244 |    5,484 |      839 |    4,598 |   15,231 |   12,509      
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 1975 ......|   12,427 |   10,870 |      473 |      636 |      508 |      301 |      246 |    1,828 |    3,496 |    3,382      
 1976 ......|   12,678 |   10,873 |      492 |      483 |      494 |      280 |      276 |    1,990 |    3,374 |    3,484      
 1977 ......|   14,096 |   12,064 |      584 |      481 |      444 |      314 |      271 |    1,908 |    3,819 |    4,243      
 1978 1/....|   14,649 |   12,404 |      631 |      502 |      475 |      502 |      329 |    2,027 |    4,118 |    3,822      
 1979 ......|   15,201 |   12,744 |      677 |      522 |      506 |      690 |      387 |    2,145 |    4,417 |    3,400      
 1980 ......|   15,815 |   12,843 |      629 |      614 |      512 |      615 |      384 |    1,957 |    4,389 |    3,743      
 1981 ......|   15,726 |   12,209 |      616 |      482 |      447 |      895 |      419 |    1,953 |    4,167 |    3,230      
 1982 ......|   15,442 |   11,581 |      652 |      492 |      623 |    1,231 |      371 |    1,670 |    3,452 |    3,090      
 1983 ......|   16,567 |   12,593 |      662 |      521 |      609 |    1,303 |      415 |    1,846 |    4,087 |    3,150      
 1984 2/....|   17,343 |   13,276 |      675 |      538 |      708 |    1,211 |      384 |    1,770 |    4,160 |    3,830      
 1985 2/....|   17,009 |   13,024 |      715 |      558 |      676 |    1,438 |      374 |    1,618 |    4,029 |    3,616      
 1986 2/....|   17,217 |   12,919 |      742 |      464 |      652 |    1,620 |      375 |    1,529 |    4,089 |    3,448      
 1987 2/....|   17,548 |   13,040 |      692 |      446 |      692 |    1,700 |      364 |    1,479 |    4,359 |    3,308      
 1988 ......|   16,307 |   12,049 |      707 |      446 |      686 |    1,485 |      391 |    1,436 |    4,279 |    2,619      
 1989 ......|   16,840 |   12,480 |      746 |      396 |      649 |    1,487 |      380 |    1,471 |    4,620 |    2,731      
 1990 ......|   18,364 |   13,669 |      670 |      408 |      647 |    1,905 |      387 |    1,444 |    5,188 |    3,020      
 1991 ......|   20,141 |   14,738 |      712 |      473 |      682 |    1,764 |      439 |    1,494 |    5,817 |    3,357      
 1992 ......|   21,908 |   15,891 |      640 |      534 |      719 |    1,848 |      366 |    1,626 |    6,533 |    3,625      
 1993 ......|   23,094 |   16,378 |      706 |      601 |      750 |    1,653 |      441 |    1,896 |    6,668 |    3,663      
 1994 ......|   24,005 |   16,441 |      733 |      617 |      782 |    1,394 |      449 |    1,883 |    6,863 |    3,720      
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 1975 ......|   21,136 |   17,604 |      872 |      603 |    1,534 |      660 |      250 |    2,719 |    3,977 |    6,989      
 1976 ......|   22,345 |   18,272 |      890 |      702 |    1,381 |      695 |      268 |    2,873 |    4,315 |    7,148      
 1977 ......|   25,434 |   20,252 |      972 |      743 |    1,317 |      815 |      300 |    3,047 |    5,304 |    7,754      
 1978 1/....|   26,784 |   20,911 |      926 |      706 |    1,194 |    1,014 |      315 |    3,013 |    5,630 |    8,114      
 1979 ......|   28,133 |   21,569 |      879 |      669 |    1,071 |    1,213 |      329 |    2,979 |    5,956 |    8,473      
 1980 ......|   27,530 |   20,685 |      810 |      759 |    1,036 |    1,435 |      265 |    2,898 |    5,578 |    7,904      
 1981 ......|   28,963 |   21,681 |      800 |      787 |    1,289 |    2,181 |      280 |    2,730 |    5,896 |    7,718      
 1982 ......|   30,243 |   22,169 |      864 |      825 |    1,645 |    2,939 |      319 |    2,557 |    5,951 |    7,069      
 1983 ......|   30,531 |   22,297 |      874 |      656 |    1,770 |    3,818 |      307 |    2,488 |    5,962 |    6,422      
 1984 2/....|   31,453 |   22,794 |      849 |      715 |    1,614 |    3,662 |      292 |    2,368 |    6,155 |    7,139      
 1985 2/....|   31,758 |   22,679 |      823 |      714 |    1,537 |    4,150 |      313 |    2,349 |    6,028 |    6,765      
 1986 2/....|   32,213 |   22,776 |      904 |      666 |    1,530 |    4,280 |      268 |    2,228 |    5,999 |    6,901      
 1987 2/....|   32,381 |   22,350 |      893 |      668 |    1,493 |    4,112 |      284 |    2,150 |    6,053 |    6,697      
 1988 ......|   31,331 |   21,999 |      830 |      637 |    1,425 |    4,071 |      291 |    2,017 |    6,147 |    6,581      
 1989 ......|   33,519 |   23,556 |      896 |      653 |    1,618 |    4,235 |      286 |    2,184 |    6,688 |    6,996      
 1990 ......|   36,245 |   25,105 |      941 |      724 |    1,741 |    4,367 |      322 |    2,228 |    7,259 |    7,523      
 1991 ......|   38,237 |   26,236 |    1,057 |      849 |    1,572 |    4,623 |      271 |    2,232 |    7,859 |    7,773      
 1992 ......|   40,165 |   27,316 |    1,072 |    1,046 |    1,559 |    4,870 |      332 |    2,389 |    7,901 |    8,147      
 1993 ......|   42,064 |   28,705 |    1,089 |    1,160 |    1,614 |    4,654 |      333 |    2,575 |    8,611 |    8,669      
 1994 ......|   41,141 |   28,026 |    1,007 |    1,205 |    1,462 |    4,090 |      390 |    2,715 |    8,368 |    8,789      
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            |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |  TOTAL,       
    YEAR    |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |METALLUR- |          |  HEALTH       
            |  ENGI-   |AEROSPACE | CHEMICAL |  CIVIL   |ELECTRICAL|INDUSTRIAL|MECHANICAL| GICAL &  |  OTHER   |  FIELDS       
            | NEERING, |  ENGI-   |  ENGI-   |  ENGI-   |  ENGI-   |  ENGI-   |  ENGI-   |MATERIALS |  ENGI-   |               
            |  TOTAL   | NEERING  | NEERING  | NEERING  | NEERING  | NEERING  | NEERING  |  ENGI-   | NEERING  |               
            |          |          |          |          |          |          |          | NEERING  |          |               
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            |                                              TOTAL ENROLLMENT                                                    
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 1975 ......|    2,593 |       34 |      118 |      532 |      364 |      491 |      328 |       39 |      687 |    2,496      
 1976 ......|    2,779 |       28 |      135 |      581 |      384 |      449 |      296 |       42 |      864 |    3,099      
 1977 ......|    3,534 |       22 |      130 |      765 |      716 |      524 |      407 |       68 |      902 |    3,680      
 1978 1/....|    3,942 |       14 |      158 |      798 |      745 |      531 |      515 |       84 |    1,100 |    4,176      
 1979 ......|    4,349 |        5 |      185 |      830 |      773 |      537 |      622 |      100 |    1,297 |    4,672      
 1980 ......|    4,647 |        7 |      247 |      901 |      949 |      694 |      654 |       71 |    1,124 |    5,170      
 1981 ......|    5,406 |        7 |      273 |    1,131 |    1,054 |      757 |      631 |       61 |    1,492 |    5,393      
 1982 ......|    5,737 |        8 |      295 |      930 |    1,218 |      777 |      632 |       68 |    1,809 |    6,198      
 1983 ......|    5,766 |       32 |      252 |      856 |    1,337 |      679 |      707 |       74 |    1,829 |    6,442      
 1984 2/....|    5,709 |       32 |      211 |      766 |    1,381 |      611 |      805 |       64 |    1,839 |    7,017      
 1985 2/....|    5,770 |       32 |      163 |      734 |    1,455 |      679 |      816 |       84 |    1,807 |    7,294      
 1986 2/....|    6,409 |       33 |      178 |      859 |    1,807 |      720 |    1,026 |      101 |    1,685 |    7,326      
 1987 2/....|    6,882 |       35 |      177 |    1,132 |    1,981 |      791 |    1,073 |       94 |    1,599 |    7,657      
 1988 ......|    6,216 |       37 |      134 |      975 |    1,935 |      719 |    1,043 |       80 |    1,293 |    7,374      
 1989 ......|    6,643 |       67 |      104 |      893 |    2,592 |      895 |    1,090 |       84 |      918 |    7,680      
 1990 ......|    7,806 |       91 |      136 |    1,027 |    3,077 |    1,137 |    1,210 |      105 |    1,023 |    8,029      
 1991 ......|    8,297 |       67 |      152 |    1,283 |    3,179 |    1,195 |    1,115 |      125 |    1,181 |    9,107      
 1992 ......|    8,865 |       37 |      171 |    1,605 |    3,436 |    1,194 |    1,178 |      159 |    1,085 |   10,001      
 1993 ......|    8,427 |       35 |      158 |    1,638 |    3,136 |    1,158 |    1,073 |      147 |    1,082 |   11,648      
 1994 ......|    7,817 |       62 |      139 |    1,581 |    2,874 |    1,112 |      919 |      120 |    1,010 |   12,862      
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 1975 ......|      613 |       20 |       33 |      166 |       63 |       85 |       51 |        7 |      188 |      944      
 1976 ......|      588 |       12 |       34 |      135 |       60 |       86 |       45 |        7 |      209 |    1,217      
 1977 ......|      737 |        9 |       30 |      191 |      166 |      108 |       86 |       10 |      137 |    1,295      
 1978 1/....|      812 |        5 |       41 |      215 |      173 |      111 |       84 |       13 |      171 |    1,433      
 1979 ......|      886 |        1 |       51 |      239 |      180 |      114 |       82 |       15 |      204 |    1,571      
 1980 ......|    1,082 |        3 |       63 |      218 |      280 |      160 |      111 |       18 |      229 |    1,890      
 1981 ......|    1,356 |        3 |       87 |      390 |      310 |      173 |       91 |       18 |      284 |    2,161      
 1982 ......|    1,521 |        3 |       96 |      332 |      288 |      220 |      179 |       25 |      378 |    2,340      
 1983 ......|    1,626 |       15 |       94 |      284 |      391 |      156 |      168 |       18 |      500 |    2,348      
 1984 2/....|    1,584 |       14 |       90 |      242 |      445 |      120 |      207 |        7 |      459 |    2,483      
 1985 2/....|    1,496 |       14 |       63 |      249 |      433 |      136 |      217 |       18 |      366 |    2,489      
 1986 2/....|    1,760 |       16 |       94 |      310 |      530 |      127 |      224 |       28 |      431 |    2,538      
 1987 2/....|    1,864 |       17 |       84 |      287 |      612 |      133 |      228 |       24 |      479 |    2,644      
 1988 ......|    1,881 |       16 |       68 |      329 |      658 |      144 |      253 |       18 |      395 |    2,377      
 1989 ......|    1,876 |       30 |       34 |      293 |      739 |      192 |      249 |       24 |      315 |    2,484      
 1990 ......|    2,029 |       64 |       38 |      256 |      757 |      288 |      300 |       20 |      306 |    2,666      
 1991 ......|    2,041 |       67 |       55 |      340 |      732 |      201 |      291 |       20 |      335 |    3,362      
 1992 ......|    2,410 |       37 |       73 |      469 |      827 |      256 |      363 |       19 |      366 |    3,607      
 1993 ......|    2,283 |       35 |       71 |      506 |      747 |      230 |      293 |       23 |      378 |    4,433      
 1994 ......|    2,188 |       33 |       78 |      486 |      723 |      235 |      251 |       24 |      358 |    5,376      
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 1975 ......|    1,980 |       14 |       85 |      366 |      301 |      406 |      277 |       32 |      499 |    1,552      
 1976 ......|    2,191 |       16 |      101 |      446 |      324 |      363 |      251 |       35 |      655 |    1,882      
 1977 ......|    2,797 |       13 |      100 |      574 |      550 |      416 |      321 |       58 |      765 |    2,385      
 1978 1/....|    3,130 |        9 |      117 |      583 |      572 |      420 |      431 |       72 |      929 |    2,743      
 1979 ......|    3,463 |        4 |      134 |      591 |      593 |      423 |      540 |       85 |    1,093 |    3,101      
 1980 ......|    3,565 |        4 |      184 |      683 |      669 |      534 |      543 |       53 |      895 |    3,280      
 1981 ......|    4,050 |        4 |      186 |      741 |      744 |      584 |      540 |       43 |    1,208 |    3,232      
 1982 ......|    4,216 |        5 |      199 |      598 |      930 |      557 |      453 |       43 |    1,431 |    3,858      
 1983 ......|    4,140 |       17 |      158 |      572 |      946 |      523 |      539 |       56 |    1,329 |    4,094      
 1984 2/....|    4,125 |       18 |      121 |      524 |      936 |      491 |      598 |       57 |    1,380 |    4,534      
 1985 2/....|    4,274 |       18 |      100 |      485 |    1,022 |      543 |      599 |       66 |    1,441 |    4,805      
 1986 2/....|    4,649 |       17 |       84 |      549 |    1,277 |      593 |      802 |       73 |    1,254 |    4,788      
 1987 2/....|    5,018 |       18 |       93 |      845 |    1,369 |      658 |      845 |       70 |    1,120 |    5,013      
 1988 ......|    4,335 |       21 |       66 |      646 |    1,277 |      575 |      790 |       62 |      898 |    4,997      
 1989 ......|    4,767 |       37 |       70 |      600 |    1,853 |      703 |      841 |       60 |      603 |    5,196      
 1990 ......|    5,777 |       27 |       98 |      771 |    2,320 |      849 |      910 |       85 |      717 |    5,363      
 1991 ......|    6,256 |        0 |       97 |      943 |    2,447 |      994 |      824 |      105 |      846 |    5,745      
 1992 ......|    6,455 |        0 |       98 |    1,136 |    2,609 |      938 |      815 |      140 |      719 |    6,394      
 1993 ......|    6,144 |        0 |       87 |    1,132 |    2,389 |      928 |      780 |      124 |      704 |    7,215      
 1994 ......|    5,629 |       29 |       61 |    1,095 |    2,151 |      877 |      668 |       96 |      652 |    7,486      
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1/  MASTER'S-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS WERE NOT SURVEYED IN 1978; TOTALS
    REPRESENT ESTIMATES BASED ON 1977 AND 1979 DATA.  DETAILS FOR 1978 MAY
    NOT SUM TO TOTAL DUE TO ROUNDING.
2/  MASTER'S-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS WERE SURVEYED ON A SAMPLE BASIS FROM
    1984 THROUGH 1987.  DATA SHOWN HERE ARE THEREFORE SUBJECT TO SAMPLING
    ERROR.  SEE "TECHNICAL NOTES" FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
SOURCE:   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/SRS, SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
    AND POSTDOCTORATES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING