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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

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


 TABLE D-3.  GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH FIELDS IN
              MASTER'S-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS, BY FIELD: 1987-94

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                  FIELD                   | 1987 1/ |  1988   |  1989   |  1990   |  1991   |  1992   |  1993   |  1994        
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  TOTAL, ALL SURVEYED FIELDS .............|  49,929 |  47,638 |  50,359 |  54,609 |  58,378 |  62,073 |  65,158 |  65,146      
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|  42,272 |  40,264 |  42,679 |  46,580 |  49,271 |  52,072 |  53,510 |  52,284      
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|  35,390 |  34,048 |  36,036 |  38,774 |  40,974 |  43,207 |  45,083 |  44,467      
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|   1,585 |   1,537 |   1,642 |   1,611 |   1,769 |   1,712 |   1,795 |   1,740      
   ASTRONOMY .............................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
   CHEMISTRY .............................|   1,079 |   1,005 |   1,036 |   1,004 |   1,044 |   1,033 |   1,081 |   1,055      
   PHYSICS ...............................|     383 |     415 |     464 |     482 |     526 |     465 |     456 |     451      
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|     123 |     117 |     142 |     125 |     199 |     214 |     258 |     234      
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|   1,114 |   1,083 |   1,049 |   1,132 |   1,322 |   1,580 |   1,761 |   1,822      
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|       4 |      11 |      12 |       4 |      12 |      13 |      17 |      19      
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|     573 |     513 |     442 |     458 |     462 |     475 |     460 |     481      
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|     105 |     107 |     117 |     117 |     112 |     128 |     138 |     175      
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|     432 |     452 |     478 |     553 |     736 |     964 |   1,146 |   1,147      
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|   2,185 |   2,111 |   2,267 |   2,388 |   2,254 |   2,278 |   2,364 |   2,244      
   MATHEMATICS & APPLIED MATHEMATICS .....|   2,141 |   2,070 |   2,223 |   2,341 |   2,206 |   2,213 |   2,286 |   2,166      
   STATISTICS ............................|      44 |      41 |      44 |      47 |      48 |      65 |      78 |      78      
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|   5,812 |   5,556 |   5,722 |   6,272 |   6,387 |   6,718 |   6,307 |   5,484      
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|     648 |     682 |     666 |     709 |     710 |     698 |     774 |     839      
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|   3,629 |   3,453 |   3,655 |   3,672 |   3,726 |   4,015 |   4,471 |   4,598      
   ANATOMY ...............................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|      51 |      34 |      41 |      36 |      41 |      44 |      62 |      67      
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   2,810 |   2,689 |   2,793 |   2,860 |   2,835 |   2,962 |   3,213 |   3,226      
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       1 |       0 |       0 |       0      
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
   BOTANY ................................|      30 |      25 |      16 |      21 |      21 |      24 |       9 |       7      
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |      12 |      15      
   ECOLOGY ...............................|      64 |      65 |      72 |      94 |     101 |     146 |     159 |     146      
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
   GENETICS ..............................|      41 |      42 |      44 |      44 |      42 |      40 |      52 |      50      
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|      64 |      48 |      41 |      43 |      38 |      40 |      31 |      27      
   NUTRITION .............................|     306 |     293 |     335 |     275 |     289 |     349 |     450 |     595      
   PATHOLOGY .............................|      56 |      57 |      66 |      67 |      71 |      77 |      90 |     104      
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|       1 |       1 |       2 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       2 |       0      
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|      16 |      12 |      14 |      13 |      23 |      22 |       5 |       7      
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     190 |     187 |     231 |     219 |     264 |     311 |     386 |     354      
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|  10,412 |  10,426 |  11,308 |  12,447 |  13,676 |  14,434 |  15,279 |  15,231      
   PSYCHOLOGY, GENERAL ...................|      26 |   4,110 |   4,532 |   5,179 |   6,145 |   7,292 |   7,396 |   7,576      
   CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY ...................|  10,355 |   5,313 |   5,712 |   6,046 |   6,209 |   5,542 |   6,152 |   5,763      
   PSYCHOLOGY, N.E.C. ....................|      31 |   1,003 |   1,064 |   1,222 |   1,322 |   1,600 |   1,731 |   1,892      
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  10,005 |   9,200 |   9,727 |  10,543 |  11,130 |  11,772 |  12,332 |  12,509      
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|      51 |      50 |      49 |      41 |      53 |      68 |      81 |      67      
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|     260 |     263 |     248 |     269 |     294 |     308 |     297 |     251      
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|     880 |     795 |     802 |     762 |     822 |     937 |     894 |     797      
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|     560 |     621 |     678 |     628 |     652 |     675 |     729 |     736      
   HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE .....|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|     292 |     327 |     310 |     290 |     290 |     347 |     374 |     342      
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|   4,869 |   4,909 |   5,318 |   5,722 |   5,903 |   6,089 |   6,330 |   6,401      
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|     696 |     663 |     710 |     823 |   1,013 |   1,091 |   1,136 |   1,204      
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     100 |      79 |      76 |      87 |      75 |      77 |      94 |     110      
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. ...............|   2,297 |   1,493 |   1,536 |   1,921 |   2,028 |   2,180 |   2,397 |   2,601      
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|   6,882 |   6,216 |   6,643 |   7,806 |   8,297 |   8,865 |   8,427 |   7,817      
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|      35 |      37 |      67 |      91 |      67 |      37 |      35 |      62      
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|      76 |      79 |      66 |      63 |      48 |      52 |      62 |      76      
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|     177 |     134 |     104 |     136 |     152 |     171 |     158 |     139      
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|   1,132 |     975 |     893 |   1,027 |   1,283 |   1,605 |   1,638 |   1,581      
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|   1,981 |   1,935 |   2,592 |   3,077 |   3,179 |   3,436 |   3,136 |   2,874      
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|     232 |     219 |      19 |      18 |      30 |      33 |      32 |      20      
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|     791 |     719 |     895 |   1,137 |   1,195 |   1,194 |   1,158 |   1,112      
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|   1,073 |   1,043 |   1,090 |   1,210 |   1,115 |   1,178 |   1,073 |     919      
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|      94 |      80 |      84 |     105 |     125 |     159 |     147 |     120      
  MINING ENGINEERING .....................|      29 |      39 |      30 |      28 |      14 |      11 |      16 |      25      
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
  PETROLEUM ENGINEERING ..................|      28 |      31 |      14 |      14 |      11 |      16 |      14 |      19      
  ENGINEERING, N.E.C. ....................|   1,234 |     925 |     789 |     900 |   1,078 |     973 |     958 |     870      
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   7,657 |   7,374 |   7,680 |   8,029 |   9,107 |  10,001 |  11,648 |  12,862      
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 MEDICAL FIELDS ..........................|     500 |     457 |     452 |     472 |     610 |     733 |     960 |   1,113      
  ANESTHESIOLOGY .........................|       0 |      77 |      79 |      62 |      86 |     197 |     225 |     213      
  CARDIOLOGY .............................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
  ONCOLOGY/CANCER RESEARCH ...............|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
  ENDOCRINOLOGY ..........................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
  GASTROENTEROLOGY .......................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
  HEMATOLOGY .............................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
  NEUROLOGY ..............................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
  OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY ..............|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
  OPHTHALMOLOGY ..........................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
  OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY ....................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
  PEDIATRICS .............................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
  PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ...|     277 |     226 |     214 |     256 |     361 |     321 |     506 |     555      
  PSYCHIATRY .............................|      35 |      48 |      44 |      51 |      58 |      51 |      69 |     175      
  PULMONARY DISEASE ......................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
  RADIOLOGY ..............................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
  SURGERY ................................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
  CLINICAL MEDICINE, N.E.C. ..............|     188 |     106 |     115 |     103 |     105 |     164 |     160 |     170      
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 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   7,157 |   6,917 |   7,228 |   7,557 |   8,497 |   9,268 |  10,688 |  11,749      
  DENTAL SCIENCES ........................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
  NURSING ................................|   2,446 |   2,519 |   2,615 |   2,726 |   3,231 |   3,458 |   4,173 |   4,615      
  PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES ................|       5 |       4 |       8 |       2 |       1 |      16 |      20 |      11      
  SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY .............|   1,965 |   1,725 |   1,922 |   2,103 |   2,369 |   2,430 |   2,901 |   3,218      
  VETERINARY SCIENCES ....................|      20 |      17 |      19 |      19 |      19 |      19 |      24 |      17      
  HEALTH RELATED, N.E.C. .................|   2,721 |   2,652 |   2,664 |   2,707 |   2,877 |   3,345 |   3,570 |   3,888      
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1/  THESE FIGURES INCLUDE ESTIMATED DATA FOR MASTER'S-GRANTING
    INSTITUTIONS, WHICH WERE SURVEYED ON A SAMPLE BASIS FROM 1984 THROUGH
    1987.  SEE "TECHNICAL NOTES" FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
KEY:      N.E.C.= NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED
SOURCE:   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/SRS, SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
    AND POSTDOCTORATES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING