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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

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


   TABLE D-5.  FEMALE 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 .............|  23,908 |  23,570 |  24,717 |  27,024 |  29,421 |  31,993 |  35,074 |  35,690      
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|  17,717 |  17,509 |  18,575 |  20,463 |  21,912 |  23,624 |  25,258 |  25,244      
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|  16,788 |  16,674 |  17,738 |  19,365 |  20,706 |  22,258 |  23,917 |  24,007      
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|     475 |     481 |     455 |     462 |     515 |     551 |     617 |     611      
   ASTRONOMY .............................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
   CHEMISTRY .............................|     394 |     377 |     348 |     349 |     381 |     406 |     447 |     467      
   PHYSICS ...............................|      50 |      65 |      75 |      85 |      79 |      83 |      82 |      78      
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|      31 |      39 |      32 |      28 |      55 |      62 |      88 |      66      
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|     329 |     364 |     358 |     382 |     469 |     590 |     636 |     673      
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|       0 |       0 |       3 |       0 |       1 |       3 |       4 |       0      
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|     132 |     147 |     115 |     120 |     133 |     148 |     134 |     134      
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|      38 |      42 |      50 |      56 |      50 |      56 |      67 |      80      
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|     159 |     175 |     190 |     206 |     285 |     383 |     431 |     459      
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|     804 |     797 |     845 |     881 |     827 |     867 |     998 |     954      
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|   1,678 |   1,631 |   1,622 |   1,723 |   1,778 |   1,849 |   1,659 |   1,447      
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|     197 |     224 |     213 |     223 |     237 |     243 |     311 |     345      
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|   1,824 |   1,780 |   1,892 |   1,947 |   2,017 |   2,180 |   2,467 |   2,597      
   ANATOMY ...............................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|      26 |      24 |      16 |      11 |      13 |      16 |      20 |      34      
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   1,263 |   1,227 |   1,295 |   1,392 |   1,424 |   1,489 |   1,632 |   1,627      
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
   BOTANY ................................|       9 |       7 |      10 |      14 |      13 |       9 |       5 |       3      
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       4 |       2      
   ECOLOGY ...............................|      31 |      40 |      43 |      62 |      71 |      83 |      94 |      87      
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
   GENETICS ..............................|      39 |      41 |      42 |      43 |      41 |      35 |      49 |      48      
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|      31 |      31 |      22 |      22 |      24 |      26 |      22 |      19      
   NUTRITION .............................|     287 |     270 |     298 |     237 |     244 |     307 |     384 |     524      
   PATHOLOGY .............................|      24 |      27 |      31 |      34 |      35 |      32 |      41 |      53      
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       2 |       0      
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|       8 |       6 |       8 |       6 |      13 |       2 |       4 |       3      
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     106 |     107 |     127 |     126 |     139 |     181 |     210 |     197      
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|   6,958 |   7,209 |   7,936 |   8,857 |   9,838 |  10,410 |  11,232 |  11,174      
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|   4,523 |   4,188 |   4,417 |   4,890 |   5,025 |   5,568 |   5,997 |   6,206      
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|       7 |       6 |       7 |       8 |      21 |      14 |      20 |      16      
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|     171 |     178 |     142 |     149 |     155 |     190 |     200 |     150      
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|     279 |     245 |     268 |     246 |     246 |     305 |     290 |     261      
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|     199 |     219 |     248 |     239 |     243 |     228 |     286 |     280      
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|     233 |     250 |     241 |     225 |     142 |     254 |     274 |     262      
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|   2,057 |   2,190 |   2,379 |   2,686 |   2,770 |   2,910 |   3,052 |   3,145      
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|     427 |     386 |     405 |     474 |     569 |     661 |     718 |     776      
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|      57 |      40 |      37 |      50 |      39 |      35 |      57 |      73      
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|   1,093 |     674 |     690 |     813 |     840 |     971 |   1,100 |   1,243      
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|     929 |     835 |     837 |   1,098 |   1,206 |   1,366 |   1,341 |   1,237      
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|       3 |       3 |       4 |       3 |       8 |       4 |       6 |       7      
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|      17 |      17 |       6 |       5 |       3 |      16 |      18 |      19      
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|      36 |      33 |      20 |      32 |      31 |      30 |      28 |      22      
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|     198 |     201 |     163 |     228 |     283 |     337 |     344 |     339      
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|     228 |     235 |     312 |     393 |     397 |     467 |     460 |     386      
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|      40 |      30 |       6 |       4 |       4 |       2 |       0 |       4      
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|     118 |      86 |     124 |     170 |     190 |     226 |     192 |     198      
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|     105 |     104 |      97 |     107 |      93 |     106 |      96 |      93      
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|      13 |      12 |      17 |      21 |      18 |      21 |      21 |      20      
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|     171 |     114 |      88 |     135 |     179 |     157 |     176 |     149      
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   6,191 |   6,061 |   6,142 |   6,561 |   7,509 |   8,369 |   9,816 |  10,446      
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     180 |     164 |     178 |     147 |     177 |     268 |     298 |     300      
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0      
 NURSING .................................|   2,272 |   2,340 |   2,336 |   2,508 |   2,971 |   3,274 |   3,950 |   4,276      
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|       3 |       2 |       4 |       1 |       1 |       9 |      14 |       7      
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|     194 |     137 |     132 |     151 |     221 |     191 |     327 |     347      
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|   1,848 |   1,622 |   1,757 |   1,942 |   2,197 |   2,278 |   2,751 |   3,026      
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|       3 |       4 |       4 |       5 |       5 |       5 |       9 |       4      
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   1,691 |   1,792 |   1,731 |   1,807 |   1,937 |   2,344 |   2,467 |   2,486      
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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