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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 2: By Enrollment Status


 TABLE B-18.  FULL-TIME GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH
                FIELDS IN ALL 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 .............| 271,095 | 275,219 | 282,769 | 292,910 | 307,106 | 322,773 | 329,984 | 331,969
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....| 247,234 | 250,689 | 256,960 | 265,494 | 277,259 | 290,696 | 294,350 | 292,962
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................| 185,303 | 187,683 | 192,579 | 199,508 | 206,211 | 216,263 | 220,536 | 221,315
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|  28,412 |  28,574 |  29,207 |  29,485 |  30,118 |  30,673 |  30,611 |  30,035
   ASTRONOMY .............................|     679 |     705 |     762 |     790 |     810 |     840 |     848 |     953
   CHEMISTRY .............................|  16,235 |  16,088 |  16,278 |  16,382 |  16,731 |  16,999 |  17,204 |  17,104
   PHYSICS ...............................|  11,304 |  11,638 |  12,040 |  12,191 |  12,442 |  12,689 |  12,397 |  11,747
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|     194 |     143 |     127 |     122 |     135 |     145 |     162 |     231
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|  10,435 |  10,199 |  10,027 |  10,262 |  10,395 |  11,011 |  11,385 |  11,507
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     824 |     829 |     810 |     828 |     859 |     959 |     980 |     993
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   6,666 |   6,310 |   5,983 |   5,799 |   5,688 |   5,885 |   5,970 |   5,946
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|   1,651 |   1,629 |   1,799 |   1,934 |   1,991 |   2,133 |   2,177 |   2,348
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|   1,294 |   1,431 |   1,435 |   1,701 |   1,857 |   2,034 |   2,258 |   2,220
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|  13,044 |  13,513 |  13,683 |  13,867 |  14,258 |  14,681 |  14,533 |  14,204
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|  15,336 |  15,133 |  15,606 |  16,689 |  16,516 |  17,462 |  17,355 |  16,691
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|   9,094 |   9,122 |   9,070 |   9,100 |   9,289 |   9,452 |   9,500 |   9,588
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  38,235 |  39,209 |  40,348 |  40,945 |  42,700 |  44,398 |  46,523 |  47,949
   ANATOMY ...............................|     929 |     973 |     999 |     911 |     961 |     960 |     977 |     992
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   4,604 |   4,731 |   4,810 |   4,825 |   4,954 |   5,045 |   5,174 |   5,163
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   8,539 |   8,726 |   9,169 |   9,149 |   9,439 |   9,678 |  10,030 |  10,080
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|   1,166 |   1,213 |   1,211 |   1,231 |   1,431 |   1,634 |   1,990 |   2,056
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|     468 |     544 |     610 |     605 |     679 |     728 |     755 |     769
   BOTANY ................................|   2,580 |   2,540 |   2,443 |   2,354 |   2,304 |   2,301 |   2,353 |   2,349
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|   1,886 |   2,023 |   2,177 |   2,485 |   2,716 |   2,961 |   3,206 |   3,663
   ECOLOGY ...............................|     796 |     830 |     873 |     884 |     919 |     997 |   1,057 |   1,203
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|   1,062 |   1,061 |   1,009 |     997 |   1,014 |   1,016 |   1,039 |   1,066
   GENETICS ..............................|   1,208 |   1,187 |   1,254 |   1,297 |   1,412 |   1,526 |   1,690 |   1,602
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   4,016 |   4,308 |   4,329 |   4,372 |   4,408 |   4,460 |   4,607 |   4,693
   NUTRITION .............................|   2,902 |   2,797 |   2,784 |   2,829 |   2,878 |   2,863 |   3,045 |   3,221
   PATHOLOGY .............................|   1,074 |   1,067 |   1,104 |   1,083 |   1,113 |   1,165 |   1,304 |   1,397
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|   1,922 |   1,986 |   2,135 |   2,222 |   2,304 |   2,406 |   2,510 |   2,678
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|   1,996 |   2,008 |   2,057 |   2,076 |   2,163 |   2,160 |   2,220 |   2,221
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|   1,778 |   1,714 |   1,768 |   1,677 |   1,782 |   1,789 |   1,747 |   1,717
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|   1,309 |   1,501 |   1,616 |   1,948 |   2,223 |   2,709 |   2,819 |   3,079
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|  27,256 |  28,118 |  29,348 |  30,646 |  32,285 |  34,306 |  34,914 |  35,025
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  43,491 |  43,815 |  45,290 |  48,514 |  50,650 |  54,280 |  55,715 |  56,316
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|   1,857 |   1,909 |   1,912 |   1,961 |   2,011 |   2,105 |   1,963 |   1,936
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|   4,108 |   4,276 |   4,411 |   4,809 |   5,079 |   5,337 |   5,429 |   5,841
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   8,970 |   9,017 |   9,078 |   9,293 |   9,850 |  10,184 |  10,107 |  10,035
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|   2,290 |   2,215 |   2,358 |   2,374 |   2,539 |   2,801 |   3,026 |   3,092
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|   2,449 |   2,519 |   2,465 |   2,586 |   2,549 |   2,477 |   2,559 |   2,557
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|  12,947 |  13,221 |  14,016 |  15,340 |  16,093 |  17,681 |  18,431 |  17,927
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|   5,068 |   5,115 |   5,300 |   5,713 |   5,949 |   6,464 |   6,615 |   6,709
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     525 |     541 |     606 |     745 |     624 |     656 |     642 |     696
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|   5,277 |   5,002 |   5,144 |   5,693 |   5,956 |   6,575 |   6,943 |   7,523
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|  61,931 |  63,006 |  64,381 |  65,986 |  71,048 |  74,433 |  73,814 |  71,647
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|   2,372 |   2,533 |   2,772 |   3,010 |   3,325 |   3,306 |   3,262 |   2,998
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|     937 |     888 |     861 |     799 |     828 |     840 |     835 |     879
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|   1,381 |   1,450 |   1,610 |   1,798 |   1,925 |   2,167 |   2,269 |   2,271
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   5,674 |   5,359 |   5,282 |   5,443 |   5,788 |   5,946 |   6,021 |   6,090
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|   9,628 |   9,946 |   9,964 |  10,128 |  11,328 |  12,454 |  12,458 |  12,654
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|  17,101 |  17,706 |  18,466 |  18,675 |  19,904 |  20,996 |  20,400 |  19,547
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|   1,373 |   1,418 |   1,259 |   1,252 |   1,364 |   1,415 |   1,397 |   1,347
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|   4,155 |   4,294 |   4,664 |   4,779 |   5,607 |   6,088 |   5,905 |   5,796
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|  10,230 |  10,416 |  10,492 |  10,867 |  11,687 |  12,383 |  12,395 |  11,796
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|   3,436 |   3,466 |   3,720 |   3,930 |   4,058 |   4,274 |   4,249 |   4,108
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|   1,044 |   1,105 |   1,112 |   1,080 |   1,080 |   1,084 |   1,070 |     997
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|   4,600 |   4,425 |   4,179 |   4,225 |   4,154 |   3,480 |   3,553 |   3,164
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  23,861 |  24,530 |  25,809 |  27,416 |  29,847 |  32,077 |  35,634 |  39,007
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|   1,191 |   1,363 |   1,491 |   1,557 |   1,811 |   2,038 |   2,217 |   2,405
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     875 |     894 |     856 |     827 |     875 |     988 |   1,005 |   1,044
 NURSING .................................|   5,922 |   6,024 |   5,987 |   6,148 |   6,475 |   6,422 |   6,875 |   7,917
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|   1,824 |   1,907 |   2,045 |   2,148 |   2,198 |   2,074 |   2,133 |   2,188
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   4,162 |   4,224 |   4,213 |   4,492 |   4,397 |   4,764 |   5,316 |   5,411
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|   5,030 |   5,212 |   5,602 |   5,767 |   6,499 |   7,144 |   8,109 |   8,557
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     592 |     606 |     668 |     709 |     717 |     754 |     693 |     696
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   4,265 |   4,300 |   4,947 |   5,768 |   6,875 |   7,893 |   9,286 |  10,789
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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