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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 2: By Enrollment Status


 TABLE B-60.  FULL-TIME GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH
               FIELDS IN PUBLIC 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 .............| 194,133 | 197,109 | 202,644 | 209,781 | 220,504 | 230,702 | 235,040 | 235,707
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....| 175,854 | 178,311 | 182,655 | 188,510 | 197,542 | 205,981 | 208,377 | 206,952
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................| 131,602 | 132,965 | 136,252 | 140,760 | 145,413 | 151,479 | 154,446 | 154,838
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|  20,494 |  20,621 |  21,050 |  21,272 |  21,761 |  22,220 |  22,234 |  21,740
   ASTRONOMY .............................|     455 |     470 |     494 |     518 |     529 |     535 |     552 |     573
   CHEMISTRY .............................|  11,895 |  11,812 |  11,946 |  11,957 |  12,169 |  12,453 |  12,632 |  12,546
   PHYSICS ...............................|   7,993 |   8,218 |   8,484 |   8,676 |   8,929 |   9,087 |   8,888 |   8,390
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|     151 |     121 |     126 |     121 |     134 |     145 |     162 |     231
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|   8,646 |   8,396 |   8,205 |   8,396 |   8,433 |   8,955 |   9,219 |   9,245
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     806 |     815 |     799 |     817 |     851 |     950 |     972 |     983
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   5,328 |   5,016 |   4,735 |   4,567 |   4,460 |   4,637 |   4,697 |   4,653
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|   1,395 |   1,408 |   1,505 |   1,582 |   1,632 |   1,745 |   1,771 |   1,880
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|   1,117 |   1,157 |   1,166 |   1,430 |   1,490 |   1,623 |   1,779 |   1,729
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|  10,120 |  10,490 |  10,675 |  11,011 |  11,260 |  11,593 |  11,402 |  11,078
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|  10,374 |  10,333 |  10,509 |  11,286 |  11,553 |  11,898 |  11,911 |  11,501
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|   8,718 |   8,720 |   8,662 |   8,631 |   8,799 |   8,987 |   9,075 |   9,147
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  28,153 |  28,816 |  29,571 |  29,854 |  30,984 |  32,222 |  33,864 |  34,683
   ANATOMY ...............................|     607 |     658 |     691 |     650 |     689 |     682 |     720 |     717
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   3,157 |   3,269 |   3,275 |   3,297 |   3,375 |   3,418 |   3,489 |   3,582
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   6,116 |   6,159 |   6,518 |   6,509 |   6,789 |   6,983 |   7,370 |   7,382
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|     627 |     676 |     713 |     716 |     890 |   1,118 |   1,328 |   1,332
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|     238 |     297 |     339 |     324 |     374 |     400 |     409 |     397
   BOTANY ................................|   2,442 |   2,395 |   2,305 |   2,230 |   2,173 |   2,191 |   2,226 |   2,235
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|   1,002 |   1,125 |   1,203 |   1,380 |   1,518 |   1,720 |   1,953 |   2,139
   ECOLOGY ...............................|     746 |     780 |     800 |     827 |     826 |     907 |     964 |   1,096
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|     995 |   1,000 |     944 |     931 |     947 |     950 |     978 |     996
   GENETICS ..............................|     906 |     856 |     892 |     954 |   1,020 |   1,073 |   1,104 |   1,038
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   3,019 |   3,252 |   3,221 |   3,258 |   3,192 |   3,210 |   3,290 |   3,329
   NUTRITION .............................|   2,329 |   2,266 |   2,316 |   2,375 |   2,423 |   2,375 |   2,522 |   2,648
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     783 |     770 |     791 |     755 |     789 |     817 |     861 |     914
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|   1,330 |   1,376 |   1,440 |   1,537 |   1,572 |   1,660 |   1,769 |   1,863
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|   1,319 |   1,321 |   1,399 |   1,367 |   1,388 |   1,399 |   1,443 |   1,397
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|   1,686 |   1,620 |   1,655 |   1,561 |   1,649 |   1,672 |   1,626 |   1,586
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     851 |     996 |   1,069 |   1,183 |   1,370 |   1,647 |   1,812 |   2,032
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|  16,321 |  16,927 |  17,367 |  17,872 |  18,638 |  19,552 |  19,508 |  19,631
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  28,776 |  28,662 |  30,213 |  32,438 |  33,985 |  36,052 |  37,233 |  37,813
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|   1,779 |   1,801 |   1,801 |   1,846 |   1,896 |   1,987 |   1,851 |   1,821
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|   2,838 |   2,961 |   3,072 |   3,322 |   3,539 |   3,677 |   3,863 |   4,140
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   5,698 |   5,670 |   5,704 |   5,848 |   6,285 |   6,498 |   6,577 |   6,428
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|   2,134 |   2,047 |   2,192 |   2,205 |   2,369 |   2,526 |   2,735 |   2,837
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|   1,606 |   1,635 |   1,648 |   1,757 |   1,721 |   1,732 |   1,780 |   1,762
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|   7,296 |   7,549 |   8,279 |   9,047 |   9,442 |  10,172 |  10,472 |  10,126
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|   3,739 |   3,710 |   3,859 |   4,197 |   4,395 |   4,678 |   4,808 |   4,885
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     386 |     411 |     448 |     571 |     468 |     509 |     547 |     581
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|   3,300 |   2,878 |   3,210 |   3,645 |   3,870 |   4,273 |   4,600 |   5,233
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|  44,252 |  45,346 |  46,403 |  47,750 |  52,129 |  54,502 |  53,931 |  52,114
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|   1,807 |   1,932 |   2,125 |   2,340 |   2,620 |   2,605 |   2,570 |   2,295
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|     889 |     843 |     811 |     751 |     788 |     799 |     787 |     824
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|     899 |     929 |   1,000 |   1,087 |   1,140 |   1,314 |   1,387 |   1,326
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   3,948 |   3,727 |   3,706 |   3,884 |   4,190 |   4,342 |   4,376 |   4,430
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|   7,444 |   7,784 |   7,615 |   7,755 |   8,731 |   9,584 |   9,566 |   9,732
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|  11,616 |  12,143 |  12,731 |  13,030 |  14,109 |  14,806 |  14,423 |  13,541
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|     626 |     617 |     520 |     518 |     653 |     731 |     718 |     691
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|   3,113 |   3,237 |   3,587 |   3,662 |   4,508 |   4,778 |   4,583 |   4,520
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|   7,490 |   7,660 |   7,715 |   7,964 |   8,650 |   9,296 |   9,301 |   8,836
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|   2,210 |   2,182 |   2,430 |   2,621 |   2,809 |   3,038 |   3,010 |   2,979
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|     841 |     900 |     906 |     886 |     899 |     889 |     870 |     826
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|   3,369 |   3,392 |   3,257 |   3,252 |   3,032 |   2,320 |   2,340 |   2,114
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  18,279 |  18,798 |  19,989 |  21,271 |  22,962 |  24,721 |  26,663 |  28,755
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     864 |     919 |   1,001 |   1,055 |   1,096 |   1,234 |   1,285 |   1,389
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     670 |     685 |     651 |     655 |     683 |     746 |     770 |     809
 NURSING .................................|   4,729 |   4,855 |   4,865 |   4,886 |   5,120 |   5,206 |   5,575 |   6,429
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|   1,532 |   1,588 |   1,732 |   1,801 |   1,808 |   1,822 |   1,888 |   1,919
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   2,939 |   2,997 |   3,024 |   3,339 |   3,256 |   3,443 |   3,808 |   3,745
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|   4,359 |   4,512 |   4,798 |   5,088 |   5,710 |   6,229 |   6,858 |   7,291
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     510 |     517 |     585 |     638 |     652 |     700 |     622 |     628
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   2,676 |   2,725 |   3,333 |   3,809 |   4,637 |   5,341 |   5,857 |   6,545
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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