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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 4: by Mechanism of Support


 TABLE B-77.  FULL-TIME GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH
  FIELDS WITH RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS 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 .............|  70,216 |  74,596 |  79,066 |  80,758 |  85,199 |  88,062 |  90,188 |  91,807
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|  67,572 |  71,704 |  75,829 |  77,363 |  81,250 |  84,120 |  86,235 |  87,471
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|  45,402 |  48,255 |  51,236 |  52,064 |  54,469 |  56,580 |  58,304 |  59,544
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|  11,556 |  12,056 |  12,442 |  12,138 |  12,229 |  12,445 |  12,293 |  12,299
   ASTRONOMY .............................|     336 |     338 |     372 |     383 |     397 |     425 |     395 |     467
   CHEMISTRY .............................|   6,444 |   6,644 |   6,803 |   6,572 |   6,569 |   6,606 |   6,586 |   6,608
   PHYSICS ...............................|   4,719 |   5,026 |   5,235 |   5,153 |   5,232 |   5,359 |   5,251 |   5,134
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|      57 |      48 |      32 |      30 |      31 |      55 |      61 |      90
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|   3,647 |   3,880 |   4,156 |   4,198 |   4,399 |   4,627 |   4,729 |   4,871
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     441 |     479 |     499 |     493 |     529 |     606 |     626 |     659
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   1,890 |   1,973 |   2,071 |   2,054 |   2,061 |   2,091 |   2,172 |   2,215
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|     963 |   1,051 |   1,166 |   1,170 |   1,273 |   1,339 |   1,331 |   1,401
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|     353 |     377 |     420 |     481 |     536 |     591 |     600 |     596
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|   1,111 |   1,226 |   1,304 |   1,335 |   1,356 |   1,410 |   1,436 |   1,554
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|   2,817 |   3,032 |   3,324 |   3,334 |   3,565 |   3,682 |   3,802 |   3,928
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|   4,603 |   4,552 |   4,730 |   4,755 |   5,002 |   5,174 |   5,257 |   5,420
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  12,944 |  14,125 |  15,189 |  15,764 |  16,846 |  17,632 |  18,859 |  19,390
   ANATOMY ...............................|     231 |     281 |     317 |     266 |     311 |     324 |     356 |     377
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   2,318 |   2,471 |   2,470 |   2,488 |   2,553 |   2,657 |   2,834 |   2,832
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   1,620 |   1,784 |   1,985 |   2,111 |   2,368 |   2,319 |   2,519 |   2,403
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|     195 |     257 |     261 |     245 |     317 |     419 |     464 |     510
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|     221 |     249 |     295 |     289 |     343 |     378 |     395 |     413
   BOTANY ................................|   1,130 |   1,137 |   1,163 |   1,137 |   1,174 |   1,138 |   1,209 |   1,221
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|     692 |     790 |     947 |   1,115 |   1,175 |   1,307 |   1,509 |   1,632
   ECOLOGY ...............................|     241 |     260 |     287 |     282 |     313 |     319 |     380 |     433
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|     647 |     656 |     591 |     604 |     636 |     656 |     678 |     717
   GENETICS ..............................|     433 |     536 |     555 |     581 |     642 |     658 |     734 |     754
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   1,608 |   1,789 |   1,982 |   2,019 |   2,036 |   2,144 |   2,197 |   2,254
   NUTRITION .............................|   1,161 |   1,175 |   1,192 |   1,231 |   1,283 |   1,248 |   1,318 |   1,377
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     318 |     373 |     373 |     421 |     408 |     434 |     533 |     554
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|     578 |     658 |     716 |     818 |     873 |     949 |   1,032 |   1,098
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|     570 |     680 |     733 |     667 |     752 |     780 |     768 |     771
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|     441 |     392 |     439 |     431 |     493 |     483 |     498 |     483
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     540 |     637 |     883 |   1,059 |   1,169 |   1,419 |   1,435 |   1,561
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|   3,227 |   3,715 |   3,846 |   4,057 |   4,250 |   4,323 |   4,559 |   4,631
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|   5,497 |   5,669 |   6,245 |   6,483 |   6,822 |   7,287 |   7,369 |   7,451
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|     899 |     945 |     944 |     894 |     960 |   1,025 |     969 |     985
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|     346 |     353 |     407 |     449 |     462 |     454 |     452 |     454
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   1,095 |   1,119 |   1,060 |   1,161 |   1,190 |   1,140 |   1,245 |   1,197
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|     345 |     323 |     472 |     444 |     449 |     554 |     603 |     652
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|     190 |     179 |     202 |     218 |     178 |     169 |     197 |     201
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|   1,118 |   1,205 |   1,385 |   1,381 |   1,531 |   1,765 |   1,643 |   1,712
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|     772 |     762 |     815 |     940 |     973 |   1,020 |   1,071 |   1,047
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|      94 |      98 |     140 |     177 |     100 |      89 |     128 |     111
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|     638 |     685 |     820 |     819 |     979 |   1,071 |   1,061 |   1,092
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|  22,170 |  23,449 |  24,593 |  25,299 |  26,781 |  27,540 |  27,931 |  27,927
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|     815 |     934 |   1,040 |   1,137 |   1,232 |   1,222 |   1,266 |   1,247
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|     542 |     517 |     502 |     490 |     535 |     517 |     513 |     581
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|     570 |     623 |     750 |     852 |     891 |     955 |     971 |   1,007
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   2,745 |   2,814 |   2,813 |   2,839 |   2,987 |   3,012 |   3,120 |   3,258
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|   2,900 |   3,072 |   3,042 |   3,115 |   3,565 |   3,936 |   4,048 |   4,218
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|   5,132 |   5,735 |   6,141 |   6,224 |   6,556 |   6,867 |   6,925 |   6,867
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|     623 |     605 |     582 |     569 |     606 |     631 |     657 |     678
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|     923 |   1,030 |   1,141 |   1,130 |   1,249 |   1,235 |   1,271 |   1,297
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|   3,947 |   4,069 |   4,248 |   4,306 |   4,630 |   4,731 |   4,787 |   4,600
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|   2,264 |   2,333 |   2,512 |   2,547 |   2,507 |   2,661 |   2,651 |   2,566
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|     508 |     565 |     620 |     611 |     602 |     598 |     609 |     532
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|   1,201 |   1,152 |   1,202 |   1,479 |   1,421 |   1,175 |   1,113 |   1,076
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   2,644 |   2,892 |   3,237 |   3,395 |   3,949 |   3,942 |   3,953 |   4,336
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     228 |     290 |     316 |     318 |     331 |     318 |     363 |     401
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|       6 |      27 |      24 |      19 |      17 |      28 |      35 |      41
 NURSING .................................|     247 |     225 |     260 |     257 |     272 |     256 |     254 |     261
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|     499 |     596 |     655 |     703 |     717 |     748 |     765 |     808
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|     494 |     376 |     428 |     483 |     666 |     644 |     580 |     619
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|     437 |     528 |     628 |     613 |     666 |     624 |     547 |     626
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     305 |     332 |     335 |     370 |     427 |     419 |     341 |     401
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|     428 |     518 |     591 |     632 |     853 |     905 |   1,068 |   1,179
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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