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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 4: by Mechanism of Support


 TABLE C-58.  FULL-TIME GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH
  FIELDS WITH RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS IN DOCTORATE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS, BY
                                FIELD: 1987-94

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                  FIELD                   |  1987   |  1988   |  1989   |  1990   |  1991   |  1992   |  1993   |  1994
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  TOTAL, ALL SURVEYED FIELDS .............|  68,948 |  73,251 |  77,574 |  79,041 |  83,322 |  86,140 |  88,094 |  89,391
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|  66,433 |  70,528 |  74,482 |  75,823 |  79,560 |  82,387 |  84,356 |  85,317
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|  44,461 |  47,289 |  50,110 |  50,697 |  53,040 |  55,104 |  56,673 |  57,750
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|  11,471 |  11,980 |  12,335 |  12,016 |  12,088 |  12,322 |  12,156 |  12,137
   ASTRONOMY .............................|     336 |     338 |     372 |     383 |     397 |     425 |     395 |     467
   CHEMISTRY .............................|   6,380 |   6,592 |   6,746 |   6,514 |   6,497 |   6,549 |   6,517 |   6,526
   PHYSICS ...............................|   4,700 |   5,003 |   5,188 |   5,091 |   5,165 |   5,298 |   5,197 |   5,074
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|      55 |      47 |      29 |      28 |      29 |      50 |      47 |      70
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|   3,605 |   3,824 |   4,071 |   4,104 |   4,274 |   4,493 |   4,604 |   4,714
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     441 |     479 |     499 |     493 |     527 |     605 |     624 |     647
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   1,878 |   1,951 |   2,037 |   2,018 |   2,023 |   2,061 |   2,140 |   2,168
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|     961 |   1,047 |   1,147 |   1,156 |   1,248 |   1,315 |   1,321 |   1,371
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|     325 |     347 |     388 |     437 |     476 |     512 |     519 |     528
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|   1,076 |   1,184 |   1,250 |   1,267 |   1,293 |   1,330 |   1,349 |   1,480
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|   2,767 |   2,955 |   3,237 |   3,193 |   3,430 |   3,551 |   3,639 |   3,758
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|   4,566 |   4,505 |   4,679 |   4,674 |   4,935 |   5,122 |   5,201 |   5,359
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  12,759 |  13,930 |  14,997 |  15,572 |  16,634 |  17,395 |  18,585 |  19,095
   ANATOMY ...............................|     231 |     281 |     317 |     266 |     311 |     324 |     356 |     377
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   2,310 |   2,465 |   2,470 |   2,488 |   2,553 |   2,657 |   2,831 |   2,832
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   1,457 |   1,616 |   1,812 |   1,940 |   2,165 |   2,093 |   2,270 |   2,128
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|     195 |     257 |     261 |     245 |     317 |     419 |     464 |     510
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|     221 |     249 |     295 |     289 |     343 |     378 |     395 |     413
   BOTANY ................................|   1,130 |   1,136 |   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 |   1,630
   ECOLOGY ...............................|     241 |     260 |     286 |     282 |     312 |     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 |   1,788 |   1,981 |   2,018 |   2,036 |   2,144 |   2,197 |   2,254
   NUTRITION .............................|   1,155 |   1,163 |   1,180 |   1,223 |   1,277 |   1,239 |   1,308 |   1,363
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     317 |     372 |     372 |     420 |     407 |     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 |     391 |     439 |     430 |     493 |     483 |     494 |     483
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     533 |     632 |     879 |   1,049 |   1,168 |   1,417 |   1,427 |   1,557
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|   2,971 |   3,454 |   3,568 |   3,706 |   3,877 |   3,898 |   4,141 |   4,159
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|   5,246 |   5,457 |   5,973 |   6,165 |   6,509 |   6,993 |   6,998 |   7,048
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|     889 |     936 |     936 |     885 |     947 |   1,013 |     957 |     960
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|     340 |     349 |     405 |     446 |     456 |     450 |     446 |     451
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   1,073 |   1,094 |   1,038 |   1,135 |   1,158 |   1,116 |   1,216 |   1,169
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|     313 |     295 |     436 |     406 |     412 |     512 |     565 |     606
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|     190 |     176 |     202 |     218 |     177 |     169 |     191 |     189
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|   1,015 |   1,108 |   1,259 |   1,222 |   1,393 |   1,635 |   1,480 |   1,542
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|     729 |     740 |     776 |     904 |     930 |     979 |   1,020 |   1,006
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|      92 |      98 |     140 |     176 |      98 |      86 |     124 |     103
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|     605 |     661 |     781 |     773 |     938 |   1,033 |     999 |   1,022
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|  21,972 |  23,239 |  24,372 |  25,126 |  26,520 |  27,283 |  27,683 |  27,567
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|     815 |     934 |   1,034 |   1,137 |   1,220 |   1,214 |   1,260 |   1,245
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|     542 |     517 |     502 |     490 |     535 |     517 |     513 |     581
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|     570 |     623 |     750 |     852 |     891 |     955 |     971 |   1,007
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   2,735 |   2,803 |   2,810 |   2,838 |   2,974 |   3,003 |   3,104 |   3,244
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|   2,877 |   3,047 |   3,023 |   3,087 |   3,538 |   3,911 |   4,005 |   4,151
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|   5,047 |   5,650 |   6,063 |   6,189 |   6,442 |   6,755 |   6,856 |   6,741
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|     623 |     601 |     582 |     569 |     606 |     629 |     657 |     678
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|     899 |   1,009 |   1,102 |   1,114 |   1,222 |   1,202 |   1,236 |   1,248
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|   3,923 |   4,032 |   4,222 |   4,276 |   4,601 |   4,701 |   4,726 |   4,528
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|   2,264 |   2,332 |   2,512 |   2,546 |   2,506 |   2,661 |   2,641 |   2,551
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|     508 |     565 |     620 |     611 |     602 |     598 |     609 |     532
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|   1,169 |   1,126 |   1,152 |   1,417 |   1,383 |   1,137 |   1,105 |   1,061
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   2,515 |   2,723 |   3,092 |   3,218 |   3,762 |   3,753 |   3,738 |   4,074
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     222 |     287 |     314 |     318 |     331 |     316 |     361 |     394
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|       6 |      27 |      24 |      19 |      17 |      28 |      35 |      41
 NURSING .................................|     242 |     220 |     257 |     253 |     267 |     247 |     239 |     245
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|     499 |     596 |     655 |     703 |     717 |     748 |     765 |     808
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|     491 |     373 |     426 |     480 |     665 |     639 |     573 |     616
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|     368 |     420 |     536 |     510 |     552 |     524 |     477 |     535
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     305 |     332 |     335 |     362 |     419 |     411 |     339 |     394
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|     382 |     468 |     545 |     573 |     794 |     840 |     949 |   1,041
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KEY:      N.E.C.= NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED
SOURCE:   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/SRS, SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
    AND POSTDOCTORATES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING