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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 5: by Sex


  TABLE B-13.  FEMALE 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 .............| 153,597 | 159,260 | 165,908 | 176,613 | 186,471 | 199,511 | 210,224 | 216,546
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....| 117,221 | 121,324 | 125,956 | 133,841 | 140,947 | 150,358 | 156,871 | 159,659
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................| 104,265 | 108,205 | 112,360 | 119,174 | 125,236 | 133,129 | 139,185 | 141,568
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|   7,114 |   7,497 |   7,801 |   8,068 |   8,567 |   8,844 |   9,202 |   9,157
   ASTRONOMY .............................|     118 |     140 |     140 |     165 |     172 |     186 |     198 |     223
   CHEMISTRY .............................|   5,178 |   5,467 |   5,670 |   5,868 |   6,262 |   6,562 |   6,852 |   6,839
   PHYSICS ...............................|   1,673 |   1,751 |   1,868 |   1,913 |   1,980 |   1,943 |   1,976 |   1,908
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|     145 |     139 |     123 |     122 |     153 |     153 |     176 |     187
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|   3,779 |   3,824 |   3,868 |   4,133 |   4,474 |   4,887 |   5,088 |   5,376
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     168 |     163 |     178 |     185 |     190 |     241 |     225 |     242
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   2,164 |   2,095 |   1,963 |   1,922 |   2,008 |   2,077 |   2,110 |   2,236
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|     634 |     645 |     725 |     781 |     846 |     959 |   1,004 |   1,107
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|     813 |     921 |   1,002 |   1,245 |   1,430 |   1,610 |   1,749 |   1,791
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|   5,603 |   5,781 |   5,990 |   6,205 |   6,303 |   6,553 |   6,641 |   6,555
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|   8,015 |   8,194 |   7,988 |   8,199 |   8,270 |   8,401 |   8,408 |   8,025
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|   2,952 |   3,097 |   3,145 |   3,335 |   3,567 |   3,768 |   4,089 |   4,312
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  20,433 |  21,261 |  22,234 |  23,042 |  24,135 |  25,480 |  27,084 |  28,189
   ANATOMY ...............................|     438 |     458 |     480 |     458 |     501 |     493 |     493 |     531
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   1,890 |   1,996 |   2,018 |   2,065 |   2,131 |   2,218 |   2,331 |   2,358
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   5,271 |   5,454 |   5,752 |   5,949 |   6,212 |   6,579 |   6,821 |   6,794
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|     810 |     914 |     984 |     997 |   1,112 |   1,328 |   1,526 |   1,586
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|     141 |     149 |     162 |     164 |     182 |     202 |     226 |     218
   BOTANY ................................|   1,145 |   1,116 |   1,083 |   1,072 |   1,067 |   1,054 |   1,094 |   1,164
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|     765 |     845 |     944 |   1,120 |   1,281 |   1,406 |   1,582 |   1,774
   ECOLOGY ...............................|     375 |     397 |     440 |     469 |     518 |     589 |     664 |     745
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|     338 |     359 |     364 |     358 |     341 |     354 |     400 |     417
   GENETICS ..............................|     641 |     629 |     690 |     727 |     759 |     842 |     932 |     914
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   1,998 |   2,157 |   2,239 |   2,320 |   2,352 |   2,366 |   2,468 |   2,503
   NUTRITION .............................|   2,854 |   2,941 |   2,967 |   2,941 |   2,920 |   2,951 |   3,144 |   3,480
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     574 |     546 |     576 |     578 |     624 |     647 |     744 |     784
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|     843 |     847 |     969 |   1,024 |   1,130 |   1,186 |   1,245 |   1,349
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|     835 |     863 |     893 |     933 |     966 |     951 |     983 |     986
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|     793 |     784 |     792 |     835 |     884 |     828 |     860 |     876
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     722 |     806 |     881 |   1,032 |   1,155 |   1,486 |   1,571 |   1,710
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|  26,929 |  28,461 |  29,855 |  32,367 |  34,817 |  36,936 |  38,104 |  38,373
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  29,440 |  30,090 |  31,479 |  33,825 |  35,103 |  38,260 |  40,569 |  41,581
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|     507 |     546 |     582 |     599 |     636 |     712 |     750 |     748
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|   3,353 |   3,446 |   3,580 |   3,791 |   3,953 |   4,247 |   4,392 |   4,594
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   3,011 |   3,099 |   3,242 |   3,374 |   3,559 |   3,802 |   3,856 |   3,854
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|   1,093 |   1,055 |   1,184 |   1,204 |   1,318 |   1,431 |   1,582 |   1,586
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|   1,977 |   1,947 |   1,952 |   2,006 |   1,913 |   1,996 |   2,031 |   2,091
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|  10,890 |  11,422 |  12,207 |  13,210 |  13,775 |  15,007 |  15,874 |  15,712
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|   3,860 |   3,852 |   4,010 |   4,278 |   4,602 |   5,129 |   5,530 |   5,737
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     492 |     535 |     555 |     682 |     499 |     545 |     530 |     609
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|   4,257 |   4,188 |   4,167 |   4,681 |   4,848 |   5,391 |   6,024 |   6,650
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|  12,956 |  13,119 |  13,596 |  14,667 |  15,711 |  17,229 |  17,686 |  18,091
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|     224 |     227 |     243 |     289 |     327 |     348 |     357 |     358
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|      96 |      86 |      87 |     101 |     126 |     144 |     151 |     200
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|     398 |     442 |     474 |     547 |     588 |     617 |     698 |     688
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   1,154 |   1,075 |   1,029 |   1,146 |   1,257 |   1,394 |   1,496 |   1,582
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|   2,103 |   2,294 |   2,435 |   2,689 |   3,102 |   3,654 |   3,858 |   4,247
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|   3,098 |   3,278 |   3,515 |   3,715 |   3,871 |   4,293 |   4,322 |   4,170
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|     287 |     267 |     248 |     299 |     288 |     305 |     304 |     297
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|   2,237 |   2,088 |   2,106 |   2,132 |   2,350 |   2,651 |   2,589 |   2,682
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|   1,296 |   1,402 |   1,398 |   1,442 |   1,511 |   1,698 |   1,774 |   1,819
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|     729 |     756 |     810 |     893 |     987 |   1,069 |   1,027 |   1,069
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|     128 |     127 |     141 |     155 |     177 |     186 |     185 |     153
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|   1,206 |   1,077 |   1,110 |   1,259 |   1,127 |     870 |     925 |     826
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  36,376 |  37,936 |  39,952 |  42,772 |  45,524 |  49,153 |  53,353 |  56,887
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     908 |     951 |     911 |     922 |   1,131 |   1,419 |   1,544 |   1,690
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     280 |     291 |     291 |     279 |     299 |     349 |     349 |     377
 NURSING .................................|  17,349 |  17,989 |  18,653 |  20,177 |  20,884 |  22,045 |  23,496 |  25,447
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|   1,020 |   1,064 |   1,138 |   1,141 |   1,239 |   1,183 |   1,279 |   1,310
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   4,179 |   4,458 |   4,743 |   4,979 |   5,139 |   5,374 |   6,055 |   6,359
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|   6,626 |   6,735 |   7,192 |   7,618 |   8,237 |   9,014 |   9,884 |  10,449
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     278 |     300 |     331 |     388 |     366 |     406 |     407 |     408
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   5,736 |   6,148 |   6,693 |   7,268 |   8,229 |   9,363 |  10,339 |  10,847
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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