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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 5: by Sex


 TABLE B-58.  FEMALE 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 .............|  91,642 |  95,633 |  99,947 | 106,145 | 113,525 | 121,888 | 129,022 | 134,120
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|  75,073 |  78,328 |  81,822 |  86,748 |  92,116 |  98,836 | 103,308 | 106,070
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|  67,791 |  70,709 |  73,685 |  78,049 |  82,432 |  88,172 |  92,113 |  94,522
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|   6,028 |   6,366 |   6,660 |   6,821 |   7,272 |   7,500 |   7,723 |   7,753
   ASTRONOMY .............................|     113 |     136 |     136 |     161 |     169 |     181 |     190 |     221
   CHEMISTRY .............................|   4,386 |   4,655 |   4,857 |   4,962 |   5,327 |   5,517 |   5,739 |   5,786
   PHYSICS ...............................|   1,443 |   1,519 |   1,615 |   1,645 |   1,715 |   1,744 |   1,739 |   1,669
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|      86 |      56 |      52 |      53 |      61 |      58 |      55 |      77
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|   2,676 |   2,749 |   2,756 |   2,933 |   3,184 |   3,413 |   3,561 |   3,810
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     148 |     147 |     162 |     175 |     177 |     199 |     197 |     218
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   1,592 |   1,531 |   1,436 |   1,422 |   1,534 |   1,589 |   1,632 |   1,773
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|     492 |     525 |     579 |     640 |     685 |     776 |     792 |     863
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|     444 |     546 |     579 |     696 |     788 |     849 |     940 |     956
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|   3,563 |   3,718 |   3,935 |   4,044 |   4,221 |   4,429 |   4,435 |   4,406
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|   3,331 |   3,338 |   3,251 |   3,471 |   3,481 |   3,546 |   3,581 |   3,551
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|   2,378 |   2,482 |   2,513 |   2,646 |   2,865 |   2,998 |   3,191 |   3,347
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  16,136 |  16,805 |  17,612 |  18,156 |  19,202 |  20,164 |  21,579 |  22,499
   ANATOMY ...............................|     396 |     424 |     441 |     411 |     454 |     451 |     460 |     482
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   1,796 |   1,895 |   1,913 |   1,973 |   2,031 |   2,066 |   2,195 |   2,180
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   3,506 |   3,662 |   3,938 |   3,954 |   4,237 |   4,425 |   4,608 |   4,609
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|     612 |     647 |     661 |     638 |     782 |     907 |   1,103 |   1,174
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|     113 |     138 |     146 |     153 |     181 |     200 |     222 |     216
   BOTANY ................................|     992 |     971 |     941 |     915 |     908 |     904 |     944 |     995
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|     731 |     822 |     918 |   1,091 |   1,236 |   1,336 |   1,485 |   1,679
   ECOLOGY ...............................|     294 |     312 |     342 |     346 |     388 |     440 |     492 |     562
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|     286 |     309 |     316 |     303 |     294 |     302 |     330 |     356
   GENETICS ..............................|     588 |     577 |     629 |     666 |     701 |     782 |     879 |     856
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   1,772 |   1,908 |   1,971 |   2,058 |   2,069 |   2,097 |   2,219 |   2,255
   NUTRITION .............................|   1,848 |   1,847 |   1,848 |   1,879 |   1,887 |   1,914 |   2,041 |   2,235
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     433 |     416 |     427 |     442 |     447 |     509 |     592 |     619
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|     786 |     804 |     920 |     973 |   1,074 |   1,124 |   1,177 |   1,274
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|     743 |     762 |     823 |     850 |     875 |     865 |     894 |     902
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|     667 |     671 |     683 |     674 |     712 |     688 |     710 |     730
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     573 |     640 |     695 |     830 |     926 |   1,154 |   1,228 |   1,375
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|  16,834 |  17,919 |  18,881 |  19,996 |  21,321 |  23,082 |  23,684 |  23,913
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  16,845 |  17,332 |  18,077 |  19,982 |  20,886 |  23,040 |  24,359 |  25,243
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|     428 |     460 |     493 |     519 |     534 |     593 |     605 |     634
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|   2,277 |   2,420 |   2,531 |   2,755 |   2,956 |   3,144 |   3,171 |   3,454
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   2,099 |   2,184 |   2,294 |   2,450 |   2,675 |   2,841 |   2,854 |   2,861
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|     744 |     730 |     791 |     789 |     872 |     950 |   1,060 |   1,080
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|   1,416 |   1,459 |   1,390 |   1,444 |   1,398 |   1,452 |   1,496 |   1,541
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|   4,515 |   4,848 |   5,287 |   6,073 |   6,361 |   7,232 |   7,789 |   7,678
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|   2,697 |   2,711 |   2,774 |   3,049 |   3,140 |   3,555 |   3,854 |   4,003
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     266 |     287 |     327 |     435 |     333 |     366 |     332 |     416
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|   2,403 |   2,233 |   2,190 |   2,468 |   2,617 |   2,907 |   3,198 |   3,576
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|   7,282 |   7,619 |   8,137 |   8,699 |   9,684 |  10,664 |  11,195 |  11,548
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|     167 |     168 |     180 |     199 |     254 |     263 |     291 |     277
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|      85 |      72 |      69 |      82 |     109 |     126 |     126 |     175
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|     347 |     377 |     395 |     460 |     503 |     527 |     584 |     581
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|     874 |     792 |     796 |     896 |     985 |   1,097 |   1,163 |   1,193
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|   1,398 |   1,565 |   1,649 |   1,781 |   2,019 |   2,328 |   2,524 |   2,804
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|   1,549 |   1,682 |   1,822 |   1,956 |   2,165 |   2,426 |   2,444 |   2,385
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|     127 |     128 |     139 |     177 |     182 |     185 |     202 |     200
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|     733 |     736 |     908 |     909 |   1,042 |   1,175 |   1,171 |   1,267
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|     732 |     835 |     855 |     848 |     942 |   1,086 |   1,185 |   1,206
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|     569 |     579 |     639 |     692 |     742 |     807 |     802 |     840
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|     104 |     101 |     119 |     128 |     145 |     149 |     144 |     117
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|     597 |     584 |     566 |     571 |     596 |     495 |     559 |     503
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  16,569 |  17,305 |  18,125 |  19,397 |  21,409 |  23,052 |  25,714 |  28,050
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     547 |     608 |     659 |     672 |     816 |     998 |   1,107 |   1,210
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     238 |     243 |     236 |     237 |     252 |     304 |     303 |     322
 NURSING .................................|   5,400 |   5,667 |   5,542 |   5,745 |   6,007 |   5,958 |   6,329 |   7,307
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|     693 |     751 |     807 |     831 |     895 |     861 |     932 |     967
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   2,202 |   2,382 |   2,522 |   2,630 |   2,633 |   2,888 |   3,210 |   3,270
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|   4,534 |   4,653 |   5,043 |   5,244 |   5,993 |   6,566 |   7,444 |   7,881
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     218 |     227 |     268 |     294 |     281 |     315 |     321 |     327
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   2,737 |   2,774 |   3,048 |   3,744 |   4,532 |   5,162 |   6,068 |   6,766
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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