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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 5: by Sex


    TABLE B-90.  FEMALE FIRST-YEAR 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 .............|  30,413 |  31,281 |  32,903 |  34,999 |  37,542 |  39,923 |  40,239 |  40,240
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|  23,387 |  24,038 |  25,508 |  27,084 |  28,797 |  30,461 |  30,210 |  29,793
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|  20,754 |  21,287 |  22,661 |  24,085 |  25,417 |  26,881 |  26,702 |  26,317
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|   1,634 |   1,716 |   1,807 |   1,803 |   1,913 |   1,907 |   1,888 |   1,858
   ASTRONOMY .............................|      24 |      37 |      30 |      46 |      39 |      42 |      43 |      36
   CHEMISTRY .............................|   1,142 |   1,293 |   1,315 |   1,317 |   1,441 |   1,412 |   1,421 |   1,412
   PHYSICS ...............................|     438 |     369 |     440 |     419 |     405 |     425 |     405 |     375
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|      30 |      17 |      22 |      21 |      28 |      28 |      19 |      35
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|     737 |     787 |     835 |     836 |     996 |   1,051 |   1,043 |   1,113
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|      36 |      36 |      42 |      55 |      46 |      48 |      47 |      50
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|     419 |     394 |     370 |     369 |     472 |     458 |     442 |     490
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|     121 |     142 |     175 |     152 |     176 |     202 |     210 |     214
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|     161 |     215 |     248 |     260 |     302 |     343 |     344 |     359
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|   1,280 |   1,286 |   1,456 |   1,430 |   1,509 |   1,493 |   1,382 |   1,375
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|   1,186 |   1,224 |   1,239 |   1,179 |   1,258 |   1,189 |   1,082 |   1,079
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|     691 |     703 |     758 |     819 |     869 |     797 |     948 |     900
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|   4,565 |   4,608 |   4,792 |   5,008 |   5,201 |   5,403 |   5,596 |   5,671
   ANATOMY ...............................|     118 |     114 |     118 |      95 |     134 |     109 |     104 |     114
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|     435 |     457 |     452 |     442 |     448 |     471 |     496 |     454
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   1,081 |   1,109 |   1,120 |   1,189 |   1,300 |   1,348 |   1,338 |   1,317
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|     220 |     246 |     260 |     224 |     274 |     369 |     382 |     391
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|      23 |      43 |      33 |      38 |      52 |      41 |      51 |      28
   BOTANY ................................|     256 |     244 |     218 |     231 |     207 |     231 |     243 |     233
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|     172 |     209 |     213 |     271 |     284 |     312 |     348 |     357
   ECOLOGY ...............................|      55 |      78 |      61 |      78 |     102 |     102 |     137 |     137
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|      87 |      65 |      66 |      74 |      75 |      73 |      88 |      79
   GENETICS ..............................|     156 |     140 |     192 |     179 |     172 |     189 |     196 |     210
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|     440 |     438 |     491 |     494 |     448 |     443 |     424 |     450
   NUTRITION .............................|     654 |     592 |     584 |     649 |     608 |     560 |     619 |     607
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     113 |      96 |     105 |     103 |     120 |     138 |     160 |     162
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|     219 |     206 |     237 |     262 |     260 |     264 |     234 |     260
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|     210 |     237 |     275 |     289 |     261 |     240 |     253 |     251
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|     170 |     183 |     180 |     180 |     195 |     180 |     182 |     171
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     156 |     151 |     187 |     210 |     261 |     333 |     341 |     450
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|   5,059 |   5,420 |   5,686 |   6,099 |   6,531 |   6,986 |   6,781 |   6,496
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|   5,602 |   5,543 |   6,088 |   6,911 |   7,140 |   8,055 |   7,982 |   7,825
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|     138 |     158 |     150 |     162 |     179 |     215 |     220 |     196
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|     585 |     551 |     632 |     679 |     738 |     794 |     770 |     781
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|     636 |     685 |     728 |     787 |     820 |     918 |     845 |     904
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|     245 |     234 |     259 |     268 |     306 |     306 |     374 |     334
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|     369 |     414 |     356 |     422 |     404 |     415 |     390 |     392
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|   1,828 |   1,794 |   2,133 |   2,518 |   2,668 |   3,041 |   3,003 |   2,776
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|     735 |     729 |     841 |     923 |     870 |   1,061 |   1,080 |     977
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|      96 |     108 |     108 |     148 |     108 |     122 |     110 |     149
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|     970 |     870 |     881 |   1,004 |   1,047 |   1,183 |   1,190 |   1,316
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|   2,633 |   2,751 |   2,847 |   2,999 |   3,380 |   3,580 |   3,508 |   3,476
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|      76 |      77 |      68 |      77 |     103 |     115 |      96 |      99
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|      32 |      22 |      18 |      33 |      29 |      36 |      35 |      41
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|     116 |     119 |     131 |     158 |     164 |     159 |     176 |     155
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|     272 |     221 |     247 |     273 |     293 |     330 |     333 |     307
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|     535 |     583 |     628 |     665 |     800 |     902 |     931 |   1,020
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|     542 |     608 |     651 |     690 |     746 |     788 |     692 |     699
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|      41 |      39 |      54 |      45 |      39 |      47 |      52 |      42
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|     301 |     374 |     351 |     337 |     407 |     394 |     408 |     413
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|     289 |     304 |     304 |     286 |     353 |     361 |     381 |     345
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|     176 |     164 |     193 |     199 |     195 |     218 |     173 |     181
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|      36 |      31 |      41 |      45 |      39 |      45 |      36 |      22
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|     217 |     209 |     161 |     191 |     212 |     185 |     195 |     152
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   7,026 |   7,243 |   7,395 |   7,915 |   8,745 |   9,462 |  10,029 |  10,447
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     205 |     254 |     292 |     306 |     412 |     450 |     445 |     438
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     113 |     101 |     104 |     102 |     105 |     136 |     135 |     131
 NURSING .................................|   2,224 |   2,199 |   2,066 |   2,059 |   2,235 |   2,223 |   2,227 |   2,358
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|     195 |     191 |     215 |     227 |     248 |     225 |     237 |     242
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   1,101 |   1,135 |   1,199 |   1,240 |   1,170 |   1,304 |   1,406 |   1,370
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|   1,984 |   2,134 |   2,178 |   2,308 |   2,728 |   2,976 |   3,102 |   3,247
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|      69 |      66 |      85 |      78 |      72 |      75 |      64 |      76
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   1,135 |   1,163 |   1,256 |   1,595 |   1,775 |   2,073 |   2,413 |   2,585
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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