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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 5: by Sex


 TABLE C-35.  FEMALE FULL-TIME GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND
     HEALTH FIELDS 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 .............|  83,118 |  87,615 |  91,629 |  97,040 | 102,895 | 110,248 | 116,199 | 120,341
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|  68,721 |  72,264 |  75,473 |  79,790 |  84,242 |  90,145 |  94,177 |  96,518
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|  61,680 |  64,927 |  67,570 |  71,360 |  74,856 |  79,864 |  83,373 |  85,375
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|   5,813 |   6,150 |   6,459 |   6,634 |   7,071 |   7,294 |   7,507 |   7,524
   ASTRONOMY .............................|     113 |     136 |     136 |     161 |     169 |     181 |     190 |     221
   CHEMISTRY .............................|   4,203 |   4,480 |   4,698 |   4,817 |   5,170 |   5,365 |   5,573 |   5,610
   PHYSICS ...............................|   1,421 |   1,487 |   1,579 |   1,607 |   1,680 |   1,694 |   1,697 |   1,625
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|      76 |      47 |      46 |      49 |      52 |      54 |      47 |      68
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|   2,557 |   2,604 |   2,630 |   2,807 |   3,009 |   3,222 |   3,356 |   3,578
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     148 |     147 |     160 |     175 |     177 |     199 |     197 |     218
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   1,539 |   1,468 |   1,388 |   1,377 |   1,483 |   1,530 |   1,580 |   1,717
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|     474 |     503 |     564 |     617 |     658 |     747 |     772 |     835
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|     396 |     486 |     518 |     638 |     691 |     746 |     807 |     808
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|   3,317 |   3,476 |   3,712 |   3,823 |   3,976 |   4,173 |   4,156 |   4,084
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|   2,861 |   2,905 |   2,845 |   3,013 |   3,009 |   3,049 |   3,153 |   3,167
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|   2,275 |   2,373 |   2,398 |   2,539 |   2,710 |   2,874 |   3,033 |   3,173
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  15,468 |  16,135 |  16,896 |  17,438 |  18,437 |  19,354 |  20,584 |  21,508
   ANATOMY ...............................|     396 |     424 |     441 |     411 |     454 |     451 |     460 |     482
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   1,786 |   1,889 |   1,904 |   1,966 |   2,024 |   2,059 |   2,182 |   2,173
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   3,019 |   3,166 |   3,411 |   3,398 |   3,645 |   3,805 |   3,887 |   3,910
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|     612 |     647 |     661 |     638 |     782 |     907 |   1,103 |   1,174
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|     113 |     138 |     146 |     153 |     181 |     200 |     222 |     216
   BOTANY ................................|     985 |     965 |     934 |     907 |     898 |     896 |     942 |     994
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|     731 |     822 |     918 |   1,091 |   1,236 |   1,336 |   1,484 |   1,678
   ECOLOGY ...............................|     290 |     307 |     340 |     345 |     383 |     433 |     481 |     553
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|     286 |     309 |     316 |     303 |     294 |     302 |     330 |     356
   GENETICS ..............................|     549 |     537 |     588 |     625 |     661 |     749 |     832 |     809
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   1,766 |   1,903 |   1,967 |   2,053 |   2,065 |   2,087 |   2,216 |   2,252
   NUTRITION .............................|   1,770 |   1,770 |   1,761 |   1,829 |   1,841 |   1,836 |   1,930 |   2,100
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     428 |     412 |     421 |     425 |     432 |     493 |     574 |     600
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|     786 |     804 |     920 |     973 |   1,074 |   1,124 |   1,176 |   1,274
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|     743 |     762 |     823 |     850 |     875 |     865 |     894 |     902
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|     661 |     666 |     678 |     671 |     699 |     686 |     707 |     727
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     547 |     614 |     667 |     800 |     893 |   1,125 |   1,164 |   1,308
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|  13,950 |  15,028 |  15,723 |  16,457 |  17,191 |  18,463 |  18,924 |  18,893
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  15,439 |  16,256 |  16,907 |  18,649 |  19,453 |  21,435 |  22,660 |  23,448
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|     426 |     459 |     492 |     514 |     524 |     587 |     591 |     625
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|   2,227 |   2,367 |   2,475 |   2,705 |   2,900 |   3,075 |   3,097 |   3,374
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   2,014 |   2,110 |   2,216 |   2,359 |   2,578 |   2,709 |   2,732 |   2,749
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|     664 |     637 |     692 |     708 |     781 |     865 |     957 |     968
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|   1,377 |   1,421 |   1,346 |   1,421 |   1,369 |   1,400 |   1,434 |   1,474
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|   4,028 |   4,362 |   4,740 |   5,416 |   5,673 |   6,518 |   7,068 |   6,921
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|   2,519 |   2,572 |   2,629 |   2,888 |   2,955 |   3,324 |   3,567 |   3,739
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     252 |     275 |     316 |     413 |     310 |     346 |     316 |     382
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|   1,932 |   2,053 |   2,001 |   2,225 |   2,363 |   2,611 |   2,898 |   3,216
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|   7,041 |   7,337 |   7,903 |   8,430 |   9,386 |  10,281 |  10,804 |  11,143
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|     165 |     166 |     180 |     198 |     246 |     259 |     285 |     275
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|      85 |      72 |      69 |      82 |     109 |     126 |     126 |     175
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|     338 |     365 |     395 |     460 |     503 |     517 |     574 |     571
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|     854 |     775 |     789 |     886 |     976 |   1,086 |   1,149 |   1,182
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|   1,346 |   1,483 |   1,598 |   1,720 |   1,950 |   2,224 |   2,429 |   2,678
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|   1,478 |   1,601 |   1,752 |   1,874 |   2,067 |   2,308 |   2,319 |   2,274
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|     126 |     125 |     137 |     175 |     182 |     185 |     202 |     199
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|     713 |     712 |     860 |     860 |     997 |   1,112 |   1,119 |   1,216
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|     710 |     812 |     838 |     827 |     923 |   1,064 |   1,159 |   1,177
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|     566 |     577 |     633 |     687 |     740 |     804 |     800 |     836
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|     104 |     101 |     119 |     128 |     145 |     149 |     144 |     117
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|     556 |     548 |     533 |     533 |     548 |     447 |     498 |     443
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  14,397 |  15,351 |  16,156 |  17,250 |  18,653 |  20,103 |  22,022 |  23,823
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     515 |     541 |     575 |     615 |     736 |     896 |     998 |   1,098
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     238 |     243 |     236 |     237 |     252 |     304 |     303 |     322
 NURSING .................................|   4,914 |   5,109 |   5,022 |   5,197 |   5,270 |   5,221 |   5,491 |   6,257
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|     693 |     751 |     807 |     831 |     895 |     861 |     930 |     967
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   2,163 |   2,353 |   2,495 |   2,591 |   2,598 |   2,857 |   3,139 |   3,203
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|   3,513 |   3,790 |   4,067 |   4,134 |   4,603 |   5,093 |   5,557 |   5,800
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     216 |     223 |     264 |     293 |     280 |     314 |     314 |     323
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   2,145 |   2,341 |   2,690 |   3,352 |   4,019 |   4,557 |   5,290 |   5,853
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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