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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 5: by Sex


   TABLE C-9.  FEMALE 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 .............| 129,689 | 135,690 | 141,191 | 149,589 | 157,050 | 167,518 | 175,150 | 180,856
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|  99,504 | 103,815 | 107,381 | 113,378 | 119,035 | 126,734 | 131,613 | 134,415
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|  87,477 |  91,531 |  94,622 |  99,809 | 104,530 | 110,871 | 115,268 | 117,561
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|   6,639 |   7,016 |   7,346 |   7,606 |   8,052 |   8,293 |   8,585 |   8,546
   ASTRONOMY .............................|     118 |     140 |     140 |     165 |     172 |     186 |     198 |     223
   CHEMISTRY .............................|   4,784 |   5,090 |   5,322 |   5,519 |   5,881 |   6,156 |   6,405 |   6,372
   PHYSICS ...............................|   1,623 |   1,686 |   1,793 |   1,828 |   1,901 |   1,860 |   1,894 |   1,830
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|     114 |     100 |      91 |      94 |      98 |      91 |      88 |     121
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|   3,450 |   3,460 |   3,510 |   3,751 |   4,005 |   4,297 |   4,452 |   4,703
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     168 |     163 |     175 |     185 |     189 |     238 |     221 |     242
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   2,032 |   1,948 |   1,848 |   1,802 |   1,875 |   1,929 |   1,976 |   2,102
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|     596 |     603 |     675 |     725 |     796 |     903 |     937 |   1,027
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|     654 |     746 |     812 |   1,039 |   1,145 |   1,227 |   1,318 |   1,332
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|   4,799 |   4,984 |   5,145 |   5,324 |   5,476 |   5,686 |   5,643 |   5,601
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|   6,337 |   6,563 |   6,366 |   6,476 |   6,492 |   6,552 |   6,749 |   6,578
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|   2,755 |   2,873 |   2,932 |   3,112 |   3,330 |   3,525 |   3,778 |   3,967
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  18,609 |  19,481 |  20,342 |  21,095 |  22,118 |  23,300 |  24,617 |  25,592
   ANATOMY ...............................|     438 |     458 |     480 |     458 |     501 |     493 |     493 |     531
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   1,864 |   1,972 |   2,002 |   2,054 |   2,118 |   2,202 |   2,311 |   2,324
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   4,008 |   4,227 |   4,457 |   4,557 |   4,788 |   5,090 |   5,189 |   5,167
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|     810 |     914 |     984 |     997 |   1,112 |   1,328 |   1,526 |   1,586
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|     141 |     149 |     162 |     164 |     182 |     202 |     226 |     218
   BOTANY ................................|   1,136 |   1,109 |   1,073 |   1,058 |   1,054 |   1,045 |   1,089 |   1,161
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|     765 |     845 |     944 |   1,120 |   1,281 |   1,406 |   1,578 |   1,772
   ECOLOGY ...............................|     344 |     357 |     397 |     407 |     447 |     506 |     570 |     658
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|     338 |     359 |     364 |     358 |     341 |     354 |     400 |     417
   GENETICS ..............................|     602 |     588 |     648 |     684 |     718 |     807 |     883 |     866
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   1,967 |   2,126 |   2,217 |   2,298 |   2,328 |   2,340 |   2,446 |   2,484
   NUTRITION .............................|   2,567 |   2,671 |   2,669 |   2,704 |   2,676 |   2,644 |   2,760 |   2,956
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     550 |     519 |     545 |     544 |     589 |     615 |     703 |     731
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|     843 |     847 |     969 |   1,024 |   1,130 |   1,186 |   1,243 |   1,349
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|     835 |     863 |     893 |     933 |     966 |     951 |     983 |     986
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|     785 |     778 |     784 |     829 |     871 |     826 |     856 |     873
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     616 |     699 |     754 |     906 |   1,016 |   1,305 |   1,361 |   1,513
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|  19,971 |  21,252 |  21,919 |  23,510 |  24,979 |  26,526 |  26,872 |  27,199
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  24,917 |  25,902 |  27,062 |  28,935 |  30,078 |  32,692 |  34,572 |  35,375
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|     500 |     540 |     575 |     591 |     615 |     698 |     730 |     732
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|   3,182 |   3,268 |   3,438 |   3,642 |   3,798 |   4,057 |   4,192 |   4,444
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   2,732 |   2,854 |   2,974 |   3,128 |   3,313 |   3,497 |   3,566 |   3,593
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|     894 |     836 |     936 |     965 |   1,075 |   1,203 |   1,296 |   1,306
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|   1,744 |   1,697 |   1,711 |   1,781 |   1,771 |   1,742 |   1,757 |   1,829
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|   8,833 |   9,232 |   9,828 |  10,524 |  11,005 |  12,097 |  12,822 |  12,567
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|   3,433 |   3,466 |   3,605 |   3,804 |   4,033 |   4,468 |   4,812 |   4,961
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     435 |     495 |     518 |     632 |     460 |     510 |     473 |     536
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|   3,164 |   3,514 |   3,477 |   3,868 |   4,008 |   4,420 |   4,924 |   5,407
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|  12,027 |  12,284 |  12,759 |  13,569 |  14,505 |  15,863 |  16,345 |  16,854
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|     221 |     224 |     239 |     286 |     319 |     344 |     351 |     351
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|      96 |      86 |      87 |     101 |     126 |     144 |     151 |     200
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|     381 |     425 |     468 |     542 |     585 |     601 |     680 |     669
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   1,118 |   1,042 |   1,009 |   1,114 |   1,226 |   1,364 |   1,468 |   1,560
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|   1,905 |   2,093 |   2,272 |   2,461 |   2,819 |   3,317 |   3,514 |   3,908
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|   2,870 |   3,043 |   3,203 |   3,322 |   3,474 |   3,826 |   3,862 |   3,784
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|     247 |     237 |     242 |     295 |     284 |     303 |     304 |     293
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|   2,119 |   2,002 |   1,982 |   1,962 |   2,160 |   2,425 |   2,397 |   2,484
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|   1,191 |   1,298 |   1,301 |   1,335 |   1,418 |   1,592 |   1,678 |   1,726
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|     716 |     744 |     793 |     872 |     969 |   1,048 |   1,006 |   1,049
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|     128 |     127 |     141 |     155 |     177 |     186 |     185 |     153
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|   1,035 |     963 |   1,022 |   1,124 |     948 |     713 |     749 |     677
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  30,185 |  31,875 |  33,810 |  36,211 |  38,015 |  40,784 |  43,537 |  46,441
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     728 |     787 |     733 |     775 |     954 |   1,151 |   1,246 |   1,390
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     280 |     291 |     291 |     279 |     299 |     349 |     349 |     377
 NURSING .................................|  15,077 |  15,649 |  16,317 |  17,669 |  17,913 |  18,771 |  19,546 |  21,171
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|   1,017 |   1,062 |   1,134 |   1,140 |   1,238 |   1,174 |   1,265 |   1,303
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   3,985 |   4,321 |   4,611 |   4,828 |   4,918 |   5,183 |   5,728 |   6,012
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|   4,778 |   5,113 |   5,435 |   5,676 |   6,040 |   6,736 |   7,133 |   7,423
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     275 |     296 |     327 |     383 |     361 |     401 |     398 |     404
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   4,045 |   4,356 |   4,962 |   5,461 |   6,292 |   7,019 |   7,872 |   8,361
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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