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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 5: by Sex


TABLE D-36.  FEMALE FULL-TIME GRADUATE STUDENTS BEYOND FIRST YEAR IN SCIENCE,
 ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH FIELDS IN MASTER'S-GRANTING 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 .............|   4,956 |   4,693 |   4,979 |   5,218 |   6,037 |   6,703 |   7,701 |   8,625
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|   3,751 |   3,618 |   3,859 |   4,000 |   4,488 |   5,018 |   5,492 |   5,923
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|   3,596 |   3,446 |   3,701 |   3,808 |   4,314 |   4,804 |   5,234 |   5,662
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|     136 |     135 |     121 |     111 |     109 |     120 |     145 |     141
   ASTRONOMY .............................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
   CHEMISTRY .............................|     118 |     112 |      92 |      82 |      81 |      91 |     107 |     108
   PHYSICS ...............................|      12 |      16 |      24 |      26 |      20 |      26 |      31 |      25
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|       6 |       7 |       5 |       3 |       8 |       3 |       7 |       8
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|      77 |      97 |      93 |      79 |      80 |     106 |     106 |     136
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|       0 |       0 |       2 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|      35 |      43 |      34 |      31 |      24 |      36 |      28 |      33
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|      13 |      16 |      14 |      15 |      17 |      23 |       7 |      20
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|      29 |      38 |      43 |      33 |      39 |      47 |      71 |      83
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|     135 |     144 |     105 |     109 |     132 |     153 |     173 |     191
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|     308 |     301 |     274 |     268 |     278 |     310 |     298 |     262
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|      81 |      84 |      96 |      77 |      95 |      77 |     106 |     121
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|     381 |     391 |     450 |     412 |     453 |     464 |     596 |     577
   ANATOMY ...............................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|       3 |       3 |       5 |       4 |       4 |       5 |       7 |       6
   BIOLOGY ...............................|     284 |     292 |     322 |     324 |     347 |     356 |     426 |     402
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
   BOTANY ................................|       5 |       5 |       5 |       5 |       7 |       6 |       1 |       0
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       1
   ECOLOGY ...............................|       1 |       3 |       2 |       0 |       2 |       4 |       5 |       4
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
   GENETICS ..............................|      17 |      17 |      20 |      18 |      23 |      12 |      23 |      23
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|       5 |       5 |       4 |       3 |       0 |       4 |       2 |       2
   NUTRITION .............................|      50 |      53 |      70 |      24 |      31 |      55 |      77 |      90
   PATHOLOGY .............................|       3 |       2 |       3 |      13 |      11 |       7 |       9 |       8
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       1 |       0
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|       2 |       3 |       3 |       1 |       6 |       1 |       3 |       3
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|      11 |       8 |      16 |      20 |      22 |      14 |      42 |      38
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|   1,659 |   1,662 |   1,886 |   2,019 |   2,388 |   2,708 |   2,806 |   3,095
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|     819 |     632 |     676 |     733 |     779 |     866 |   1,004 |   1,139
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|       1 |       0 |       0 |       4 |       0 |       2 |       3 |       2
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|      30 |      32 |      42 |      33 |      39 |      44 |      52 |      62
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|      59 |      54 |      44 |      53 |      59 |      68 |      66 |      61
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|      47 |      49 |      56 |      50 |      55 |      48 |      58 |      72
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|      30 |      22 |      37 |       7 |      20 |      34 |      39 |      52
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|     293 |     292 |     313 |     363 |     378 |     383 |     445 |     465
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|      95 |      70 |      68 |      75 |      89 |     108 |     159 |     171
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|       6 |       2 |       7 |       1 |       5 |      14 |       8 |      23
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|     258 |     111 |     109 |     147 |     134 |     165 |     174 |     231
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|     155 |     172 |     158 |     192 |     174 |     214 |     258 |     261
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|       2 |       2 |       0 |       1 |       6 |       2 |       3 |       0
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|       7 |       9 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       8 |       8 |       6
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|      10 |       7 |       4 |       6 |       4 |       2 |       7 |       3
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|      41 |      50 |      31 |      49 |      31 |      49 |      66 |      86
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|      40 |      53 |      47 |      52 |      64 |      81 |      87 |      74
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|       0 |       0 |       2 |       2 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       1
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|      10 |      12 |      40 |      38 |      24 |      40 |      34 |      31
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|      15 |      17 |      13 |      13 |      11 |      10 |      16 |      20
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|       3 |       1 |       5 |       4 |       2 |       0 |       1 |       3
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|      27 |      21 |      16 |      27 |      32 |      22 |      36 |      37
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   1,205 |   1,075 |   1,120 |   1,218 |   1,549 |   1,685 |   2,209 |   2,702
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|      12 |      32 |      39 |      24 |      35 |      45 |      53 |      80
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
 NURSING .................................|     321 |     349 |     342 |     366 |     496 |     464 |     558 |     720
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       1 |       0
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|      18 |      13 |      11 |      13 |      15 |      12 |      31 |      45
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|     510 |     422 |     501 |     588 |     734 |     791 |   1,095 |   1,248
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|       1 |       1 |       1 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       5 |       4
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|     343 |     258 |     226 |     227 |     269 |     373 |     466 |     605
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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