GSS Logo Graduate Student Survey

Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 6: by Level of Enrollment


 TABLE B-27.  FIRST-YEAR FULL-TIME GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING,
           AND HEALTH FIELDS IN ALL INSTITUTIONS, BY FIELD: 1987-94

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
                  FIELD                   | 1987 1/ |  1988   |  1989   |  1990   |  1991   |  1992   |  1993   |  1994
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL SURVEYED FIELDS .............|  80,852 |  80,619 |  84,576 |  87,447 |  93,188 |  95,850 |  92,847 |  91,970
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|  71,183 |  70,894 |  74,400 |  76,597 |  81,484 |  83,159 |  79,366 |  77,968
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|  51,748 |  51,633 |  54,576 |  56,514 |  58,933 |  60,912 |  59,030 |  58,255
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|   6,778 |   6,528 |   6,852 |   6,809 |   7,107 |   6,910 |   6,690 |   6,436
   ASTRONOMY .............................|     171 |     159 |     160 |     172 |     153 |     161 |     153 |     164
   CHEMISTRY .............................|   3,764 |   3,660 |   3,861 |   3,814 |   4,088 |   3,910 |   3,842 |   3,809
   PHYSICS ...............................|   2,772 |   2,663 |   2,784 |   2,777 |   2,820 |   2,773 |   2,642 |   2,367
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|      71 |      46 |      47 |      46 |      46 |      66 |      53 |      96
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|   2,566 |   2,578 |   2,639 |   2,698 |   2,919 |   3,025 |   2,991 |   3,017
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     256 |     213 |     211 |     247 |     224 |     235 |     214 |     224
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   1,555 |   1,495 |   1,453 |   1,363 |   1,506 |   1,506 |   1,506 |   1,522
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|     366 |     390 |     439 |     452 |     472 |     501 |     487 |     518
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|     389 |     480 |     536 |     636 |     717 |     783 |     784 |     753
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|   3,914 |   3,932 |   4,231 |   4,269 |   4,350 |   4,445 |   4,044 |   3,967
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|   5,092 |   4,995 |   5,487 |   5,378 |   5,558 |   5,462 |   4,740 |   4,746
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|   2,203 |   2,199 |   2,359 |   2,413 |   2,434 |   2,219 |   2,303 |   2,332
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|   9,740 |   9,714 |   9,969 |  10,220 |  10,676 |  10,894 |  11,128 |  11,400
   ANATOMY ...............................|     238 |     254 |     238 |     203 |     248 |     231 |     199 |     223
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|     990 |   1,025 |   1,053 |   1,024 |   1,034 |   1,027 |   1,089 |   1,037
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   2,426 |   2,379 |   2,460 |   2,513 |   2,709 |   2,789 |   2,754 |   2,737
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|     420 |     457 |     467 |     440 |     461 |     603 |     667 |     657
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|     102 |     130 |     125 |     129 |     157 |     145 |     143 |     148
   BOTANY ................................|     599 |     588 |     539 |     508 |     548 |     548 |     517 |     496
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|     430 |     464 |     486 |     563 |     608 |     655 |     704 |     780
   ECOLOGY ...............................|     149 |     189 |     155 |     187 |     190 |     212 |     250 |     300
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|     247 |     204 |     199 |     220 |     230 |     216 |     239 |     206
   GENETICS ..............................|     287 |     260 |     303 |     292 |     312 |     296 |     342 |     344
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|     900 |     934 |     975 |     955 |     900 |     873 |     845 |     890
   NUTRITION .............................|     895 |     799 |     812 |     850 |     818 |     764 |     836 |     802
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     252 |     230 |     255 |     241 |     274 |     268 |     324 |     334
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|     469 |     457 |     477 |     538 |     542 |     554 |     516 |     531
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|     579 |     596 |     590 |     645 |     596 |     589 |     616 |     649
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|     431 |     399 |     422 |     407 |     464 |     393 |     379 |     348
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     326 |     349 |     413 |     505 |     585 |     731 |     708 |     918
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|   7,859 |   8,145 |   8,516 |   8,933 |   9,461 |  10,190 |   9,700 |   9,481
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  13,596 |  13,542 |  14,523 |  15,794 |  16,428 |  17,767 |  17,434 |  16,876
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|     520 |     598 |     612 |     609 |     623 |     683 |     570 |     533
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|     988 |     983 |   1,055 |   1,122 |   1,271 |   1,289 |   1,309 |   1,331
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   2,468 |   2,570 |   2,516 |   2,822 |   2,893 |   3,007 |   2,837 |   2,797
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|     716 |     706 |     762 |     769 |     827 |     886 |     999 |     932
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|     648 |     698 |     655 |     712 |     675 |     650 |     617 |     625
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|   4,643 |   4,593 |   5,216 |   5,779 |   6,122 |   6,716 |   6,576 |   6,127
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|   1,370 |   1,324 |   1,466 |   1,533 |   1,550 |   1,772 |   1,731 |   1,543
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     184 |     199 |     199 |     238 |     160 |     204 |     201 |     230
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|   2,059 |   1,871 |   2,042 |   2,210 |   2,307 |   2,560 |   2,594 |   2,758
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|  19,435 |  19,261 |  19,824 |  20,083 |  22,551 |  22,247 |  20,336 |  19,713
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|     920 |     913 |     982 |     933 |   1,125 |   1,053 |     963 |     793
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|     248 |     243 |     205 |     205 |     209 |     193 |     161 |     193
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|     416 |     414 |     451 |     476 |     516 |     599 |     601 |     556
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   1,367 |   1,264 |   1,338 |   1,404 |   1,517 |   1,480 |   1,520 |   1,466
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|   3,221 |   3,214 |   3,404 |   3,692 |   4,210 |   4,331 |   4,019 |   4,181
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|   5,462 |   5,635 |   5,768 |   5,715 |   6,243 |   6,112 |   5,485 |   5,482
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|     367 |     344 |     331 |     259 |     312 |     347 |     316 |     309
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|   1,501 |   1,573 |   1,737 |   1,719 |   2,050 |   1,929 |   1,641 |   1,636
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|   3,270 |   3,204 |   3,306 |   3,243 |   3,771 |   3,820 |   3,514 |   3,199
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|     862 |     812 |     902 |     934 |     997 |     997 |     871 |     842
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|     303 |     291 |     292 |     294 |     260 |     283 |     258 |     208
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|   1,498 |   1,354 |   1,108 |   1,209 |   1,341 |   1,103 |     987 |     848
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   9,669 |   9,725 |  10,176 |  10,850 |  11,704 |  12,691 |  13,481 |  14,002
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     432 |     483 |     572 |     584 |     787 |     836 |     795 |     780
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     390 |     373 |     368 |     332 |     339 |     410 |     421 |     405
 NURSING .................................|   2,331 |   2,321 |   2,236 |   2,229 |   2,407 |   2,391 |   2,420 |   2,571
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|     465 |     442 |     516 |     538 |     557 |     480 |     481 |     489
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   2,041 |   1,947 |   2,029 |   2,159 |   1,929 |   2,139 |   2,295 |   2,199
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|   2,149 |   2,295 |   2,350 |   2,479 |   2,897 |   3,187 |   3,328 |   3,494
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     154 |     160 |     153 |     174 |     152 |     155 |     138 |     158
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   1,707 |   1,704 |   1,952 |   2,355 |   2,636 |   3,093 |   3,603 |   3,906
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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