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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 6: by Level of Enrollment


 TABLE B-28.  FULL-TIME GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH
       FIELDS BEYOND FIRST YEAR 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 .............| 190,243 | 194,600 | 198,193 | 205,463 | 213,918 | 226,923 | 237,137 | 239,999
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....| 176,051 | 179,795 | 182,560 | 188,897 | 195,775 | 207,537 | 214,984 | 214,994
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................| 133,555 | 136,050 | 138,003 | 142,994 | 147,278 | 155,351 | 161,506 | 163,060
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|  21,634 |  22,046 |  22,355 |  22,676 |  23,011 |  23,763 |  23,921 |  23,599
   ASTRONOMY .............................|     508 |     546 |     602 |     618 |     657 |     679 |     695 |     789
   CHEMISTRY .............................|  12,471 |  12,428 |  12,417 |  12,568 |  12,643 |  13,089 |  13,362 |  13,295
   PHYSICS ...............................|   8,532 |   8,975 |   9,256 |   9,414 |   9,622 |   9,916 |   9,755 |   9,380
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|     123 |      97 |      80 |      76 |      89 |      79 |     109 |     135
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|   7,869 |   7,621 |   7,388 |   7,564 |   7,476 |   7,986 |   8,394 |   8,490
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     568 |     616 |     599 |     581 |     635 |     724 |     766 |     769
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   5,111 |   4,815 |   4,530 |   4,436 |   4,182 |   4,379 |   4,464 |   4,424
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|   1,285 |   1,239 |   1,360 |   1,482 |   1,519 |   1,632 |   1,690 |   1,830
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|     905 |     951 |     899 |   1,065 |   1,140 |   1,251 |   1,474 |   1,467
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|   9,130 |   9,581 |   9,452 |   9,598 |   9,908 |  10,236 |  10,489 |  10,237
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|  10,244 |  10,138 |  10,119 |  11,311 |  10,958 |  12,000 |  12,615 |  11,945
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|   6,891 |   6,923 |   6,711 |   6,687 |   6,855 |   7,233 |   7,197 |   7,256
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  28,495 |  29,495 |  30,379 |  30,725 |  32,024 |  33,504 |  35,395 |  36,549
   ANATOMY ...............................|     691 |     719 |     761 |     708 |     713 |     729 |     778 |     769
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   3,614 |   3,706 |   3,757 |   3,801 |   3,920 |   4,018 |   4,085 |   4,126
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   6,113 |   6,347 |   6,709 |   6,636 |   6,730 |   6,889 |   7,276 |   7,343
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|     746 |     756 |     744 |     791 |     970 |   1,031 |   1,323 |   1,399
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|     366 |     414 |     485 |     476 |     522 |     583 |     612 |     621
   BOTANY ................................|   1,981 |   1,952 |   1,904 |   1,846 |   1,756 |   1,753 |   1,836 |   1,853
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|   1,456 |   1,559 |   1,691 |   1,922 |   2,108 |   2,306 |   2,502 |   2,883
   ECOLOGY ...............................|     647 |     641 |     718 |     697 |     729 |     785 |     807 |     903
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|     815 |     857 |     810 |     777 |     784 |     800 |     800 |     860
   GENETICS ..............................|     921 |     927 |     951 |   1,005 |   1,100 |   1,230 |   1,348 |   1,258
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   3,116 |   3,374 |   3,354 |   3,417 |   3,508 |   3,587 |   3,762 |   3,803
   NUTRITION .............................|   2,007 |   1,998 |   1,972 |   1,979 |   2,060 |   2,099 |   2,209 |   2,419
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     822 |     837 |     849 |     842 |     839 |     897 |     980 |   1,063
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|   1,453 |   1,529 |   1,658 |   1,684 |   1,762 |   1,852 |   1,994 |   2,147
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|   1,417 |   1,412 |   1,467 |   1,431 |   1,567 |   1,571 |   1,604 |   1,572
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|   1,347 |   1,315 |   1,346 |   1,270 |   1,318 |   1,396 |   1,368 |   1,369
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     983 |   1,152 |   1,203 |   1,443 |   1,638 |   1,978 |   2,111 |   2,161
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|  19,397 |  19,973 |  20,832 |  21,713 |  22,824 |  24,116 |  25,214 |  25,544
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  29,895 |  30,273 |  30,767 |  32,720 |  34,222 |  36,513 |  38,281 |  39,440
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|   1,337 |   1,311 |   1,300 |   1,352 |   1,388 |   1,422 |   1,393 |   1,403
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|   3,120 |   3,293 |   3,356 |   3,687 |   3,808 |   4,048 |   4,120 |   4,510
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   6,502 |   6,447 |   6,562 |   6,471 |   6,957 |   7,177 |   7,270 |   7,238
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|   1,574 |   1,509 |   1,596 |   1,605 |   1,712 |   1,915 |   2,027 |   2,160
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|   1,801 |   1,821 |   1,810 |   1,874 |   1,874 |   1,827 |   1,942 |   1,932
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|   8,304 |   8,628 |   8,800 |   9,561 |   9,971 |  10,965 |  11,855 |  11,800
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|   3,698 |   3,791 |   3,834 |   4,180 |   4,399 |   4,692 |   4,884 |   5,166
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     341 |     342 |     407 |     507 |     464 |     452 |     441 |     466
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|   3,218 |   3,131 |   3,102 |   3,483 |   3,649 |   4,015 |   4,349 |   4,765
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|  42,496 |  43,745 |  44,557 |  45,903 |  48,497 |  52,186 |  53,478 |  51,934
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|   1,452 |   1,620 |   1,790 |   2,077 |   2,200 |   2,253 |   2,299 |   2,205
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|     689 |     645 |     656 |     594 |     619 |     647 |     674 |     686
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|     965 |   1,036 |   1,159 |   1,322 |   1,409 |   1,568 |   1,668 |   1,715
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   4,307 |   4,095 |   3,944 |   4,039 |   4,271 |   4,466 |   4,501 |   4,624
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|   6,407 |   6,732 |   6,560 |   6,436 |   7,118 |   8,123 |   8,439 |   8,473
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|  11,639 |  12,071 |  12,698 |  12,960 |  13,661 |  14,884 |  14,915 |  14,065
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|   1,006 |   1,074 |     928 |     993 |   1,052 |   1,068 |   1,081 |   1,038
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|   2,654 |   2,721 |   2,927 |   3,060 |   3,557 |   4,159 |   4,264 |   4,160
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|   6,960 |   7,212 |   7,186 |   7,624 |   7,916 |   8,563 |   8,881 |   8,597
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|   2,574 |   2,654 |   2,818 |   2,996 |   3,061 |   3,277 |   3,378 |   3,266
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|     741 |     814 |     820 |     786 |     820 |     801 |     812 |     789
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|   3,102 |   3,071 |   3,071 |   3,016 |   2,813 |   2,377 |   2,566 |   2,316
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  14,192 |  14,805 |  15,633 |  16,566 |  18,143 |  19,386 |  22,153 |  25,005
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     759 |     880 |     919 |     973 |   1,024 |   1,202 |   1,422 |   1,625
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     485 |     521 |     488 |     495 |     536 |     578 |     584 |     639
 NURSING .................................|   3,591 |   3,703 |   3,751 |   3,919 |   4,068 |   4,031 |   4,455 |   5,346
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|   1,359 |   1,465 |   1,529 |   1,610 |   1,641 |   1,594 |   1,652 |   1,699
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   2,121 |   2,277 |   2,184 |   2,333 |   2,468 |   2,625 |   3,021 |   3,212
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|   2,881 |   2,917 |   3,252 |   3,288 |   3,602 |   3,957 |   4,781 |   5,063
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     438 |     446 |     515 |     535 |     565 |     599 |     555 |     538
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   2,558 |   2,596 |   2,995 |   3,413 |   4,239 |   4,800 |   5,683 |   6,883
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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