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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 6: by Level of Enrollment


 TABLE C-39.  FIRST-YEAR 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 .............|  73,820 |  74,351 |  78,173 |  80,163 |  85,035 |  86,945 |  83,982 |  83,232
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|  65,328 |  65,667 |  69,031 |  70,451 |  74,790 |  75,776 |  72,273 |  71,078
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|  46,593 |  47,115 |  49,811 |  51,010 |  52,989 |  54,505 |  52,706 |  52,119
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|   6,519 |   6,269 |   6,583 |   6,554 |   6,841 |   6,673 |   6,449 |   6,190
   ASTRONOMY .............................|     171 |     159 |     160 |     172 |     153 |     161 |     153 |     164
   CHEMISTRY .............................|   3,597 |   3,509 |   3,704 |   3,655 |   3,932 |   3,778 |   3,691 |   3,662
   PHYSICS ...............................|   2,688 |   2,560 |   2,678 |   2,687 |   2,712 |   2,672 |   2,557 |   2,278
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|      63 |      41 |      41 |      40 |      44 |      62 |      48 |      86
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|   2,406 |   2,438 |   2,513 |   2,542 |   2,715 |   2,819 |   2,741 |   2,812
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     254 |     209 |     211 |     247 |     223 |     234 |     214 |     223
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   1,466 |   1,427 |   1,396 |   1,299 |   1,440 |   1,443 |   1,431 |   1,450
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|     345 |     370 |     427 |     439 |     455 |     486 |     465 |     508
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|     341 |     432 |     479 |     557 |     597 |     656 |     631 |     631
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|   3,641 |   3,683 |   3,951 |   3,992 |   4,083 |   4,175 |   3,771 |   3,681
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|   4,481 |   4,527 |   4,944 |   4,593 |   4,912 |   4,823 |   4,245 |   4,290
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|   2,112 |   2,097 |   2,254 |   2,325 |   2,302 |   2,089 |   2,187 |   2,193
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|   9,145 |   9,173 |   9,427 |   9,653 |  10,064 |  10,204 |  10,392 |  10,665
   ANATOMY ...............................|     238 |     254 |     238 |     203 |     248 |     231 |     199 |     223
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|     978 |   1,019 |   1,045 |   1,017 |   1,028 |   1,024 |   1,069 |   1,030
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   1,953 |   1,932 |   2,007 |   2,054 |   2,209 |   2,234 |   2,186 |   2,165
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|     420 |     457 |     467 |     440 |     461 |     603 |     667 |     657
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|     102 |     130 |     125 |     129 |     157 |     145 |     143 |     148
   BOTANY ................................|     590 |     582 |     536 |     502 |     540 |     539 |     516 |     494
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|     430 |     464 |     486 |     563 |     608 |     655 |     702 |     778
   ECOLOGY ...............................|     140 |     182 |     152 |     182 |     186 |     201 |     241 |     290
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|     247 |     204 |     199 |     220 |     230 |     216 |     239 |     206
   GENETICS ..............................|     264 |     236 |     281 |     269 |     294 |     272 |     318 |     318
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|     898 |     934 |     973 |     950 |     895 |     865 |     844 |     887
   NUTRITION .............................|     865 |     774 |     794 |     821 |     799 |     735 |     790 |     751
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     247 |     228 |     250 |     232 |     264 |     252 |     307 |     318
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|     469 |     457 |     477 |     538 |     542 |     554 |     516 |     531
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|     579 |     596 |     590 |     645 |     596 |     589 |     616 |     649
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|     425 |     395 |     417 |     403 |     450 |     392 |     379 |     348
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     300 |     329 |     390 |     485 |     557 |     697 |     660 |     872
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|   6,008 |   6,365 |   6,672 |   6,800 |   7,048 |   7,507 |   6,992 |   6,793
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  12,281 |  12,563 |  13,467 |  14,551 |  15,024 |  16,215 |  15,929 |  15,495
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|     504 |     583 |     600 |     605 |     594 |     652 |     540 |     508
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|     961 |     954 |   1,034 |   1,094 |   1,240 |   1,247 |   1,274 |   1,296
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   2,360 |   2,480 |   2,408 |   2,698 |   2,767 |   2,832 |   2,665 |   2,667
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|     619 |     604 |     655 |     684 |     722 |     795 |     866 |     815
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|     628 |     673 |     645 |     693 |     660 |     621 |     585 |     599
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|   4,149 |   4,161 |   4,726 |   5,169 |   5,473 |   6,015 |   5,968 |   5,526
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|   1,235 |   1,214 |   1,344 |   1,391 |   1,383 |   1,579 |   1,518 |   1,388
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     164 |     177 |     193 |     212 |     139 |     192 |     192 |     212
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|   1,661 |   1,717 |   1,862 |   2,005 |   2,046 |   2,282 |   2,321 |   2,484
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|  18,735 |  18,552 |  19,220 |  19,441 |  21,801 |  21,271 |  19,567 |  18,959
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|     915 |     909 |     971 |     911 |   1,105 |   1,040 |     954 |     783
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|     248 |     243 |     205 |     205 |     209 |     193 |     161 |     193
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|     404 |     398 |     451 |     475 |     516 |     589 |     586 |     535
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   1,327 |   1,233 |   1,320 |   1,385 |   1,486 |   1,435 |   1,485 |   1,429
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|   3,121 |   3,092 |   3,301 |   3,629 |   4,065 |   4,122 |   3,882 |   4,018
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|   5,229 |   5,388 |   5,548 |   5,481 |   5,987 |   5,837 |   5,220 |   5,234
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|     357 |     336 |     326 |     255 |     308 |     345 |     316 |     309
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|   1,447 |   1,510 |   1,680 |   1,627 |   1,973 |   1,812 |   1,565 |   1,558
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|   3,186 |   3,105 |   3,212 |   3,124 |   3,658 |   3,680 |   3,416 |   3,120
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|     856 |     804 |     898 |     922 |     987 |     982 |     865 |     833
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|     303 |     291 |     292 |     294 |     260 |     283 |     258 |     208
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|   1,342 |   1,243 |   1,016 |   1,133 |   1,247 |     953 |     859 |     739
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   8,492 |   8,684 |   9,142 |   9,712 |  10,245 |  11,169 |  11,709 |  12,154
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     403 |     424 |     500 |     523 |     717 |     743 |     716 |     729
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     390 |     373 |     368 |     332 |     339 |     410 |     421 |     405
 NURSING .................................|   2,150 |   2,099 |   2,033 |   2,030 |   2,143 |   2,095 |   2,112 |   2,209
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|     464 |     442 |     516 |     538 |     557 |     480 |     479 |     489
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   2,013 |   1,924 |   2,008 |   2,118 |   1,901 |   2,112 |   2,240 |   2,160
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|   1,608 |   1,828 |   1,850 |   1,935 |   2,207 |   2,467 |   2,511 |   2,615
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     153 |     150 |     142 |     172 |     150 |     153 |     134 |     157
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   1,311 |   1,444 |   1,725 |   2,064 |   2,231 |   2,709 |   3,096 |   3,390
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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