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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 6: by Level of Enrollment


 TABLE C-40.  FULL-TIME GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH
FIELDS BEYOND FIRST YEAR 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 .............| 179,727 | 184,561 | 187,756 | 194,383 | 201,930 | 213,920 | 222,908 | 224,732
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....| 167,002 | 171,092 | 173,573 | 179,345 | 185,690 | 196,619 | 203,416 | 203,255
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................| 125,670 | 128,519 | 130,288 | 134,829 | 138,484 | 145,867 | 151,452 | 152,755
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|  21,201 |  21,598 |  21,878 |  22,261 |  22,565 |  23,360 |  23,456 |  23,112
   ASTRONOMY .............................|     508 |     546 |     602 |     618 |     657 |     679 |     695 |     789
   CHEMISTRY .............................|  12,162 |  12,105 |  12,112 |  12,324 |  12,386 |  12,858 |  13,095 |  13,030
   PHYSICS ...............................|   8,434 |   8,866 |   9,106 |   9,258 |   9,457 |   9,757 |   9,596 |   9,215
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|      97 |      81 |      58 |      61 |      65 |      66 |      70 |      78
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|   7,583 |   7,315 |   7,118 |   7,312 |   7,207 |   7,658 |   8,043 |   8,078
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     568 |     616 |     592 |     581 |     634 |     724 |     764 |     758
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   4,945 |   4,642 |   4,400 |   4,301 |   4,082 |   4,250 |   4,358 |   4,314
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|   1,258 |   1,206 |   1,325 |   1,448 |   1,476 |   1,575 |   1,665 |   1,770
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|     812 |     851 |     801 |     982 |   1,015 |   1,109 |   1,256 |   1,236
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|   8,711 |   9,144 |   9,083 |   9,228 |   9,493 |   9,787 |  10,012 |   9,741
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|   9,155 |   9,121 |   9,175 |  10,191 |   9,840 |  10,791 |  11,457 |  11,007
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|   6,618 |   6,634 |   6,436 |   6,388 |   6,548 |   6,997 |   6,872 |   6,946
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  27,611 |  28,600 |  29,450 |  29,848 |  31,142 |  32,568 |  34,235 |  35,401
   ANATOMY ...............................|     691 |     719 |     761 |     708 |     713 |     729 |     778 |     769
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   3,606 |   3,701 |   3,748 |   3,791 |   3,912 |   4,006 |   4,068 |   4,111
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   5,384 |   5,602 |   5,952 |   5,894 |   6,010 |   6,144 |   6,380 |   6,451
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|     746 |     756 |     744 |     791 |     970 |   1,031 |   1,323 |   1,399
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|     366 |     414 |     485 |     476 |     522 |     583 |     612 |     621
   BOTANY ................................|   1,965 |   1,938 |   1,895 |   1,839 |   1,746 |   1,740 |   1,835 |   1,851
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|   1,456 |   1,559 |   1,691 |   1,922 |   2,108 |   2,306 |   2,501 |   2,881
   ECOLOGY ...............................|     644 |     634 |     714 |     696 |     722 |     775 |     799 |     897
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|     815 |     857 |     810 |     777 |     784 |     800 |     800 |     860
   GENETICS ..............................|     903 |     910 |     930 |     986 |   1,077 |   1,216 |   1,322 |   1,235
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   3,102 |   3,367 |   3,348 |   3,411 |   3,506 |   3,580 |   3,756 |   3,799
   NUTRITION .............................|   1,951 |   1,942 |   1,893 |   1,949 |   2,021 |   2,036 |   2,117 |   2,318
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     812 |     830 |     839 |     823 |     821 |     886 |     965 |   1,049
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|   1,453 |   1,529 |   1,658 |   1,684 |   1,762 |   1,852 |   1,993 |   2,147
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|   1,417 |   1,412 |   1,467 |   1,431 |   1,567 |   1,571 |   1,604 |   1,572
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|   1,341 |   1,308 |   1,343 |   1,268 |   1,310 |   1,376 |   1,364 |   1,364
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     959 |   1,122 |   1,172 |   1,402 |   1,591 |   1,937 |   2,018 |   2,077
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|  16,889 |  17,474 |  18,056 |  18,658 |  19,420 |  20,266 |  21,254 |  21,369
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  27,902 |  28,633 |  29,092 |  30,943 |  32,269 |  34,440 |  36,123 |  37,101
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|   1,319 |   1,295 |   1,285 |   1,329 |   1,382 |   1,417 |   1,370 |   1,384
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|   3,064 |   3,243 |   3,286 |   3,625 |   3,737 |   3,972 |   4,045 |   4,426
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   6,292 |   6,265 |   6,399 |   6,313 |   6,752 |   6,954 |   7,080 |   7,045
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|   1,415 |   1,337 |   1,436 |   1,456 |   1,560 |   1,750 |   1,865 |   1,954
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|   1,763 |   1,784 |   1,761 |   1,859 |   1,850 |   1,780 |   1,883 |   1,860
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|   7,484 |   7,866 |   8,015 |   8,695 |   9,005 |  10,010 |  10,841 |  10,799
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|   3,523 |   3,633 |   3,672 |   4,010 |   4,196 |   4,464 |   4,628 |   4,875
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     328 |     336 |     387 |     495 |     444 |     425 |     424 |     435
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|   2,714 |   2,874 |   2,851 |   3,161 |   3,343 |   3,668 |   3,987 |   4,323
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|  41,332 |  42,573 |  43,285 |  44,516 |  47,206 |  50,752 |  51,964 |  50,500
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|   1,440 |   1,608 |   1,771 |   2,035 |   2,153 |   2,229 |   2,273 |   2,182
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|     689 |     645 |     656 |     594 |     619 |     647 |     674 |     686
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|     937 |     999 |   1,120 |   1,286 |   1,384 |   1,549 |   1,648 |   1,690
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   4,263 |   4,058 |   3,928 |   4,020 |   4,247 |   4,438 |   4,465 |   4,583
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|   6,220 |   6,525 |   6,370 |   6,243 |   6,923 |   7,863 |   8,070 |   8,150
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|  11,260 |  11,660 |  12,179 |  12,437 |  13,185 |  14,332 |  14,433 |  13,590
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|     999 |   1,069 |     923 |     986 |   1,049 |   1,063 |   1,079 |   1,034
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|   2,575 |   2,640 |   2,792 |   2,864 |   3,433 |   4,020 |   4,110 |   4,003
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|   6,816 |   7,058 |   7,031 |   7,443 |   7,738 |   8,340 |   8,686 |   8,425
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|   2,556 |   2,644 |   2,798 |   2,988 |   3,051 |   3,273 |   3,361 |   3,251
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|     741 |     814 |     820 |     786 |     820 |     801 |     812 |     789
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|   2,836 |   2,853 |   2,897 |   2,834 |   2,604 |   2,197 |   2,353 |   2,117
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  12,725 |  13,469 |  14,183 |  15,038 |  16,240 |  17,301 |  19,492 |  21,477
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     743 |     825 |     864 |     925 |     965 |   1,130 |   1,332 |   1,425
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     485 |     521 |     488 |     495 |     536 |     578 |     584 |     639
 NURSING .................................|   3,227 |   3,302 |   3,348 |   3,523 |   3,518 |   3,521 |   3,852 |   4,549
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|   1,359 |   1,464 |   1,529 |   1,610 |   1,641 |   1,594 |   1,651 |   1,699
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   2,091 |   2,248 |   2,162 |   2,309 |   2,434 |   2,598 |   2,967 |   3,145
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|   2,334 |   2,461 |   2,665 |   2,633 |   2,788 |   3,096 |   3,615 |   3,749
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     422 |     439 |     507 |     526 |     556 |     590 |     539 |     522
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   2,064 |   2,209 |   2,620 |   3,017 |   3,802 |   4,194 |   4,952 |   5,749
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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