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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 6: by Level of Enrollment


    TABLE C-71.  FEMALE 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 .............|  26,845 |  27,956 |  29,564 |  31,112 |  32,949 |  34,986 |  35,117 |  35,086
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|  20,786 |  21,592 |  23,018 |  24,126 |  25,411 |  26,788 |  26,571 |  26,164
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|  18,239 |  18,951 |  20,247 |  21,204 |  22,155 |  23,377 |  23,196 |  22,832
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|   1,555 |   1,635 |   1,727 |   1,727 |   1,821 |   1,821 |   1,817 |   1,770
   ASTRONOMY .............................|      24 |      37 |      30 |      46 |      39 |      42 |      43 |      36
   CHEMISTRY .............................|   1,077 |   1,230 |   1,248 |   1,254 |   1,365 |   1,351 |   1,362 |   1,344
   PHYSICS ...............................|     428 |     353 |     428 |     407 |     390 |     401 |     394 |     356
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|      26 |      15 |      21 |      20 |      27 |      27 |      18 |      34
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|     695 |     739 |     802 |     789 |     901 |     966 |     944 |   1,017
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|      36 |      36 |      42 |      55 |      46 |      48 |      47 |      50
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|     401 |     374 |     356 |     355 |     445 |     435 |     418 |     467
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|     116 |     136 |     174 |     144 |     166 |     196 |     197 |     206
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|     142 |     193 |     230 |     235 |     244 |     287 |     282 |     294
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|   1,169 |   1,188 |   1,338 |   1,318 |   1,396 |   1,390 |   1,276 |   1,244
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|   1,024 |   1,092 |   1,107 |     989 |   1,064 |   1,002 |     952 |     957
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|     669 |     678 |     739 |     789 |     809 |     750 |     896 |     847
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|   4,278 |   4,329 |   4,526 |   4,702 |   4,889 |   5,057 |   5,197 |   5,257
   ANATOMY ...............................|     118 |     114 |     118 |      95 |     134 |     109 |     104 |     114
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|     428 |     454 |     448 |     439 |     445 |     469 |     490 |     453
   BIOLOGY ...............................|     878 |     905 |     915 |     957 |   1,055 |   1,084 |   1,043 |   1,020
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|     220 |     246 |     260 |     224 |     274 |     369 |     382 |     391
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|      23 |      43 |      33 |      38 |      52 |      41 |      51 |      28
   BOTANY ................................|     254 |     243 |     216 |     228 |     204 |     229 |     242 |     232
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|     172 |     209 |     213 |     271 |     284 |     312 |     347 |     357
   ECOLOGY ...............................|      52 |      76 |      61 |      77 |      99 |      99 |     131 |     132
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|      87 |      65 |      66 |      74 |      75 |      73 |      88 |      79
   GENETICS ..............................|     134 |     117 |     171 |     156 |     155 |     168 |     172 |     186
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|     439 |     438 |     491 |     492 |     444 |     437 |     423 |     449
   NUTRITION .............................|     626 |     568 |     567 |     623 |     593 |     537 |     585 |     562
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     111 |      94 |     102 |      99 |     116 |     129 |     151 |     151
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|     219 |     206 |     237 |     262 |     260 |     264 |     234 |     260
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|     210 |     237 |     275 |     289 |     261 |     240 |     253 |     251
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|     166 |     181 |     178 |     178 |     188 |     179 |     182 |     171
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     141 |     133 |     175 |     200 |     250 |     318 |     319 |     421
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|   3,834 |   4,191 |   4,414 |   4,579 |   4,789 |   5,075 |   4,827 |   4,571
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|   5,015 |   5,099 |   5,594 |   6,311 |   6,486 |   7,316 |   7,287 |   7,169
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|     137 |     157 |     149 |     161 |     169 |     211 |     209 |     189
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|     565 |     530 |     618 |     662 |     721 |     769 |     748 |     763
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|     610 |     665 |     694 |     749 |     782 |     854 |     789 |     853
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|     212 |     190 |     216 |     237 |     270 |     269 |     329 |     294
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|     360 |     398 |     349 |     406 |     395 |     397 |     367 |     377
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|   1,634 |   1,600 |   1,899 |   2,224 |   2,358 |   2,710 |   2,727 |   2,484
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|     652 |     660 |     764 |     837 |     774 |     938 |     952 |     884
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|      88 |      98 |     104 |     127 |      90 |     116 |     102 |     138
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|     757 |     801 |     801 |     908 |     927 |   1,052 |   1,064 |   1,187
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|   2,547 |   2,641 |   2,771 |   2,922 |   3,256 |   3,411 |   3,375 |   3,332
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|      76 |      77 |      68 |      77 |     101 |     113 |      93 |      97
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|      32 |      22 |      18 |      33 |      29 |      36 |      35 |      41
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|     114 |     116 |     131 |     158 |     164 |     157 |     174 |     151
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|     262 |     211 |     244 |     269 |     288 |     321 |     326 |     299
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|     524 |     551 |     608 |     653 |     762 |     847 |     902 |     980
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|     511 |     580 |     628 |     660 |     712 |     751 |     654 |     662
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|      40 |      36 |      54 |      45 |      39 |      47 |      52 |      42
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|     291 |     362 |     343 |     326 |     386 |     371 |     390 |     393
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|     282 |     298 |     300 |     278 |     345 |     349 |     371 |     336
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|     176 |     163 |     192 |     198 |     195 |     215 |     172 |     180
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|      36 |      31 |      41 |      45 |      39 |      45 |      36 |      22
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|     203 |     194 |     144 |     180 |     196 |     159 |     170 |     129
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   6,059 |   6,364 |   6,546 |   6,986 |   7,538 |   8,198 |   8,546 |   8,922
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     185 |     219 |     247 |     273 |     367 |     393 |     389 |     406
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     113 |     101 |     104 |     102 |     105 |     136 |     135 |     131
 NURSING .................................|   2,059 |   1,990 |   1,888 |   1,877 |   1,994 |   1,950 |   1,947 |   2,028
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|     195 |     191 |     215 |     227 |     248 |     225 |     236 |     242
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   1,080 |   1,119 |   1,183 |   1,214 |   1,150 |   1,285 |   1,366 |   1,348
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|   1,473 |   1,693 |   1,703 |   1,786 |   2,072 |   2,294 |   2,310 |   2,414
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|      68 |      63 |      82 |      77 |      71 |      74 |      62 |      76
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|     886 |     988 |   1,124 |   1,430 |   1,531 |   1,841 |   2,101 |   2,277
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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