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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 6: by Level of Enrollment


 TABLE C-73.  FEMALE 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 .............|  56,273 |  59,659 |  62,065 |  65,928 |  69,946 |  75,262 |  81,082 |  85,255
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|  47,935 |  50,672 |  52,455 |  55,664 |  58,831 |  63,357 |  67,606 |  70,354
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|  43,441 |  45,976 |  47,323 |  50,156 |  52,701 |  56,487 |  60,177 |  62,543
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|   4,258 |   4,515 |   4,732 |   4,907 |   5,250 |   5,473 |   5,690 |   5,754
   ASTRONOMY .............................|      89 |      99 |     106 |     115 |     130 |     139 |     147 |     185
   CHEMISTRY .............................|   3,126 |   3,250 |   3,450 |   3,563 |   3,805 |   4,014 |   4,211 |   4,266
   PHYSICS ...............................|     993 |   1,134 |   1,151 |   1,200 |   1,290 |   1,293 |   1,303 |   1,269
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|      50 |      32 |      25 |      29 |      25 |      27 |      29 |      34
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|   1,862 |   1,865 |   1,828 |   2,018 |   2,108 |   2,256 |   2,412 |   2,561
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     112 |     111 |     118 |     120 |     131 |     151 |     150 |     168
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   1,138 |   1,094 |   1,032 |   1,022 |   1,038 |   1,095 |   1,162 |   1,250
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|     358 |     367 |     390 |     473 |     492 |     551 |     575 |     629
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|     254 |     293 |     288 |     403 |     447 |     459 |     525 |     514
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|   2,148 |   2,288 |   2,374 |   2,505 |   2,580 |   2,783 |   2,880 |   2,840
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|   1,837 |   1,813 |   1,738 |   2,024 |   1,945 |   2,047 |   2,201 |   2,210
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|   1,606 |   1,695 |   1,659 |   1,750 |   1,901 |   2,124 |   2,137 |   2,326
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  11,190 |  11,806 |  12,370 |  12,736 |  13,548 |  14,297 |  15,387 |  16,251
   ANATOMY ...............................|     278 |     310 |     323 |     316 |     320 |     342 |     356 |     368
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   1,358 |   1,435 |   1,456 |   1,527 |   1,579 |   1,590 |   1,692 |   1,720
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   2,141 |   2,261 |   2,496 |   2,441 |   2,590 |   2,721 |   2,844 |   2,890
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|     392 |     401 |     401 |     414 |     508 |     538 |     721 |     783
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|      90 |      95 |     113 |     115 |     129 |     159 |     171 |     188
   BOTANY ................................|     731 |     722 |     718 |     679 |     694 |     667 |     700 |     762
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|     559 |     613 |     705 |     820 |     952 |   1,024 |   1,137 |   1,321
   ECOLOGY ...............................|     238 |     231 |     279 |     268 |     284 |     334 |     350 |     421
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|     199 |     244 |     250 |     229 |     219 |     229 |     242 |     277
   GENETICS ..............................|     415 |     420 |     417 |     469 |     506 |     581 |     660 |     623
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   1,327 |   1,465 |   1,476 |   1,561 |   1,621 |   1,650 |   1,793 |   1,803
   NUTRITION .............................|   1,144 |   1,202 |   1,194 |   1,206 |   1,248 |   1,299 |   1,345 |   1,538
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     317 |     318 |     319 |     326 |     316 |     364 |     423 |     449
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|     567 |     598 |     683 |     711 |     814 |     860 |     942 |   1,014
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|     533 |     525 |     548 |     561 |     614 |     625 |     641 |     651
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|     495 |     485 |     500 |     493 |     511 |     507 |     525 |     556
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     406 |     481 |     492 |     600 |     643 |     807 |     845 |     887
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|  10,116 |  10,837 |  11,309 |  11,878 |  12,402 |  13,388 |  14,097 |  14,322
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  10,424 |  11,157 |  11,313 |  12,338 |  12,967 |  14,119 |  15,373 |  16,279
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|     289 |     302 |     343 |     353 |     355 |     376 |     382 |     436
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|   1,662 |   1,837 |   1,857 |   2,043 |   2,179 |   2,306 |   2,349 |   2,611
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   1,404 |   1,445 |   1,522 |   1,610 |   1,796 |   1,855 |   1,943 |   1,896
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|     452 |     447 |     476 |     471 |     511 |     596 |     628 |     674
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|   1,017 |   1,023 |     997 |   1,015 |     974 |   1,003 |   1,067 |   1,097
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|   2,394 |   2,762 |   2,841 |   3,192 |   3,315 |   3,808 |   4,341 |   4,437
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|   1,867 |   1,912 |   1,865 |   2,051 |   2,181 |   2,386 |   2,615 |   2,855
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     164 |     177 |     212 |     286 |     220 |     230 |     214 |     244
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|   1,175 |   1,252 |   1,200 |   1,317 |   1,436 |   1,559 |   1,834 |   2,029
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|   4,494 |   4,696 |   5,132 |   5,508 |   6,130 |   6,870 |   7,429 |   7,811
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|      89 |      89 |     112 |     121 |     145 |     146 |     192 |     178
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|      53 |      50 |      51 |      49 |      80 |      90 |      91 |     134
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|     224 |     249 |     264 |     302 |     339 |     360 |     400 |     420
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|     592 |     564 |     545 |     617 |     688 |     765 |     823 |     883
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|     822 |     932 |     990 |   1,067 |   1,188 |   1,377 |   1,527 |   1,698
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|     967 |   1,021 |   1,124 |   1,214 |   1,355 |   1,557 |   1,665 |   1,612
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|      86 |      89 |      83 |     130 |     143 |     138 |     150 |     157
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|     422 |     350 |     517 |     534 |     611 |     741 |     729 |     823
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|     428 |     514 |     538 |     549 |     578 |     715 |     788 |     841
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|     390 |     414 |     441 |     489 |     545 |     589 |     628 |     656
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|      68 |      70 |      78 |      83 |     106 |     104 |     108 |      95
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|     353 |     354 |     389 |     353 |     352 |     288 |     328 |     314
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   8,338 |   8,987 |   9,610 |  10,264 |  11,115 |  11,905 |  13,476 |  14,901
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     330 |     322 |     328 |     342 |     369 |     503 |     609 |     692
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     125 |     142 |     132 |     135 |     147 |     168 |     168 |     191
 NURSING .................................|   2,855 |   3,119 |   3,134 |   3,320 |   3,276 |   3,271 |   3,544 |   4,229
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|     498 |     560 |     592 |     604 |     647 |     636 |     694 |     725
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   1,083 |   1,234 |   1,312 |   1,377 |   1,448 |   1,572 |   1,773 |   1,855
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|   2,040 |   2,097 |   2,364 |   2,348 |   2,531 |   2,799 |   3,247 |   3,386
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     148 |     160 |     182 |     216 |     209 |     240 |     252 |     247
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   1,259 |   1,353 |   1,566 |   1,922 |   2,488 |   2,716 |   3,189 |   3,576
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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