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 TABLE B-16.  GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH FIELDS IN
                   PRIVATE 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 .............| 132,460 | 132,028 | 132,020 | 135,450 | 141,084 | 147,883 | 151,706 | 151,325
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....| 119,690 | 119,039 | 118,611 | 121,198 | 125,649 | 131,062 | 132,751 | 130,924
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|  83,929 |  84,488 |  85,294 |  87,809 |  91,341 |  95,863 |  98,248 |  97,620
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|   9,169 |   9,168 |   9,381 |   9,349 |   9,545 |   9,662 |   9,545 |   9,337
   ASTRONOMY .............................|     227 |     236 |     273 |     274 |     283 |     308 |     301 |     382
   CHEMISTRY .............................|   5,177 |   5,081 |   5,183 |   5,295 |   5,427 |   5,503 |   5,482 |   5,378
   PHYSICS ...............................|   3,694 |   3,811 |   3,904 |   3,759 |   3,800 |   3,839 |   3,751 |   3,544
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|      71 |      40 |      21 |      21 |      35 |      12 |      11 |      33
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|   2,266 |   2,257 |   2,305 |   2,393 |   2,552 |   2,664 |   2,728 |   2,853
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|      60 |      53 |      29 |      28 |      20 |      25 |      18 |      19
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   1,510 |   1,452 |   1,435 |   1,391 |   1,360 |   1,388 |   1,401 |   1,414
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|     318 |     276 |     357 |     414 |     433 |     454 |     477 |     559
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|     378 |     476 |     484 |     560 |     739 |     797 |     832 |     861
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|   4,391 |   4,440 |   4,425 |   4,280 |   4,368 |   4,457 |   4,364 |   4,387
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|  13,728 |  13,636 |  13,361 |  14,091 |  13,743 |  14,595 |  14,583 |  13,246
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|     410 |     439 |     424 |     486 |     520 |     495 |     484 |     562
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  12,170 |  12,282 |  12,708 |  13,196 |  13,827 |  14,429 |  15,073 |  15,661
   ANATOMY ...............................|     354 |     342 |     328 |     285 |     286 |     288 |     267 |     283
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   1,522 |   1,519 |   1,609 |   1,575 |   1,656 |   1,721 |   1,812 |   1,716
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   3,398 |   3,358 |   3,433 |   3,535 |   3,449 |   3,561 |   3,556 |   3,523
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|     703 |     712 |     705 |     789 |     806 |     803 |     930 |     978
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|     235 |     249 |     273 |     286 |     310 |     334 |     354 |     379
   BOTANY ................................|     157 |     162 |     164 |     169 |     172 |     130 |     141 |     122
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|     901 |     901 |     974 |   1,113 |   1,222 |   1,269 |   1,285 |   1,558
   ECOLOGY ...............................|      78 |      83 |     110 |     106 |     148 |     178 |     176 |     179
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|      67 |      62 |      66 |      68 |      69 |      66 |      61 |      70
   GENETICS ..............................|     366 |     380 |     429 |     410 |     462 |     506 |     638 |     616
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   1,102 |   1,155 |   1,203 |   1,232 |   1,358 |   1,416 |   1,486 |   1,517
   NUTRITION .............................|     829 |     791 |     754 |     707 |     700 |     709 |     865 |   1,016
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     415 |     430 |     419 |     426 |     433 |     449 |     563 |     628
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|     643 |     650 |     725 |     719 |     760 |     772 |     774 |     851
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|     725 |     744 |     691 |     738 |     802 |     791 |     813 |     857
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|     119 |     119 |     127 |     134 |     155 |     142 |     144 |     141
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     556 |     625 |     698 |     904 |   1,039 |   1,294 |   1,208 |   1,227
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|  17,945 |  18,452 |  19,288 |  20,534 |  22,860 |  23,957 |  25,110 |  25,201
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  23,850 |  23,814 |  23,402 |  23,480 |  23,926 |  25,604 |  26,361 |  26,373
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|      79 |     108 |     111 |     115 |     115 |     118 |     112 |     115
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|   1,633 |   1,651 |   1,651 |   1,742 |   1,766 |   1,918 |   1,904 |   2,019
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   4,390 |   4,384 |   4,429 |   4,367 |   4,332 |   4,505 |   4,446 |   4,504
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|     187 |     195 |     186 |     187 |     199 |     303 |     326 |     333
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|   1,087 |   1,056 |   1,029 |   1,010 |   1,043 |     835 |     860 |     878
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|  11,200 |  10,786 |  10,710 |  10,550 |  10,950 |  11,926 |  12,574 |  12,421
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|   1,778 |   1,797 |   1,823 |   1,892 |   1,912 |   2,131 |   2,258 |   2,242
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     368 |     313 |     309 |     339 |     284 |     289 |     197 |     191
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|   3,128 |   3,524 |   3,154 |   3,278 |   3,325 |   3,579 |   3,684 |   3,670
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|  35,761 |  34,551 |  33,317 |  33,389 |  34,308 |  35,199 |  34,503 |  33,304
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|     789 |     883 |     921 |     952 |     879 |     837 |     814 |     798
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|      48 |      45 |      50 |      48 |      40 |      41 |      48 |      55
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|     633 |     651 |     711 |     852 |     922 |   1,002 |   1,036 |   1,109
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   2,304 |   2,061 |   1,941 |   1,890 |   1,961 |   1,984 |   1,984 |   1,989
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|   3,602 |   3,594 |   3,614 |   3,854 |   4,262 |   4,820 |   4,840 |   4,993
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|  12,337 |  12,685 |  12,889 |  12,580 |  12,707 |  12,850 |  12,248 |  11,659
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|   1,066 |   1,116 |     820 |     794 |     787 |     748 |     748 |     721
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|   6,047 |   5,085 |   4,103 |   4,054 |   4,268 |   4,418 |   4,355 |   4,043
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|   5,135 |   5,036 |   5,075 |   5,054 |   4,961 |   4,981 |   4,988 |   4,754
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|   1,686 |   1,699 |   1,724 |   1,747 |   1,699 |   1,743 |   1,622 |   1,524
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|     204 |     211 |     216 |     205 |     189 |     205 |     212 |     184
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|   1,910 |   1,485 |   1,253 |   1,359 |   1,633 |   1,570 |   1,608 |   1,475
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  12,770 |  12,989 |  13,409 |  14,252 |  15,435 |  16,821 |  18,955 |  20,401
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     497 |     573 |     588 |     617 |     896 |   1,088 |   1,227 |   1,364
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     248 |     252 |     259 |     210 |     225 |     281 |     273 |     280
 NURSING .................................|   4,566 |   4,408 |   4,711 |   5,195 |   5,303 |   5,524 |   5,687 |   5,824
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|     727 |     664 |     657 |     671 |     725 |     546 |     522 |     566
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   2,740 |   2,773 |   2,676 |   2,526 |   2,496 |   2,658 |   3,116 |   3,530
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|   1,055 |   1,071 |   1,213 |   1,192 |   1,310 |   1,564 |   1,940 |   2,050
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|      85 |      89 |      83 |      79 |      73 |      62 |      75 |      68
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   2,852 |   3,159 |   3,222 |   3,762 |   4,407 |   5,098 |   6,115 |   6,719
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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