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No. 8: by Racial/Ethnic Background


   TABLE B-52.  BLACK GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH
                FIELDS IN ALL 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 .............|  12,412 |  13,369 |  14,044 |  15,234 |  16,421 |  18,475 |  20,459 |  21,333
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|  10,429 |  11,197 |  11,784 |  12,791 |  13,705 |  15,435 |  17,139 |  17,760
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|   9,013 |   9,697 |  10,168 |  11,006 |  11,680 |  13,061 |  14,580 |  15,000
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|     536 |     569 |     633 |     654 |     699 |     807 |     843 |     855
   ASTRONOMY .............................|       6 |       6 |       6 |       8 |      11 |      10 |      12 |       8
   CHEMISTRY .............................|     374 |     372 |     440 |     452 |     477 |     566 |     594 |     595
   PHYSICS ...............................|     136 |     171 |     173 |     177 |     189 |     211 |     211 |     242
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|      20 |      20 |      14 |      17 |      22 |      20 |      26 |      10
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|      93 |     111 |      97 |     125 |     143 |     206 |     230 |     207
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|       2 |       7 |       7 |       9 |       6 |      13 |      13 |      12
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|      49 |      50 |      43 |      51 |      55 |      73 |      67 |      57
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|      14 |      19 |      21 |      21 |      24 |      28 |      29 |      40
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|      28 |      35 |      26 |      44 |      58 |      92 |     121 |      98
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|     441 |     422 |     463 |     512 |     524 |     579 |     710 |     673
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|     769 |     839 |     848 |     985 |   1,093 |   1,089 |   1,168 |   1,195
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|     133 |     143 |     153 |     158 |     145 |     209 |     261 |     264
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|   1,055 |   1,153 |   1,212 |   1,249 |   1,317 |   1,493 |   1,737 |   1,692
   ANATOMY ...............................|      25 |      28 |      29 |      25 |      24 |      29 |      30 |      37
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|      70 |      81 |      69 |      74 |      77 |      86 |     112 |     109
   BIOLOGY ...............................|     405 |     395 |     438 |     426 |     453 |     508 |     616 |     566
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|      65 |      84 |      86 |      75 |      74 |      95 |     108 |     108
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|       7 |       7 |       4 |       5 |       6 |      13 |      18 |      17
   BOTANY ................................|      33 |      32 |      37 |      46 |      39 |      37 |      52 |      52
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|      20 |      20 |      22 |      32 |      40 |      48 |      57 |      68
   ECOLOGY ...............................|      12 |       9 |      14 |      12 |      11 |      15 |      14 |      14
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|      13 |      10 |      16 |      16 |      19 |      21 |      23 |      16
   GENETICS ..............................|      15 |      22 |      26 |      25 |      29 |      32 |      36 |      45
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|      63 |      78 |      80 |      87 |      94 |     131 |     150 |     124
   NUTRITION .............................|     121 |     139 |     124 |     132 |     131 |     139 |     155 |     144
   PATHOLOGY .............................|      40 |      42 |      43 |      42 |      37 |      46 |      47 |      39
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|      38 |      51 |      60 |      73 |      82 |      85 |      99 |      94
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|      44 |      61 |      61 |      66 |      87 |      84 |      93 |      99
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|      32 |      32 |      42 |      44 |      37 |      15 |      18 |      24
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|      52 |      62 |      61 |      69 |      77 |     109 |     109 |     136
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|   1,794 |   1,945 |   2,061 |   2,229 |   2,459 |   2,766 |   3,291 |   3,671
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|   4,192 |   4,515 |   4,701 |   5,094 |   5,300 |   5,912 |   6,340 |   6,443
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|      57 |      54 |      59 |      47 |      65 |      79 |      78 |      77
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|     101 |     106 |     116 |     128 |     132 |     174 |     176 |     215
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|     322 |     314 |     300 |     321 |     300 |     374 |     404 |     378
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|      57 |      59 |      70 |      67 |      82 |      85 |     111 |     126
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|     142 |     146 |     151 |     143 |     145 |      46 |      63 |      60
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|   2,136 |   2,367 |   2,507 |   2,727 |   2,839 |   3,201 |   3,264 |   3,239
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|     461 |     491 |     505 |     583 |     651 |     739 |     856 |     930
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|      96 |      96 |      93 |     110 |     101 |     119 |     108 |     118
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|     820 |     882 |     900 |     968 |     985 |   1,095 |   1,280 |   1,300
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|   1,416 |   1,500 |   1,616 |   1,785 |   2,025 |   2,374 |   2,559 |   2,760
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|      25 |      24 |      27 |      38 |      44 |      47 |      56 |      61
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|       7 |       8 |       6 |       4 |       4 |       8 |      10 |      16
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|      20 |      18 |      25 |      30 |      38 |      43 |      45 |      59
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|      87 |      84 |      79 |      84 |     119 |     144 |     159 |     161
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|     160 |     189 |     244 |     232 |     279 |     343 |     393 |     428
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|     422 |     514 |     564 |     612 |     669 |     771 |     863 |     873
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|      36 |      35 |      25 |      23 |      34 |      38 |      44 |      32
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|     270 |     267 |     253 |     293 |     384 |     444 |     440 |     473
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|     187 |     200 |     200 |     247 |     246 |     320 |     336 |     399
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|      23 |      26 |      36 |      55 |      55 |      61 |      72 |      88
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|      11 |      13 |      12 |       7 |      16 |      17 |      15 |      22
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|     168 |     122 |     145 |     160 |     137 |     138 |     126 |     148
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   1,983 |   2,172 |   2,260 |   2,443 |   2,716 |   3,040 |   3,320 |   3,573
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|      71 |      49 |      46 |      42 |      59 |      68 |      82 |     110
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|      19 |      26 |      25 |      23 |      26 |      23 |      22 |      30
 NURSING .................................|     727 |     824 |     921 |   1,010 |   1,106 |   1,205 |   1,268 |   1,497
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|      48 |      67 |      60 |      81 |     102 |      83 |     110 |     106
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|     382 |     426 |     394 |     492 |     558 |     648 |     745 |     703
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|     318 |     344 |     343 |     367 |     364 |     420 |     435 |     399
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|      30 |      25 |      26 |      41 |      43 |      41 |      36 |      34
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|     388 |     411 |     445 |     387 |     458 |     552 |     622 |     694
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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