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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 10: by Type of Institutional Control


 TABLE B-15.  GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH FIELDS IN
                    PUBLIC 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 .............| 289,125 | 292,702 | 302,698 | 316,938 | 330,390 | 345,878 | 353,269 | 355,301
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....| 253,724 | 256,345 | 264,262 | 276,135 | 287,267 | 299,732 | 303,685 | 302,228
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................| 185,548 | 188,085 | 193,565 | 201,908 | 208,003 | 216,899 | 221,326 | 221,667
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|  23,558 |  23,794 |  24,235 |  24,726 |  25,193 |  25,687 |  25,773 |  25,147
   ASTRONOMY .............................|     492 |     495 |     516 |     536 |     546 |     561 |     579 |     591
   CHEMISTRY .............................|  13,650 |  13,498 |  13,645 |  13,823 |  13,980 |  14,426 |  14,649 |  14,431
   PHYSICS ...............................|   9,113 |   9,497 |   9,753 |  10,054 |  10,281 |  10,283 |  10,090 |   9,641
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|     303 |     304 |     321 |     313 |     386 |     417 |     455 |     484
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|  12,105 |  11,648 |  11,363 |  11,631 |  11,980 |  12,749 |  13,147 |  13,242
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     892 |     887 |     883 |     901 |     948 |   1,064 |   1,094 |   1,090
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   7,488 |   7,011 |   6,617 |   6,301 |   6,207 |   6,356 |   6,384 |   6,327
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|   1,809 |   1,757 |   1,850 |   1,919 |   1,953 |   2,076 |   2,134 |   2,294
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|   1,916 |   1,993 |   2,013 |   2,510 |   2,872 |   3,253 |   3,535 |   3,531
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|  14,133 |  14,656 |  14,859 |  15,514 |  15,602 |  15,910 |  15,645 |  15,249
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|  18,323 |  18,591 |  19,121 |  20,166 |  20,867 |  21,547 |  21,531 |  20,727
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|  10,708 |  10,696 |  10,766 |  10,830 |  10,986 |  11,332 |  11,469 |  11,747
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  34,577 |  35,283 |  36,144 |  36,793 |  37,951 |  39,757 |  41,453 |  42,538
   ANATOMY ...............................|     662 |     714 |     750 |     715 |     765 |     742 |     760 |     805
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   3,291 |   3,402 |   3,473 |   3,464 |   3,545 |   3,655 |   3,701 |   3,852
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   8,933 |   9,035 |   9,328 |   9,492 |   9,843 |  10,313 |  10,805 |  10,801
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|     853 |     970 |   1,017 |   1,082 |   1,226 |   1,562 |   1,728 |   1,732
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|     356 |     343 |     382 |     356 |     387 |     417 |     426 |     414
   BOTANY ................................|   2,822 |   2,750 |   2,662 |   2,564 |   2,522 |   2,559 |   2,573 |   2,626
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|   1,063 |   1,177 |   1,260 |   1,442 |   1,587 |   1,824 |   2,106 |   2,293
   ECOLOGY ...............................|     885 |     916 |     974 |   1,030 |   1,032 |   1,123 |   1,234 |   1,387
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|   1,177 |   1,178 |   1,115 |   1,105 |   1,102 |   1,127 |   1,186 |   1,193
   GENETICS ..............................|     948 |     909 |     936 |     998 |   1,058 |   1,133 |   1,147 |   1,083
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   3,350 |   3,618 |   3,624 |   3,641 |   3,570 |   3,556 |   3,582 |   3,613
   NUTRITION .............................|   3,329 |   3,341 |   3,410 |   3,465 |   3,464 |   3,450 |   3,523 |   3,731
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     954 |     903 |     950 |     928 |   1,016 |   1,007 |   1,020 |   1,088
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|   1,429 |   1,474 |   1,542 |   1,634 |   1,672 |   1,766 |   1,881 |   1,986
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|   1,488 |   1,476 |   1,515 |   1,498 |   1,530 |   1,526 |   1,559 |   1,521
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|   1,985 |   1,910 |   1,956 |   1,970 |   2,036 |   1,997 |   1,976 |   1,951
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|   1,052 |   1,167 |   1,250 |   1,409 |   1,596 |   2,000 |   2,246 |   2,462
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|  24,667 |  25,511 |  26,240 |  27,664 |  28,522 |  29,684 |  29,609 |  29,737
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  47,477 |  47,906 |  50,837 |  54,584 |  56,902 |  60,233 |  62,699 |  63,280
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|   2,124 |   2,151 |   2,165 |   2,158 |   2,249 |   2,404 |   2,303 |   2,174
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|   4,202 |   4,294 |   4,477 |   4,737 |   4,965 |   5,205 |   5,457 |   5,650
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   7,608 |   7,652 |   7,710 |   7,959 |   8,375 |   8,747 |   8,768 |   8,670
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|   3,036 |   3,013 |   3,293 |   3,343 |   3,561 |   3,799 |   4,052 |   4,143
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|   2,195 |   2,187 |   2,257 |   2,394 |   2,382 |   2,442 |   2,486 |   2,447
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|  16,288 |  16,995 |  18,555 |  20,125 |  20,832 |  21,941 |  22,765 |  22,186
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|   5,248 |   5,320 |   5,582 |   5,908 |   6,469 |   6,842 |   7,098 |   7,209
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     574 |     647 |     679 |     826 |     627 |     706 |     762 |     820
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|   6,202 |   5,647 |   6,119 |   7,134 |   7,442 |   8,147 |   9,008 |   9,981
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|  68,176 |  68,260 |  70,697 |  74,227 |  79,264 |  82,833 |  82,359 |  80,561
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|   2,226 |   2,340 |   2,603 |   2,982 |   3,241 |   3,199 |   3,126 |   2,916
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|   1,032 |   1,007 |     993 |     898 |     946 |     967 |     970 |   1,006
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|   1,041 |   1,101 |   1,205 |   1,284 |   1,317 |   1,535 |   1,639 |   1,612
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   4,807 |   4,557 |   4,519 |   4,845 |   5,166 |   5,413 |   5,512 |   5,749
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|  11,080 |  11,217 |  11,295 |  11,688 |  13,136 |  14,752 |  14,743 |  15,037
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|  19,062 |  19,350 |  20,368 |  21,142 |  22,475 |  23,610 |  23,089 |  22,056
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|   1,277 |   1,270 |   1,257 |   1,226 |   1,367 |   1,470 |   1,432 |   1,368
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|   6,157 |   6,290 |   6,962 |   7,185 |   8,401 |   9,104 |   9,238 |   9,381
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|  11,231 |  11,115 |  11,190 |  11,825 |  12,769 |  13,656 |  13,489 |  12,976
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|   2,680 |   2,638 |   2,870 |   3,194 |   3,461 |   3,769 |   3,741 |   3,667
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|   1,075 |   1,092 |   1,107 |   1,073 |   1,093 |   1,081 |   1,094 |   1,062
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|   6,508 |   6,283 |   6,328 |   6,885 |   5,892 |   4,277 |   4,286 |   3,731
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  35,401 |  36,357 |  38,436 |  40,803 |  43,123 |  46,146 |  49,584 |  53,073
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|   1,253 |   1,300 |   1,278 |   1,322 |   1,385 |   1,620 |   1,670 |   1,799
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     774 |     796 |     745 |     746 |     791 |     840 |     862 |     915
 NURSING .................................|  13,878 |  14,454 |  14,978 |  15,999 |  16,709 |  17,689 |  19,094 |  21,132
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|   1,880 |   1,949 |   2,130 |   2,218 |   2,243 |   2,258 |   2,349 |   2,335
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   4,816 |   4,805 |   4,921 |   5,601 |   5,875 |   6,013 |   6,790 |   6,914
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|   6,259 |   6,408 |   6,698 |   7,162 |   7,635 |   8,227 |   8,800 |   9,326
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     646 |     663 |     718 |     821 |     821 |     880 |     802 |     807
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   5,895 |   5,982 |   6,968 |   6,934 |   7,664 |   8,619 |   9,217 |   9,845
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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