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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 15: Land-Grant Institutions


TABLE B-127.  FULL-TIME GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH
             FIELDS IN LAND-GRANT 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 .............| 104,945 | 106,495 | 108,448 | 110,669 | 114,713 | 118,818 | 120,168 | 119,661
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|  97,938 |  99,036 | 100,817 | 102,684 | 106,463 | 110,168 | 111,186 | 110,287
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|  71,225 |  71,811 |  73,070 |  74,297 |  76,273 |  78,840 |  79,918 |  79,878
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|  11,901 |  11,987 |  12,117 |  12,132 |  12,258 |  12,532 |  12,460 |  12,044
   ASTRONOMY .............................|     278 |     280 |     303 |     328 |     333 |     347 |     350 |     371
   CHEMISTRY .............................|   6,782 |   6,729 |   6,788 |   6,711 |   6,682 |   6,866 |   6,942 |   6,864
   PHYSICS ...............................|   4,804 |   4,951 |   5,000 |   5,069 |   5,212 |   5,283 |   5,122 |   4,756
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|      37 |      27 |      26 |      24 |      31 |      36 |      46 |      53
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|   4,527 |   4,351 |   4,471 |   4,336 |   4,359 |   4,746 |   4,866 |   4,916
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     486 |     509 |     516 |     542 |     568 |     639 |     660 |     652
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   2,707 |   2,526 |   2,480 |   2,294 |   2,255 |   2,387 |   2,388 |   2,378
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|     874 |     883 |   1,055 |   1,065 |   1,064 |   1,169 |   1,193 |   1,255
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|     460 |     433 |     420 |     435 |     472 |     551 |     625 |     631
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|   5,531 |   5,744 |   5,920 |   6,030 |   6,123 |   6,153 |   5,961 |   5,785
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|   4,828 |   4,697 |   4,752 |   4,985 |   5,027 |   5,090 |   5,102 |   5,007
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|   7,677 |   7,627 |   7,439 |   7,460 |   7,548 |   7,794 |   7,777 |   7,806
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  16,829 |  16,892 |  17,281 |  17,330 |  17,939 |  18,238 |  18,879 |  19,337
   ANATOMY ...............................|     276 |     306 |     310 |     282 |     282 |     273 |     278 |     283
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   2,014 |   2,064 |   2,060 |   2,075 |   2,127 |   2,091 |   2,073 |   2,111
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   2,087 |   2,113 |   2,325 |   2,348 |   2,496 |   2,568 |   2,621 |   2,651
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|     175 |     175 |     190 |     185 |     314 |     392 |     524 |     533
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|     164 |     164 |     203 |     193 |     235 |     244 |     247 |     248
   BOTANY ................................|   2,024 |   2,026 |   1,992 |   1,886 |   1,841 |   1,856 |   1,909 |   1,888
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|     706 |     776 |     842 |     949 |   1,041 |   1,101 |   1,241 |   1,298
   ECOLOGY ...............................|     546 |     573 |     582 |     581 |     586 |     632 |     675 |     769
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|     917 |     923 |     895 |     891 |     921 |     915 |     929 |     953
   GENETICS ..............................|     620 |     562 |     579 |     624 |     626 |     620 |     617 |     596
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   1,828 |   1,904 |   1,860 |   1,917 |   1,880 |   1,922 |   1,911 |   1,941
   NUTRITION .............................|   2,137 |   1,988 |   1,978 |   2,015 |   2,032 |   1,932 |   2,027 |   2,150
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     460 |     435 |     451 |     421 |     445 |     462 |     475 |     482
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|     693 |     708 |     791 |     841 |     867 |     938 |   1,013 |   1,046
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|     766 |     745 |     788 |     747 |     767 |     799 |     806 |     756
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|   1,172 |   1,123 |   1,110 |   1,049 |   1,114 |   1,109 |   1,069 |   1,060
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     244 |     307 |     325 |     326 |     365 |     384 |     464 |     572
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|   5,499 |   5,819 |   5,937 |   5,956 |   6,342 |   6,436 |   6,561 |   6,460
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  14,433 |  14,694 |  15,153 |  16,068 |  16,677 |  17,851 |  18,312 |  18,523
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|   1,703 |   1,736 |   1,737 |   1,794 |   1,825 |   1,892 |   1,743 |   1,700
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|   1,209 |   1,284 |   1,279 |   1,367 |   1,460 |   1,529 |   1,654 |   1,721
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   3,065 |   2,994 |   3,092 |   3,208 |   3,492 |   3,585 |   3,615 |   3,561
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|     948 |     903 |     986 |     998 |   1,058 |   1,180 |   1,207 |   1,230
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|     744 |     731 |     770 |     829 |     840 |     779 |     814 |     849
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|   3,032 |   3,180 |   3,314 |   3,490 |   3,617 |   4,016 |   4,086 |   3,933
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|   1,901 |   1,953 |   1,975 |   2,111 |   2,165 |   2,275 |   2,301 |   2,321
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     187 |     230 |     248 |     283 |     208 |     235 |     280 |     282
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|   1,644 |   1,683 |   1,752 |   1,988 |   2,012 |   2,360 |   2,612 |   2,926
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|  26,713 |  27,225 |  27,747 |  28,387 |  30,190 |  31,328 |  31,268 |  30,409
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|     886 |     969 |   1,047 |   1,103 |   1,266 |   1,256 |   1,234 |   1,096
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|     832 |     795 |     767 |     722 |     746 |     759 |     753 |     789
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|     430 |     395 |     418 |     445 |     491 |     568 |     583 |     582
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   2,628 |   2,457 |   2,512 |   2,616 |   2,699 |   2,707 |   2,791 |   2,749
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|   4,601 |   4,843 |   4,790 |   5,011 |   5,375 |   5,777 |   5,874 |   5,954
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|   6,876 |   7,133 |   7,394 |   7,380 |   7,885 |   8,127 |   7,985 |   7,583
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|     415 |     391 |     411 |     419 |     540 |     539 |     502 |     478
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|   1,540 |   1,544 |   1,661 |   1,650 |   1,873 |   2,081 |   2,059 |   2,029
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|   4,843 |   5,006 |   4,949 |   5,121 |   5,292 |   5,666 |   5,706 |   5,431
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|   1,627 |   1,638 |   1,804 |   1,877 |   1,957 |   2,059 |   1,970 |   1,970
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|     727 |     739 |     754 |     769 |     779 |     825 |     826 |     765
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|   1,308 |   1,315 |   1,240 |   1,274 |   1,287 |     964 |     985 |     983
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   7,007 |   7,459 |   7,631 |   7,985 |   8,250 |   8,650 |   8,982 |   9,374
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     311 |     335 |     365 |     378 |     354 |     386 |     391 |     417
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     158 |     176 |     179 |     185 |     206 |     221 |     209 |     215
 NURSING .................................|   1,684 |   1,795 |   1,862 |   1,874 |   1,943 |   1,898 |   1,995 |   2,226
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|     764 |     799 |     865 |     871 |     884 |     884 |     901 |     946
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   1,634 |   1,696 |   1,618 |   1,756 |   1,671 |   1,761 |   1,816 |   1,823
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|   1,188 |   1,323 |   1,312 |   1,330 |   1,467 |   1,581 |   1,638 |   1,670
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     552 |     566 |     616 |     643 |     645 |     676 |     611 |     599
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|     716 |     769 |     814 |     948 |   1,080 |   1,243 |   1,421 |   1,478
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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