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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 15: Land-Grant Institutions


 TABLE B-33.  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 .............| 130,997 | 133,160 | 136,523 | 140,134 | 144,393 | 150,096 | 152,783 | 152,829
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....| 120,857 | 122,378 | 125,063 | 128,015 | 131,698 | 136,347 | 138,262 | 137,632
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|  86,134 |  87,445 |  89,271 |  91,095 |  92,906 |  96,012 |  97,815 |  97,955
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|  12,775 |  12,959 |  13,094 |  13,221 |  13,268 |  13,485 |  13,488 |  13,036
   ASTRONOMY .............................|     286 |     287 |     306 |     332 |     340 |     359 |     364 |     376
   CHEMISTRY .............................|   7,299 |   7,269 |   7,345 |   7,307 |   7,259 |   7,433 |   7,533 |   7,429
   PHYSICS ...............................|   5,149 |   5,371 |   5,410 |   5,551 |   5,634 |   5,654 |   5,540 |   5,171
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|      41 |      32 |      33 |      31 |      35 |      39 |      51 |      60
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|   5,758 |   5,583 |   5,637 |   5,477 |   5,547 |   5,941 |   6,159 |   6,234
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     540 |     554 |     574 |     593 |     625 |     703 |     749 |     727
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   3,380 |   3,197 |   3,092 |   2,883 |   2,796 |   2,943 |   2,921 |   2,933
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|   1,105 |   1,078 |   1,225 |   1,228 |   1,220 |   1,338 |   1,374 |   1,451
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|     733 |     754 |     746 |     773 |     906 |     957 |   1,115 |   1,123
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|   6,296 |   6,651 |   6,783 |   7,087 |   7,237 |   7,191 |   6,950 |   6,776
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|   6,378 |   6,469 |   6,567 |   6,765 |   6,874 |   7,005 |   7,110 |   6,869
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|   9,053 |   8,958 |   8,921 |   8,952 |   9,062 |   9,378 |   9,487 |   9,718
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  19,041 |  19,188 |  19,533 |  19,691 |  20,250 |  20,575 |  21,276 |  21,834
   ANATOMY ...............................|     310 |     342 |     334 |     308 |     318 |     301 |     299 |     328
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   2,083 |   2,139 |   2,156 |   2,166 |   2,209 |   2,198 |   2,170 |   2,229
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   2,469 |   2,502 |   2,672 |   2,700 |   2,818 |   2,967 |   3,012 |   3,096
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|     205 |     212 |     215 |     206 |     347 |     439 |     596 |     592
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|     173 |     167 |     209 |     195 |     235 |     246 |     255 |     253
   BOTANY ................................|   2,324 |   2,314 |   2,285 |   2,143 |   2,109 |   2,131 |   2,179 |   2,186
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|     749 |     818 |     887 |   1,003 |   1,099 |   1,185 |   1,367 |   1,379
   ECOLOGY ...............................|     590 |     619 |     636 |     636 |     640 |     687 |     749 |     842
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|   1,065 |   1,057 |   1,029 |   1,042 |   1,039 |   1,058 |   1,107 |   1,112
   GENETICS ..............................|     647 |     603 |     605 |     654 |     650 |     647 |     648 |     627
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   2,027 |   2,140 |   2,111 |   2,162 |   2,105 |   2,121 |   2,109 |   2,116
   NUTRITION .............................|   2,626 |   2,526 |   2,512 |   2,580 |   2,527 |   2,427 |   2,486 |   2,669
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     527 |     484 |     515 |     491 |     565 |     557 |     541 |     559
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|     739 |     758 |     853 |     890 |     927 |   1,000 |   1,074 |   1,112
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|     833 |     829 |     843 |     802 |     832 |     840 |     845 |     788
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|   1,365 |   1,312 |   1,285 |   1,309 |   1,373 |   1,294 |   1,272 |   1,268
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     309 |     366 |     386 |     404 |     457 |     477 |     567 |     678
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|   6,927 |   7,496 |   7,767 |   7,996 |   8,233 |   8,344 |   8,467 |   8,364
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  19,906 |  20,141 |  20,969 |  21,906 |  22,435 |  24,093 |  24,878 |  25,124
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|   2,017 |   2,063 |   2,087 |   2,071 |   2,139 |   2,244 |   2,110 |   1,959
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|   1,571 |   1,598 |   1,654 |   1,784 |   1,859 |   1,984 |   2,091 |   2,135
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   3,782 |   3,623 |   3,809 |   3,874 |   4,134 |   4,311 |   4,366 |   4,340
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|   1,171 |   1,137 |   1,296 |   1,330 |   1,412 |   1,564 |   1,573 |   1,584
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|     835 |     812 |     874 |     927 |     941 |     873 |     900 |     947
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|   5,499 |   5,707 |   5,852 |   6,216 |   6,239 |   6,786 |   6,992 |   6,866
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|   2,334 |   2,384 |   2,490 |   2,578 |   2,725 |   2,845 |   2,894 |   2,892
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     261 |     313 |     339 |     394 |     272 |     311 |     356 |     390
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|   2,436 |   2,504 |   2,568 |   2,732 |   2,714 |   3,175 |   3,596 |   4,011
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|  34,723 |  34,933 |  35,792 |  36,920 |  38,792 |  40,335 |  40,447 |  39,677
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|     997 |   1,078 |   1,218 |   1,325 |   1,477 |   1,498 |   1,436 |   1,319
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|     954 |     942 |     934 |     851 |     876 |     904 |     905 |     947
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|     467 |     484 |     539 |     564 |     592 |     662 |     696 |     697
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   2,889 |   2,742 |   2,787 |   2,908 |   2,982 |   3,040 |   3,160 |   3,113
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|   5,579 |   5,845 |   5,881 |   6,176 |   6,745 |   7,300 |   7,388 |   7,505
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|   9,657 |   9,717 |   9,972 |  10,059 |  10,388 |  10,813 |  10,550 |  10,093
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|     855 |     827 |     895 |     877 |   1,019 |   1,021 |     985 |     928
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|   2,956 |   2,796 |   3,028 |   2,988 |   3,213 |   3,392 |   3,603 |   3,645
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|   6,040 |   6,138 |   6,021 |   6,350 |   6,589 |   7,045 |   7,070 |   6,747
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|   1,803 |   1,830 |   1,982 |   2,141 |   2,253 |   2,341 |   2,289 |   2,277
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|     880 |     878 |     906 |     883 |     898 |     923 |     961 |     910
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|   1,646 |   1,656 |   1,629 |   1,798 |   1,760 |   1,396 |   1,404 |   1,496
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  10,140 |  10,782 |  11,460 |  12,119 |  12,695 |  13,749 |  14,521 |  15,197
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     358 |     380 |     418 |     419 |     385 |     422 |     429 |     456
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     166 |     197 |     204 |     199 |     234 |     252 |     249 |     260
 NURSING .................................|   3,503 |   3,814 |   4,197 |   4,392 |   4,734 |   5,082 |   5,442 |   6,011
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|     854 |     903 |   1,000 |   1,028 |   1,041 |   1,053 |   1,075 |   1,096
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   2,088 |   2,081 |   2,159 |   2,336 |   2,327 |   2,625 |   2,821 |   2,834
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|   1,471 |   1,629 |   1,607 |   1,638 |   1,754 |   1,897 |   1,954 |   2,000
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     670 |     694 |     733 |     813 |     794 |     835 |     779 |     756
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   1,030 |   1,084 |   1,142 |   1,294 |   1,426 |   1,583 |   1,772 |   1,784
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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