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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 18: Students in Engineering


 TABLE B-2.  GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH FIELDS IN
          ALL INSTITUTIONS, BY ENROLLMENT STATUS AND FIELD: 1975-94

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            |TOTAL, ALL|          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |
    YEAR    | SURVEYED |          |          |  EARTH,  |          |          |          |          |          |
            |  FIELDS  |SCIENCES, | PHYSICAL |  ATMOS-  |  MATHE-  | COMPUTER |  AGRI-   |BIOLOGICAL|          |  SOCIAL
            |          |  TOTAL   | SCIENCES |PHERIC, & | MATICAL  | SCIENCES | CULTURAL | SCIENCES |PSYCHOLOGY| SCIENCES
            |          |          |          |  OCEAN   | SCIENCES |          | SCIENCES |          |          |
            |          |          |          | SCIENCES |          |          |          |          |          |
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 1975 ......|  328,709 |  234,919 |   26,310 |   12,079 |   16,892 |    8,415 |   10,702 |   46,398 |   36,191 |   77,932
 1976 ......|  333,824 |  238,877 |   26,631 |   12,819 |   17,071 |    8,627 |   11,285 |   47,728 |   37,458 |   77,258
 1977 ......|  345,491 |  243,131 |   26,855 |   13,455 |   16,052 |    9,108 |   11,677 |   49,234 |   38,617 |   78,133
 1978 1/....|  340,013 |  236,704 |   26,270 |   13,274 |   14,822 |    9,845 |   11,869 |   47,904 |   37,507 |   75,214
 1979 ......|  357,688 |  247,458 |   26,695 |   13,737 |   15,046 |   11,690 |   12,240 |   48,199 |   39,766 |   80,085
 1980 ......|  367,161 |  251,410 |   26,934 |   14,051 |   15,334 |   13,578 |   12,452 |   47,596 |   40,610 |   80,855
 1981 ......|  375,228 |  252,577 |   27,357 |   14,266 |   15,902 |   16,437 |   12,355 |   46,639 |   40,666 |   78,955
 1982 ......|  382,405 |  255,321 |   28,186 |   15,020 |   17,178 |   19,812 |   12,583 |   45,970 |   40,073 |   76,499
 1983 ......|  390,559 |  256,005 |   29,453 |   15,453 |   17,380 |   23,333 |   12,429 |   45,644 |   40,905 |   71,408
 1984 2/....|  394,798 |  257,130 |   30,056 |   15,505 |   17,459 |   25,526 |   12,226 |   45,763 |   40,931 |   69,664
 1985 2/....|  404,167 |  262,223 |   30,981 |   15,420 |   17,572 |   29,769 |   11,561 |   46,112 |   40,721 |   70,087
 1986 2/....|  415,644 |  266,350 |   32,246 |   15,066 |   17,967 |   31,349 |   11,458 |   46,765 |   41,241 |   70,258
 1987 2/....|  421,585 |  269,477 |   32,727 |   14,371 |   18,524 |   32,051 |   11,118 |   46,747 |   42,612 |   71,327
 1988 ......|  424,730 |  272,573 |   32,962 |   13,905 |   19,096 |   32,227 |   11,135 |   47,565 |   43,963 |   71,720
 1989 ......|  434,718 |  278,859 |   33,616 |   13,668 |   19,284 |   32,482 |   11,190 |   48,852 |   45,528 |   74,239
 1990 ......|  452,388 |  289,717 |   34,075 |   14,024 |   19,794 |   34,257 |   11,316 |   49,989 |   48,198 |   78,064
 1991 ......|  471,474 |  299,344 |   34,738 |   14,532 |   19,970 |   34,610 |   11,506 |   51,778 |   51,382 |   80,828
 1992 ......|  493,761 |  312,762 |   35,349 |   15,413 |   20,367 |   36,142 |   11,827 |   54,186 |   53,641 |   85,837
 1993 ......|  504,975 |  319,574 |   35,318 |   15,875 |   20,009 |   36,114 |   11,953 |   56,526 |   54,719 |   89,060
 1994 ......|  506,626 |  319,287 |   34,484 |   16,095 |   19,636 |   33,973 |   12,309 |   58,199 |   54,938 |   89,653
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 1975 ......|  219,844 |  164,695 |   21,916 |    9,557 |   10,694 |    4,473 |    8,889 |   36,874 |   24,105 |   48,187
 1976 ......|  223,513 |  168,046 |   22,252 |   10,091 |   10,952 |    4,748 |    9,436 |   37,905 |   25,643 |   47,019
 1977 ......|  226,845 |  169,365 |   22,505 |   10,424 |   10,365 |    4,604 |    9,711 |   38,415 |   25,703 |   47,638
 1978 1/....|  223,128 |  164,367 |   22,126 |   10,365 |    9,769 |    4,928 |    9,728 |   37,772 |   24,781 |   44,900
 1979 ......|  231,868 |  169,155 |   22,535 |   10,625 |    9,667 |    5,853 |    9,952 |   37,996 |   25,848 |   46,679
 1980 ......|  238,493 |  171,883 |   22,917 |   10,871 |    9,901 |    6,587 |   10,168 |   37,690 |   26,671 |   47,078
 1981 ......|  242,131 |  172,334 |   23,307 |   10,934 |   10,153 |    7,445 |   10,312 |   37,277 |   26,570 |   46,336
 1982 ......|  244,842 |  172,213 |   24,038 |   11,319 |   10,814 |    9,171 |   10,136 |   36,688 |   25,667 |   44,380
 1983 ......|  252,104 |  175,599 |   25,204 |   11,968 |   10,957 |   10,600 |    9,976 |   36,740 |   26,561 |   43,593
 1984 2/....|  253,974 |  175,902 |   25,852 |   11,734 |   11,311 |   11,436 |    9,908 |   37,114 |   25,969 |   42,578
 1985 2/....|  257,365 |  178,175 |   26,669 |   11,334 |   11,817 |   13,861 |    9,250 |   37,001 |   25,335 |   42,908
 1986 2/....|  266,213 |  182,693 |   27,762 |   11,249 |   12,390 |   15,020 |    9,341 |   37,810 |   26,255 |   42,866
 1987 2/....|  271,095 |  185,303 |   28,412 |   10,435 |   13,044 |   15,336 |    9,094 |   38,235 |   27,256 |   43,491
 1988 ......|  275,219 |  187,683 |   28,574 |   10,199 |   13,513 |   15,133 |    9,122 |   39,209 |   28,118 |   43,815
 1989 ......|  282,769 |  192,579 |   29,207 |   10,027 |   13,683 |   15,606 |    9,070 |   40,348 |   29,348 |   45,290
 1990 ......|  292,910 |  199,508 |   29,485 |   10,262 |   13,867 |   16,689 |    9,100 |   40,945 |   30,646 |   48,514
 1991 ......|  307,106 |  206,211 |   30,118 |   10,395 |   14,258 |   16,516 |    9,289 |   42,700 |   32,285 |   50,650
 1992 ......|  322,773 |  216,263 |   30,673 |   11,011 |   14,681 |   17,462 |    9,452 |   44,398 |   34,306 |   54,280
 1993 ......|  329,984 |  220,536 |   30,611 |   11,385 |   14,533 |   17,355 |    9,500 |   46,523 |   34,914 |   55,715
 1994 ......|  331,969 |  221,315 |   30,035 |   11,507 |   14,204 |   16,691 |    9,588 |   47,949 |   35,025 |   56,316
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 1975 ......|  108,865 |   70,224 |    4,394 |    2,522 |    6,198 |    3,942 |    1,813 |    9,524 |   12,086 |   29,745
 1976 ......|  110,311 |   70,831 |    4,379 |    2,728 |    6,119 |    3,879 |    1,849 |    9,823 |   11,815 |   30,239
 1977 ......|  118,646 |   73,766 |    4,350 |    3,031 |    5,687 |    4,504 |    1,966 |   10,819 |   12,914 |   30,495
 1978 1/....|  116,886 |   72,337 |    4,145 |    2,909 |    5,053 |    4,917 |    2,141 |   10,132 |   12,726 |   30,315
 1979 ......|  125,820 |   78,303 |    4,160 |    3,112 |    5,379 |    5,837 |    2,288 |   10,203 |   13,918 |   33,406
 1980 ......|  128,668 |   79,527 |    4,017 |    3,180 |    5,433 |    6,991 |    2,284 |    9,906 |   13,939 |   33,777
 1981 ......|  133,097 |   80,243 |    4,050 |    3,332 |    5,749 |    8,992 |    2,043 |    9,362 |   14,096 |   32,619
 1982 ......|  137,563 |   83,108 |    4,148 |    3,701 |    6,364 |   10,641 |    2,447 |    9,282 |   14,406 |   32,119
 1983 ......|  138,455 |   80,406 |    4,249 |    3,485 |    6,423 |   12,733 |    2,453 |    8,904 |   14,344 |   27,815
 1984 2/....|  140,824 |   81,228 |    4,204 |    3,771 |    6,148 |   14,090 |    2,318 |    8,649 |   14,962 |   27,086
 1985 2/....|  146,802 |   84,048 |    4,312 |    4,086 |    5,755 |   15,908 |    2,311 |    9,111 |   15,386 |   27,179
 1986 2/....|  149,431 |   83,657 |    4,484 |    3,817 |    5,577 |   16,329 |    2,117 |    8,955 |   14,986 |   27,392
 1987 2/....|  150,490 |   84,174 |    4,315 |    3,936 |    5,480 |   16,715 |    2,024 |    8,512 |   15,356 |   27,836
 1988 ......|  149,511 |   84,890 |    4,388 |    3,706 |    5,583 |   17,094 |    2,013 |    8,356 |   15,845 |   27,905
 1989 ......|  151,949 |   86,280 |    4,409 |    3,641 |    5,601 |   16,876 |    2,120 |    8,504 |   16,180 |   28,949
 1990 ......|  159,478 |   90,209 |    4,590 |    3,762 |    5,927 |   17,568 |    2,216 |    9,044 |   17,552 |   29,550
 1991 ......|  164,368 |   93,133 |    4,620 |    4,137 |    5,712 |   18,094 |    2,217 |    9,078 |   19,097 |   30,178
 1992 ......|  170,988 |   96,499 |    4,676 |    4,402 |    5,686 |   18,680 |    2,375 |    9,788 |   19,335 |   31,557
 1993 ......|  174,991 |   99,038 |    4,707 |    4,490 |    5,476 |   18,759 |    2,453 |   10,003 |   19,805 |   33,345
 1994 ......|  174,657 |   97,972 |    4,449 |    4,588 |    5,432 |   17,282 |    2,721 |   10,250 |   19,913 |   33,337
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    YEAR    |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |METALLUR- |          |  HEALTH
            |  ENGI-   |AEROSPACE | CHEMICAL |  CIVIL   |ELECTRICAL|INDUSTRIAL|MECHANICAL| GICAL &  |  OTHER   |  FIELDS
            | NEERING, |  ENGI-   |  ENGI-   |  ENGI-   |  ENGI-   |  ENGI-   |  ENGI-   |MATERIALS |  ENGI-   |
            |  TOTAL   | NEERING  | NEERING  | NEERING  | NEERING  | NEERING  | NEERING  |  ENGI-   | NEERING  |
            |          |          |          |          |          |          |          | NEERING  |          |
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            |                                              TOTAL ENROLLMENT
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 1975 ......|   68,271 |    1,670 |    5,034 |   12,560 |   16,320 |   11,663 |    8,601 |    2,352 |   10,071 |   25,519
 1976 ......|   66,657 |    1,477 |    5,205 |   11,995 |   15,926 |   10,687 |    8,313 |    2,375 |   10,679 |   28,290
 1977 ......|   68,685 |    1,518 |    5,201 |   12,335 |   17,406 |   10,438 |    8,722 |    2,559 |   10,506 |   33,675
 1978 1/....|   67,703 |    1,464 |    5,342 |   12,363 |   17,124 |    9,498 |    8,637 |    2,571 |   10,707 |   35,607
 1979 ......|   71,713 |    1,481 |    5,605 |   12,822 |   17,715 |   10,714 |    9,251 |    2,756 |   11,369 |   38,517
 1980 ......|   74,289 |    1,737 |    6,015 |   13,097 |   19,132 |    9,675 |    9,888 |    2,910 |   11,835 |   41,462
 1981 ......|   79,534 |    1,883 |    6,496 |   14,089 |   20,113 |    9,716 |   10,618 |    3,125 |   13,494 |   43,117
 1982 ......|   83,666 |    1,941 |    7,189 |   14,122 |   21,927 |    9,556 |   11,467 |    3,124 |   14,340 |   43,418
 1983 ......|   91,097 |    2,305 |    7,563 |   14,910 |   25,295 |    9,225 |   12,911 |    3,447 |   15,441 |   43,457
 1984 2/....|   92,696 |    2,340 |    7,373 |   15,192 |   26,388 |    9,266 |   13,855 |    3,657 |   14,625 |   44,972
 1985 2/....|   95,982 |    2,538 |    7,150 |   14,902 |   28,203 |   10,490 |   14,157 |    3,943 |   14,599 |   45,962
 1986 2/....|  101,856 |    2,804 |    7,012 |   14,976 |   29,969 |   11,511 |   15,713 |    4,208 |   15,663 |   47,438
 1987 2/....|  103,937 |    3,015 |    7,111 |   14,682 |   31,399 |   12,204 |   16,366 |    4,366 |   14,794 |   48,171
 1988 ......|  102,811 |    3,223 |    6,618 |   14,811 |   32,035 |   11,375 |   16,151 |    4,337 |   14,261 |   49,346
 1989 ......|  104,014 |    3,524 |    6,460 |   14,909 |   33,257 |   11,065 |   16,265 |    4,594 |   13,940 |   51,845
 1990 ......|  107,616 |    3,934 |    6,735 |   15,542 |   33,722 |   11,239 |   16,879 |    4,941 |   14,624 |   55,055
 1991 ......|  113,572 |    4,120 |    7,127 |   17,398 |   35,182 |   12,669 |   17,730 |    5,160 |   14,186 |   58,558
 1992 ......|  118,032 |    4,036 |    7,397 |   19,572 |   36,460 |   13,522 |   18,637 |    5,512 |   12,896 |   62,967
 1993 ......|  116,862 |    3,940 |    7,496 |   19,583 |   35,337 |   13,593 |   18,477 |    5,363 |   13,073 |   68,539
 1994 ......|  113,865 |    3,714 |    7,738 |   20,030 |   33,715 |   13,424 |   17,730 |    5,191 |   12,323 |   73,474
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 1975 ......|   37,762 |    1,245 |    3,515 |    7,363 |    8,278 |    4,152 |    4,931 |    1,787 |    6,491 |   17,387
 1976 ......|   36,882 |    1,165 |    3,691 |    7,025 |    8,147 |    3,578 |    4,919 |    1,860 |    6,497 |   18,585
 1977 ......|   37,156 |    1,187 |    3,873 |    7,094 |    8,528 |    3,343 |    4,883 |    1,951 |    6,297 |   20,324
 1978 1/....|   37,513 |    1,140 |    3,939 |    7,338 |    8,507 |    3,251 |    4,952 |    1,974 |    6,413 |   21,248
 1979 ......|   39,967 |    1,152 |    4,218 |    7,623 |    9,039 |    3,743 |    5,428 |    2,135 |    6,629 |   22,746
 1980 ......|   42,627 |    1,327 |    4,490 |    7,958 |    9,963 |    3,736 |    5,841 |    2,254 |    7,058 |   23,983
 1981 ......|   45,724 |    1,483 |    4,989 |    8,799 |   10,450 |    3,602 |    6,422 |    2,454 |    7,525 |   24,073
 1982 ......|   49,754 |    1,522 |    5,608 |    9,381 |   11,533 |    3,806 |    7,267 |    2,478 |    8,159 |   22,875
 1983 ......|   53,906 |    1,840 |    5,869 |    9,804 |   13,265 |    3,286 |    8,330 |    2,704 |    8,808 |   22,599
 1984 2/....|   55,165 |    1,854 |    5,734 |   10,086 |   13,925 |    3,391 |    8,698 |    2,872 |    8,605 |   22,907
 1985 2/....|   55,895 |    1,994 |    5,546 |    9,749 |   14,799 |    3,455 |    8,875 |    3,093 |    8,384 |   23,295
 1986 2/....|   60,164 |    2,154 |    5,594 |    9,971 |   16,290 |    3,805 |    9,789 |    3,370 |    9,191 |   23,356
 1987 2/....|   61,931 |    2,372 |    5,674 |    9,628 |   17,101 |    4,155 |   10,230 |    3,436 |    9,335 |   23,861
 1988 ......|   63,006 |    2,533 |    5,359 |    9,946 |   17,706 |    4,294 |   10,416 |    3,466 |    9,286 |   24,530
 1989 ......|   64,381 |    2,772 |    5,282 |    9,964 |   18,466 |    4,664 |   10,492 |    3,720 |    9,021 |   25,809
 1990 ......|   65,986 |    3,010 |    5,443 |   10,128 |   18,675 |    4,779 |   10,867 |    3,930 |    9,154 |   27,416
 1991 ......|   71,048 |    3,325 |    5,788 |   11,328 |   19,904 |    5,607 |   11,687 |    4,058 |    9,351 |   29,847
 1992 ......|   74,433 |    3,306 |    5,946 |   12,454 |   20,996 |    6,088 |   12,383 |    4,274 |    8,986 |   32,077
 1993 ......|   73,814 |    3,262 |    6,021 |   12,458 |   20,400 |    5,905 |   12,395 |    4,249 |    9,124 |   35,634
 1994 ......|   71,647 |    2,998 |    6,090 |   12,654 |   19,547 |    5,796 |   11,796 |    4,108 |    8,658 |   39,007
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 1975 ......|   30,509 |      425 |    1,519 |    5,197 |    8,042 |    7,511 |    3,670 |      565 |    3,580 |    8,132
 1976 ......|   29,775 |      312 |    1,514 |    4,970 |    7,779 |    7,109 |    3,394 |      515 |    4,182 |    9,705
 1977 ......|   31,529 |      331 |    1,328 |    5,241 |    8,878 |    7,095 |    3,839 |      608 |    4,209 |   13,351
 1978 1/....|   30,190 |      324 |    1,403 |    5,025 |    8,617 |    6,247 |    3,685 |      598 |    4,294 |   14,359
 1979 ......|   31,746 |      329 |    1,387 |    5,199 |    8,676 |    6,971 |    3,823 |      621 |    4,740 |   15,771
 1980 ......|   31,662 |      410 |    1,525 |    5,139 |    9,169 |    5,939 |    4,047 |      656 |    4,777 |   17,479
 1981 ......|   33,810 |      400 |    1,507 |    5,290 |    9,663 |    6,114 |    4,196 |      671 |    5,969 |   19,044
 1982 ......|   33,912 |      419 |    1,581 |    4,741 |   10,394 |    5,750 |    4,200 |      646 |    6,181 |   20,543
 1983 ......|   37,191 |      465 |    1,694 |    5,106 |   12,030 |    5,939 |    4,581 |      743 |    6,633 |   20,858
 1984 2/....|   37,531 |      486 |    1,639 |    5,106 |   12,463 |    5,875 |    5,157 |      785 |    6,020 |   22,065
 1985 2/....|   40,087 |      544 |    1,604 |    5,153 |   13,404 |    7,035 |    5,282 |      850 |    6,215 |   22,667
 1986 2/....|   41,692 |      650 |    1,418 |    5,005 |   13,679 |    7,706 |    5,924 |      838 |    6,472 |   24,082
 1987 2/....|   42,006 |      643 |    1,437 |    5,054 |   14,298 |    8,049 |    6,136 |      930 |    5,459 |   24,310
 1988 ......|   39,805 |      690 |    1,259 |    4,865 |   14,329 |    7,081 |    5,735 |      871 |    4,975 |   24,816
 1989 ......|   39,633 |      752 |    1,178 |    4,945 |   14,791 |    6,401 |    5,773 |      874 |    4,919 |   26,036
 1990 ......|   41,630 |      924 |    1,292 |    5,414 |   15,047 |    6,460 |    6,012 |    1,011 |    5,470 |   27,639
 1991 ......|   42,524 |      795 |    1,339 |    6,070 |   15,278 |    7,062 |    6,043 |    1,102 |    4,835 |   28,711
 1992 ......|   43,599 |      730 |    1,451 |    7,118 |   15,464 |    7,434 |    6,254 |    1,238 |    3,910 |   30,890
 1993 ......|   43,048 |      678 |    1,475 |    7,125 |   14,937 |    7,688 |    6,082 |    1,114 |    3,949 |   32,905
 1994 ......|   42,218 |      716 |    1,648 |    7,376 |   14,168 |    7,628 |    5,934 |    1,083 |    3,665 |   34,467
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1/  MASTER'S-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS WERE NOT SURVEYED IN 1978; TOTALS
    REPRESENT ESTIMATES BASED ON 1977 AND 1979 DATA.  DETAILS FOR 1978 MAY
    NOT SUM TO TOTAL DUE TO ROUNDING.
2/  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.
SOURCE:   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/SRS, SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
    AND POSTDOCTORATES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING