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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 18: Students in Engineering


 TABLE B-3.  GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH FIELDS IN
                 ALL INSTITUTIONS, BY SEX 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 ......|       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA
 1976 ......|       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA
 1977 ......|  244,971 |  168,877 |   22,816 |   11,176 |   11,933 |    7,549 |    9,570 |   32,511 |   20,518 |   52,804
 1978 1/....|       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA
 1979 ......|  240,888 |  164,018 |   22,202 |   10,850 |   11,019 |    9,367 |    9,575 |   30,318 |   19,424 |   51,263
 1980 ......|  242,990 |  163,323 |   22,338 |   10,844 |   11,260 |   10,491 |    9,594 |   29,295 |   19,027 |   50,474
 1981 ......|  243,592 |  160,430 |   22,348 |   10,848 |   11,414 |   12,228 |    9,533 |   27,992 |   17,900 |   48,167
 1982 ......|  246,343 |  160,494 |   22,767 |   11,297 |   12,100 |   14,366 |    9,498 |   26,797 |   16,976 |   46,693
 1983 ......|  250,982 |  159,258 |   23,576 |   11,552 |   12,176 |   16,719 |    9,290 |   26,293 |   16,648 |   43,004
 1984 2/....|  252,727 |  159,824 |   23,898 |   11,632 |   12,288 |   18,653 |    9,088 |   26,246 |   16,180 |   41,839
 1985 2/....|  258,305 |  162,606 |   24,474 |   11,493 |   12,216 |   22,208 |    8,570 |   26,208 |   15,597 |   41,840
 1986 2/....|  264,796 |  164,249 |   25,384 |   11,119 |   12,481 |   23,497 |    8,505 |   26,294 |   15,377 |   41,592
 1987 2/....|  267,988 |  165,212 |   25,613 |   10,592 |   12,921 |   24,036 |    8,166 |   26,314 |   15,683 |   41,887
 1988 ......|  265,470 |  164,368 |   25,465 |   10,081 |   13,315 |   24,033 |    8,038 |   26,304 |   15,502 |   41,630
 1989 ......|  268,810 |  166,499 |   25,815 |    9,800 |   13,294 |   24,494 |    8,045 |   26,618 |   15,673 |   42,760
 1990 ......|  275,775 |  170,543 |   26,007 |    9,891 |   13,589 |   26,058 |    7,981 |   26,947 |   15,831 |   44,239
 1991 ......|  285,003 |  174,108 |   26,171 |   10,058 |   13,667 |   26,340 |    7,939 |   27,643 |   16,565 |   45,725
 1992 ......|  294,250 |  179,633 |   26,505 |   10,526 |   13,814 |   27,741 |    8,059 |   28,706 |   16,705 |   47,577
 1993 ......|  294,751 |  180,389 |   26,116 |   10,787 |   13,368 |   27,706 |    7,864 |   29,442 |   16,615 |   48,491
 1994 ......|  290,080 |  177,719 |   25,327 |   10,719 |   13,081 |   25,948 |    7,997 |   30,010 |   16,565 |   48,072
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 1975 ......|       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA
 1976 ......|       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA
 1977 ......|  100,520 |   74,254 |    4,039 |    2,279 |    4,119 |    1,559 |    2,107 |   16,723 |   18,099 |   25,329
 1978 1/....|       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA
 1979 ......|  116,800 |   83,440 |    4,493 |    2,887 |    4,027 |    2,323 |    2,665 |   17,881 |   20,342 |   28,822
 1980 ......|  124,171 |   88,087 |    4,596 |    3,207 |    4,074 |    3,087 |    2,858 |   18,301 |   21,583 |   30,381
 1981 ......|  131,636 |   92,147 |    5,009 |    3,418 |    4,488 |    4,209 |    2,822 |   18,647 |   22,766 |   30,788
 1982 ......|  136,062 |   94,827 |    5,419 |    3,723 |    5,078 |    5,446 |    3,085 |   19,173 |   23,097 |   29,806
 1983 ......|  139,577 |   96,747 |    5,877 |    3,901 |    5,204 |    6,614 |    3,139 |   19,351 |   24,257 |   28,404
 1984 2/....|  142,071 |   97,306 |    6,158 |    3,873 |    5,171 |    6,873 |    3,138 |   19,517 |   24,751 |   27,825
 1985 2/....|  145,862 |   99,617 |    6,507 |    3,927 |    5,356 |    7,561 |    2,991 |   19,904 |   25,124 |   28,247
 1986 2/....|  150,848 |  102,101 |    6,862 |    3,947 |    5,486 |    7,852 |    2,953 |   20,471 |   25,864 |   28,666
 1987 2/....|  153,597 |  104,265 |    7,114 |    3,779 |    5,603 |    8,015 |    2,952 |   20,433 |   26,929 |   29,440
 1988 ......|  159,260 |  108,205 |    7,497 |    3,824 |    5,781 |    8,194 |    3,097 |   21,261 |   28,461 |   30,090
 1989 ......|  165,908 |  112,360 |    7,801 |    3,868 |    5,990 |    7,988 |    3,145 |   22,234 |   29,855 |   31,479
 1990 ......|  176,613 |  119,174 |    8,068 |    4,133 |    6,205 |    8,199 |    3,335 |   23,042 |   32,367 |   33,825
 1991 ......|  186,471 |  125,236 |    8,567 |    4,474 |    6,303 |    8,270 |    3,567 |   24,135 |   34,817 |   35,103
 1992 ......|  199,511 |  133,129 |    8,844 |    4,887 |    6,553 |    8,401 |    3,768 |   25,480 |   36,936 |   38,260
 1993 ......|  210,224 |  139,185 |    9,202 |    5,088 |    6,641 |    8,408 |    4,089 |   27,084 |   38,104 |   40,569
 1994 ......|  216,546 |  141,568 |    9,157 |    5,376 |    6,555 |    8,025 |    4,312 |   28,189 |   38,373 |   41,581
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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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 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 ......|       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA
 1976 ......|       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA
 1977 ......|   64,985 |    1,485 |    4,827 |   11,507 |   16,696 |    9,683 |    8,449 |    2,376 |    9,962 |   11,109
 1978 1/....|       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA
 1979 ......|   65,842 |    1,432 |    4,991 |   11,503 |   16,782 |    9,463 |    8,782 |    2,468 |   10,421 |   11,028
 1980 ......|   67,960 |    1,663 |    5,336 |   11,732 |   18,149 |    8,330 |    9,354 |    2,607 |   10,789 |   11,707
 1981 ......|   71,795 |    1,816 |    5,718 |   12,515 |   18,837 |    8,180 |    9,987 |    2,735 |   12,007 |   11,367
 1982 ......|   74,891 |    1,831 |    6,288 |   12,373 |   20,376 |    7,937 |   10,748 |    2,704 |   12,634 |   10,958
 1983 ......|   81,294 |    2,182 |    6,547 |   13,051 |   23,227 |    7,711 |   12,106 |    2,999 |   13,471 |   10,430
 1984 2/....|   82,402 |    2,208 |    6,401 |   13,165 |   24,175 |    7,661 |   12,899 |    3,189 |   12,704 |   10,501
 1985 2/....|   84,904 |    2,375 |    6,146 |   12,755 |   25,768 |    8,712 |   13,146 |    3,340 |   12,662 |   10,795
 1986 2/....|   89,498 |    2,604 |    5,973 |   12,829 |   27,061 |    9,423 |   14,554 |    3,533 |   13,521 |   11,049
 1987 2/....|   90,981 |    2,791 |    5,957 |   12,579 |   28,301 |    9,967 |   15,070 |    3,637 |   12,679 |   11,795
 1988 ......|   89,692 |    2,996 |    5,543 |   12,517 |   28,757 |    9,287 |   14,749 |    3,581 |   12,262 |   11,410
 1989 ......|   90,418 |    3,281 |    5,431 |   12,474 |   29,742 |    8,959 |   14,867 |    3,784 |   11,880 |   11,893
 1990 ......|   92,949 |    3,645 |    5,589 |   12,853 |   30,007 |    9,107 |   15,437 |    4,048 |   12,263 |   12,283
 1991 ......|   97,861 |    3,793 |    5,870 |   14,296 |   31,311 |   10,319 |   16,219 |    4,173 |   11,880 |   13,034
 1992 ......|  100,803 |    3,688 |    6,003 |   15,918 |   32,167 |   10,871 |   16,939 |    4,443 |   10,774 |   13,814
 1993 ......|   99,176 |    3,583 |    6,000 |   15,725 |   31,015 |   11,004 |   16,703 |    4,336 |   10,810 |   15,186
 1994 ......|   95,774 |    3,356 |    6,156 |   15,783 |   29,545 |   10,742 |   15,911 |    4,122 |   10,159 |   16,587
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 1975 ......|       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA
 1976 ......|       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA
 1977 ......|    3,700 |       33 |      374 |      828 |      710 |      755 |      273 |      183 |      544 |   22,566
 1978 1/....|       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA |       NA
 1979 ......|    5,871 |       49 |      614 |    1,319 |      933 |    1,251 |      469 |      288 |      948 |   27,489
 1980 ......|    6,329 |       74 |      679 |    1,365 |      983 |    1,345 |      534 |      303 |    1,046 |   29,755
 1981 ......|    7,739 |       67 |      778 |    1,574 |    1,276 |    1,536 |      631 |      390 |    1,487 |   31,750
 1982 ......|    8,775 |      110 |      901 |    1,749 |    1,551 |    1,619 |      719 |      420 |    1,706 |   32,460
 1983 ......|    9,803 |      123 |    1,016 |    1,859 |    2,068 |    1,514 |      805 |      448 |    1,970 |   33,027
 1984 2/....|   10,294 |      132 |      972 |    2,027 |    2,213 |    1,605 |      956 |      468 |    1,921 |   34,471
 1985 2/....|   11,078 |      163 |    1,004 |    2,147 |    2,435 |    1,778 |    1,011 |      603 |    1,937 |   35,167
 1986 2/....|   12,358 |      200 |    1,039 |    2,147 |    2,908 |    2,088 |    1,159 |      675 |    2,142 |   36,389
 1987 2/....|   12,956 |      224 |    1,154 |    2,103 |    3,098 |    2,237 |    1,296 |      729 |    2,115 |   36,376
 1988 ......|   13,119 |      227 |    1,075 |    2,294 |    3,278 |    2,088 |    1,402 |      756 |    1,999 |   37,936
 1989 ......|   13,596 |      243 |    1,029 |    2,435 |    3,515 |    2,106 |    1,398 |      810 |    2,060 |   39,952
 1990 ......|   14,667 |      289 |    1,146 |    2,689 |    3,715 |    2,132 |    1,442 |      893 |    2,361 |   42,772
 1991 ......|   15,711 |      327 |    1,257 |    3,102 |    3,871 |    2,350 |    1,511 |      987 |    2,306 |   45,524
 1992 ......|   17,229 |      348 |    1,394 |    3,654 |    4,293 |    2,651 |    1,698 |    1,069 |    2,122 |   49,153
 1993 ......|   17,686 |      357 |    1,496 |    3,858 |    4,322 |    2,589 |    1,774 |    1,027 |    2,263 |   53,353
 1994 ......|   18,091 |      358 |    1,582 |    4,247 |    4,170 |    2,682 |    1,819 |    1,069 |    2,164 |   56,887
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1/  MASTER'S-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS WERE NOT SURVEYED AND SEX DATA WERE
    NOT REQUESTED 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.
KEY:      NA = NOT AVAILABLE
SOURCE:   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/SRS, SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
    AND POSTDOCTORATES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING