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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 19: Department Populations and Response Rates


             TABLE I-1.  THE NSF DATA COLLECTION SERIES: 1966-94

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                                   |             |             |    NUMBER OF DEPARTMENTS    |   GRADUATE ENROLLMENT IN
                                   |  NUMBER OF  |  NUMBER OF  |                             |       SURVEYED FIELDS
               YEAR                |INSTITUTIONS |  REPORTING  |                             |
                                                                _____________________________ _____________________________
                                   |  SURVEYED   |    UNITS    |         |         |         |         |         |
                                   |             |             |  TOTAL  |MASTER'S |DOCTORATE|  TOTAL  |  FULL-  |  PART-
                                   |             |             |         |         |         |         |  TIME   |  TIME
                                   |             |             |         |         |         |         |         |
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A. GRADUATE TRAINEESHIP            |             |             |         |         |         |         |         |
     PROGRAM                       |             |             |         |         |         |         |         |
                                   |             |             |         |         |         |         |         |
   1966 ...........................|          204|          204|    2,866|      441|    2,425|  169,303|  124,255|   45,048
   1967 ...........................|          209|          209|    3,014|      434|    2,580|  179,622|  133,972|   45,650
   1968 ...........................|          219|          219|    3,190|      454|    2,736|  184,759|  140,714|   44,045
   1969 ...........................|          224|          224|    3,354|      460|    2,894|  196,341|  147,515|   48,826
   1970 ...........................|          227|          227|    3,544|      473|    3,071|  201,918|  153,250|   48,668
   1971 1/.........................|          224|          249|    3,397|      407|    2,990|  214,680|  164,764|   49,916
                                   |             |             |         |         |         |         |         |
B. SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS     |             |             |         |         |         |         |         |
     AND POSTDOCTORATES IN         |             |             |         |         |         |         |         |
     SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 2/    |             |             |         |         |         |         |         |
                                   |             |             |         |         |         |         |         |
   DOCTORATE INSTITUTIONS:         |             |             |         |         |         |         |         |
                                   |             |             |         |         |         |         |         |
   1972 ...........................|          260|          328|    4,593|      780|    3,813|  210,895|  161,329|   49,566
   1973 ...........................|          259|          336|    6,538|      859|    5,679|  214,459|  161,582|   52,877
   1974 ...........................|          280|          370|    7,486|    1,399|    6,087|  260,494|  190,844|   69,650
   1975 ...........................|          323|          420|    7,866|    1,686|    6,180|  295,146|  207,417|   87,729
   1976 ...........................|          331|          429|    7,957|    1,736|    6,221|  298,801|  210,835|   87,966
                                   |             |             |         |         |         |         |         |
   1977 ...........................|          332|          435|    8,164|    1,849|    6,315|  305,961|  212,749|   93,212
   1978 ...........................|          310|          419|    8,122|    1,732|    6,390|  298,581|  208,479|   90,102
   1979 ...........................|          348|          465|    8,406|    1,916|    6,490|  314,354|  216,667|   97,687
   1980 ...........................|          347|          464|    8,513|    1,968|    6,545|  323,816|  222,678|  101,138
   1981 ...........................|          345|          460|    8,439|    1,965|    6,474|  330,539|  226,405|  104,134
                                   |             |             |         |         |         |         |         |
   1982 ...........................|          342|          458|    8,296|    1,952|    6,344|  336,720|  229,400|  107,320
   1983 ...........................|          341|          457|    8,171|    1,915|    6,256|  343,461|  235,537|  107,924
   1984 ...........................|          330|          450|    8,171|    1,882|    6,289|  346,002|  236,631|  109,371
   1985 ...........................|          330|          445|    8,279|    1,918|    6,361|  355,400|  240,356|  115,044
   1986 ...........................|          330|          447|    8,353|    1,930|    6,423|  366,214|  248,996|  117,218
                                   |             |             |         |         |         |         |         |
   1987 ...........................|          334|          453|    8,464|    1,930|    6,534|  371,656|  253,547|  118,109
   1988 ...........................|          346|          466|    8,710|    2,014|    6,696|  377,092|  258,912|  118,180
   1989 ...........................|          347|          467|    8,833|    2,027|    6,806|  384,359|  265,929|  118,430
   1990 ...........................|          346|          466|    8,974|    2,068|    6,906|  397,779|  274,546|  123,233
   1991 ...........................|          346|          466|    9,167|    2,087|    7,080|  413,096|  286,965|  126,131
                                   |             |             |         |         |         |         |         |
   1992 ...........................|          346|          466|    9,400|    2,125|    7,275|  431,688|  300,865|  130,823
   1993 ...........................|          346|          466|    9,594|    2,136|    7,458|  439,817|  306,890|  132,927
   1994 ...........................|          345|          465|    9,813|    2,197|    7,616|  441,480|  307,964|  133,516
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   MASTER'S INSTITUTIONS:          |             |             |         |         |         |         |         |
                                   |             |             |         |         |         |         |         |
   1975 3/.........................|          263|          263|    1,140|    1,140|      N/A|   33,563|   12,427|   21,136
   1976 ...........................|          265|          265|    1,156|    1,156|      N/A|   35,023|   12,678|   22,345
   1977 ...........................|          270|          270|    1,231|    1,231|      N/A|   39,530|   14,096|   25,434
   1978 4/.........................|            3|            3|       26|       26|      N/A|      778|      301|      477
   1979 ...........................|          282|          282|    1,284|    1,284|      N/A|   43,334|   15,201|   28,133
                                   |             |             |         |         |         |         |         |
   1980 ...........................|          280|          280|    1,290|    1,290|      N/A|   43,345|   15,815|   27,530
   1981 ...........................|          278|          278|    1,294|    1,294|      N/A|   44,689|   15,726|   28,963
   1982 ...........................|          268|          268|    1,293|    1,293|      N/A|   45,685|   15,442|   30,243
   1983 ...........................|          268|          268|    1,301|    1,301|      N/A|   47,098|   16,567|   30,531
   1984 5/.........................|           81|           81|      624|      624|      N/A|   48,796|   17,343|   31,453
                                   |             |             |         |         |         |         |         |
   1985 5/.........................|           81|           81|      636|      636|      N/A|   48,767|   17,009|   31,758
   1986 5/.........................|           81|           81|      637|      637|      N/A|   49,430|   17,217|   32,213
   1987 5/.........................|           81|           81|      645|      645|      N/A|   49,929|   17,548|   32,381
   1988 ...........................|          259|          259|    1,314|    1,314|      N/A|   47,638|   16,307|   31,331
   1989 ...........................|          261|          261|    1,365|    1,365|      N/A|   50,359|   16,840|   33,519
                                   |             |             |         |         |         |         |         |
   1990 ...........................|          263|          263|    1,398|    1,398|      N/A|   54,609|   18,364|   36,245
   1991 ...........................|          262|          262|    1,446|    1,446|      N/A|   58,378|   20,141|   38,237
   1992 ...........................|          261|          261|    1,491|    1,491|      N/A|   62,073|   21,908|   40,165
   1993 ...........................|          259|          259|    1,540|    1,540|      N/A|   65,158|   23,094|   42,064
   1994 ...........................|          259|          259|    1,598|    1,598|      N/A|   65,146|   24,005|   41,141
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1/  THE 1972 SURVEY ALSO COLLECTED SELECTED DATA FOR 1971.
2/  THE NAME OF THE SURVEY WAS CHANGED IN 1981 TO SPECIFY THE INCLUSION
    OF ENGINEERING.
3/  THE 1976 SURVEY ALSO COLLECTED 1975 DATA FROM MASTER'S-GRANTING
    INSTITUTIONS.
4/  THE 1978 SURVEY DID NOT INCLUDE MASTER'S INSTITUTIONS. THREE
    INSTITUTIONS WERE SUBSEQUENTLY CHANGED FROM DOCTORATE TO
    MASTER'S-GRANTING.
5/  MASTER'S-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS WERE SURVEYED ON A SAMPLE BASIS FROM
    1984 THROUGH 1987.
KEY:      N/A = NOT APPLICABLE
SOURCE:   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/SRS, SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
    AND POSTDOCTORATES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING