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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 19: Department Populations and Response Rates


          TABLE I-4.  ORIGINAL DEPARTMENTAL RESPONSE RATES: 1975-94

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     YEAR      |   TOTAL   |COMPLETE | PERCENT |  PARTIAL  | PERCENT |  NON-   |  PERCENT
               |           |RESPONSE |         | REPSONSE  |         |RESPONSE |
               |           |         |         |           |         |         |
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               |           |         |         |           |         |         |
 1975 .........|      9,162|    8,998|   98.2  |         NA|     NA  |       NA|      NA
 1976 .........|      9,275|    9,148|   98.6  |         NA|     NA  |       NA|      NA
 1977 .........|      9,513|    9,432|   99.1  |         NA|     NA  |       NA|      NA
 1978 1/.......|      8,242|    8,077|   98.0  |         NA|     NA  |       NA|      NA
 1979 .........|      9,796|    9,446|   96.4  |         NA|     NA  |       NA|      NA
               |           |         |         |           |         |         |
 1980 .........|      9,930|    9,593|   96.6  |         NA|     NA  |       NA|      NA
 1981 .........|      9,917|    8,594|   86.7  |        613|    6.2  |      710|     7.2
 1982 .........|      9,776|    8,104|   82.9  |        744|    7.6  |      928|     9.5
 1983 .........|      9,663|    8,070|   83.5  |        816|    8.4  |      777|     8.0
 1984 2/.......|      8,748|    7,490|   85.6  |        643|    7.4  |      615|     7.0
               |           |         |         |           |         |         |
 1985 2/.......|      9,025|    7,818|   86.6  |        672|    7.4  |      535|     5.9
 1986 2/.......|      9,097|    7,817|   85.9  |        779|    8.6  |      501|     5.5
 1987 2/.......|      9,254|    8,030|   86.8  |        715|    7.7  |      509|     5.5
 1988 .........|     10,295|    8,812|   85.6  |        970|    9.4  |      513|     5.0
 1989 .........|     10,318|    8,908|   86.3  |        891|    8.6  |      519|     5.0
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 1990 .........|     10,483|    8,884|   84.7  |      1,053|   10.0  |      546|     5.2
 1991 .........|     10,705|    9,052|   84.6  |      1,186|   11.1  |      467|     4.4
 1992 .........|     10,936|    9,066|   82.9  |      1,538|   14.1  |      332|     3.0
 1993 .........|     11,146|    9,156|   82.1  |      1,555|   14.0  |      435|     3.9
 1994 .........|     11,411|    8,863|   77.7  |      2,109|   18.5  |      439|     3.8
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1/  THE 1978 SURVEY DID NOT INCLUDE MASTER'S INSTITUTIONS. THREE
    INSTITUTIONS WERE SUBSEQUENTLY CHANGED FROM DOCTORATE TO
    MASTER'S-GRANTING.
2/  MASTER'S-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS WERE SURVEYED ON A SAMPLE BASIS FROM
    1984 THROUGH 1987.
NOTE:     DEPARTMENTS PROVIDING PARTIAL RESPONSES WERE TABULATED
    SEPARATELY FROM COMPLETE NONRESPONDENTS BEGINNING IN 1981.
KEY:      NA = NOT AVAILABLE
SOURCE:   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/SRS, SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
    AND POSTDOCTORATES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING