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Technical Notes and Data Summaries

Summaries of Selected Departmental Responses



 TABLE IV-A-8.  SUMMARY OF RESPONSES FROM ALL BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENTS AT

    ALL GRADUATE INSTITUTIONS: FALL 1994 [ NUMBER OF DEPARTMENTS = 2,164 ]



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                                   |                STUDENTS RECEIVING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE                |        |

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                                   |       FEDERAL SOURCES (EXCLUDING LOANS)       |  NON-FEDERAL SOURCES  |        |

          ITEMS 5 AND 6            |                                               |                       |        |

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        ENROLLMENT STATUS,         |       |               |       |       |       |       |       |       |  SELF  | TOTAL  

       MECHANISM OF SUPPORT,       |       |      HHS      |       |       |       |       |       |       |SUPPORT |FOR ALL 

    AND GENDER OF S&E GRADUATE     |       |               |       |       |       |       |       |       |(INCLUD.|SOURCES

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            STUDENTS               |       |       |       |       |       | OTHER |       |       | OTHER |LOANS & |(SUM OF 

                                   |  DOD  |  NIH  | OTHER |  NSF  | DEPT. |FEDERAL| INST. |FOREIGN|  U.S. | FAMILY |COLUMNS 

                                   |       |       |  HHS  |       |OF AGR.|SOURCES|SUPPORT|SOURCES|SOURCES|SOURCES)| A - J) 

                                   |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |        |        

                                   |  (A)  |  (B)  |  (C)  |  (D)  |  (E)  |  (F)  |  (G)  |  (H)  |  (I)  |  (J)   |  (K)   

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ITEM 5                             |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |        |        

  FULL-TIME GRADUATE S&E STUDENTS: |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |        |        

                                   |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |        |        

    GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS ..........|     49|    651|     37|    421|     35|    259|  2,915|    295|    921|     NA |  5,583 

    GRADUATE TRAINEESHIPS .........|     31|  3,490|    174|     72|     21|    210|  1,033|     33|    176|     NA |  5,240

    GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS ..|    199|  7,015|    279|    872|  1,188|  1,073|  6,581|    158|  2,025|     NA | 19,390

    GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS ..|    NA |    114|      1|      4|     15|     15|  9,014|    NA |    125|     NA |  9,288

    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT ........|     63|    157|     27|     16|     31|    177|  1,126|    148|    285|  6,418 |  8,448

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    FULL-TIME TOTAL ...............|    342| 11,427|    518|  1,385|  1,290|  1,734| 20,669|    634|  3,532|  6,418 | 47,949

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    FULL-TIME WOMEN ...............|    134|  5,278|    267|    593|    568|    812|  9,661|    223|  1,550|  3,413 | 22,499

    FULL-TIME FIRST-YEAR TOTAL ....|    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |     NA | 11,400

    FULL-TIME FIRST-YEAR WOMEN ....|    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |     NA |  5,671

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ITEM 6                             |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |        |       

  PART-TIME GRADUATE S&E STUDENTS: |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |        |       

                                   |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |        |       

    TOTAL .........................|    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |     NA | 10,250

    WOMEN .........................|    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |    NA |     NA |  5,690

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                                      |            U.S. CITIZENS AND PERMANENT RESIDENTS             |        |        

               ITEM 7                 |                                                              |        |        

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       RACE/ETHNICITY OF FULL-TIME    |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        | TOTAL  

       AND PART-TIME GRADUATE S&E     | BLACK  |AMERICAN| ASIAN/ |        | WHITE  |        |        |        |(SUM OF 

            STUDENTS, BY SEX          |  NON-  |INDIAN/ |PACIFIC |        |  NON-  |        |        |        |COLUMNS 

                                      |HISPANIC|ALASKAN |ISLANDER|HISPANIC|HISPANIC|  OTHER |UNKNOWN |FOREIGN | A - H) 

                                      |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        

                                      |  (A)   |  (B)   |  (C)   |  (D)   |  (E)   |  (F)   |  (G)   |  (H)   |  (I)   

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      MEN ENROLLED FULL-TIME .........|     537|      62|   1,738|     620|  15,247|     185|     314|   6,747|  25,450

      WOMEN ENROLLED FULL-TIME .......|     816|      77|   1,621|     708|  13,777|     151|     278|   5,071|  22,499

    FULL-TIME, TOTAL .................|   1,353|     139|   3,359|   1,328|  29,024|     336|     592|  11,818|  47,949

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      MEN ENROLLED PART-TIME .........|     126|      15|     241|     125|   3,288|      30|     191|     544|   4,560

      WOMEN ENROLLED PART-TIME .......|     213|      27|     287|     181|   4,195|      50|     241|     496|   5,690

    PART-TIME, TOTAL .................|     339|      42|     528|     306|   7,483|      80|     432|   1,040|  10,250

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                                             |                 POSTDOCTORATES                      |

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                                             |         SOURCE OF SUPPORT         |        |        | OTHER  

                                             |                                   |        |        |  NON-  

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                     ITEM 8                  |                          |        |        |        |FACULTY 

              S&E POSTDOCTORATES AND         |         FEDERAL          |        |        |        |RESEARCH

                NONFACULTY RESEARCH          |                          |        | TOTAL  |        | STAFF  

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               STAFF WITH DOCTORATES         |        |        |        |        |FOR ALL |FOREIGN |  WITH  

                                             |FELLOW- |TRAINEE-|RESEARCH|  NON-  |SOURCES |POSTDOC-|DOCTOR- 

                                             | SHIPS  | SHIPS  | GRANTS |FEDERAL |(A - D) |TORATES |  ATES  

                                             |        |        |        |        |        |        |        

                                             |  (A)   |  (B)   |  (C)   |  (D)   |  (E)   |  (F)   |  (G)   

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           TOTAL ............................|   1,389|   1,064|   7,960|   4,083|  14,496|   7,173|   1,852

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           WOMEN ............................|     548|     471|   2,859|   1,416|   5,294|   2,392|     681

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           WITH MD, DDS OR DVM DEGREES ......|     203|     209|     880|     706|   1,998|   1,212|     268

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KEY:      NA = NOT APPLICABLE

SOURCE:   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/SRS, SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS

    AND POSTDOCTORATES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING