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Introduction Chapter 1: Precollege Education Chapter 2: Undergraduate Enrollment Chapter 3: Undergraduate Degrees Chapter 4: Graduate Enrollment Chapter 5: Graduate Degrees Chapter 6: Employment Technical Notes Appendix Tables
Chapter Contents:
Transition to graduate school
Enrollment trends
Field of study
Enrollment status
Sources of financial support
Debt at graduation
Appendix Tables
List of Figures
Presentation Slides

Graduate Enrollment

Enrollment status

Students with disabilities

Women  top of page

Female S&E graduate students are about as likely as male to be enrolled full time in graduate school. In 1999, 68 percent of female and 70 percent of male graduate students in S&E were enrolled on a full-time basis. (See appendix table 4-14.)

Minorities  top of page

There is relatively little variation by racial/ethnic group[7] in full- versus part-time S&E graduate enrollment. Roughly 65 percent of each racial/ethnic group was enrolled full time; the single exception to this was black students, 55 percent of whom were enrolled full time. (See appendix table 4-15.)

Students with disabilities  top of page

Students with disabilities, across all fields of graduate study, are about as likely to be enrolled full time as those without disabilities. In 1996, 34 percent of students with disabilities and 33 percent of those without were enrolled full time in graduate and first-professional programs.[8] (See appendix table 4-12.)


[7]  Data refer to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

[8]  First-professional programs include chiropractic medicine, dentistry, medicine, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, podiatry, and veterinary medicine.

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