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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

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Front Matter  top

Suggested citation
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations


Executive Summary  top

Changes since the last report in this series
New concerns


Introduction  top

Overview
Organization of this report
Racial and ethnic categories
Broad demographic characteristics of the U.S. population
Data sources and reliability
References



Chapter 1. Precollege Education  top

Overview
Differences in coursetaking and achievement

Factors related to coursetaking and achievement

High school completion

References


Chapter 2. Undergraduate Enrollment  top

Overview
Enrollment rates

Demographics

Enrollment status

Two-year institutions

Four-year institutions

Field choice

Engineering enrollment

Financial aid

Retention

References


Chapter 3. Undergraduate Degrees  top

Overview
Associate's degrees

Bachelor's degrees

Debt at graduation

References


Chapter 4. Graduate enrollment  top

Overview
Transition to graduate school

Enrollment trends

Fields of study

Enrollment status

Sources of financial support

Debt at graduation

Attrition

References


Chapter 5. Graduate degrees  top

Master's degrees

Doctorates

Sources of financial support

Demographic characteristics

Satisfaction with field of doctoral program

Postgraduation plans and postdoctoral fellowships

References


Chapter 6. Employment  top

Overview
Trends in S&E employment, 1993–99

Labor force participation, employment, and unemployment

Occupations of scientists and engineers

Sector of employment

Non-doctoral scientists and engineers

Professional development activities

Salaries of employed scientists and engineers

Initial labor force experiences of recent graduates

A demographic profile: Age and family characteristics

References


Appendices top

Appendix A. Technical Notes

Appendix B. Related Reports from NSF

Appendix C. Statistical Tables



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