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John Tsapogas and Margaret Cahalan (Characteristics of Recent Science and Engineering Graduates: 1993) NSF 96-309, Detailed Statistical Tables. National Science Foundation, (Arlington, VA, 1996).

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John Tsapogas of the Division of Science Resources Studies (SRS) of the National Science Foundation had overall responsibility for conducting the survey and producing this report. Margaret Cahalan of Westat, Inc. (Westat) was the study director and Cindy Gray of Westat was the assistant study director.

Linda P. Hardy of SRS and Michael Brick of Westat provided valuable statistical advice that greatly enhanced the accuracy of the estimates presented in this report. Comments, reviews, and consultations were provided by Carlos Kruytbosch, Director of the Science and Engineering Personnel Program, SRS, and Alan R. Tupek, Deputy Division Director, SRS Division. This report was edited by Anne M. Houghton, SRS Publications Manager and Julia H. Harriston, Assistant Publications Manager.

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General Notes

These tables present data on the characteristics of men and women who received a bachelor's or master's degree in a science or engineering field from U.S. academic institutions during the 1990/91 (1991) and 1991/92 (1992) academic years. The data were collected in 1993 and reflect the status of individuals as of April of that year. In addition to the demographic characteristics of recent college graduates with science and engineering degrees, the data may be used to understand the employment experiences of recent graduates such as the extent to which recent graduates entered the labor force, whether they were able to find employment, and the attributes of that employment. Results of this survey are presented separately for bachelor's and master's degree recipients, and also separately for graduates of the two graduating class years.

This report contains three sections. The technical notes in section A contain information on survey methodology, coverage, concepts, definitions, and sampling errors. Detailed tabulations from the survey are presented in section B. Although data were collected using both Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviews (CATI) and mail questionnaires, we have only included a copy of the written questionnaire in section C.