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National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Studies, Characteristics of Recent Science and Engineering Graduates: 1995, Detailed Statistical Tables, NSF 97-333, by John Tsapogas, Mary Collins, Lucinda Gray, and Debora Kraft (Arlington, VA, 1997).

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John Tsapogas of the Division of Science Resources Studies (SRS) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) had overall responsibility for conducting the survey and producing this report. Mary Collins was Study Director and Lucinda Gray of Westat was the Assistant Study Director. During the early stages of the survey, Margaret Cahalan served as Study Director.

Linda P. Hardy of SRS and J. 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, Program Director of the Science and Engineering Personnel Program, SRS, and Alan R. Tupek, Deputy Division Director, of SRS. This report was edited by Anne M. Houghton, Publications Manager, and Julia H. Harriston, Assistant Publications Manager, of SRS.

NSF expresses its appreciation to the recent graduates who contributed their time by responding to this survey. NSF also extends its sincere appreciation to college administrators and other college officials who contributed their time and effort to this survey; their willingness to participate in the survey greatly enhanced the quality of this report.

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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 1992--93 (1993) and 1993--94 (1994) academic years. The data were collected in 1995 and 1996 and reflect the status of individuals as of April 1995. 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 mail questionnaire in section C.

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