Table 3-14
Doctorate recipients holding tenure and tenure-track appointments at 4-year institutions, by years since receipt of doctorate: 1993, 1999, and 2001
(Percent)
 
  1993    1999    2001
Doctorate field 1–3 years 4–6 years   1–3 years 4–6 years   1–3 years 4–6 years
All S&E fields 18.4 26.6   13.7 22.2   16.2 19.2
Engineering 16.0 24.6   7.3 15.2   11.4 10.4
Chemical 8.1 14.0   2.4 6.5   5.8 4.3
Civil 24.7 27.1   20.3 33.6   18.8 21.7
Electrical 17.6 26.9   3.7 11.9   9.5 8.2
Mechanical 13.5 29.5   6.4 15.1   9.9 9.3
Life sciences 12.6 24.8   11.3 21.8   12.6 18.2
Agriculture 15.6 27.0   13.6 23.3   23.7 12.8
Biological sciences 12.1 24.8   10.9 22.0   11.3 18.3
Mathematics/computer sciences 39.7 54.1   20.8 36.7   22.5 26.6
Computer sciences 37.1 51.5   20.3 31.6   19.2 23.6
Mathematics 41.8 56.0   21.3 41.0   25.0 29.3
Physical sciences 9.7 18.2   8.1 15.2   10.2 14.9
Chemistry 7.7 16.3   9.4 14.2   10.2 11.5
Geosciences 12.7 26.2   14.3 24.0   17.7 25.4
Physics and astronomy 12.0 17.7   3.5 12.0   7.8 11.4
Social sciences 26.4 29.2   24.0 28.7   25.9 28.3
Economics 46.6 48.6   30.4 34.3   37.1 28.6
Political science 53.9 47.1   37.3 50.7   45.0 40.0
Psychology 12.7 15.5   14.9 16.0   14.8 19.3
Sociology and anthropology 37.9 46.9   33.4 43.4   41.3 44.1
 
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients, 1993, 1999, and 2001.
 
Science & Engineering Indicators — 2004
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