Table 3-22
Foreign-born S&E-trained U.S. scientists and engineers, by field and level of highest degree: 1999
(Percent)
 
Field All degree levels Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
All S&E fields 12.2 9.9 19.9 27.0
Engineering 19.8 14.6 31.1 44.6
Chemical 20.2 14.9 34.9 40.8
Civil 21.2 16.1 35.5 51.5
Electrical 23.3 18.3 33.5 47.2
Mechanical 16.5 11.6 33.4 49.2
Other 17.0 11.3 24.2 40.9
Life sciences 11.7 8.8 13.7 26.1
Agriculture 7.9 5.4 14.9 22.7
Biological sciences 13.3 10.4 14.0 27.0
Mathematics/computer sciences 17.1 12.8 26.4 35.4
Computer sciences 21.1 15.2 34.3 46.4
Mathematics 12.5 10.2 15.4 31.1
Physical sciences 15.8 11.2 17.2 29.3
Chemistry 19.3 14.9 24.8 29.7
Geoscience 7.9 5.3 9.8 19.1
Physics/astronomy 18.2 9.8 18.9 32.5
Other 10.4 9.8 8.4 36.1
Social sciences 7.5 6.7 10.0 12.9
Economics 13.5 11.2 25.8 25.9
Political science 7.2 6.3 11.9 15.2
Psychology 6.2 6.1 6.4 7.6
Sociology/anthropology 6.1 5.3 12.4 12.7
Other 7.8 6.4 10.8 21.6
 
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT), 1999.
 
Science & Engineering Indicators – 2004
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