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Table 8-5.
Bachelor's degrees in natural sciences and engineering conferred per 1,000 18-24-year-olds, by state: 1990, 1995, & 2000
  NS&E bachelor's degrees 18-24-year-old population NS&E bachelor's degrees per
1,000 18-24-year-olds
State 1990 1995 2000 1990 1995 2000 1990 1995 2000
State total 167,475 190,344 207,338 26,737,766 25,112,313 27,143,454 6.26 7.58 7.64
  Alabama 3,022 3,466 3,530 443,335 444,704 439,612 6.82 7.79 8.03
  Alaska 200 220 240 55,847 62,426 57,292 3.58 3.52 4.19
  Arizona 2,006 2,922 2,836 392,680 413,693 514,101 5.11 7.06 5.52
  Arkansas 1,026 1,273 1,440 237,056 248,435 261,738 4.33 5.12 5.50
  California 18,354 20,194 21,970 3,412,257 3,013,123 3,366,030 5.38 6.70 6.53
  Colorado 3,548 4,492 4,709 335,525 351,400 430,111 10.57 12.78 10.95
  Connecticut 1,950 2,143 1,958 345,433 270,474 271,585 5.65 7.92 7.21
  Delaware 531 640 687 76,233 67,051 75,328 6.97 9.54 9.12
  District of Columbia 1,032 1,187 1,356 82,558 51,875 72,637 12.50 22.88 18.67
  Florida 4,793 6,077 7,333 1,215,657 1,170,757 1,330,602 3.94 5.19 5.51
  Georgia 3,275 4,171 5,117 738,584 730,927 837,732 4.43 5.71 6.11
  Hawaii 546 562 719 121,185 115,821 114,893 4.51 4.85 6.26
  Idaho 554 793 1,013 98,247 126,435 138,829 5.64 6.27 7.30
  Illinois 7,986 7,916 8,971 1,212,950 1,127,699 1,210,898 6.58 7.02 7.41
  Indiana 4,623 4,887 5,113 604,882 582,508 614,721 7.64 8.39 8.32
  Iowa 2,544 2,839 3,135 283,713 273,088 298,008 8.97 10.40 10.52
  Kansas 1,997 2,304 2,471 254,493 251,111 275,592 7.85 9.18 8.97
  Kentucky 1,685 2,044 2,266 399,989 401,248 401,858 4.21 5.09 5.64
  Louisiana 2,258 2,904 3,395 464,511 460,667 473,801 4.86 6.30 7.17
  Maine 726 910 1,091 123,772 112,864 103,903 5.87 8.06 10.50
  Maryland 3,483 3,988 4,386 505,373 432,516 450,922 6.89 9.22 9.73
  Massachusetts 6,824 6,698 7,328 709,099 538,602 579,328 9.62 12.44 12.65
  Michigan 7,640 8,074 8,305 1,004,527 935,335 932,137 7.61 8.63 8.91
  Minnesota 3,141 3,723 4,044 442,809 417,482 470,434 7.09 8.92 8.60
  Mississippi 1,289 1,718 1,733 293,346 303,426 310,974 4.39 5.66 5.57
  Missouri 3,656 4,176 4,818 517,191 499,397 535,978 7.07 8.36 8.99
  Montana 860 920 1,173 70,011 83,675 85,757 12.28 10.99 13.68
  Nebraska 1,026 1,312 1,581 155,887 160,166 174,425 6.58 8.19 9.06
  Nevada 295 434 548 118,945 128,251 179,708 2.48 3.38 3.05
  New Hampshire 1,003 1,229 1,281 117,602 96,548 103,369 8.53 12.73 12.39
  New Jersey 3,772 4,267 5,249 779,184 678,491 676,628 4.84 6.29 7.76
  New Mexico 990 1,134 1,229 151,824 167,305 177,576 6.52 6.78 6.92
  New York 13,723 13,762 14,514 1,953,424 1,649,416 1,765,453 7.03 8.34 8.22
  North Carolina 4,463 6,145 6,172 781,053 716,816 806,821 5.71 8.57 7.65
  North Dakota 788 817 893 67,853 66,177 73,118 11.61 12.35 12.21
  Ohio 6,978 7,480 7,828 1,136,418 1,070,668 1,056,544 6.14 6.99 7.41
  Oklahoma 2,012 2,215 2,491 321,389 328,996 357,085 6.26 6.73 6.98
  Oregon 1,668 1,817 2,437 267,528 282,990 327,884 6.23 6.42 7.43
  Pennsylvania 10,627 11,221 11,685 1,226,775 1,074,942 1,094,449 8.66 10.44 10.68
  Rhode Island 870 1,163 1,236 120,358 90,614 106,607 7.23 12.83 11.59
  South Carolina 1,933 2,499 2,744 406,526 389,480 407,851 4.75 6.42 6.73
  South Dakota 755 942 1,039 68,113 72,599 77,634 11.08 12.98 13.38
  Tennessee 2,889 3,365 3,455 527,655 516,027 548,856 5.48 6.52 6.29
  Texas 8,788 11,118 11,868 1,890,844 1,943,360 2,198,881 4.65 5.72 5.40
  Utah 1,604 2,356 2,817 199,986 253,174 317,431 8.02 9.31 8.87
  Vermont 677 723 840 63,166 54,240 56,586 10.72 13.33 14.84
  Virginia 4,230 5,536 5,929 719,731 659,229 679,398 5.88 8.40 8.73
  Washington 2,784 3,426 3,850 488,539 500,401 559,361 5.70 6.85 6.88
  West Virginia 974 1,208 1,208 179,991 189,426 172,431 5.41 6.38 7.01
  Wisconsin 4,776 4,520 4,850 512,326 485,889 520,629 9.32 9.30 9.32
  Wyoming 301 414 457 41,386 50,369 49,928 7.27 8.22 9.15
Puerto Rico 2,074 2,468 3,033 NA NA 428,894 NA NA 8.41
NA not available
NS&E natural sciences and engineering

NOTES: The state total for each year is the sum of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. NS&E degrees include degrees in physical, computer, agricultural, biological, earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences; mathematics; and engineering.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, various years; and U.S. Bureau of the Census, Population Division.


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