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Chapter 8:
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Secondary Education
Higher Education
Workforce
Financial Research and Development Inputs
R&D Outputs
Science and Technology in the Economy

 

 

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Table 8-7.
Advanced S&E degrees as share of S&E degrees conferred, by state: 1990, 1995, & 2000
  Advanced S&E degrees All S&E degrees Advanced/all S&E degrees
conferred (percent)
State 1990 1995 2000 1990 1995 2000 1990 1995 2000
All states 99,457 119,778 120,277 425,432 494,303 514,578 23.4 24.2 23.4
  Alabama 1,143 1,463 1,937 5,468 6,692 7,486 20.9 21.9 25.9
  Alaska 130 215 185 448 613 578 29.0 35.1 32.0
  Arizona 1,310 1,816 1,674 5,022 6,818 6,691 26.1 26.6 25.0
  Arkansas 325 408 436 1,941 2,554 2,828 16.7 16.0 15.4
  California 13,267 14,815 15,059 51,407 57,575 61,388 25.8 25.7 24.5
  Colorado 1,993 2,911 2,894 8,619 11,189 11,683 23.1 26.0 24.8
  Connecticut 1,658 1,765 1,748 6,419 7,150 7,042 25.8 24.7 24.8
  Delaware 270 349 394 1,470 1,856 1,931 18.4 18.8 20.4
  District of Columbia 2,059 2,910 2,972 5,279 6,311 6,355 39.0 46.1 46.8
  Florida 2,764 3,940 4,012 12,092 16,321 18,085 22.9 24.1 22.2
  Georgia 1,718 2,270 2,371 7,858 9,862 11,288 21.9 23.0 21.0
  Hawaii 330 454 543 1,559 1,876 2,203 21.2 24.2 24.6
  Idaho 303 418 331 1,144 1,652 1,823 26.5 25.3 18.2
  Illinois 5,368 6,161 6,777 20,570 21,309 22,749 26.1 28.9 29.8
  Indiana 2,178 2,551 2,483 10,524 11,493 11,404 20.7 22.2 21.8
  Iowa 1,064 1,200 1,055 5,385 6,391 6,611 19.8 18.8 16.0
  Kansas 1,000 1,191 1,220 4,417 5,299 5,457 22.6 22.5 22.4
  Kentucky 810 940 938 3,816 4,917 5,091 21.2 19.1 18.4
  Louisiana 1,047 1,526 1,430 4,972 6,618 6,998 21.1 23.1 20.4
  Maine 175 226 185 1,781 2,152 2,302 9.8 10.5 8.0
  Maryland 2,570 3,196 3,639 9,609 11,001 12,201 26.7 29.1 29.8
  Massachusetts 5,787 6,139 6,597 21,353 21,129 22,659 27.1 29.1 29.1
  Michigan 3,616 4,567 4,788 16,889 18,447 18,420 21.4 24.8 26.0
  Minnesota 1,282 1,576 1,540 7,878 9,287 8,951 16.3 17.0 17.2
  Mississippi 605 782 628 2,589 3,599 3,397 23.4 21.7 18.5
  Missouri 2,086 2,700 2,793 8,013 10,251 11,013 26.0 26.3 25.4
  Montana 251 346 368 1,433 1,720 2,102 17.5 20.1 17.5
  Nebraska 512 586 647 2,378 2,895 3,304 21.5 20.2 19.6
  Nevada 180 288 315 672 1,134 1,365 26.8 25.4 23.1
  New Hampshire 343 424 418 2,603 2,939 3,206 13.2 14.4 13.0
  New Jersey 3,038 3,040 3,118 11,438 12,214 13,940 26.6 24.9 22.4
  New Mexico 694 898 697 2,306 2,761 2,622 30.1 32.5 26.6
  New York 10,796 11,606 10,752 40,748 43,600 42,967 26.5 26.6 25.0
  North Carolina 1,782 2,351 2,630 10,991 14,072 14,651 16.2 16.7 18.0
  North Dakota 238 222 190 1,374 1,440 1,519 17.3 15.4 12.5
  Ohio 4,456 5,155 4,635 16,891 19,331 18,511 26.4 26.7 25.0
  Oklahoma 1,139 1,542 1,981 4,412 5,306 5,982 25.8 29.1 33.1
  Oregon 1,034 1,348 1,227 4,873 6,043 6,575 21.2 22.3 18.7
  Pennsylvania 4,499 5,660 5,448 23,581 26,063 26,577 19.1 21.7 20.5
  Rhode Island 599 663 509 2,744 3,185 3,012 21.8 20.8 16.9
  South Carolina 723 1,072 980 4,489 5,816 6,036 16.1 18.4 16.2
  South Dakota 234 370 307 1,407 1,930 1,871 16.6 19.2 16.4
  Tennessee 1,192 1,427 1,497 6,234 7,729 8,029 19.1 18.5 18.6
  Texas 5,236 7,138 7,131 21,402 27,173 27,962 24.5 26.3 25.5
  Utah 962 1,048 1,032 4,716 5,880 6,277 20.4 17.8 16.4
  Vermont 312 306 409 2,068 2,110 2,230 15.1 14.5 18.3
  Virginia 2,396 3,275 3,208 12,033 15,434 15,662 19.9 21.2 20.5
  Washington 1,797 1,923 1,722 7,806 9,278 9,627 23.0 20.7 17.9
  West Virginia 317 437 546 1,926 2,621 2,750 16.5 16.7 19.9
  Wisconsin 1,679 1,874 1,656 9,755 10,336 10,257 17.2 18.1 16.1
  Wyoming 190 290 225 630 931 910 30.2 31.1 24.7
Puerto Rico 325 434 759 3,386 3,972 4,966 9.6 10.9 15.3
NOTES: The state total for each year is the sum of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. �All degrees� includes bachelor�s, master�s, and doctoral degrees; advanced degrees include only master�s and doctoral degrees. S&E degrees include degrees in physical, computer, agricultural, biological, earth, atmospheric, ocean, and social sciences; psychology; mathematics; and engineering.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, various years.


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