Table 2-1
Certificates awarded by U.S. academic institutions, by field: 1983–2002
 
Year S&E Agricultural
sciences
Computer
sciences
Engineering Physical/
biological/
mathematical
sciences
Social/
behavioral
sciences
1983 4,126 943 2,657 94 136 296
1985 4,844 724 3,346 271 138 365
1987 5,089 422 3,005 236 481 945
1989 5,500 428 2,642 1,011 374 1,045
1991 8,117 659 5,551 364 415 1,128
1993 13,808 3,617 6,986 684 610 1,911
1995 15,235 3,057 8,073 799 861 2,445
1997 9,556 293 5,523 459 1,210 2,071
1998 9,915 305 6,469 593 706 1,842
2000 15,864 241 12,628 499 586 1,910
2001 19,889 802 15,691 540 648 2,208
2002 22,266 1,174 17,138 706 659 2,589
 

NOTE: Data not available for 1999.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Completions Survey; and National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Integrated Science and Engineering Resources Data System (WebCASPAR), http://webcaspar.nsf.gov.

 
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