Table 3-12
S&E doctorate recipients holding tenure and tenure-track appointments at academic institutions, by years since receipt of doctorate: 1993, 2001, and 2003
(Percent)
 
  1993   2001   2003
Doctorate field 1–3 4–6   1–3 4–6   1–3 4–6
All S&E 18.4 26.6 16.2 19.2 9.0 19.8
Engineering 16.0 24.6 11.4 10.4 10.8 16.3
Chemical 8.1 14.0 5.8 4.3 4.6 8.4
Civil 24.7 27.1 18.8 21.7 29.8 26.0
Electrical 17.6 26.9 9.5 8.2 13.3 14.5
Mechanical 13.5 29.5 9.9 9.3 8.8 27.0
Life sciences 12.6 24.8 12.6 18.2 7.3 18.0
Agriculture 15.6 27.0 23.7 12.8 10.2 33.0
Biological sciences 12.1 24.8 11.3 18.3 5.0 15.1
Mathematics/computer sciences 39.7 54.1 22.5 26.6 32.2 38.5
Computer sciences 37.1 51.5 19.2 23.6 32.0 29.4
Mathematics 41.8 56.0 25.0 29.3 32.4 46.7
Physical sciences 9.7 18.2 10.2 14.9 11.9 16.7
Chemistry 7.7 16.3 10.2 11.5 13.7 14.4
Geosciences 12.7 26.2 17.7 25.4 20.2 34.2
Physics/astronomy 12.0 17.7 7.8 11.4 6.3 12.8
Social sciences 26.4 29.2 25.9 28.3 26.6 30.8
Economics 46.6 48.6 37.1 28.6 45.3 38.0
Political science 53.9 47.1 45.0 40.0 43.8 50.4
Psychology 12.7 15.5 14.8 19.3 11.7 18.8
Sociology/anthropology 37.9 46.9   41.3 44.1   42.7 50.3
 

NOTE: Two-year institutions not included.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients (1993, 2001, and 2003).

 
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