Chapter 8: State Indicators

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Table 8-15

S&E degrees as share of higher education degrees conferred, by state: 1993, 1998, and 2003

 
  S&E degrees All higher education degrees S&E/higher education degrees (%)
State 1993 1998 2003 1993 1998 2003 1993 1998 2003
 
United States 473,414 506,827 564,444 1,576,838 1,661,105 1,897,322 30.0 30.5 29.7
Alabama 6,676 6,872 6,919 26,567 27,205 29,363 25.1 25.3 23.6
Alaska 476 714 605 1,633 2,028 1,905 29.1 35.2 31.8
Arizona 5,984 7,298 8,669 22,212 33,186 44,485 26.9 22.0 19.5
Arkansas 2,341 2,827 3,137 10,422 11,572 13,167 22.5 24.4 23.8
California 56,919 58,687 68,369 153,400 153,238 182,805 37.1 38.3 37.4
Colorado 10,348 11,460 12,692 26,967 29,100 33,280 38.4 39.4 38.1
Connecticut 7,000 7,012 7,776 22,336 21,603 24,948 31.3 32.5 31.2
Delaware 1,817 1,806 2,027 5,154 5,981 7,054 35.3 30.2 28.7
District of Columbia 5,953 6,545 7,201 14,716 15,891 16,870 40.5 41.2 42.7
Florida 14,658 17,462 20,638 57,848 66,845 76,775 25.3 26.1 26.9
Georgia 9,126 11,470 13,427 34,247 40,778 44,271 26.6 28.1 30.3
Hawaii 1,710 2,034 2,000 5,715 6,178 6,598 29.9 32.9 30.3
Idaho 1,383 1,660 2,146 4,993 5,719 7,592 27.7 29.0 28.3
Illinois 20,620 21,888 25,263 76,596 80,329 93,032 26.9 27.2 27.2
Indiana 11,799 11,498 12,186 39,441 40,026 45,871 29.9 28.7 26.6
Iowa 6,155 6,394 7,060 21,798 21,747 24,284 28.2 29.4 29.1
Kansas 4,914 5,135 5,816 18,894 19,293 22,294 26.0 26.6 26.1
Kentucky 4,420 5,034 5,062 18,919 20,155 22,308 23.4 25.0 22.7
Louisiana 5,754 6,940 7,212 22,976 24,730 27,336 25.0 28.1 26.4
Maine 2,237 2,211 2,546 6,933 6,600 7,548 32.3 33.5 33.7
Maryland 10,683 11,778 13,985 30,463 32,918 37,229 35.1 35.8 37.6
Massachusetts 20,745 22,001 24,047 64,238 66,924 73,802 32.3 32.9 32.6
Michigan 18,024 18,615 21,001 62,168 63,482 74,158 29.0 29.3 28.3
Minnesota 8,755 9,358 9,873 30,741 31,068 35,094 28.5 30.1 28.1
Mississippi 3,400 3,376 3,311 13,648 14,046 15,554 24.9 24.0 21.3
Missouri 8,949 10,947 12,521 36,961 41,264 49,805 24.2 26.5 25.1
Montana 1,541 2,073 2,279 5,007 5,852 6,292 30.8 35.4 36.2
Nebraska 2,777 3,213 3,277 11,767 13,400 14,995 23.6 24.0 21.9
Nevada 910 1,372 1,520 3,913 5,037 5,994 23.3 27.2 25.4
New Hampshire 2,890 3,037 3,050 9,589 9,514 9,848 30.1 31.9 31.0
New Jersey 11,988 13,023 15,234 34,260 34,904 41,796 35.0 37.3 36.4
New Mexico 2,544 2,669 2,628 8,039 8,910 8,985 31.6 30.0 29.2
New York 43,020 42,658 49,108 144,939 146,141 170,122 29.7 29.2 28.9
North Carolina 12,952 14,576 15,558 39,696 43,291 48,705 32.6 33.7 31.9
North Dakota 1,354 1,543 1,583 5,278 5,425 5,900 25.7 28.4 26.8
Ohio 19,026 19,596 19,706 69,415 69,467 76,541 27.4 28.2 25.7
Oklahoma 4,938 5,747 5,654 19,875 21,590 21,828 24.8 26.6 25.9
Oregon 5,779 6,297 6,869 17,324 18,128 21,022 33.4 34.7 32.7
Pennsylvania 25,350 26,174 29,675 85,052 86,601 99,234 29.8 30.2 29.9
Rhode Island 3,065 2,933 3,446 11,735 10,500 11,691 26.1 27.9 29.5
South Carolina 5,499 5,836 6,493 19,852 20,053 23,393 27.7 29.1 27.8
South Dakota 1,677 1,962 1,796 5,352 5,484 5,605 31.3 35.8 32.0
Tennessee 7,173 8,080 8,359 26,091 29,254 32,993 27.5 27.6 25.3
Texas 25,466 27,773 31,303 91,031 98,209 113,409 28.0 28.3 27.6
Utah 5,323 6,572 7,187 15,905 19,875 22,124 33.5 33.1 32.5
Vermont 2,146 2,215 2,042 5,863 6,013 5,957 36.6 36.8 34.3
Virginia 14,834 14,786 16,379 41,181 42,110 46,845 36.0 35.1 35.0
Washington 8,639 9,847 10,852 27,973 31,360 33,890 30.9 31.4 32.0
West Virginia 2,266 2,590 2,839 10,621 11,010 11,974 21.3 23.5 23.7
Wisconsin 10,589 10,328 11,299 34,846 34,914 38,539 30.4 29.6 29.3
Wyoming 822 905 819 2,248 2,157 2,212 36.6 42.0 37.0
 
Puerto Rico 3,675 4,425 NA 15,207 15,798 NA 24.2 28.0 NA
 

NA = not available

NOTES: S&E degrees conferred include bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. S&E degrees include physical, computer, agricultural, biological, earth, atmospheric, ocean, and social sciences; psychology; mathematics; and engineering. All degrees conferred include bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

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

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