Chapter 8: State Indicators

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Table 8-17

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

 
  Advanced S&E degrees All S&E degrees Advanced/all S&E degrees (%)
State 1993 1998 2003 1993 1998 2003 1993 1998 2003
 
United States 110,701 120,203 131,656 473,414 506,827 564,444 23.4 23.7 23.3
Alabama 1,420 1,504 1,897 6,676 6,872 6,919 21.3 21.9 27.4
Alaska 135 235 194 476 714 605 28.4 32.9 32.1
Arizona 1,618 2,023 1,785 5,984 7,298 8,669 27.0 27.7 20.6
Arkansas 367 449 487 2,341 2,827 3,137 15.7 15.9 15.5
California 14,445 14,166 15,796 56,919 58,687 68,369 25.4 24.1 23.1
Colorado 2,583 2,949 3,230 10,348 11,460 12,692 25.0 25.7 25.4
Connecticut 1,668 1,793 2,078 7,000 7,012 7,776 23.8 25.6 26.7
Delaware 369 376 448 1,817 1,806 2,027 20.3 20.8 22.1
District of Columbia 2,448 2,989 3,045 5,953 6,545 7,201 41.1 45.7 42.3
Florida 3,372 3,908 4,593 14,658 17,462 20,638 23.0 22.4 22.3
Georgia 2,078 2,532 3,081 9,126 11,470 13,427 22.8 22.1 22.9
Hawaii 428 532 473 1,710 2,034 2,000 25.0 26.2 23.7
Idaho 350 343 405 1,383 1,660 2,146 25.3 20.7 18.9
Illinois 5,782 6,390 7,691 20,620 21,888 25,263 28.0 29.2 30.4
Indiana 2,372 2,534 2,458 11,799 11,498 12,186 20.1 22.0 20.2
Iowa 1,097 1,211 1,127 6,155 6,394 7,060 17.8 18.9 16.0
Kansas 987 1,176 1,302 4,914 5,135 5,816 20.1 22.9 22.4
Kentucky 827 954 1,067 4,420 5,034 5,062 18.7 19.0 21.1
Louisiana 1,206 1,509 1,403 5,754 6,940 7,212 21.0 21.7 19.5
Maine 188 217 201 2,237 2,211 2,546 8.4 9.8 7.9
Maryland 2,969 3,431 4,096 10,683 11,778 13,985 27.8 29.1 29.3
Massachusetts 5,827 6,514 7,218 20,745 22,001 24,047 28.1 29.6 30.0
Michigan 4,189 4,823 5,696 18,024 18,615 21,001 23.2 25.9 27.1
Minnesota 1,390 1,679 1,809 8,755 9,358 9,873 15.9 17.9 18.3
Mississippi 714 664 712 3,400 3,376 3,311 21.0 19.7 21.5
Missouri 2,135 2,869 3,257 8,949 10,947 12,521 23.9 26.2 26.0
Montana 276 380 384 1,541 2,073 2,279 17.9 18.3 16.8
Nebraska 551 626 706 2,777 3,213 3,277 19.8 19.5 21.5
Nevada 210 341 370 910 1,372 1,520 23.1 24.9 24.3
New Hampshire 417 406 472 2,890 3,037 3,050 14.4 13.4 15.5
New Jersey 3,092 2,928 3,569 11,988 13,023 15,234 25.8 22.5 23.4
New Mexico 799 801 721 2,544 2,669 2,628 31.4 30.0 27.4
New York 11,202 10,753 12,372 43,020 42,658 49,108 26.0 25.2 25.2
North Carolina 2,117 2,454 2,898 12,952 14,576 15,558 16.3 16.8 18.6
North Dakota 191 228 231 1,354 1,543 1,583 14.1 14.8 14.6
Ohio 5,030 5,281 4,625 19,026 19,596 19,706 26.4 26.9 23.5
Oklahoma 1,334 1,756 1,793 4,938 5,747 5,654 27.0 30.6 31.7
Oregon 1,207 1,298 1,307 5,779 6,297 6,869 20.9 20.6 19.0
Pennsylvania 5,326 5,489 6,134 25,350 26,174 29,675 21.0 21.0 20.7
Rhode Island 614 579 532 3,065 2,933 3,446 20.0 19.7 15.4
South Carolina 920 1,007 1,032 5,499 5,836 6,493 16.7 17.3 15.9
South Dakota 281 379 373 1,677 1,962 1,796 16.8 19.3 20.8
Tennessee 1,270 1,475 1,440 7,173 8,080 8,359 17.7 18.3 17.2
Texas 6,434 7,445 8,080 25,466 27,773 31,303 25.3 26.8 25.8
Utah 1,013 1,006 1,060 5,323 6,572 7,187 19.0 15.3 14.7
Vermont 330 457 181 2,146 2,215 2,042 15.4 20.6 8.9
Virginia 2,853 3,092 3,374 14,834 14,786 16,379 19.2 20.9 20.6
Washington 1,899 1,777 1,953 8,639 9,847 10,852 22.0 18.0 18.0
West Virginia 355 501 492 2,266 2,590 2,839 15.7 19.3 17.3
Wisconsin 1,803 1,712 1,809 10,589 10,328 11,299 17.0 16.6 16.0
Wyoming 213 262 199 822 905 819 25.9 29.0 24.3
 
Puerto Rico 415 536 NA 3,675 4,425 NA 11.3 12.1 NA
 

NA = not available

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

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

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