Table 8-16
Bachelor's degrees in natural sciences and engineering conferred per 1,000 individuals 18–24 years old, by state: 1997, 2002, and 2007
 
  NS&E bachelor's degrees   Population 18–24 years old   Degrees/1,000 individuals 18–24 years old
State 1997 2002 2007   1997 2002 2007   1997 2002 2007
 
EPSCoR states 33,748 35,339 37,632   4,462,502 4,864,031 4,847,332   7.6 7.3 7.8
Non-EPSCoR states 164,878 178,965 197,718   20,474,452 23,483,971 24,486,412   8.1 7.6 8.1
Average EPSCoR state value na na na   na na na   8.6 8.1 8.6
Average non-EPSCoR state value na na na   na na na   8.6 8.2 8.7
United States 199,868 216,028 236,802   24,980,036 28,419,861 29,407,260   8.0 7.6 8.1
Alabama 3,460 3,333 3,728   433,513 448,685 446,162   8.0 7.4 8.4
Alaska 301 229 267   66,729 64,031 72,877   4.5 3.6 3.7
Arizona 2,773 3,715 6,034   430,444 548,385 589,973   6.4 6.8 10.2
Arkansas 1,462 1,656 1,525   248,415 270,578 262,261   5.9 6.1 5.8
California 21,476 23,435 26,086   3,050,146 3,564,996 3,797,718   7.0 6.6 6.9
Colorado 4,477 4,993 5,046   362,705 458,430 457,831   12.3 10.9 11.0
Connecticut 1,954 1,904 2,333   258,320 290,083 319,957   7.6 6.6 7.3
Delaware 693 717 734   65,110 80,006 83,909   10.6 9.0 8.7
District of Columbia 1,242 1,724 1,452   43,082 71,859 73,516   28.8 24.0 19.8
Florida 6,642 7,808 9,226   1,183,286 1,439,912 1,588,214   5.6 5.4 5.8
Georgia 4,546 5,509 5,984   736,994 876,433 900,438   6.2 6.3 6.6
Hawaii 582 686 683   117,605 122,728 124,276   4.9 5.6 5.5
Idaho 871 1,008 1,324   134,718 145,770 146,117   6.5 6.9 9.1
Illinois 8,428 9,559 9,441   1,108,589 1,246,753 1,303,052   7.6 7.7 7.2
Indiana 5,170 5,378 5,860   566,940 625,957 600,127   9.1 8.6 9.8
Iowa 2,956 3,140 3,237   270,541 304,469 304,047   10.9 10.3 10.6
Kansas 2,312 2,482 2,506   254,180 286,702 288,019   9.1 8.7 8.7
Kentucky 2,177 2,312 2,419   394,870 409,809 381,413   5.5 5.6 6.3
Louisiana 3,061 3,594 3,381   463,579 491,999 469,512   6.6 7.3 7.2
Maine 991 1,110 1,185   110,057 109,039 111,798   9.0 10.2 10.6
Maryland 4,389 4,862 5,585   427,282 486,971 539,344   10.3 10.0 10.4
Massachusetts 7,115 7,394 7,564   501,116 600,205 656,481   14.2 12.3 11.5
Michigan 8,324 8,609 9,240   916,990 971,354 967,733   9.1 8.9 9.5
Minnesota 3,717 4,205 4,722   426,154 492,940 503,943   8.7 8.5 9.4
Mississippi 1,707 1,753 1,767   296,825 315,700 303,351   5.8 5.6 5.8
Missouri 4,525 5,310 5,054   498,637 557,922 555,959   9.1 9.5 9.1
Montana 1,135 1,197 1,133   86,917 90,990 93,761   13.1 13.2 12.1
Nebraska 1,477 1,412 1,733   163,298 181,923 185,182   9.0 7.8 9.4
Nevada 503 556 785   140,784 191,087 207,957   3.6 2.9 3.8
New Hampshire 1,265 1,133 1,127   93,994 110,493 117,693   13.5 10.3 9.6
New Jersey 4,654 5,392 5,147   667,162 702,715 759,003   7.0 7.7 6.8
New Mexico 1,124 1,129 1,251   171,641 193,224 203,225   6.5 5.8 6.2
New York 14,300 15,173 16,436   1,588,411 1,836,834 1,977,437   9.0 8.3 8.3
North Carolina 6,541 6,313 6,754   694,894 821,050 857,552   9.4 7.7 7.9
North Dakota 843 876 898   66,864 77,340 82,096   12.6 11.3 10.9
Ohio 7,980 8,002 8,432   1,046,134 1,092,489 1,074,846   7.6 7.3 7.8
Oklahoma 2,473 2,514 2,583   330,430 376,524 368,779   7.5 6.7 7.0
Oregon 2,073 2,483 2,984   295,027 342,012 332,599   7.0 7.3 9.0
Pennsylvania 11,287 12,425 13,953   1,021,108 1,133,927 1,192,303   11.1 11.0 11.7
Rhode Island 1,134 1,287 1,571   82,236 112,316 113,670   13.8 11.5 13.8
South Carolina 2,821 2,798 3,073   379,854 419,038 430,733   7.4 6.7 7.1
South Dakota 991 1,009 1,056   74,361 80,949 82,097   13.3 12.5 12.9
Tennessee 3,455 3,380 3,617   509,421 564,930 548,165   6.8 6.0 6.6
Texas 11,292 12,014 14,487   1,979,779 2,335,170 2,421,150   5.7 5.1 6.0
Utah 2,714 3,037 3,338   277,479 340,031 328,226   9.8 8.9 10.2
Vermont 754 809 944   51,147 59,065 61,388   14.7 13.7 15.4
Virginia 5,529 5,875 6,562   648,469 711,752 762,960   8.5 8.3 8.6
Washington 3,860 4,053 4,614   521,036 594,975 596,815   7.4 6.8 7.7
West Virginia 1,141 1,296 1,562   183,414 173,637 157,857   6.2 7.5 9.9
Wisconsin 4,701 4,997 5,982   487,388 543,276 550,539   9.6 9.2 10.9
Wyoming 470 443 397   51,961 52,398 53,199   9.0 8.5 7.5
                       
Puerto Rico 2,771 3,074 2,787   NA NA NA   NA NA NA
 

na = not applicable; NA = not available

EPSCoR = Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research; NS&E = natural sciences and engineering

NOTE: For explanation of EPSCoR and non-EPSCoR averages, see chapter introduction.

SOURCES: National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (various years); Census Bureau, 2000 Decennial Census; and Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program (various years).

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