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Science and Engineering Degrees: 1966-96 will be published later this year on the World Wide Web (WWW) and in paper form. To provide data users with the most timely statistics possible, this set of tables is being made available while the electronic version and the printed report are being prepared. These tables will appear in the annual report with changes in format to conform with publication guidelines and practices. The statistics in the tables are final and will not be revised when published on the WWW and in the printed report unless problems are found that warrant revision.

This publication is based on data obtained from two surveys. The bachelor's and master's degree data were obtained from universe institution surveys of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), U.S. Department of Education. Data on doctorates are from the Survey of Earned Doctorates, a universe survey of individual doctorate recipients; it is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and four other Federal agencies. Estimates of population in the various age categories are based on data that were collected and published by the Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce.

These data cover earned degrees conferred in the aggregate United States, which comprises the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories and Outlying Areas (American Samoa, the former Canal Zone, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands). Degree data are compiled for a 12-month period, July through June of the following year. For convenience, degrees in a given July-through-June period are referred to by the year in which the period ended; e.g., 1996 means the 12-month period ending June 1996.

It is difficult to establish a completely consistent series of degree data over a long period of time because of changes in definitions, instructions, and field classifications, including the introduction of new specialties. The data for earlier years are presented as consistently as possible with the classifications used in the current Classification of Instructional Programs (Washington, DC, Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office). See the Technical Notes for further information on the field classifications used.

The publication focuses on degrees in science and engineering fields, and, where appropriate, the data are reclassified according to NSF field categories. It should be noted that data on engineering technology degrees and degrees in the health/medical sciences are not included in the science and engineering totals here. The time series for this report begins in 1966.

For more information, please contact the NSF author-

Susan T. Hill
Division of Science Resources Studies
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 965
Arlington, VA 22230

Telephone: (703) 306-1774, ext. 6915
Internet: sthill@nsf.gov

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Table 1 Degrees awarded in all fields and in science and engineering, by degree level: 1966-96
Table 2 Degrees awarded in all fields, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 3 Science and engineering degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 4 Non-science and engineering degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 5 Bachelor's degrees awarded, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 6 Percentage distribution of bachelor's degrees awarded, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 7 Bachelor's degrees awarded to men, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 8 Percentage distribution of bachelor's degrees awarded to men, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 9 Bachelor's degrees awarded to women, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 10 Percentage distribution of bachelor's degrees awarded to women, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 11 Women as a percentage of all bachelor's recipients, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 12 Master's degrees awarded, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 13 Percentage distribution of master's degrees awarded, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 14 Master's degrees awarded to men, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 15 Percentage distribution of master's degrees awarded to men, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 16 Master's degrees awarded to women, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 17 Percentage distribution of master's degrees awarded to women, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 18 Women as a percentage of all master's degree recipients, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 19 Doctoral degrees awarded, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 20 Percentage distribution of doctoral degrees awarded, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 21 Doctoral degrees awarded to men, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 22 Percentage distribution of doctoral degrees awarded to men, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 23 Doctoral degrees awarded to women, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 24 Percentage distribution of doctoral degrees awarded to women, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 25 Women as a percentage of all doctorate recipients, by major field group: 1966-96
Table 26 Engineering degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 27 Aeronautical/astronautical engineering degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 28 Chemical engineering degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 29 Civil engineering degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 30 Electrical engineering degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 31 Industrial engineering degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 32 Mechanical engineering degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 33 Materials/metallurgy engineering degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 34 Other engineering degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 35 Physical science degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 36 Astronomy degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 37 Chemistry degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 38 Physics degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 39 Other physical science degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 40 Earth, atmospheric, and oceanographic science degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 41 Atmospheric science degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 42 Geoscience degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 43 Oceanography degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 44 Mathematical/computer science degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 45 Mathematics degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 46 Computer science degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 47 Biological/agricultural degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 48 Agricultural science degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 49 Biological science degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 50 Psychology degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 51 Social science degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 52 Economics degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 53 Political science degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 54 Sociology degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 55 Other social science degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 56 Science and engineering bachelor's degrees awarded, per thousand 22-year-olds in the U.S. population: 1966-96
Table 57 Science and engineering master's degrees awarded, per thousand 24-year-olds in the U.S. population: 1966-96
Table 58 Science and engineering doctoral degrees awarded, per thousand 30-year-olds in the U.S. population: 1966-96
Table 59 Engineering technology degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 60 Health field degrees awarded, by degree level and sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 61 First-professional degrees awarded, by sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 62 First-professional degrees awarded in health fields, by sex of recipient: 1966-96
Table 63 First-professional degrees awarded in non-health fields, by sex of recipient: 1966-96

 


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