Table 2-9
Full-time S&E graduate students, by source and mechanism of primary support: 2011
 
Source All Research
assistantship
Fellowship Traineeship Teaching
assistantship
Other Self-supporta
 
All sources (number)  444,991 121,010 40,583 12,557 80,719 29,799 160,323
Federal 84,816 61,799 9,766 7,600 1,091 4,560 NA
Nonfederal 199,852 59,211 30,817 4,957 79,628   25,239 NA
All sources (%) 100.0 27.2 9.1 2.8 18.2 6.7 36.1
Federal 100.0 72.9 11.5 9.0 1.3 5.4 NA
Nonfederal 100.0 29.6 15.4 2.5 39.8 12.6 NA
 

NA = not available; self-support is not included in federal or nonfederal counts.

a Includes any loans (including federal) and support from personal or family financial contributions.

NOTES: S&E includes health fields (i.e., medical sciences and other health sciences). These fields are reported separately in data from the National Science Foundation’s Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (GSS). S&E excludes fields that are collected by the GSS (architecture, communication, and family and consumer sciences/human sciences) that are not included in other tables in this report from other data sources. Percentages may not add to 100% because of rounding.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2012) of the Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, 2011.

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