ERIC Number: ED055886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May-26
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Recent Trends in Enrollment and Manpower Resources in Graduate Science Education, 1969-70.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Based on information furnished by 227 doctorate-granting institutions in their applications for NSF traineeships, graduate enrollment in the sciences and engineering declined slightly between 1969 and 1970. The 1969-70 decrease and the declining trend in the rate of growth during 1967-69 contrast markedly with the nine percent annual rate of increase in enrollment for advanced degrees in the sciences and engineering that characterized the seven year period: 1960 to 1967. In contrast to the decline in graduate enrollment, the number of faculty and post doctorals increased during 1969-70, but at annual rates that were far below the comparable figures for 1967-69. The science doctorate departments covered in the present study accounted for more than 75 percent of the graduate enrollment and more than 90 percent of the doctorates granted in the sciences and engineering by U. S. universities and colleges. (Author/CP)
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Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
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