ERIC Number: ED222377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Science and Engineering Degrees: 1950-80. A Source Book. Special Report.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
This publication is a source book of detailed statistical information on science and engineering (S/E) degree production for the period 1950-1980. Data used in the report cover earned degrees in the aggregate United States, which includes the 50 states, District of Columbia, and its outlying areas (American Samoa, Canal Zone, Guam, Northern Marianas Island, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands). The first section consists of 15 charts (in graph format) with a summary statement at the bottom of each chart. The second section consists of 42 statistical tables. Data are reported for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees for all fields, non-S/E fields, and S/E fields. The latter include chemistry, physics, geology, other physical sciences, engineering fields, mathematics, computer/information sciences, life sciences (agriculture/natural resources and biological sciences) and social sciences (psychology, economics, sociology, and other social sciences). Separate data are reported for S/E bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees earned by males and females. Data are also reported for the various S/E fields by academic level and sex over the 30-year period. A list of specific S/E fields included in the report is provided in an appendix. (JN)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Science, Computer Science, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Educational Trends, Engineering, Engineering Education, Engineers, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Mathematics, Science Education, Sciences, Scientists, Sex Differences
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.