ERIC Number: ED366614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Degrees in Science and Mathematics: National Trends and State-by-State Data.
This compilation of recent statistical information on science and mathematics degrees in the United States also describes the larger environment of employment of individuals with science and mathematics degrees and provides some information on non-U.S. citizens receiving degrees in these areas. Data are derived from four survey programs of the National Center for Education Statistics, as well as from other government agencies. On the national level, bachelor's degrees in science and mathematics declined by close to 16 percent between 1985-86 and 1989-90, in contrast to an increase of 6 percent in bachelor's degrees overall. Decreases were found for every state. In contrast, master's degrees in science increased in 37 states and doctoral degrees in science increased in 44 states in the same period. On the national level, master's degrees in science and mathematics rose by 9 percent and doctor's degrees in these field rose by 25 percent. Increases were noted for computer sciences, engineering, and health sciences, but decreases were seen for the agricultural sciences, life sciences, and physical sciences. Nonresident aliens were awarded over 50 of all doctor's degrees in engineering and mathematics in 1989-90, and master's and doctor's degrees in these field increased at a faster rate for nonresident aliens than for U.S. students. Forty-five tables and four charts summarize information on degrees attained. A glossary of terms and a guide to data sources are included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Census Figures, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Foreign Students, Geographic Distribution, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Mathematics, National Surveys, Salaries, School Statistics, Sciences, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Teacher Supply and Demand, Trend Analysis
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Bureau of Labor Statistics; Bureau of the Census; High School Transcript Study 1987; Higher Education General Information Survey; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System; National Education Goals 1990; Recent College Graduates Study 1987 (NCES)