ERIC Number: ED370504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Participation in U.S. Academic Science and Engineering: 1991. Surveys of Science Resources Series.
Huckenpohler, J. G.
This report presents data on the enrollment of foreign students at colleges and universities in the United States, with special emphasis on the effects of this enrollment on American graduate science and engineering (S&E) programs. Information based on census data and survey results is presented in 30 charts with accompanying text. Results indicate that the number of foreign students enrolled in U.S. institutions of higher education is growing rapidly, approaching 450,000 students annually. The 107,000 non-U.S. citizens enrolled in graduate programs in the science, engineering, and health fields in 1991 represent 31 percent of all enrollments in those fields, up from 28 percent in 1983. Although nonresident aliens accounted for only 3 percent of all S&E bachelor's degrees awarded in the United States in 1991, they accounted for 32 percent of all S&E doctorates awarded. Nonresident aliens accounted for 51 percent of all engineering doctorates awarded in 1991. The bulk of the report consists of two appendixes, which present 27 detailed statistical tables on individual institutions, fields, and nations, along with technical notes on the sources. (MDM)
Descriptors: Degrees (Academic), Educational Trends, Engineering, Enrollment, Foreign Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, National Surveys, Sciences, Statistics
Division of Science Resources Studies, National Science Foundation, 1800 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20550 (single copy free).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
Identifiers: United States
Note: For the 1987 survey, see ED 284 762.