ERIC Number: ED395537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
1994 Bachelors Degree Recipients Report.
Mulvey, Patrick J.; Dodge, Elizabeth
This report summarizes trends in the postbaccalaureate plans and number of physics and astronomy degree recipients for 1994. Study data were drawn primarily from the questionnaire responses of 2,158 physics bachelors and 113 astronomy bachelors. Matriculation rates, employment prospects, course of study, and demographics for these disciplines are presented. The study shows that the number of bachelors degrees declined, continuing a five year trend fueled by the poor job market for physics graduates. Fewer students are entering graduate study in physics, choosing instead to enter the job market. Post-degree plans are compared across gender, citizenship status, and racial and ethnic background. African-Americans and Hispanics continue to be underrepresented among physics bachelors, and there are more women among astronomy bachelors than physics bachelors. The employer distribution of full-time employed physics bachelors during the summer following the academic year, 1989 to 1994, is reported, as is a breakdown in employment trends by gender. (JPB)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Bachelors Degrees, Blacks, College Graduates, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Physics, Womens Education
American Institute of Physics, Education and Employment Statistics Division, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3843.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, College Park, MD. Education and Employment Statistics Div.