ERIC Number: ED060802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Student Support and Manpower Resources in Graduate Science Education, Fall 1970.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Current data on graduate student support and manpower resources in graduate science education are important to science administrators, educators, and others concerned with the education of highly qualified scientists and engineers and other related manpower issues. They are also of interest to prospective graduate students, vocational counselors, and others similarly concerned with financing higher education and with identifying career opportunities in universities. This report summarizes data submitted for fall 1970 by 3,071 doctorate science departments of 227 institutions applying for NSF traineeship grants for 1971. The data show that: (1) full-and parttime graduate enrollment declined 2% from 1969 to 1970, after increasing 3% during 1967-68 and 2% during 1968-69; (2) of the 146,000 graduate students enrolled full-time in 1970, 28% were supported by fellowships and traineeships, 27% were self-supported, 24% had teaching assistantships, and 21% had research assistantships; (3) the departments in the study were staffed with 58,000 faculty members of which 27% were in life sciences, 20% in engineering, 19% in the physical sciences, 17% in the social sciences, 10% in the mathematical sciences, and 6% in psychology; and (4) there were 8,900 postdoctoral appointments of which 42% were concentrated in the physical sciences and 41% were in the life sciences. (HS)
Descriptors: Financial Support, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Science Departments, Science Education, Student Loan Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (3800-0103; $1.25)
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Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.