ERIC Number: ED082609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Student Support and Manpower Resources in Graduate Science Education.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
This study reports the characteristics of the graduated science student population as well as of science faculty and post doctoral appointees, and examines trends of certain key factors over a three-year period. Information was analyzed from 2,990 doctoral science departments reporting for 1971 and was machine matched with similar data reported for 1969 and 1970 by the same departments. Results indicated: (1) graduate science enrollments in doctoral departments applying for National Science Foundation traineeships declined 3% from 1970 to 1971; (2) both full- and part-time enrollment dropped during 1970-1971; (3) the most substantial change in the graduate enrollment picture occurred in the number of students enrolled for the first time; (4) graduate enrollment of foreign students was down 2% in 1971 after increasing 5% in 1970; (5) the enrollment dropped off of nearly 2% in full-time graduate science students is attributable to a 10% decline in the number supported by fellowships or traineeships; (6) research assistantships and teaching assistantships declined 4% and 1% respectively; (7) the number of federally supported full-time students declined from 1970-71; and (8) science faculty and postdoctorals associated with doctorate departments were increasing. (Author/MJM)
Descriptors: Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Research Projects, Science Education, Student Characteristics
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 3800-00145, $1.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Note: Surveys of Science Resources Series