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ERIC Number: ED114266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-31
Pages: 17
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Major Findings of the Survey from an NSF Point of View.
Foster, Penny D.
In this paper a review of the major findings of the 1973 Survey of Graduate Science Study Support is presented. Results are compared with similar studies which go back through 1967 and a survey conducted in the fall of 1974 of 360 graduate science departments. From the studies, it was found that graduate science and engineering enrollment increased in the fall of 1974 for the first time since fall 1970. From fall 1971 to fall 1973, every area of science showed a decrease in enrollment, except the life sciences and psychology in which enrollment has continued to rise. During this period, the number of full-time students dependent on federal support declined from 47 to 26 percent of the total enrollment. By analyses of the surveys conducted between 1967 and 1973, an overall decline of 5 percent in full-time science and engineering enrollment was noted. Also, the number of federally-supported students was reduced by one-half. Academic science obligations decreased by 18 percent below the 1967 level in constant dollars. (Author/CP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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