ERIC Number: ED118421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Graduate Science Enrollment in Fall 1975 is Up Again for Second Straight Year. Science Resources Studies Highlights, December 31, 1975.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
This report is based upon the National Science Foundation (NSF) 1975 Quick Response Survey which consisted of a stratified random sample of l,297 departments in 294 institutions (including 67 medical schools) granting a Ph.D. in science or engineering. Variables investigated were: (1) area of science, (2) full-time enrollment number, (3) part-time enrollment number, (4) type of control (public or private), and (5) level of study (first-year and beyond). Among findings of the survey were: (1) combined full-time enrollment increased four percent between fall 1974 and fall 1975, after increasing nearly five percent the year before, (2) the life sciences showed another growth in enrollment, a phenomenon which has occurred since 1971, and (3) no increase or decrease was observed for enrollment in the physical and mathematical sciences, and phychology enrollment dropped - the only science to do so. Part-time enrollment increased only slightly over the level of 1974. Two-year colleges under both private and public control substantially increased enrollment. (Author/CP)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, College Science, Engineering, Enrollment Trends, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Psychology, Sciences
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.