ERIC Number: ED145744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
1975-76 Graduate Student Survey. AIP Report, July 1977.
Ellis, Suzanne D.
The characteristics of graduate physics and astronomy students are examined in this survey and their employment opportunities after graduate school are described. (The physics students have been surveyed annually for over 15 years, but this is only the second year that astronomy students have been included.) Highlights of this report are: (1) a continuing decrease in the number of graduate physics students and degree recipients; (2) a higher proportion of new graduates accepted positions that make extensive use of their physics training; (3) at the doctoral level there were more employment opportunities for experimentalists than for theoreticians; and (4) astronomers spend less time on their doctorates than physicists. Statistical tables are included. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Doctoral Degrees, Employment Opportunities, Enrollment, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Labor Market, Physics, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
American Institute of Physics, 335 East 45 Street, New York, New York 10017
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY.