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ERIC Number: ED156034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Science Enrollment Stabilized in 1977. Science Resource Studies Highlights, NSF 78-307.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
Growth in the number of graduate students enrolled in science programs appears to have halted in fall 1977; estimates indicate a possible one percent downturn. The slowdown in both full- and part-time enrollment at the graduate level may be attributed in part to a steady increase in the number of job opportunities available to graduates below the doctorate level; other influences include continuing decreases in direct federal support to graduate students, rising tuition costs and living expenses, and expiration of veterans' benefits. Full-time enrollment of women in graduate science programs has increased steadily between 1972 and 1976; women accounted for a 27 percent share of the full-time total in 1976, compared to an 18 percent share in 1972. Recent emphasis on affirmative action and equal employment opportunity has been influential. (MSE)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Employment Opportunities, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Aid, Females, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Males, National Surveys, Part Time Students, Science Careers, Science Education, Statistical Studies, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Tuition, Veterans Education
Division of Science Resources Studies, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. 20550
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
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