ERIC Number: ED172594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
1977-78 Graduate Student Survey. AIP Report.
Ellis, Susanne D.
The 1977-78 annual Graduate Student Survey analyzes information supplied by graduate physics students and also includes graduate astronomy students. Highlights of the findings are: a continuing decline in the number of graduate physics degree recipients; the reassurance of a steadily improving job market for new physicists with graduate degrees; a five percentage-point decrease in the proportion of graduates who accepted postdoctorates with a corresponding increase in employment offers with potential permanence; and a decline in astronomy enrollments and graduate degree recipients. Data are presented on the following areas: employment offers for new physics doctorate and masters recipients, 1973-78; characteristics of the graduate physics student population, 1977-78; characteristics of minority-group graduate physics students; graduate physics students by subfield and years of graduate study completed, 1977-78; sources of support by sex and degree status; number of advanced graduate physics students specializing in selected experimental or theoretical subfields by years of graduate study completed; type of research performed by doctoral candidates with respect to years of graduate study completed; employment offers for 1977-78 doctorate recipients by subfield and type of research; type of employer and work activity of physics terminal masters; and characteristics of astronomy graduate students and doctorate recipients. (SW)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Doctoral Degrees, Employment Opportunities, Enrollment Rate, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Masters Degrees, Minority Groups, Physics, Student Characteristics, Surveys
American Institute of Physics, 355 East 45 Street, New York, NY 10017
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY. Manpower Statistics Div.