ERIC Number: ED205141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
1979-80 Graduate Student Survey.
Ellis, Susanne D.
The graduate student survey, conducted annually by the American Institute of Physics, derives its data from individual physics and astronomy students and focuses on the general characteristics of graduate students as well as their initial employment. Tables, accompanied by some narration, present these data on physics graduate students (1979-80 unless otherwise noted): employment offers for new doctorate recipients, 1975-80; employment offers for new masters recipients, 1979-80; demographic characteristics of the population (sex, U.S. v. foreign citizenship, type of high school physics, type of bachelor's institutions, major of bachelor's degree, type of graduate institution, full- or part-time student status, and source of financial support); characteristics of minority group students, 1979-80; number of students by subfield and years of study completed, 1979-80; sources of student support, by sex and degree status, 1979-80; number of advanced students, by sex and degree status, 1979-80; number of advanced students specializing in selected experimental or theoretical subfields, by years of study completed, 1979-80; type of doctoral research, by years of study completed; subfield distribution of numbers of employment offers, doctorate recipients, 1979-80; post-degree plans of terminal master's recipients, 1979-80; subfield distribution of numbers of employment offers for terminal master's recipients, 1979-80; employment characteristics of master's recipients; background characteristics and post-doctorate status; use of physics in permanent employment; median monthly salaries paid by U.S. employers to new graduates; place and type of employment. Data on 1979-80 astronomy graduates include: distribution by subfield and years of graduate study, characteristics, terminal master's and doctorate recipients, and background characteristics and post-doctorate status. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Astronomy, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Employment Patterns, Females, Financial Support, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Males, Masters Degrees, National Surveys, Physics, Salaries, Specialization, Student Characteristics
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY.