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ERIC Number: ED218115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May-12
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Graduate Science/Engineering Enrollment Up 3% Between 1979 and 1980. Science Resources Studies Highlights.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
Data presented in this report are derived from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) fall 1980 Survey of Graduate Science Students and Postdoctorates, covering 9,930 graduate science and engineering (S/E) departments in 633 doctorate- and master's-granting institutions. Highlights of the survey indicate that: (1) graduate enrollment in S/E exceeded 383,000 in fall 1980, a growth of 3 percent over fall 1979; (2) the total number of graduate students enrolled in engineering grew between 1979 and 1980 at about twice the rate of those in science fields as a whole; (3) 3 percent 1979-80 increase in full-time S/E graduates at doctorate-granting institutions was primarily fueled by the growing number of women enrolled in graduate S/E courses; (4) the number of foreign students enrolled full-time in doctorate-granting institutions increased by 9 percent between 1979 and 1980; (5) of the 231,000 S/E graduate students enrolled full-time, those holding research and teaching assistantships increased by 5 percent over 1979; and (6) federal agencies supported about 22 percent of all full-time S/E students in 1980, the same proportion as in 1979. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Engineering, Engineering Education, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Females, Financial Support, Foreign Students, Government Publications, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Science Education, Sciences
Division of Science Resources Studies, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC 20550.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
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