ERIC Number: ED233637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
1981-82 Graduate Student Survey. AIP Report.
Ellis, Susanne D.
Results of the 1981-1982 Graduate Student Survey of physics and astronomy graduates in the United States are presented. Information is provided on the educational background, current graduate student status, choice of subfield, and employment prospects where applicable. Highlights include the following: a further increase occurred in the number and proportion of foreign graduate physics students; for physics masters, there were more degree recipients, an improved employment outlook, and the largest annual salary increase for 1982 graduates; and an increase occurred in the proportion of doctorate recipients who accepted tenurable university positions. Information is included on the following student characteristics for the total graduate population and separately for minority group students: sex, citizenship, professional society membership, major of bachelor's degree, type of bachelor's institution, type of graduate institution, full- or part-time attendance, and sources of financial support. Additional tables include: number of advanced graduate physics students specializing in selected experimental or theoretical subfields by years of graduate study completed, and type of employers and work activity of 1981-1982 physics master's degree recipients. (SW)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Employment Opportunities, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Physics, Salaries, Specialization, Student Characteristics
American Institute of Physics, 335 East 45 St., New York, NY 10017.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY. Manpower Statistics Div.