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ERIC Number: ED242560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
Nuclear Engineering Enrollments and Degrees, 1982.
Sweeney, Deborah H.; And Others
This report presents data on the number of students enrolled and the number of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees awarded in academic year 1981-82 from 72 United States institutions offering degree programs in nuclear engineering or nuclear options within other engineering fields. Presented as well are historical data for the last decade which provide such information as trends by degree level and program option, foreign national student participation, female and minority student participation, and placement of graduates. A listing of universities by type of program and number of students is also included. Among the findings reported are: (1) enrollments at all degree levels increased during the 1981-82 academic year; (2) the largest employment of graduates at all degree levels was by private industry; (3) although increases in bachelor's and master's degrees were noted, doctoral degrees awarded fell slightly (by 4 percent) to 126 in 1982; (4) minority participation remained low; (5) almost half of doctoral enrollments and graduating Ph.D.'s in 1982 were foreign nationals; and (6) the East North Central region dominated at all levels of enrollments and degrees awarded. (Detailed statistical tables, addresses of institutions with active or inactive nuclear engineering programs, and survey materials are found in appendices.) (JN)
Descriptors: College Programs, Degrees (Academic), Engineering Education, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Females, Foreign Students, Geographic Distribution, Higher Education, Job Placement, Minority Groups, National Surveys
National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of Energy Research.