ERIC Number: ED272049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: 0
1984-85 Survey of Physics and Astronomy Bachelor's Degree Recipients.
Ellis, Susanne D.
Results of the American Institute of Physics' 1984-1985 survey of physics and astronomy bachelor's degree recipients are examined. The information was obtained from individual degree recipients with a focus on their plans after the baccalaureate programs. Highlights of the findings are as follows: the proportion of women among physics bachelors further increased; almost 90% of the potential graduate physics students had been assured of their sources of support; and starting salaries reported by 1985 physics graduates rose by 6% to $1,990 per month; in 1975 fewer than one-third of new graduates chose civilian employment while by 1985 the proportion rose to 43%, and corresponding decreases occur in graduate school plans. Data are included on: characteristics of new physics bachelors and of new astronomy bachelors, postbaccalaureate plans of U.S. and foreign minorities among the 1985 physics bachelors; selected characteristics of minority physics bachelors; changes in employment for new physics bachelors, 1975-1985; and trends in plans after graduating for successive graduating classes of physics bachelors during 1975-1985 and of astronomy bachelors during 1977-1985. (SW)
Descriptors: Assistantships, Astronomy, Bachelors Degrees, Career Planning, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Foreign Students, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Physics, Salaries, Student Characteristics
American Institute of Physics, 335 East 45 Street, 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.