ERIC Number: ED299856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Physics and Astronomy Bachelor's Degree Recipients, 1985-86. AIP Report.
Ellis, Susanne D.
Results of the American Institute of Physics' 1985-86 annual survey of bachelor's degree recipients in physics and astronomy are reported. Data are presented in tables, with accompanying narrative analysis. The information on physics students includes: trends in postbaccalaureate plans of successive graduating classes of physicists from 1977-78 through 1985-86; characteristics of new physics degree recipients (sex, citizenship, age, minority group membership, transfer from a junior college, double major, type of undergraduate institution), presented by intended postbaccalaureate activity (physics or other graduate study, employment, or undecided); comparative high school physics preparation for men and women; postbaccalaureate plans by minority group; trends since 1975 in undergraduate physics students without high school physics preparation; foreign and American minority group student plans and characteristics (sex, age, region and type of bachelor's institution); sources of anticipated support for first-year graduate study; change in numbers of job offers at graduation for the summers of 1975 and 1980-86; initial employment; starting salaries, by sex; and work activity and type of employer for new graduates. Similar but less extensive information is included for astronomy graduates. (MSE)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Astronomy, Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, College Preparation, Economic Change, Employers, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Entry Workers, Financial Support, Higher Education, Labor Market, National Surveys, Physics, Salaries, Student Characteristics
American Institute of Physics, 335 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017-3483.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY. Education and Employment Statistics Div.
Note: For the 1986-87 report, see HE 021 731.