ERIC Number: ED376777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 1992. Technical Notes and Data Summaries.
Huckenpohler, J. G.
This publication describes the characteristics of a database developed from a Fall 1992 survey of graduate students and post-doctorates in science and engineering. The survey universe included 333 doctorate-granting institutions and 275 master's-granting institutions. Section 1 offers general notes on data limitations and availability and a summary of general findings. Section 2 presents a description of the survey methodology and response analysis. Section 3 lists the institutions surveyed by degree level, and identifying codes. Section 4 displays copies of the survey instruments and summary questionnaire facsimiles containing data for all departments or for selected groups of departments. The facsimiles present data for all institutions, by broad science and engineering field, and summary statistics for doctorate-granting institutions, master's-granting institutions, and other selected groups of institutions. Highlights of the data include the following: (1) 1992 showed a 4 percent increase over 1991 in graduate students enrolled in master's and doctoral programs in science, engineering, and health fields; (2) the number of women enrolled in science and engineering continued to rise more quickly than the number of men: women increased by 6 percent and men by a little less than 3 percent; and (3) numbers of social science students and earth, atmospheric, and ocean science students increased the most rapidly. (JB)
Descriptors: Colleges, Databases, Demography, Doctoral Programs, Engineering Education, Enrollment, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Postdoctoral Education, Research Methodology, Research Universities, Science Education, Student Characteristics, Surveys, Tables (Data), Universities
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD. Biomedical Research Support Grant Program.
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.; Quantum Research Corp., Bethesda, MD.