ERIC Number: ED399915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Graduate Student Report, 1995.
Dodge, Elizabeth; Mulvey, Patrick J.
An annual study of physical science graduate students' background characteristics and degree recipients' employment outcomes was conducted for 1995. The total pool of 1994-95 physics graduate students was 13,285 with non-U.S. citizens making up 43 percent. Among U.S. citizens, 18 percent entered graduate school 2 or more years after earning a Bachelor's degree. Over half of the non-U.S. citizens entered graduate school in the United States 2 or more years after earning their Bachelor's degree. The number of years taken to obtain a Ph.D. has risen with over 20 percent taking 8 years or more and fewer than 5 percent earning their degrees in 4 years. The number of women has continued to increase: from 8 percent in 1975 to 16 percent in 1995. Tables provide data on employment of physics graduate students including country of origin, racial/ethnic background of graduate students with U.S. citizenship, financial support, academic background, subfield of study, time taken between Bachelor's degree and physics graduate study, and time taken between Bachelor's degree and physics graduate study, postdoctoral positions, annual salaries, and overall Master's degree recipient characteristics. (JLS)
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Graduates, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Minority Groups, Physics, Postdoctoral Education, Science Education, Sex Differences, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Time to Degree, Vocational Followup
American Institute of Physics, Education and Employment Statistics Division, 1 Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3843 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, College Park, MD. Education and Employment Statistics Div.
Note: For the 1994 report, see ED 390 349.