ERIC Number: ED418843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Science and Engineering Degrees: 1966-95. Detailed Statistical Tables.
Hill, Susan T., Comp.
This report is based on final data obtained from several federal surveys including the U.S. Department of Education's Survey of Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems (IPEDS) Completions Survey, and the Survey of Earned Doctorates, the last of which is conducted annually for the National Science Foundation (NSF). The data cover earned degrees conferred in the aggregate United States which includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories and outlying areas. Statistical charts show numbers and percentages of degrees awarded in science and engineering fields by major field, sex, and degree level from 1966 to 1995. Tables show in detail the number of degrees awarded in various fields arranged by degree level, sex of recipient, and major field group. Percentage distribution of degrees awarded is also shown. Degree data are compiled for a 12-month period, July through June, of the following year. The data from earlier years are presented as consistently as possible with the classifications used in the current Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP). The data have been reclassified according to NSF field categories where appropriate. (PVD)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Science Education, Sciences, Statistical Distributions, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Technology, Womens Education
National Science Foundation, Div. of Science Resources Studies, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230, phone: (301) 947-2722, fax: (703) 306-0510.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Science Resources Studies.