ERIC Number: ED491293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Graduate Student Report: First-Year Physics and Astronomy Students, 2004. R-207.35
Mulvey, Patrick J.; Tesfaye, Casey Langer
Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics
This report will document the changes in the number and citizenship of incoming graduate physics and astronomy students. It will provide student characteristics, such as gender, age, and the type of program in which they are enrolled. It will also discuss the educational backgrounds of the incoming students, highlighting differences between US and foreign citizens. The subfields chosen by students, the types of financial support they received, and their sense of preparedness for graduate school will be discussed. Finally, students' career objectives are explored. (Contains 4 figures and 9 tables.)
Descriptors: Physics, Astronomy, Graduate Study, Graduate Students, Student Characteristics, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Students, Educational Background, Student Attitudes, Student Financial Aid, Occupational Aspiration
Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20769. Tel: 301-209-3067; Fax: 301-209-0843; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.aip.org/statistics.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, College Park, MD. Statistical Research Center.