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ACD Biomedical Workforce Working Group Data

Graduate School Enrollment



Source:

National Science Foundation

Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/gradpostdoc/

Survey Characteristics

This survey produces national estimates of graduate students, postdocs, and non-faculty researchers in all U.S. academic institutions that granted doctorates or master's degrees in any science, engineering, or selected health-related field

Survey Dates: 1966-2009

Field Specifications:

Biological sciences: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biometry/epidemiology, Biophysics, Botany, Cell biology, Ecology, Entomology/parasitology, Genetics, Microbiology/immunology/virology, Nutrition, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Zoology, and Biosciences, nec. Beginning in 2007, Neurosciences was treated as a separate field

Health sciences: (Medical fields): Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Neurology, Obstetrics/gynecology, Oncology/cancer research, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Pediatrics, Preventive medicine/community health, Psychiatry, Pulmonary disease, Radiology, Surgery, Clinical medicine, nec. (Other health): Dental sciences, Nursing, Pharmaceutical sciences, Speech pathology/audiology, Veterinary sciences, Health related, nec

Survey Notes:

Information is provided by school coordinator or departmental respondent. Includes counts of students and data on key characteristics of interest, such as race/ethnicity, sex, citizenship, and source of funding. Response rates are greater than 95%.