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ACD Biomedical Workforce Working Group Data

Graduate School Enrollment


National Science Foundation

Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering

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%.