Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering
The Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering survey is an annual census of all U.S. academic institutions granting researchbased master’s degrees or doctorates in science, engineering, and selected health fields as of fall of the survey year. The survey, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, collects the total number of graduate students, postdoctoral appointees, and doctoratelevel nonfaculty researchers by demographic and other characteristic such as source of financial support. Results are used to assess shifts in graduate enrollment and postdoc appointments and trends in financial support.
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Questionnaires

Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, Fall 2014
Data Tables  March 29, 2016 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2013
Data Tables  April 14, 2015 
Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, Fall 2012
Data Tables  July 30, 2014 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2011
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 13331  September 4, 2013 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2010
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 13314  April 23, 2013 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2009
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 12300  December 27, 2011 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2008
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 11311  July 13, 2011 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2007
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 10307  June 9, 2010 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2006
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 08306  April 10, 2008 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2005
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 07321  May 31, 2007 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2004
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 06325  August 31, 2006 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2003
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 06307  March 9, 2006 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 2002
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 05310  March 18, 2005 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 2001
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 03320  June 11, 2003 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 2000
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 02314  April 23, 2002 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1999 Supplemental Tables
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 01324  May 1, 2001 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1999
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 01315  March 1, 2001 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1998 Supplemental Tables
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 01302  November 1, 2000 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1998
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 00322  May 19, 2000 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1997
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 99325  February 25, 1999 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1997 Supplemental Tables
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 99324  February 8, 1999 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1996 Supplemental Tables
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 98330  August 13, 1998 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1996
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 98307  June 2, 1998 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1995
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 97312  November 21, 1997 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Supplemental Tables, Fall 1995
Detailed Statistical Tables  SRS 95408  September 1, 1995 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1994
Detailed Statistical Tables  SRS 94404  September 1, 1994 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Supplemental Tables, Fall 1994
Detailed Statistical Tables  SRS 94406  September 1, 1994 
Selected Data on Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1994
Detailed Statistical Tables  SRS 94405  September 1, 1994  See more in Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E →
 Science and Engineering State Profiles
 State Profiles is an interactive website providing access to statelevel data on science and engineering personnel and finances and state rankings. State Profiles displays up to 10 state profiles of the user’s choice. Data are available from NSFsponsored surveys on employed science, engineering, or health (SEH) doctorate holders; science and engineering (S&E) doctorates awarded, including by major S&E fields; SEH graduate students and postdoctorates; federal R&D obligations by agency and performer; total and industrial R&D expenditures; and academic R&D expenditures, including by major S&E fields. Data available from other sources include population, civilian labor force, per capita personal income, federal expenditures, patents, small business innovation research awards, and gross domestic product. All data are available for download. Data cover 2003 to present.

Influx of Foreign Graduate Students and Inclusion of Newly Eligible Institutions Lead to a Significant Increase in U.S. Graduate Enrollment in Science and Engineering
InfoBriefs  NSF 16310  March 29, 2016 
FullTime Graduate Enrollment in Science and Engineering Rose in 2013, Fueled by a Large Increase in Foreign Graduate Enrollment
InfoBriefs  NSF 15318  April 14, 2015 
Foreign Graduate Enrollment in Science and Engineering Continues to Rise While Overall Graduate Enrollment Remains Flat
InfoBriefs  NSF 14313  May 22, 2014 
Parttime Graduate Enrollment in Science and Engineering in 2011 Grew at a Higher Rate than Fulltime Enrollment
InfoBriefs  NSF 13328  June 20, 2013 
Counts of Postdoctoral Appointees in Science, Engineering, and Health Rise with Reporting Improvements
InfoBriefs  NSF 13334  September 23, 2013 
Graduate Enrollment in Science and Engineering Grew Substantially in the Past Decade but Slowed in 2010
InfoBriefs  NSF 12317  May 31, 2012 
Two Decades of Increasing Diversity More than Doubled the Number of Minority Graduate Students in Science and Engineering
InfoBriefs  NSF 11319  July 20, 2011 
Jump in Fall 2008 Enrollments of FirstTime, FullTime S&E Graduate Students
InfoBriefs  NSF 10320  June 2, 2010 
S&E Graduate Enrollments Accelerate in 2007; Enrollments of Foreign Students Reach New High
InfoBriefs  NSF 09314  June 24, 2009 
FirstTime, FullTime Graduate Student Enrollment in Science and Engineering Increases in 2006, Especially Among Foreign Students
InfoBriefs  NSF 08302  January 3, 2008 
Firsttime S&E Graduate Enrollment of Foreign Students Rebounds in 2005
InfoBriefs  NSF 07312  February 6, 2007 
Firsttime S&E Graduate Enrollment of Foreign Students Drops for the Third Straight Year
InfoBriefs  NSF 06321  July 10, 2006 
Graduate Enrollment in S&E Programs Up in 2003, but Declines for FirstTime Foreign Students
InfoBriefs  NSF 05317  August 10, 2005 
Graduate Enrollment in S&E Fields Reaches New Peak; FirstTime Enrollment of Foreign Students Declines
InfoBriefs  NSF 04326  June 28, 2004 
Graduate Enrollment Increases in S&E Fields, Especially in Engineering and Computer Sciences
InfoBriefs  NSF 03315  April 7, 2003 
Growth Continued in 2000 in Graduate Enrollment in S&E Fields
InfoBriefs  NSF 02306  December 27, 2001 
Graduate Enrollment in S&E Increases for the First Time Since 1993
InfoBriefs  NSF 01312  January 16, 2001 
Graduate Enrollment in S&E Continued to Decline in 1998
InfoBriefs  NSF 00307  December 20, 1999 
Total S&E Graduate Enrollment Falls for Fourth Consecutive Year
InfoBriefs  NSF 99316  January 5, 1999 
Graduate Enrollment of Women and Minorities in S&E Continues to Rise
InfoBriefs  NSF 98302  February 23, 1998 
Graduate Enrollment Drops for the Second Year in a Row
InfoBriefs  NSF 97303  February 1, 1997 
Graduate Enrollment in S&E Decreased by 1 Percent in 1994
InfoBriefs  NSF 96312  December 3, 1996  See more in Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E →

Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2011
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 13331  September 4, 2013 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2010
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 13314  April 23, 2013 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2009
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 12300  December 27, 2011 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2008
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 11311  July 13, 2011 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2007
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 10307  June 9, 2010 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2006
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 08306  April 10, 2008 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2005
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 07321  May 31, 2007 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2004
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 06325  August 31, 2006 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2003
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 06307  March 9, 2006 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 2002
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 05310  March 18, 2005 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 2001
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 03320  June 11, 2003 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 2000
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 02314  April 23, 2002 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1999 Supplemental Tables
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 01324  May 1, 2001 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1999
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 01315  March 1, 2001 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1998 Supplemental Tables
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 01302  November 1, 2000 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1998
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 00322  May 19, 2000 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1997
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 99325  February 25, 1999 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1997 Supplemental Tables
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 99324  February 8, 1999 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1996 Supplemental Tables
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 98330  August 13, 1998 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1996
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 98307  June 2, 1998 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1995
Detailed Statistical Tables  NSF 97312  November 21, 1997 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Supplemental Tables, Fall 1995
Detailed Statistical Tables  SRS 95408  September 1, 1995 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1994
Detailed Statistical Tables  SRS 94404  September 1, 1994 
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Supplemental Tables, Fall 1994
Detailed Statistical Tables  SRS 94406  September 1, 1994 
Selected Data on Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E: Fall 1994
Detailed Statistical Tables  SRS 94405  September 1, 1994  See more in Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E →

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2015
Special Reports  NSF 15311  January 30, 2015 
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: Data Update
Special Reports  NSF 13304  October 31, 2014 
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: Data Update
Special Reports  NSF 13304AB  November 14, 2013  See more in Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E →

Examining the Reporting of Nonfaculty Doctorate Researchers in the Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering
Working Papers  NCSES 15201  August 31, 2015  See more in Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in S&E →
 Academic Institution Profiles
 This interactive website provides access to selected data on the number of earned doctorates, number of graduate students and postdoctorates in science and engineering, total federal obligations, and total R&D expenditures by individual U.S. academic institutions. Academic Institution Profiles also includes rankings of institutions by four selected variables. Data come from four NCSES surveys: the Higher Education R&D Survey; the Survey of Earned Doctorates; the Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges and Nonprofit Institutions; and the Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering. Data cover the most recent 10 years and are available for download.
 Science and Engineering Indicators
 This biennial report to Congress provides a broad base of quantitative information about U.S. science, engineering, and technology.
 Science and Engineering State Profiles
 State Profiles is an interactive website providing access to statelevel data on science and engineering personnel and finances and state rankings. State Profiles displays up to 10 state profiles of the user’s choice. Data are available from NSFsponsored surveys on employed science, engineering, or health (SEH) doctorate holders; science and engineering (S&E) doctorates awarded, including by major S&E fields; SEH graduate students and postdoctorates; federal R&D obligations by agency and performer; total and industrial R&D expenditures; and academic R&D expenditures, including by major S&E fields. Data available from other sources include population, civilian labor force, per capita personal income, federal expenditures, patents, small business innovation research awards, and gross domestic product. All data are available for download. Data cover 2003 to present.
 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in S&E
 This series presents trends in the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering fields. Topics include highereducation enrollments, degrees, institutions, and financial support and employment status, occupations, sectors, and salaries.
Kelly Kang
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Human Resources Statistics Program
National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics
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