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					Characteristics
of Recent
Science and
Engineering
Graduates: 1993


Detailed Statistical Tables




Division of Science Resources Studies
Directorate for Social, Behaviorial and Economic Sciences
National Science Foundation                                 NSF 96-309
Characteristics
of Recent
Science and
Engineering
Graduates: 1993

Detailed Statistical Tables

John Tsapogas, Project Officer


Division of Science Resources Studies
Directorate for Social, Behaviorial and Economic Sciences
National Science Foundation                                 NSF 96-309
                      Suggested Citation
John Tsapogas and Margaret Cahalan (Characteristics of Recent Science
and Engineering Graduates:1993) NSF 96-309, Detailed Statistical
Tables. National Science Foundation (Arlington, VA, 1996).

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                                  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  John Tsapogas of the Division of Science                    and Alan R. Tupek, Deputy Division Director, SRS
Resources Studies (SRS) of the National Science               Division. This report was edited by Anne M.
Foundation had overall responsibility for conducting          Houghton, SRS Publications Manager and Julia H.
the survey and producing this report. Margaret                Harriston, Assistant Publications Manager.
Cahalan of Westat, Inc. (Westat) was the study direc-
tor and Cindy Gray of Westat was the assistant study             The National Science Foundation (NSF) expresses
director.                                                     its appreciation to the recent graduates who con-
                                                              tributed their time by responding to this survey. NSF
  Linda P. Hardy of SRS and Michael Brick of                  also extends its sincere appreciation to college
Westat provided valuable statistical advice that great-       administrators and other college officials who con-
ly enhanced the accuracy of the estimates presented           tributed their time and effort to this survey; their will-
in this report. Comments, reviews, and consultations          ingness to participate in the survey greatly enhanced
were provided by Carlos Kruytbosch, Director of the           the quality of the report.
Science and Engineering Personnel Program, SRS,




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                                                               CONTENTS
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Acknowledgments.......................................................................................................................................iii
General Notes..............................................................................................................................................ix
Section A. Technical Notes ..........................................................................................................................1
             Overview .........................................................................................................................................1
             Sample Design.................................................................................................................................1
             Graduate Sample .............................................................................................................................3
             Graduate Eligibility .........................................................................................................................4
             Data Collection and Response.........................................................................................................4
             Weight Calculations.........................................................................................................................4
             Data Editing.....................................................................................................................................6
             Imputation of Missing Data.............................................................................................................6
             Accuracy of Estimates.....................................................................................................................6
             Generalized Variance Functions ....................................................................................................12
             Estimated Totals ............................................................................................................................12
             Estimated Percentages ...................................................................................................................13
             Nonsampling Errors ......................................................................................................................13
             Comparisons of Data with Previous Years Results.......................................................................14
             Comparisons with U.S. Department of Education Data ...............................................................15
             Other Explanatory Information .....................................................................................................15
             Exhibit 1. List A: Education Codes...............................................................................................17
             Exhibit 2. Major Code Categories for Tabulations .......................................................................20
             Exhibit 3. List B: Job Codes .........................................................................................................21
             Exhibit 4. NSF Occupational Code Categories for Tabulations ...................................................24
             Appendix A. Eligible and Ineligible Majors: 1993.......................................................................27


Section B. Detailed Statistical Tables .......................................................................................................33
Section C. Survey Instrument ...................................................................................................................165




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                                       GENERAL NOTES
  These tables present data on the characteristics of         separately for bachelor’s and master’s degree recipi-
men and women who received a bachelor’s or mas-               ents, and also separately for graduates of the two
ter’s degree in a science or engineering field from           graduating class years.
U.S. academic institutions during the 1990/91 (1991)
and 1991/92 (1992) academic years. The data were                This report contains three sections. The technical
collected in 1993 and reflect the status of individuals       notes in section A contain information on survey
as of April of that year. In addition to the demo-            methodology, coverage, concepts, definitions, and
graphic characteristics of recent college graduates           sampling errors. Detailed tabulations from the sur-
with science and engineering degrees, the data may            vey are presented in section B. Although data were
be used to understand the employment experiences of           collected using both Computer-Assisted Telephone
recent graduates such as the extent to which recent           Interviews (CATI) and mail questionnaires, we have
graduates entered the labor force, whether they were          only included a copy of the written questionnaire in
able to find employment, and the attributes of that           section C.
employment. Results of this survey are presented




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