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Table A-3. Surveyed institutions, schools, organizational units, and graduate enrollment, by type of institution: 1972–2013
  Organizational units Graduate enrollment
Year Institutions Schoolsa Total Master's Doctorate Total Full time Part time
All institutions
    1972b
252 321 4,568 764 3,804 207,859 159,392 48,467
    1973b 255 333 6,523 851 5,672 214,348 161,525 52,823
    1974b 276 367 7,468 1,387 6,081 259,968 190,562 69,406
    1975 584 682 9,003 2,829 6,174 328,510 219,648 108,862
    1976 594 693 9,110 2,895 6,215 333,716 223,412 110,304
    1977 601 704 9,392 3,081 6,311 345,374 226,738 118,636
    1978 599 708 9,509 3,126 6,383 339,912 223,030 116,882
    1979 629 745 9,686 3,204 6,482 357,578 231,760 125,818
    1980 626 742 9,798 3,258 6,540 367,078 238,416 128,662
    1981 622 736 9,728 3,257 6,471 375,130 242,049 133,081
    1982 609 724 9,584 3,242 6,342 382,291 244,757 137,534
    1983 609 723 9,467 3,214 6,253 390,432 252,017 138,415
    1984 412 530 8,791 2,504 6,287 394,670 253,922 140,748
    1985 412 525 8,911 2,551 6,360 404,021 257,287 146,734
    1986 412 527 8,985 2,559 6,426 415,520 266,168 149,352
    1987 416 533 9,104 2,565 6,539 421,497 271,056 150,441
    1988 606 723 10,015 3,316 6,699 424,523 275,127 149,396
    1989 609 726 10,187 3,379 6,808 434,478 282,648 151,830
    1990 610 727 10,358 3,456 6,902 452,113 292,782 159,331
    1991 609 726 10,598 3,525 7,073 471,212 307,010 164,202
    1992 608 725 10,872 3,611 7,261 493,522 322,555 170,967
    1993 606 723 11,103 3,662 7,441 504,304 329,644 174,660
    1994 605 722 11,365 3,771 7,594 504,399 332,088 172,311
    1995 603 720 11,566 3,849 7,717 499,640 329,283 170,357
    1996 603 720 11,579 3,898 7,681 494,079 328,536 165,543
    1997 601 722 11,589 4,006 7,583 487,208 327,289 159,919
    1998 601 721 11,685 4,032 7,653 485,627 327,389 158,238
    1999 599 719 11,827 4,028 7,799 493,256 334,423 158,833
    2000 596 716 11,894 4,094 7,800 493,311 341,283 152,028
    2001 601 720 11,962 4,113 7,849 509,607 354,522 155,085
    2002 596 715 12,126 4,178 7,948 540,404 378,991 161,413
    2003 593 712 12,261 4,202 8,059 567,121 397,420 169,701
    2004 591 710 12,268 4,191 8,077 574,463 402,573 171,890
    2005 588 702 12,297 4,135 8,162 582,226 406,620 175,606
    2006 588 707 12,320 4,119 8,201 597,643 419,015 178,628
    2007oldc 582 700 12,325 4,179 8,146 607,823 430,860 176,963
    2007newc 582 700 12,629 4,368 8,261 619,499 437,365 182,134
    2008 579 708 13,166 4,435 8,731 631,489 449,613 181,876
    2009 575 703 13,285 4,376 8,909 631,645 456,115 175,530
    2010 574 692 13,711 4,458 9,253 632,652 461,185 171,467
    2011 565 686 13,785 4,330 9,455 626,820 457,292 169,528
    2012 565 684 13,952 4,362 9,590 627,243 459,498 167,745
    2013 564 680 14,019 4,352 9,667 633,010 468,953 164,057
Doctorate institutions
    1972
252 321 4,568 764 3,804 207,859 159,392 48,467
    1973 255 333 6,523 851 5,672 214,348 161,525 52,823
    1974 276 367 7,468 1,387 6,081 259,968 190,562 69,406
    1975 345 443 8,031 1,857 6,174 301,902 209,328 92,574
    1976 355 454 8,131 1,916 6,215 305,824 213,033 92,791
    1977 357 460 8,361 2,050 6,311 313,938 215,377 98,561
    1978 345 454 8,381 1,998 6,383 308,107 211,508 96,599
    1979 371 487 8,612 2,130 6,482 323,677 219,634 104,043
    1980 370 486 8,714 2,174 6,540 333,164 225,877 107,287
    1981 370 484 8,645 2,174 6,471 339,946 229,708 110,238
    1982 369 484 8,504 2,162 6,342 346,668 232,980 113,688
    1983 371 485 8,386 2,133 6,253 354,060 239,220 114,840
    1984 346 464 8,320 2,033 6,287 353,673 239,400 114,273
    1985 346 459 8,434 2,074 6,360 362,581 242,748 119,833
    1986 346 461 8,509 2,083 6,426 373,545 251,562 121,983
    1987 350 467 8,626 2,087 6,539 378,785 255,936 122,849
    1988 377 494 8,949 2,250 6,699 386,300 262,351 123,949
    1989 380 497 9,084 2,276 6,808 394,510 269,679 124,831
    1990 379 496 9,234 2,332 6,902 409,419 278,637 130,782
    1991 379 496 9,435 2,362 7,073 425,914 291,508 134,406
    1992 379 496 9,678 2,417 7,261 445,704 305,979 139,725
    1993 379 496 9,875 2,434 7,441 454,745 312,519 142,226
    1994 378 495 10,093 2,499 7,594 455,332 313,976 141,356
    1995 377 494 10,269 2,552 7,717 449,555 310,538 139,017
    1996 378 495 10,289 2,608 7,681 444,319 309,418 134,901
    1997 377 498 10,271 2,688 7,583 438,135 307,697 130,438
    1998 377 497 10,366 2,713 7,653 435,826 307,040 128,786
    1999 378 498 10,482 2,683 7,799 443,104 313,866 129,238
    2000 377 497 10,526 2,726 7,800 443,542 319,923 123,619
    2001 381 500 10,577 2,728 7,849 459,438 332,732 126,706
    2002 376 495 10,726 2,778 7,948 487,645 355,611 132,034
    2003 376 495 10,849 2,790 8,059 510,335 372,366 137,969
    2004 376 495 10,858 2,781 8,077 518,641 377,984 140,657
    2005 375 489 10,907 2,745 8,162 527,048 381,198 145,850
    2006 376 495 10,946 2,745 8,201 542,073 393,138 148,935
    2007oldc 375 493 10,976 2,830 8,146 551,832 403,722 148,110
    2007newc 375 493 11,210 2,949 8,261 561,352 409,421 151,931
    2008 376 505 11,773 3,042 8,731 574,241 422,287 151,954
    2009 366 493 11,865 2,956 8,909 573,883 428,856 145,027
    2010 364 481 12,276 3,023 9,253 575,785 433,252 142,533
    2011 368 488 12,419 2,964 9,455 570,534 430,623 139,911
    2012 367 485 12,567 2,977 9,590 571,578 433,177 138,401
    2013 364 480 12,607 2,940 9,667 574,004 439,950 134,054
Master's institutions
    1975d
239 239 972 972 na 26,608 10,320 16,288
    1976 239 239 979 979 na 27,892 10,379 17,513
    1977 244 244 1,031 1,031 na 31,436 11,361 20,075
    1978e 254 254 1,128 1,128 na 31,805 11,522 20,283
    1979 258 258 1,074 1,074 na 33,901 12,126 21,775
    1980 256 256 1,084 1,084 na 33,914 12,539 21,375
    1981 252 252 1,083 1,083 na 35,184 12,341 22,843
    1982 240 240 1,080 1,080 na 35,623 11,777 23,846
    1983 238 238 1,081 1,081 na 36,372 12,797 23,575
    1984 66 66 471 471 na 40,997 14,522 26,475
    1985 66 66 477 477 na 41,440 14,539 26,901
    1986 66 66 476 476 na 41,975 14,606 27,369
    1987 66 66 478 478 na 42,712 15,120 27,592
    1988 229 229 1,066 1,066 na 38,223 12,776 25,447
    1989 229 229 1,103 1,103 na 39,968 12,969 26,999
    1990 231 231 1,124 1,124 na 42,694 14,145 28,549
    1991 230 230 1,163 1,163 na 45,298 15,502 29,796
    1992 229 229 1,194 1,194 na 47,818 16,576 31,242
    1993 227 227 1,228 1,228 na 49,559 17,125 32,434
    1994 227 227 1,272 1,272 na 49,067 18,112 30,955
    1995 226 226 1,297 1,297 na 50,085 18,745 31,340
    1996 225 225 1,290 1,290 na 49,760 19,118 30,642
    1997 224 224 1,318 1,318 na 49,073 19,592 29,481
    1998 224 224 1,319 1,319 na 49,801 20,349 29,452
    1999 221 221 1,345 1,345 na 50,152 20,557 29,595
    2000 219 219 1,368 1,368 na 49,769 21,360 28,409
    2001 220 220 1,385 1,385 na 50,169 21,790 28,379
    2002 220 220 1,400 1,400 na 52,759 23,380 29,379
    2003 217 217 1,412 1,412 na 56,786 25,054 31,732
    2004 215 215 1,410 1,410 na 55,822 24,589 31,233
    2005 213 213 1,390 1,390 na 55,178 25,422 29,756
    2006 212 212 1,374 1,374 na 55,570 25,877 29,693
    2007oldc 207 207 1,349 1,349 na 55,991 27,138 28,853
    2007newc 207 207 1,419 1,419 na 58,147 27,944 30,203
    2008 203 203 1,393 1,393 na 57,248 27,326 29,922
    2009 209 210 1,420 1,420 na 57,762 27,259 30,503
    2010 210 211 1,435 1,435 na 56,867 27,933 28,934
    2011 197 198 1,366 1,366 na 56,286 26,669 29,617
    2012 198 199 1,385 1,385 na 55,665 26,321 29,344
    2013 200 200 1,412 1,412 na 59,006 29,003 30,003

na = not applicable.
a Schools are administrative and degree-granting entities within academic institutions. Schools surveyed may exceed institutions surveyed because schools at some institutions report information to survey separately. Examples of schools eligible for the Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (GSS) include graduate schools, schools of architecture, schools of medicine, schools of nursing, schools of pharmacology, schools of public health, and schools of veterinary medicine.
b Data collected only from the doctorate granting institutions.
c In 2007, GSS-eligible fields were reclassified, newly eligible fields were added, and survey was redesigned to improve coverage and coding of GSS-eligible units. "2007new" presents data as collected in 2007; "2007old" reflects data as they would have been collected under 2006 methodology. See appendix A, "Technical Notes," in http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf10307/ for more detail.
d 1976 survey also collected 1975 data from master's-granting institutions.
e Master's-granting institutions were not surveyed in 1978; totals represent estimates based on 1977 and 1979 data.
NOTES: Data from 1972 to 1974 are not directly comparable with data from 1975 forward due to changes both in science and engineering fields and in types of institutions covered in survey. In 2007, newly eligible science fields were added.
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, NSF-NIH Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering.
Data from survey cycle Fall 2013, as of 8 August 2014.