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  • Analysis | InfoBrief

    Federal Science and Engineering Support to Higher Education Increased 3% in FY 2020

    Federal Science and Engineering Support to Higher Education Increased 3% in FY 2020

    In FY 2020, federal agency obligations to universities and colleges for science and engineering (S&E) activities increased 3% from FY 2019 to a high of $39.1 billion in current dollars (figure 1). However, when adjusted for inflation, the FY 2020 obligations of $34.4 billion are below those of FY...

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    Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Science, Engineering, and Health Graduate Enrollment: U.S. Part-Time Enrollment Increases as Full-Time Temporary Visa Holder Enrollment Declines

    Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Science, Engineering, and Health Graduate Enrollment: U.S. Part-Time Enrollment Increases as Full-Time Temporary Visa Holder Enrollment Declines

    The COVID-19 pandemic triggered considerable shifts in enrollment patterns for both U.S. citizens and permanent residents and temporary visa–holding graduate students within science, engineering, and health (SEH) fields during the fall 2020. After 3 years of relative stability, full-time enrollme...

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    Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Science, Engineering, and Health Graduate Enrollment: U.S. Part-Time Enrollment Increases as Full-Time Temporary Visa Holder Enrollment Declines

    Temporary Visa Holders

    First-time, full-time graduate enrollment of temporary visa holders in SEH fields declined markedly in 2020, particularly for new master’s enrollment. At the master’s level, the first-time, full-time enrollment of temporary visa holders declined by 53.0% (-25,229 students) from 2019 to 2020, cont...

  • Analysis | InfoBrief

    Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Science, Engineering, and Health Graduate Enrollment: U.S. Part-Time Enrollment Increases as Full-Time Temporary Visa Holder Enrollment Declines

    Trends in Enrollment, by Citizenship Status

    From 2019 to 2020, master’s enrollment increased while doctoral enrollment remained relatively stable, although trends differed by residency status. These trend changes are consistent with the responses of GSS coordinators to the 2020 COVID Impact Module. The 2020 COVID Impact Module was fielded ...

  • Analysis | Reports

    Higher Education in Science and Engineering | U.S. Institutions Providing S&E Higher Education

    COVID-19 and Higher Education

    Beginning in March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted colleges and universities throughout the nation. The need for social distancing required an abrupt halt to in-person learning and a transition to online education. Schools closed residence halls and canceled public events. Although some reo...

  • Analysis | Reports

    Higher Education in Science and Engineering

    Conclusion

    The U.S. higher education system consists of a range of institution types that address diverse student populations and regional and national needs in S&E education. Across degree levels, S&E fields continue to grow. However, many groups of Americans are still underrepresented among S&E degree rec...

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    Higher Education in Science and Engineering

    Executive Summary

    Key takeaways: The number of science and engineering (S&E) degrees awarded continues to increase at all levels and across many fields. S&E degrees increased at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels from 2000 to 2019, both in numbers and as shares of total degrees. Underscorin...

  • Analysis | Reports

    Higher Education in Science and Engineering

    International S&E Higher Education

    This section provides data on international students in U.S. institutions (enrollment and degrees earned) and the U.S. position in higher education within a global context. The data show a decline in overall international student enrollment in U.S. institutions in fall 2020, exacerbated by the CO...

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    Higher Education in Science and Engineering | International S&E Higher Education

    International Student Enrollment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    In fall 2020, about 605,000 international students enrolled in degree programs in U.S. higher education institutions (Figure HED-21; Table HED-4). This represents a decline of almost 23% (177,000 students) from 2019, much larger than the declines in the previous 3 years, and reflects impacts of C...

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    The State of U.S. Science and Engineering 2022 | U.S. and Global Research and Development

    Collaboration network on coronavirus-related articles, by country: 2020

    The United States has a key position in the global science and engineering (S&E) enterprise. As S&E capacity has increased globally, the U.S. position has changed despite increases in the absolute amount of S&E activity in the United States. Although the United States was key in the rapid develop...