Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc.

Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

Science and Engineering Graduate Students Per Million Residents, 1998

Table 15

Rank

State

Amt.

 

Rank

State

Amt.

1

Massachusetts

3,189

 

27

Hawaii

1,323

2

NEW YORK

2,142

 

28

North Carolina

1,312

3

Kansas

2,139

 

29

New Jersey

1,243

4

Colorado

2,100

 

30

Idaho

1,198

5

Delaware

1,961

 

31

West Virginia

1,184

6

Connecticut

1,860

 

32

Louisiana

1,183

7

Illinois

1,810

 

33

Alabama

1,176

8

Maryland

1,797

 

34

Oklahoma

1,162

9

Utah

1,775

 

35

South Dakota

1,134

10

New Mexico

1,754

 

36

Alaska

1,130

11

Virginia

1,654

 

37

Georgia

1,109

12

Wyoming

1,644

 

38

Oregon

1,103

13

California

1,585

 

39

Tennessee

1,097

14

Rhode Island

1,569

 

40

Mississippi

1,070

15

North Dakota

1,530

 

41

Missouri

1,042

16

Iowa

1,528

 

42

Vermont

1,033

17

Pennsylvania

1,524

 

43

Washington

1,022

18

Ohio

1,452

 

44

New Hampshire

962

19

Michigan

1,450

 

45

Florida

932

20

Wisconsin

1,408

 

46

Kentucky

891

21

Montana

1,393

 

47

South Carolina

870

22

Minnesota

1,388

 

48

Nevada

838

23

Arizona

1,369

 

49

Arkansas

810

24

Nebraska

1,356

 

50

Maine

470

25

Indiana

1,355

 

U.S. average

1,493

26

Texas

1,342

  N.Y.S. above avg.

43.5%

Source: National Science Foundation http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/srs/nsf00322/htmstart.htm

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