"The National Science Foundation (NSF)
is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 'to
promote the progress of science; to advance the national health,
prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…'
This database contains information on employment, education, and demographic characteristics of scientists and engineers in the United States. Data is collected from the National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG), the National Survey of Recent College Graduates (NSRCG), and the Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR).
This database provides "easy access to a large body of statistical data resources for science and engineering (S&E) at U.S. academic institutions. WebCASPAR emphasizes S&E, but its data resources also provide information on non-S&E fields and higher education in general."