"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).
The new NCSES Interactive Data Tool provides centralized data access for custom generation of statistics related to the science and engineering enterprise. New data continue to be added throughout 2018 and 2019 in the interactive data tool to replace the WebCASPAR and SESTAT systems and to include other NCSES data. Currently the following surveys are available:
Survey of Doctorate Recipients
Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering