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Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT)

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Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT)
http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/sestat/

SESTAT is the Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System. This integrated data system is a unique source of longitudinal information on the education and employment of the college-educated U.S. science and engineering workforce. These data are collected through biennial surveys: 1) The National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG); 2) The National Survey of Recent College Graduates (NSRCG) (discontinued after 2010); and 3) The Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR). The NSCG is the core of SESTAT and covers the entire college graduate population residing in the United States. It provides information on individuals educated or employed in S&E fields as well as those educated or employed in non-S&E fields. The SDR further supplements SESTAT with the stock and inflow of U.S.-degreed doctoral level scientists and engineers. Through 2010, NSRCG supplemented SESTAT with the inflow of U.S.- degreed bachelor’s- and master’s- level scientists and engineers. Beginning in 2013, the NSCG began capturing this population and eliminated the need for a separate survey for this population. Learn about the redesign of SESTAT. SESTAT data are available for download or through the SESTAT Data Tool, which allows users to generate their own data tables. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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