ERIC Number: ED217773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Enrollments and Degrees. AIP Report.
Ellis, Susanne D.
Results of the Survey of Enrollments and Degrees for physics and astronomy programs are presented. The changing numbers of institutions (doctoral, master's, and bachelor's) during 1977-1982 are indicated and institutions are classified by highest physics degree offered. Tables provide the number of physics degrees granted 1970-1981, by the three degree levels; enrollment of juniors and seniors at the undergraduate level, and total graduate and first year physics student enrollments. After declining over the last 9 years, the enrollment of junior physics majors has again reached the 1972-1973 level (over 6,000); and total graduate school enrollment has reached the level it was in 1975-1976 (over 10,000). The enrollments at the introductory physics level continue to exceed a quarter of a million. Enrollment increases occurred in the South (South Atlantic and East South Central), while the Northeast and West coast enrollment declined slightly. Information is also presented on the actual and projected number of undergraduate physics majors by class level for the classes of 1982-1985; undergraduate physics majors and graduate physics degrees by geographic region and type of institution, 1980-1981; trends in entering foreign graduate physics students, 1970-1982; full-time and part-time graduate physics enrollment by type of institution, 1973-1982; unfilled assistantships for first-year graduate physics students in doctorate-granting departments, September 1981; actual and projected number of physics doctorates granted, 1970-1986; number of physics degrees granted by sex and minority group status, 1980-1981; trends in astronomy enrollments and degrees, 1975-1982; and astronomy enrollments 1981-1982 and degrees 1980-1981 by type of institution. (SW)
Descriptors: Assistantships, Astronomy, Bachelors Degrees, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Students, Full Time Students, Geographic Regions, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Part Time Students, Physics, School Surveys, Undergraduate Students
American Institute of Physics, 335 East 45 Street, New York, NY 10017.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY. Manpower Statistics Div.