ERIC Number: ED299857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Enrollments and Degrees. AIP Report.
Ellis, Susanne D.
Results of the American Institute of Physics' 1986-87 annual enrollment and degree survey for physics and astronomy are presented. The summary report contains information about the degree recipients of 1986 and enrollments for 1986-87. Ten-year trends are presented to illustrate change. The data are presented in tables accompanied by narrative analysis. Information for physics includes: trends in number of degrees granted (bachelor's, master's, and doctoral), major enrollments (juniors and senior), and graduate enrollments (total and first year), overall and by institution type; introductory physics enrollments; actual and projected number of undergraduate majors; trends in attrition by institution type; undergraduate majors by geographic region and institution type; trends in entering U.S. and foreign graduate students; full-time, part-time, and foreign graduate enrollments by institution type; regional distribution of teaching assistants by institution type; unfilled teaching assistantships for first-year graduate students; trends in actual and projected doctorates granted; degrees by region and institution type; and degrees granted by sex and minority group. Similar but less extensive information is presented for astronomy. (MSE)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Bachelors Degrees, College Students, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Females, Foreign Students, Full Time Students, Geographic Distribution, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Introductory Courses, Majors (Students), Males, Masters Degrees, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Part Time Students, Physics, Teaching Assistants, Trend Analysis
American Institute of Physics, 335 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017-3483.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY. Education and Employment Statistics Div.