ERIC Number: ED446623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Enrollments and Degrees Report. AIP Report.
Mulvey, Patrick J.; Nicholson, Starr
This report presents the results of a fall 1999 survey of U.S. colleges and universities that offer doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degrees in physics and astronomy, focusing on degree production and current student enrollment. Highlighted are the following: (1) after four years of significant declines, physics bachelor's degrees conferred in 1998 remained stable; (2) the number of first-year students entering U.S. graduate physics programs has remained relatively unchanged for three consecutive years; (3) the group composition of entering physics graduate students has changed; (4) there was a 4 percent drop in physics doctorates awarded; (5) a higher proportion of women and lower proportion of foreign students receive astronomy degrees compared to their physics counterparts; and (6) bachelor's degrees in astronomy rose 8 percent. An appendix provides trend data on degrees and enrollments over the last several years. (EV)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Bachelors Degrees, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, National Surveys, Physics, Sex Differences, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Undergraduate Study
American Institute of Physics, Education and Employment Statistics, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3843. Tel: 301-209-3070; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://aip.org/statistics.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, College Park, MD. Education and Employment Statistics Div.
Note: For the March 1999 report, see ED 429 511.