ERIC Number: ED474803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Roster of Astronomy Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 1999. AIP Report.
Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick J.
This roster contains detailed information from the annual Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. The report contains data reported by degree-granting astronomy departments in the United States for 1998-1999 introductory astronomy course enrollments, 1998-1999 degrees, and fall 1999 undergraduate majors and graduate student enrollments. In the United States, there were 70 degree-granting astronomy departments. Of these, 34 were combined with the physics department at the same university. The remaining 36 departments were administered separately from the physics department. All but one of the 70 departments contributed to this roster, although some departments only supplied partial data. In fall 1999, there were 395 juniors majoring in astronomy at these institutions and 409 seniors majoring in astronomy. Of the 838 graduate students in astronomy, 228 were from foreign countries. In 1998-1999, 195 bachelors degrees were granted in physics, and 23 master's degrees, and 88 PhDs. The roster lists institutions alphabetically within each state. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, College Park, MD. Statistical Research Center.
Note: For the 2000 report, see HE 035 715, and for the 2001 report, see HE 035 719.