ERIC Number: ED560870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Roster of Astronomy Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2014: Results from the 2014 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. Focus On
Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick J.
AIP Statistical Research Center
Undergraduate astronomy enrollments in the US continue to rise with junior and senior level enrollments exceeding the previous year's all-time high. The increasing undergraduate enrollments have produced 428 bachelor's in the 2013-14 academic year, also an all-time high. Undergraduate astronomy degree production will continue to rise given the increases seen in undergraduate enrollments. The first-year graduate student enrollments for fall 2014 were similar to the previous year with 187 students enrolled. The number of astronomy PhDs awarded has remained relatively unchanged in recent years, with 147 astronomy PhDs conferred in the class of 2014. This report contains detailed data from the annual Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. The survey was conducted in the fall of 2014 and includes all degree-granting astronomy departments in the United States. All but 5 of the 81 degree-granting astronomy departments contributed to the data supplied in this year's roster (94%). Thirty-eight are stand-alone astronomy departments and the remaining 43 are combined physics and astronomy departments. The totals above include data from the 76 responding departments as well as estimated data for the 5 non-responding departments.
Descriptors: Astronomy, Departments, Enrollment Rate, Graduation Rate, Annual Reports, School Statistics, College Students, Academic Degrees, Trend Analysis, Statistical Distributions
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: American Institute of Physics, Statistical Research Center
Identifiers - Location: United States