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Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick J. – AIP Statistical Research Center, 2017
The number of both astronomy bachelor's degrees and PhDs awarded in the class of 2016 represent all-time highs. Astronomy bachelors have been increasing steadily for the last 15 years, with 469 degrees awarded in the class of 2016. With undergraduate astronomy enrollments continuing to grow, the trend is expected to continue for at least the next…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Bachelors Degrees, Doctoral Degrees, Graduate Students
Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick J. – AIP Statistical Research Center, 2016
Physics bachelor's degree production continues to increase, with the 8,122 bachelor's awarded representing yet another all-time high. Further increases in physics bachelor's degree production are anticipated as undergraduate junior- and senior-level enrollments continue to climb. The all-time high of 1,860 physics PhDs conferred in the class of…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Enrollment Rate, Graduation Rate, School Statistics
Mulvey, Patrick; Nicholson, Starr – Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, 2014
Interest in astronomy degrees in the U.S. remains strong, with astronomy enrollments at or near all-time highs for the 2012-13 academic year. The total number of students taking an introductory astronomy course at a degree-granting physics or astronomy department is approaching 200,000. Enrollments in introductory astronomy courses have been…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Bachelors Degrees, Departments, Masters Degrees
Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick J. – Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, 2014
Physics bachelor's degree production has more than doubled since the recent low in 1999, and enrollment in U.S. undergraduate physics programs continues to increase. The all-time high of 7,329 bachelor's degrees in the class of 2013 represents the 14th consecutive year that the number of physics bachelor's conferred has increased.…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Projections
Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick J. – Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, 2013
The U.S. has experienced a sharp increase in the number of bachelor astronomy degrees awarded in recent years with about twice as many degrees now being awarded than a decade ago. There were 385 astronomy bachelor's degrees awarded in the 2011-12 academic year. The number of astronomy PhDs awarded in recent years is up about 50% from a decade…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Bachelors Degrees, Departments, Masters Degrees
Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick J. – Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, 2013
The number of physics degrees earned in the U.S. continues to rise, with bachelor's and PhDs yet again reaching all-time highs. The 6,776 physics bachelor's degrees awarded in the 2011-2012 academic year represent an 8% increase over the previous year and an 86% increase from a recent low in 1999. Similarly, the number of PhDs (1,762) in…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Departments, Enrollment, Bachelors Degrees
Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick J. – Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, 2012
The number of astronomy bachelor's conferred in the U.S. continues to climb. The academic year 2010-11 produced more astronomy bachelor's than in any other time in U.S. history. The 408 astronomy bachelor's degrees earned in the class of 2011 more than doubled the class of 2000, and the number of astronomy PhDs conferred (160) is…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Bachelors Degrees, College Science, Enrollment Trends
Mulvey, Patrick; Nicholson, Starr – Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, 2012
Each fall the Statistical Research Center conducts its Survey of Enrollments and Degrees, which asks all degree-granting physics and astronomy departments in the U.S. to provide information concerning the numbers of students they have enrolled and counts of recent degree recipients. In connection with this survey, the authors ask for the names and…
Descriptors: Physics, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Student Surveys
Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick – Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, 2011
The Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics conducts an annual census from October through February of all departments that offer degrees in astronomy (78) in the United States. Astronomy departments consist of stand-alone degree-granting departments (39) and departments that are administered along with a physics program…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Education, Enrollment, Bachelors Degrees
Mulvey, Patrick J.; Nicholson, Starr – Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, 2011
The Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics conducts an annual census of all degree-granting physics departments in the United States and Puerto Rico. In the 2007-2008 academic year, there were 763 degree-granting departments. The authors received responses from 97% of these departments. Estimates were derived and included…
Descriptors: Physics, Foreign Countries, College Science, Undergraduate Students
Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick – Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, 2010
The Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics conducts an annual census from October through February of all 75 departments that offer degrees in astronomy in the United States. For the class of 2008, the authors received responses from 73 (97%) of these departments. Estimates were derived and included in the totals for…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Physics, Enrollment, Science Education