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New AIP Report on Astronomy Enrollments & Degrees

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 12:28

This item comes from Patrick Mulvey, Statistical Research Center, American Institute of Physics (AIP):

Interest in astronomy degrees in the US remains strong, with astronomy enrollments at or near all-time highs for academic year 2012-13. These increasing enrollments have resulted in record numbers of students receiving PhDs and bachelor's degrees in astronomy.

A new PDF report from AIP's Statistical Research Center (SRC), "Focus on Astronomy Enrollments and Degrees," provides astronomy enrollment and degree data at US astronomy degree-granting departments. It includes the latest astronomy enrollments and astronomy degrees at the bachelor's, master's, and doctorate levels and depicts 30-year trends. This report also examines issues related to gender and citizenship.

When you visit the SRC homepage, you will find an astronomy button in the center near the bottom of the page. By clicking the astronomy button you will be presented with the latest reports and data graphics the SRC has posted concerning astronomy education and employment.


Richard Tresch Fienberg
Press Officer
American Astronomical Society (AAS)