Geoscience Currents #109: U.S. Geoscience Enrollments Grow, Degrees Slide in 2015

American Geosciences Institute

From AGI  -- In Geoscience Currents #109, we take a look at the latest reported enrollments and degrees granted in U.S. Geoscience Programs.  Overall, geoscience enrollments remain robust, growing 7% for undergraduate enrollments. Graduate enrollments remained flat between 2014 and 2015.  Noticable within the reported data is the growth of wholly online geoscience degree programs, which account for more than all of the recognized enrollment growth of undergraduate majors in 2015.

Degrees awarded have started to slip, with Bachelor's degrees dropping slight from 2014, which continues a decline following the 2013 peak.  Master's degrees were awarded largely at the same rate as 2014, and continue to run well above the previous baseline in 2010.  Doctoral degrees awarded continued to slip slightly.

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