Roster of Astronomy Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2014

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Roster of Astronomy Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2014

Results from the 2014 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees
September 2015
Starr Nicholson and Patrick J. Mulvey

Roster of Astronomy departmentsThe number of undergraduate astronomy degrees conferred in the US has more than doubled in the last one and a half decades and is at an all-time high.  There were 428 astronomy bachelor’s awarded at the 81 departments that offered astronomy degrees during the 2013-14 academic year.    Undergraduate enrollments are also at a record high, and astronomy bachelor’s degree production is expected to continue to rise as a result.  First-year and total graduate student enrollments for fall 2014 were similar to the previous year.

This report contains the most current enrollment and degree data for each degree-granting astronomy department in the US.  The findings in this report come from the AIP annual survey of Enrollments and Degrees.

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