Roster of Astronomy Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2016

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Roster of Astronomy Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2016

Results from the 2016 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees
September 2017
Starr Nicholson and Patrick J. Mulvey

Roster of Astronomy Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2016The 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 couple of years. The 41 PhD-granting astronomy departments conferred 170 astronomy PhDs in the class of 2016.  There were 250 first-year students enrolling in US astronomy graduate programs in the fall of 2016.

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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