The American Geosciences Institute has released another analysis of the geoscience workforce. "Currents #56" [right] concludes that "Geoscience enrollment and degrees in the U.S. slipped back from their highs during the 2010-2011 academic year. After several years of rapid increases, enrollment at the undergraduate level dropped 8% to 22,162 while slipping 3% for graduate students to 8,977. These decreases still left enrollments at or above the 2008-2009 levels. Degrees conferred dropped by similar percentages." It's not clear this is part of a trend. There is a fair amount of variation from year to year, and the previous year was higher than average for the past decade or two.
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