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.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Geoscience enrollments and degrees drop in U.S.
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