TABLE C.3 Number of Degrees Conferred in 2009 Across Fields of Study That Are Relevant to the Core and Emerging Areas

Bachelor’s Degrees Master’s Degrees Doctorate Degrees Total Degrees
Area Highly Relevant Possibly Relevant Highly Relevant Possibly Relevant Highly Relevant Possibly Relevant Highly Relevant Possibly Relevant
Geodesy and geophysics 3,963 10,333 1,578 3,742 438 2,322 5,979 16,397
Photogrammetry 21 1,946 6 2,162 1 529 28 4,637
Remote sensing 24,051 47,484 9,231 18,866 2,145 3,764 35,427 70,114
Cartography 12,986 43,761 1,566 20,367 227 2,600 14,779 66,728
GIS and geospatial analysis 5,971 26,941 3,574 13,719 372 1,312 9,917 41,972
GEOINT Fusion 14,806 6,296 554 21,656
Crowdsourcing 3,427 70,088 2,658 38,100 384 5,859 6,469 114,047
Human geography 128,483 78,090 22,856 18,284 3,677 1,333 155,016 97,707
Visual analytics 13,053 57,577 4,414 27,370 211 3,946 17,678 88,893
Forecasting 83,031 47,719 13,614 21,460 4,476 2,552 101,121 71,731

SOURCE: Data from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Completions Survey. Accessed via WebCASPAR.

TABLE C.4 Number of Degrees Conferred by Year Across Fields of Study That Are Highly Relevant to the Core and Emerging Areas

Degree Level 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Bachelor’s degrees 132,421 132,907 138,943 153,241 164,028 170,740 175,662 178,861 179,287 181,062
Master’s degrees 27,355 27,756 28,981 31,516 34,766 35,643 36,870 36,527 39,077 40,737
Doctorate degrees 6,603 6,361 6,196 6,316 6,418 6,569 7,012 7,277 7,514 7,989
TOTAL 166,379 167,024 174,120 191,073 205,212 212,952 219,544 222,665 225,878 229,788


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