TABLE C.5 Number of Degrees Conferred by Year and Area Across Highly Relevant Fields of Study

Area Degree 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Geodesy and geophysics Bachelors 1,851 2,045 2,362 2,586 2,984 3,089 3,482 3,660 3,793 3,963
Masters 949 962 1,119 1,236 1,327 1,449 1,549 1,374 1,548 1,578
Doctorate 318 338 318 297 339 352 391 437 405 438
Total 3,118 3,345 3,799 4,119 4,650 4,890 5,422 5,471 5,746 5,979
Photogrammetry Bachelors 7 23 21 34 36 21
Master’s 8 20 4 5 8 6
Doctorate 2 3 1 3 1
Total 17 46 26 42 44 28
Remote sensing Bachelors 19,484 19,083 19,676 20,179 21,071 21,866 22,249 22,948 23,363 24,051
Masters 6,286 5,988 6,264 6,836 7,524 8,460 8,758 8,515 8,975 9,231
Doctorate 1,637 1,522 1,509 1,513 1,601 1,703 1,840 1,987 1,980 2,145
Total 27,407 26,593 27,449 28,528 30,196 32,029 32,847 33,450 34,318 35,427
Cartographic science Bachelors 5,940 6,107 6,519 9,105 11,404 11,052 11,607 12,194 12,671 12,986
Masters 1,016 1,001 1,026 1,350 1,356 1,459 1,473 1,428 1,602 1,566
Doctorate 204 212 219 195 217 222 230 221 268 227
Total 7,160 7,320 7,764 10,650 12,977 12,733 13,310 13,843 14,541 14,779
GIS and geospatial analysis Bachelors 5,427 5,297 5,096 5,079 5,449 5,409 5,372 5,632 5,605 5,971
Masters 2,380 2,220 2,338 2,743 2,915 3,314 3,293 3,226 3,401 3,574
Doctorate 305 298 339 304 343 327 366 345 396 372
Total 8,112 7,815 7,773 8,126 8,707 9,050 9,031 9,203 9,402 9,917
GEOINT fUsion Bachelor’s 13,098 14,208 15,620 18,225 19,161 18,300 17,928 16,912 14,259 14,806
Master’s 3,805 4,291 4,637 5,173 5,839 4,957 5,047 4,828 5,814 6,296
Doctorate 297 293 307 369 379 398 455 446 527 554
Total 17,200 18,792 20,564 23,767 25,379 23,655 23,430 22,186 20,600 21,656
Crowdsourcing Bachelor’s 380 371 388 1,487 5,548 5,744 5,894 5,824 3,161 3,427
Master’s 783 805 919 1,336 2,414 1,853 1,905 2,092 2,412 2,658
Doctorate 220 201 178 209 220 275 278 316 310 384
Total 1,383 1,377 1,485 3,032 8,182 7,872 8,077 8,232 5,883 6,469
Human geography Bachelor’s 99,924 100,815 104,998 114,063 116,872 122,805 125,650 127,047 128,654 128,483
Master’s 16,782 17,196 17,976 18,862 20,167 19,995 20,825 20,928 22,085 22,856
Doctorate 3,322 3,185 3,142 3,187 3,208 3,112 3,294 3,265 3,401 3,677
Total 120,028 121,196 126,116 136,112 140,247 145,912 149,769 151,240 154,140 155,016
Visual analytics Bachelor’s 7,535 8,933 10,222 13,766 12,398 11,983 11,807 11,717 12,639 13,053
Master’s 2,656 3,158 3,593 4,123 3,769 3,311 3,513 3,197 3,855 4,414
Doctorate 105 91 105 107 157 137 181 177 211 211
Total 10,296 12,182 13,920 17,996 16,324 15,431 15,501 15,091 16,705 17,678
Forecasting Bachelor’s 67,884 67,319 69,059 73,070 75,327 79,455 80,861 82,292 83,071 83,031
Master’s 9,972 10,014 10,510 11,065 11,920 12,273 12,319 12,320 12,852 13,614
Doctorate 3,615 3,554 3,328 3,509 3,427 3,650 3,887 4,078 4,160 4,476
Total 81,471 80,887 82,897 87,644 90,674 95,378 97,067 98,690 100,083 101,121

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



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