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An annual survey of all U.S. Geoscience Departments that has been carried out since 1956. The return rate averages about 70 percent.


Demographic: Sex, race/ethnicity, and citizenship.

Enrollments: By year in college, M.A./M.S. candidates and Ph.D. candidates by sex, and 12* field breakouts. Beginning with the early 1980s, minority enrollments have been collected for three major fields plus "other." Foreign enrollments were collected by ten world areas of origin in 1990, with no subfield data. Beginning in 1990-91, foreign student survey showed 12 field breakouts by sex and type of visa.

Degrees: Level, including two-year degrees, for 12 field breakouts by sex, 3 field breakouts by minority, and 12 field breakouts for foreign graduates.


The data are published annually by the American Geological Institute, other geoscience organizations, and industry. Funding for the survey is from AGI.


Beginning with the 1993-94 academic year, field breakouts expanded to 20 for total enrollments/degrees granted and for foreign enrollments/degrees. Ethnic-minority student enrollments/ degrees granted remain as three breakout fields plus "other."

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