Variations in Majors Over the Last Five Years

Go back to the beginning of this presentation, by Randall Richardson and Susan Beck of the University of Arizona, about the results of a national survey of geoscience departments.

Key findings:

  • 141 institutions reported increased or increased significantly in their undergraduate enrollment over the last 5 years
  • The institutions with PhD programs and greater than 20 FTE reported the biggest relative increase.
  • 135 institutions reported no change in number of undergraduate majors over the last 5 years.

Click on the thumbnail images to see larger versions of each graph.


Over the last five years, how has the number of undergraduate majors in your department varied?
Choices, from left to right: increased significantly, increased, no change, decreased, decreased significantly, no response.

Two-Year Programs



Undergraduate Programs



Master's Programs



PhD Programs



PhD Programs >20 FTEs


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