AAG Departments Data
The data presented in this section are derived from two sources: 1) The AAG’s annual Guide to Geography Programs in the Americas, which reports data on geography degrees offered, numbers of geography majors, numbers of geography degrees granted, and numbers of full-time and part-time faculty for geography departments within the U.S., and 2) The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which reports annual data on the number of geography majors and degrees granted by degree type.
Annual data from 2007 to 2015 showing geography majors by degree type, degrees conferred, and number of faculty as reported in the Guide to Geography Departments.
The 2015-2016 Departmental Data Report provides a one-year snapshot of U.S. geography department data as reported in the 2015-2016 Guide to Geography Programs.
The Long-Term Trends in Degrees Conferred in Geography Report is based off of NCES data and includes information and figures illustrating long-term trends in geography degrees conferred in the U.S. from 1947 through 2014.
The following reports analyze the results of recent AAG surveys of U.S. geography departments. The surveys reflect the AAG's effort to provide frequently-requested aggregate statistics, to support initiatives for diversity and professional development, to develop and distribute resources that effectively help departments and programs successfully implement diversity and professional development activities, and to encourage institutional research in the discipline.
In 2010, the AAG conducted a survey of geography departments within the U.S. in order to gain a better understanding of overall student and faculty diversity, student enrollment and degree completion rates by ethnicity and gender, and faculty salary rates by rank. The survey was conducted again in 2015 and 2016 and will henceforth be conducted annually in order to gauge longitudinal diversity and salary trends.
The Diversity Task Force Report provides a brief summary of the data on student and faculty diversity and student enrollment and degree completion rates by ethnicity and gender collected in the annual geography departments survey.
The AAG Faculty Salary Survey includes data on starting salaries for tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty, and average salaries by faculty rank.
Guide to Geography Programs in the Americas
Updated every academic year, the AAG's Guide to Geography Programs in the Americas contains detailed information on undergraduate and graduate geography programs in the United States, Canada, and Latin America, including degree requirements, curricula, faculty and program specialties, financial assistance, and degrees completed.