The number of nuclear engineering degrees awarded in 2019 were at the highest level since 2016, driven primarily by a significant increase in the number of master’s degrees awarded, a press release said.
In addition, the number of doctorate degrees awarded in 2019 were the second highest level recorded since 1966.
This is according to a study conducted by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education that surveyed 34 U.S. universities with nuclear engineering programs. The report, “Nuclear Engineering Enrollments and Degrees Survey, 2019 Data,” included degrees granted between September 1, 2018, and August 31, 2019, and enrollments for fall 2019.
The number of bachelor’s degrees remained about the same, while the number of master’s degrees increased after a two-year slump, the press release said.[Read more…]