During the 2009-2010 academic year, the number of geoscience undergraduates enrolled in U.S. institutions has continued to increase sharply, hitting its highest levels in a decade at 23,983 majors. This is a 7% increase over 2008-2009 enrollments, and a 24.8% increase since the 2006-2007 academic year. For the rst time in 5 years, graduate geoscience enrollments increased, jumping 15.7% from the prior academic year. These increases in enrollments are likely linked to continued high prices in commodities and oil, improved recruitment of students to the geosciences, and, for graduate enrollments, the perception of a negative job market. This perception drives undergraduates into graduate programs, even though geoscience employment opportunities remain robust.