This text presents the numbers that show the evolution of IAG-USP post-graduate programs. Below, in figure 1, featuring the numbers of enrolment in courses of Masters and Doctorates in all three programs.

In Figure 2 are the numbers of Master and Doctorate students who have completed the program. The maximum time is 36 months in astronomy and meteorology and 24 months in geophysics. Doctorate must be completed within a maximum of 60 months in the three programmes.

The average time for completion of the Master and Doctorate, including the thesis defence, is showed in Figure 3. In the case of Master program, the average time has decreased since the beginning of 1990s, while in Doctoral studies the average time does't have varied significantly, staying around 55 months. This is the average time taken for studies to finished with quality in IAG Research areas.

Graduate funding: scholarships
IAG programs maintain more than 90% of full-time students through financial support of scholarships provided by the three main research agencies in Brazil: CNPQ, CAPES and FAPESP.

In figures 4 and 5 are shown the numbers of students who have completed the Master and Doctorate courses, and their institutions of scholarships. In percentage, the numbers are those shown in figures below:

Non-grantee student during the masters and doctorate courses by the end of the 1990s were mostly teachers at USP who were in the process of training programmes of their departments. Over the past 10 years, the non-grantee are those who have some kind of work with another institution or company, mostly in geophysics and meteorology.

In 2003, the distribution of scholarships for graduate students in IAG is shown in figures 8 and 9. There is a great participation of federal agencies (CNPQ and CAPES) in financing of masters, however, the participation of FAPESP is dominant in doctorate.