Physics Graphs & Statistics

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APS generates statistical reports on issues in undergraduate physics. These reports are freely available for your use. You may use our graphs in reports and presentations or you may use the raw data to create new graphs and charts. Credit APS and IPEDS as shown on each graph.

Bachelor's in Physics

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Number of physics and STEM bachelor's degrees conferred as the first or second major at US institutions


Fraction of Bachelor's Degrees in STEM Disciplines Earned by Women

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Fraction of Bachelor's Degrees in STEM Disciplines Earned by Women (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)


Fraction of Bachelor’s Degrees Earned by Women, by Major

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Fraction of Bachelor’s Degrees Earned by Women, by Major (Biology, Chemistry, Math & Statistics, Physics, and Engineering)


High School Teachers with a Physics Degree

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Low fraction of teachers with a physics degree


Minorities in Physics

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Percentage of U.S. bachelor, master and doctorate degrees awarded to underrepresented minorities (URMs) in physics.


Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees Earned by African Americans by Major

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Percentage of Bachelor’s Degrees Earned by African Americans, by Major (Biology, Chemistry, Math & Statistics, Physics, Earth Science and Engineering)


Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees Earned by Hispanics, by Major

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Percentage of Bachelor’s Degrees Earned by Hispanics, by Major (Biology, Chemistry, Math & Statistics, Physics, Earth Science and Engineering)


Percentage of Degrees - Temporary Residents

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Percentage of physics bachelor's and doctoral degrees awarded to temporary residents


Percentage of Degrees Awarded to Minorities

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Percentage of degrees awarded to minorities in various science, math, and engineering fields


Percentage of Under-Represented Minorities in Physics

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Percentage of Under-Represented Minorities (URM) in physics compared to the percentage of URMs in the U.S. college age population


Percentage of Women in Physics

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Percentage of Women in Physics at all levels


Physics Bachelor Degrees Awarded at Minority-Serving Institutions

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Percentage of physics bachelor's degrees awarded to African Americans at HBCUs and BSIs and the percentage of physics bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics at HSIs


Physics Degrees by Race

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Percentage of physics degrees, bachelors and doctorates, awarded to various ethnicities.


Physics PhD by Citizenship

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Number of physics PhDs awarded to U.S. and foreign citizens


Physics PhDs Awarded to URMs

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Physics PhDs Awarded to URMs, Normalized to Minority Population


Students Taking High School Physics

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Rising number of students taking physics