Physics Degrees by Race

Physics Degrees by RaceCredit: APS/Source: IPEDS Completion Survey

This graph illustrates the percentage of physics degrees, bachelors and doctorates, awarded to various ethnicities.

  • The degree data is an average of three years (2006-2008) and is collected from the IPEDS Completion Survey by Race.
  • The White/Caucasian data is represented on a secondary axis. The percentage of college age students in each ethnicity is represented by the black lines on each column.
  • For bachelor students, the population age examined is 21-24 year olds; for doctorate students, the population age examined is 25-29 year olds.
  • The population data is from 2003 for earned bachelors and 2001 for earned doctorates to represent the time lapse between starting a degree program and being awarded the degree.
  • This data is collected from the U.S. Census.

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