Percentage of Under-Represented Minorities in Physics
This graph shows the percentage of under-represented minorities (URMs) in physics compared to the percentage of URMs in the U.S. college age population and among all bachelor degrees awarded.
- Data for the bachelor degrees estimation is an average of 2000, 2001, and 2002.
- Data for the doctoral degrees estimation is an average of 2006, 2007, and 2008.
- All degree data is collected from the IPEDS Completion Survey by Race.
- Data on physics faculty is collected for 2008 and is from the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center. Data on the college age population is collected for 2008 and is from the U.S. Census.
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Under-Represented Minorities in Physics