Minority Physics Statistics

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APS and the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Statistical Research Center provide a variety of statistics on minorities in physics in the US.
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APS Minorities in Physics Statistics

APS generates statistical reports on minorities in physics. Current reports are shown below. 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.

Percentage of Degrees Awarded to Minorities

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


Physics Degrees by Race

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Percentage of physics degrees, bachelor’s and doctorates, awarded to various ethnicities


Percentage of Underrepresented Minorities in Physics

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Percentage of underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities (URM) in physics compared to the percentage of URMs in the U.S. college age population


Physics PhDs Awarded to URMs

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Physics PhDs Awarded to URMs, Normalized to Minority Population


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


Minorities in Physics

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Percentage of U.S. bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral 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, Engineering, Physics, and Earth Sciences)


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, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Math and Stats, and Earth Sciences