Physics by the Numbers

Data on physics and related education levels earned by different demographic groups.

APS provides statistical data on educational attainment and demographics in physics and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This data can be used by physics educators and those advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in STEM to understand and support diverse and inclusive outreach in physics.

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Physics education statistics

Discover which demographics groups have earned physics degrees at different education levels over time.
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Diversity in physics

Find data on the educational attainment and experiences of diverse groups within physics and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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