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 Degrees Awarded at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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Percentage of physics bachelor's degrees awarded to African Americans at HBCUs


Bachelor’s Degrees by Gender and Race/Ethnicity

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Percentages of physics bachelor’s degrees granted to men and women of various races/ethnicities


Bachelor’s Degrees Earned by African Americans, by Major

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


Bachelor’s Degrees Earned by Hispanic Americans, by Major

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Bachelor’s Degrees Earned by Hispanic Americans, by Major (Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Math and Stats, and Earth Sciences


Bachelor’s Degrees Earned by Women, by Major

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


Bachelor’s Degrees in Physics and STEM

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


Bachelor’s Degrees in Physics and STEM Earned by Women

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Bachelor’s Degrees in Physics and STEM Earned by Women (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics)


Degrees Awarded to Underrepresented Minorities, by Field

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Degrees Awarded to Underrepresented Minorities, by Field (awarded to minorities in various science, math, and engineering fields)


Degrees Earned by Underrepresented 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.


Degrees Earned by Women, by Field

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Percentage of physics bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees earned by women in various academic fields.


Doctoral Degrees Earned by Women, by Citizenship

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Percentage of physics doctoral degrees earned by women, and their respective distribution to U.S. and temporary residents


Doctoral Degrees Earned by Women, by Major

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Doctoral Degrees Earned by Women, by Major in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.


High School Teachers with a Physics Degree

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Low fraction of teachers with a physics degree


Physics Degrees by Race/Ethnicity

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


Physics Degrees Earned by Temporary Residents

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Physics Degrees Earned by Temporary Residents (physics bachelor's, master’s, and doctoral degrees awarded to temporary residents)


Physics Degrees Earned by Underrepresented Minorities

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Physics Degrees Earned by Underrepresented Minorities, Normalized to Minority Population


Physics Degrees Earned by Women

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Physics Degrees Earned by Women at all levels


Physics Doctoral Degrees by Citizenship

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


Students Taking High School Physics

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Rising number of students taking physics


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