APS Bridge Program

Statistics

Bachelor's Degrees Awarded to Underrepresented Minorities

 

 

Master's Degrees Awarded to Underrepresented Minorities

 

 

Doctorate Degrees Awarded to Underrepresented Minorities

 

Statistics

  • Physics as a community ranks at the bottom of science disciplines in educating the growing US minority population.
  • Underrepresented minorities (URMs) now make up about a third of the college-age US citizens, yet we graduate less than 12% of our bachelor physics degrees to all of these groups combined.
  • The situation at the doctoral level is even bleaker with only about 6% of PhDs granted to URMs.

NSFThis material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0958333. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.