Minority Physics Statistics

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.

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.


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)


Physics Degrees Earned by Underrepresented Minorities

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Physics Degrees Earned by Underrepresented Minorities, Normalized to Minority Population


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)


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


Bachelor’s Degrees by Gender and Race/Ethnicity

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


Physics Degrees by Race/Ethnicity

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Percentage of physics bachelor’s and doctoral degrees awarded to various races/ethnicities


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 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)