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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 in Physics and STEM

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Number of Physics and STEM bachelor's degrees conferred as the first or second major at US institutions


Bachelor’s Degrees in Physics and STEM Earned by Women

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Percent of physics and STEM bachelor's degrees conferred to women as the first or second major at US institutions


Physics Degrees Earned by Women

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Percent of physics bachelor’s and doctoral degrees earned by women at U.S. institutions


Bachelor’s Degrees Earned by Women, by Major

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Percent of STEM bachelor’s degrees conferred to women by major (Biology, Chemistry, Math & Statistics, Earth Sciences, Physics, and Engineering)


Doctoral Degrees Earned by Women, by Major

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Percent of STEM doctoral degrees conferred to women by major (Biology, Chemistry, Math & Statistics, Earth Sciences, Physics, and Engineering)


Degrees Earned by Women, by Field

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Average percent of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees earned by women by major (Biology, Chemistry, Math & Statistics, Earth Sciences, Physics, and Engineering)


Doctoral Degrees Earned by Women, by Citizenship

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Percent of doctoral degrees earned by women, by US residency status


Degrees Earned by Underrepresented Minorities in Physics

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Percent of 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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Percent of STEM bachelor’s degrees conferred to Black or African American students, by major (Biology, Chemistry, Math & Statistics, Earth Sciences, Physics, and Engineering)


Bachelor’s Degrees Earned by Hispanic Americans, by Major

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Percent of STEM bachelor’s degrees conferred to Latino or Hispanic students, by major (Biology, Chemistry, Math & Statistics, Earth Sciences, Physics, and Engineering)


Physics Degrees Earned by Underrepresented Minorities

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Percent of bachelor’s and doctoral degrees awarded to underrepresented minorities (URMs) in physics, normalized to population of college-age URMs in the United States


Degrees Awarded to Underrepresented Minorities, by Field

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Average percent of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees awarded to underrepresented minorities (URMs), by major (Biology, Chemistry, Math & Statistics, Earth Sciences, Physics, and Engineering)


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 US college age resident population


Bachelor’s Degrees by Gender and Race/Ethnicity

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Average percent of bachelor’s degrees granted to men and women for various races and ethnicities


Physics Degrees by Race/Ethnicity

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Percentage of physics bachelor’s and doctoral degrees awarded to people of various races and 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)


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 Doctoral Degrees by Citizenship

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Number of physics PhDs awarded to US and foreign citizens


High School Teachers with a Physics Degree

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Percentage of teachers with degrees in their respective teaching fields (Social Studies, English, Biology, Math, Physics, Chemistry)


Students Taking High School Physics

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Student enrollment for various physics high school courses