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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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)