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APS and the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Statistical Research Center provide a variety of statistics on minorities in physics in the US.
AIP 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.
Percent of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees awarded to underrepresented minorities (URMs) in physics.
Percent of STEM bachelor’s degrees conferred to Black or African American students, by major (Biology, Chemistry, Math & Statistics, Earth Sciences, Physics, and Engineering)
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, Normalized to Minority Population
Degrees Awarded to Underrepresented Minorities, by Field (awarded to minorities in various science, math, and engineering fields)
Percentage of underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities (URM) in physics compared to the percentage of URMs in the U.S. college age population
Average percent of bachelor’s degrees granted to men and women for various races and ethnicities
Percentage of physics bachelor’s and doctoral degrees awarded to various races/ethnicities
Percentage of physics bachelor's degrees awarded to African Americans at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)