APS Bridge Program

Statistics

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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. Credit APS and the source as shown on each graph.

Physics Degrees Awarded to Underrepresented Minorities in the U.S.

Physics Degrees Awarded to Underrepresented Minorities in the US

Credit: APS/Source: IPEDS Completion Survey, AIP, U.S. Census

This graph shows the percentage of underrepresented minorities (URMs) in physics compared to the percentage of URMs in the U.S. college age population and among all bachelor degrees awarded.

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Physics Degrees Awarded to Underrepresented Minorities in the U.S.

Physics Degrees Awarded to Underrepresented Minorities in the U.S.

Credit:APS/Source: NCES, U.S. Census

The graph shows the percentage of underrepresented minority (including African American, Hispanic American, and Native American) students who received bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in the U.S.

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Percent of Degrees Awarded to Minorities

Percent of Degrees Awarded to Minorities

Credit: APS/Source: IPEDS Completion Survey

Percent of degrees awarded to minorities in various science, math, and engineering fields (2006-2008).

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Cumulative PhD Completion Rate for Math/Physical Sciences

Cumulative PhD Completion Rate for Math/Physical Sciences

Credit: APS/Source: Council on Graduate Schools

Percentage of doctoral students completing PhDs in Math/Physical Sciences for Asian American, White, African American, and Hispanic American students.

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Physics Degrees Awarded to Underrepresented Minorities in the U.S.

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