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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.
Number of physics and STEM bachelor's degrees conferred as the first or second major at U.S. institutions
Fraction of Bachelor's Degrees in STEM Disciplines Earned by Women (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics)
Fraction of Bachelor’s Degrees Earned by Women, by Major (Biology, Chemistry, Math & Statistics, Earth Sciences, Physics, and Engineering)
Fraction of U.S. doctoral degrees awarded to women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
Low fraction of teachers with a physics degree
Percentage of U.S. bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees awarded to underrepresented minorities (URMs) in physics.
Percentage of Bachelor’s Degrees Earned by African Americans, by Major (Biology, Chemistry, Math & Statistics, Engineering, Physics, and Earth Sciences)
Percentage of Bachelor’s Degrees Earned by Hispanics, by Major (Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Math and Stats, and Earth Sciences
Percentage of physics bachelor's, master’s, and doctoral degrees awarded to temporary residents
Percentage of degrees 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
Percentage of Women in Physics at all levels
Percentage of physics bachelor's degrees awarded to African Americans at HBCUs and BSIs and the percentage of physics bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics at HSIs
Percentage of physics degrees, bachelor’s and doctorates, awarded to various ethnicities
Number of physics PhDs awarded to U.S. and foreign citizens
Physics PhDs Awarded to URMs, Normalized to Minority Population
Rising number of students taking physics