ERIC Number: ED138474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Survey of 1975-76 Physics and Astronomy Bachelor's Degree Recipients. AIP Report.
Ellis, Susanne D.
This report presents data from a survey of 1975-76 physics and astronomy bachelor degree recipients. From a sample of 3,969 physics graduates, 2,616 responded. From a sample of 180 astronomy graduates, 110 responded. Data on the 1975-76 sample are presented in tabular form, and comparisons are made with responses to previous studies for several items. Highlights from the analyses indicate: (1) a continuing decrease in the number of physics bachelor's degrees granted; (2) a continuing increase in the percentage of physics bachelors who start graduate study in a physics-related area; (3) a continuing increase in the proportion of women among physics degree recipients; and (4) an improved employment market in terms of a larger number of available positions, but a higher proportion of the offers make no use of the graduate's physics training. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY. Education and Manpower Div.