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ERIC Number: ED520344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Physics Undergraduate Degrees: Results from the 2008 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. Focus On
Mulvey, Patrick J.; Nicholson, Starr
Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics
The Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics conducts an annual census of all degree-granting physics departments in the United States and Puerto Rico. The survey, collecting data from the 754 departments that granted bachelor's degrees in the class of 2008, had a 97% response rate. Estimates were derived and included in the totals for non-responding departments. One of the findings of this survey reveals that about 70% of the physics departments that offer the bachelor's as their highest physics degree average 5 or fewer degrees a year. The number of physics bachelor's conferred has increased 58% since a low in 1999. The number of physics bachelor's conferred at doctoral-granting departments has increased 74% since the class of 1999. Physics Bachelor's Degrees Conferred, Academic Years 1998-2008 are appended. (Contains 8 figures and 6 tables.)
Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Tel: 301-209-3067; Fax: 301-209-0843; e-mail: stats@aip.org; Web site: http://www.aip.org/statistics
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institute of Physics, Statistical Research Center
Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico; United States