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ERIC Number: ED547630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Roster of Physics Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2013: Results from the 2013 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. Focus On
Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick J.
Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics
Physics bachelor's degree production has more than doubled since the recent low in 1999, and enrollment in U.S. undergraduate physics programs continues to increase. The all-time high of 7,329 bachelor's degrees in the class of 2013 represents the 14th consecutive year that the number of physics bachelor's conferred has increased. First-year graduate physics student enrollments have averaged just above 3,100 students in recent years. After steadily increasing for the past decade, the number of physics PhDs conferred in the class of 2013 (1,743) was relatively unchanged from the previous year. This roster contains detailed data from the annual Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. The survey was conducted in the fall of 2013 and covers all degree-granting physics departments in the United States. Of the 752 degree-granting physics departments, 688 (91%) contributed to the data supplied in this year's roster. The totals include data from responding departments as well as estimated data for the 64 non-responding departments.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institute of Physics, Statistical Research Center