ERIC Number: ED547643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Roster of Physics Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2012: Results from the 2012 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. Focus On
Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick J.
Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics
The number of physics degrees earned in the U.S. continues to rise, with bachelor's and PhDs yet again reaching all-time highs. The 6,776 physics bachelor's degrees awarded in the 2011-2012 academic year represent an 8% increase over the previous year and an 86% increase from a recent low in 1999. Similarly, the number of PhDs (1,762) in the class of 2012 is up 4% from the previous year and 62% from a recent low in 2004. This roster contains detailed data from the annual Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. The survey was conducted in the fall of 2012 and covers all degree-granting physics departments in the United States.
Descriptors: Physics, Science Departments, Enrollment, Bachelors Degrees, Masters Degrees, Doctoral Degrees, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Majors (Students), Introductory Courses, School Surveys
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.aip.org/statistics
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: American Institute of Physics, Statistical Research Center