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Roster of Physics Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2019

SEP 01, 2020
Results from the 2019 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees
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Research Manager American Institute of Physics

The Physics Roster is a listing of all degree-granting physics departments in the US. It includes enrollment data for the fall of 2019 and the degrees conferred during the 2018-19 academic year. These data come from AIP’s annual departmental survey of Enrollments and Degrees.

There were 9,193 physics bachelor’s degrees conferred in the class of 2019. The number of physics bachelor’s degrees conferred at US physics departments has increased every year since 1999.

The 1,902 physics PhDs conferred in the class of 2019 at US institutions was relatively unchanged from the previous year. The number of physics PhDs conferred continues to be at record highs with the class of 2019 representing a 75% increase from the recent low in 2004.

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