Size of Undergraduate Physics and Astronomy Programs

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FocusOn - Statistical Research Center - The AMerican Institutue of Physics

Size of Undergraduate Physics and Astronomy Programs

Data from the AIP Enrollments and Degrees and Academic Workforce Surveys
February 2017
Patrick Mulvey, John Tyler, Starr Nicholson, and Rachel Ivie

Size of Undergraduate Physics and Astronomy ProgramsThis report presents data on the relative size of undergraduate physics and astronomy programs. Each year, many undergraduate physics and astronomy programs are required to undergo a departmental review and, in some cases, are asked to justify their continued degree-granting status. This focus on is intended to assist those departments by presenting data that will permit individual departments to see where they fit on the national landscape of physics and astronomy bachelor's degree production. 

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