Box 1: Universities That Awarded the Most Physics PhDs to African Americans since 1998

Physics departments in these twelve universities awarded more than 65 percent of all physics PhDs degrees earned by African Americans since 1998.

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Cornell University*
  • Florida A&M University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Hampton University
  • Howard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • North Carolina State University
  • Stanford University*
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of California at San Diego
  • University of Michigan*

 * Denotes universities that have two departments that award physics PhDs. The universities on this list reported conferring three or more physics PhDs to African Americans between 1998 and 2007.

Source: American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center, Enrollment & Degree.

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