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Figure E-6-1 Number of Women of Color Earning Bachelor’s Degrees in Physics in the US, 1995-2007
Source: National Center for Education Statistics. Data are not available for 1999.

Table E-6-1 Number of women who have earned Ph.D.s in Physics in the US, 1974-2006.

US Citizens and Permanent Residents Number in 33 years percent
African American 46 1.2
American Indian or Alaska Native 4 0.1
Asian American 492 12.8
Hispanic 61 1.6
White 1784 46.3
Temporary Residents 1466 38.0
Total 3853 100

Source: National Science Foundation.

Table E-6-2 Number of women faculty in US Physics and Astronomy Departments, 2008.

Highest Degree Granted by Department
Ph.D. Masters Bachelors Total Percent of All Women
African American or Black 14 3 12 29 3
Asian or Asian American 106 14 56 176 16
Hispanic or Latina 19 7 12 38 3
White 465 64 340 869 78
Total 1112 100

Source: AIP Academic Workforce Survey.



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