Top Liberal Arts Origins of Physics Ph.D.’s

Posted on March 9th, 2015 by

In the latest data from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Gustavus’ physics program is fourth among the top liberal arts colleges in America in terms of the number of graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D. in physics. In the NSF survey from 2004-2013, here are the top liberal arts colleges with their total number of graduates who went on to earn a physics Ph.D. in that 10-year period:

Harvey Mudd College – 67
Reed College – 38
Swarthmore College – 30
Gustavus Adolphus College – 28
Carleton College – 27
Williams College – 27
Lawrence University – 23
Amherst College – 18


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