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Physics (Twin Cities)

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Fall Term Enrollment

ItemFall 2010Fall 2011Fall 2012Fall 2013Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016Fall 2017Fall 2018Fall 2019

Physics (Twin Cities)

Enrolled 155 145 148 153 159 160 166 173 163 161
  nondegree 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 1 1% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
  MS 4 3% 3 2% 1 1% 1 1% 1 1% 0 0% 2 1% 4 2% 2 1% 2 1%
  PhD 151 97% 142 98% 147 99% 152 99% 158 99% 160 100% 163 98% 169 98% 161 99% 159 99%
  Female 29 19% 29 20% 27 18% 28 18% 27 17% 25 16% 27 16% 28 16% 22 14% 21 13%
  Male 126 81% 116 80% 121 82% 125 82% 132 83% 135 84% 139 84% 145 84% 141 87% 140 87%
  International 63 41% 63 43% 59 40% 62 41% 71 45% 79 49% 80 48% 78 45% 77 47% 83 52%
  Minority 6 4% 6 4% 3 2% 3 2% 2 1% 2 1% 3 2% 5 3% 7 4% 7 4%
  Parttime(<6cr) 12 8% 14 10% 12 8% 11 7% 13 8% 12 8% 6 4% 10 6% 8 5% 11 7%
  Fulltime 143 92% 131 90% 136 92% 142 93% 146 92% 148 93% 160 96% 163 94% 155 95% 150 93%

College of Science and Engineering

Enrolled 2,725 2,739 2,669 2,647 2,619 2,662 2,667 2,648 2,527 2,463
  Nondegree 67 3% 60 2% 36 1% 33 1% 27 1% 26 1% 28 1% 24 1% 22 1% 18 1%
  Cert/Other 8 0% 2 0% 10 0% 14 1% 16 1% 10 0% 11 0% 7 0% 12 1% 18 1%
  Masters 1,018 37% 1,059 39% 1,009 38% 976 37% 944 36% 944 36% 980 37% 946 36% 865 34% 806 33%
  Doctoral 1,632 60% 1,618 59% 1,614 61% 1,624 61% 1,632 62% 1,682 63% 1,648 62% 1,671 63% 1,628 64% 1,621 66%
  Female 586 22% 586 21% 607 23% 624 24% 657 25% 670 25% 673 25% 716 27% 655 26% 685 28%
  Male 2,127 78% 2,140 78% 2,056 77% 2,018 76% 1,958 75% 1,987 75% 1,983 74% 1,923 73% 1,862 74% 1,770 72%
  International 1,187 44% 1,213 44% 1,199 45% 1,227 46% 1,257 48% 1,331 50% 1,349 51% 1,326 50% 1,269 50% 1,225 50%
  Minority 225 8% 218 8% 205 8% 202 8% 191 7% 210 8% 231 9% 232 9% 247 10% 266 11%
  Parttime(<6cr) 607 22% 639 23% 585 22% 521 20% 467 18% 430 16% 429 16% 390 15% 345 14% 314 13%
  Fulltime 2,118 78% 2,100 77% 2,084 78% 2,126 80% 2,152 82% 2,232 84% 2,238 84% 2,258 85% 2,182 86% 2,149 87%
Enrollment by college is derived from the current college of the individual graduate programs. This data will differ from historical college enrollments where graduate programs have changed colleges.

All University of Minnesota graduate enrollment

Enrolled 15,159 14,850 14,280 13,978 13,744 13,603 13,704 13,559 13,210 12,914
  Nondegree 497 3% 523 4% 403 3% 372 3% 318 2% 292 2% 312 2% 276 2% 247 2% 188 2%
  Cert/Other 455 3% 382 3% 364 3% 369 3% 366 3% 294 2% 275 2% 306 2% 313 2% 318 3%
  Masters 8,268 55% 8,010 54% 7,702 54% 7,579 54% 7,463 54% 7,463 55% 7,631 56% 7,424 55% 7,159 54% 6,860 53%
  Doctoral 5,939 39% 5,935 40% 5,811 41% 5,658 41% 5,597 41% 5,554 41% 5,486 40% 5,553 41% 5,491 42% 5,548 43%
  Female 7,905 52% 7,721 52% 7,302 51% 7,143 51% 7,136 52% 7,150 53% 7,163 52% 7,208 53% 7,110 54% 7,027 54%
  Male 7,190 47% 7,025 47% 6,850 48% 6,741 48% 6,522 48% 6,359 47% 6,417 47% 6,238 46% 6,014 46% 5,807 45%
  International 3,112 21% 3,185 21% 3,109 22% 3,163 23% 3,187 23% 3,225 24% 3,438 25% 3,366 25% 3,255 25% 3,240 25%
  Minority 1,643 11% 1,621 11% 1,625 11% 1,643 12% 1,646 12% 1,780 13% 1,893 14% 1,965 15% 2,068 16% 2,114 16%
  Parttime(<6cr) 4,439 29% 4,270 29% 3,745 26% 3,699 27% 3,430 25% 3,295 24% 3,277 24% 3,052 23% 2,901 22% 2,710 21%
  Fulltime 10,720 71% 10,580 71% 10,535 74% 10,279 74% 10,314 75% 10,308 76% 10,427 76% 10,507 78% 10,309 78% 10,204 79%
  UM Duluth 687 5% 738 5% 737 5% 756 5% 706 5% 642 5% 651 5% 648 5% 645 5% 582 5%
  UM Rochester 167 1% 157 1% 155 1% 163 1% 142 1% 138 1% 141 1% 161 1% 175 1% 198 2%
  UM Twin Cities 14,305 94% 13,955 94% 13,388 94% 13,059 93% 12,896 94% 12,823 94% 12,912 94% 12,750 94% 12,390 94% 12,134 94%
    Notes:
  • These tables show graduate-level enrollment for the given Fall terms.
  • For each category (e.g. Male), the percentage shown is the percentage of the total enrollment for the group.
  • Gender is self-reported and optional, so males+females may not equal the total.
  • "International" means students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • "Minority" includes U.S. citizens and permanent residents of African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Chicano/Latino, American Indian, and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander ethnicity. Ethnicity is self-reported.
  • The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) broad disciplinary field is based on the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code that has been assigned to the graduate program.
  • Source of the data is the Official 10th Day Fall Registration Statistics (STIX). See http://dw.umn.edu and http://www.oir.umn.edu/student/enrollment. Note that non-degree-seeking graduate students (i.e. enrolled in the GRAD academic career) are counted here, whereas on the OIR website they are counted in a separate academic level with all non-degree students.
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Fall Term Credit Load

ItemFall 2010Fall 2011Fall 2012Fall 2013Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016Fall 2017Fall 2018Fall 2019

Physics (Twin Cities)

Enrlld | AvgCr 155 8.3 145 8.0 148 8.2 153 7.9 159 7.8 160 7.8 166 8.1 173 8.7 163 8.2 161 8.0
  zero credits 9 6% 6 4% 7 5% 8 5% 11 7% 10 6% 5 3% 7 4% 6 4% 5 3%
  0.1 - 2.999 2 1% 3 2% 3 2% 2 1% 1 1% 2 1% 0 0% 1 1% 0 0% 2 1%
  3.0 - 5.999 1 1% 5 3% 2 1% 1 1% 1 1% 0 0% 1 1% 2 1% 2 1% 4 3%
  6.0 - 8.999 79 51% 71 49% 77 52% 88 58% 91 57% 87 54% 96 58% 81 47% 93 57% 95 59%
  9.0 - 11.999 22 14% 25 17% 16 11% 20 13% 21 13% 19 12% 28 17% 29 17% 23 14% 10 6%
  12 or more 42 27% 35 24% 43 29% 34 22% 34 21% 42 26% 36 22% 53 31% 39 24% 45 28%

College of Science and Engineering

Enrlld | AvgCr 2,725 7.3 2,739 7.2 2,669 7.3 2,647 7.5 2,619 7.7 2,662 7.8 2,667 7.6 2,648 7.9 2,527 7.9 2,463 8.0
  zero credits 288 11% 316 12% 294 11% 280 11% 221 8% 200 8% 183 7% 182 7% 167 7% 140 6%
  0.1 - 2.999 81 3% 101 4% 96 4% 75 3% 96 4% 77 3% 84 3% 71 3% 66 3% 48 2%
  3.0 - 5.999 238 9% 222 8% 195 7% 166 6% 150 6% 153 6% 162 6% 137 5% 112 4% 126 5%
  6.0 - 8.999 1,053 39% 1,039 38% 1,030 39% 1,047 40% 1,036 40% 1,068 40% 1,125 42% 1,090 41% 1,068 42% 1,089 44%
  9.0 - 11.999 565 21% 571 21% 528 20% 552 21% 581 22% 580 22% 619 23% 604 23% 588 23% 546 22%
  12 or more 500 18% 490 18% 526 20% 527 20% 535 20% 584 22% 494 19% 564 21% 526 21% 514 21%

All University of Minnesota graduate enrollment

Enrlld | AvgCr 15,159 7.7 14,850 7.7 14,280 8.0 13,978 8.1 13,744 8.2 13,603 8.3 13,704 8.3 13,559 8.5 13,210 8.5 12,914 8.5
  zero credits 1,500 10% 1,480 10% 1,270 9% 1,289 9% 1,101 8% 1,048 8% 1,090 8% 1,045 8% 992 8% 921 7%
  0.1 - 2.999 643 4% 609 4% 587 4% 514 4% 608 4% 570 4% 580 4% 551 4% 533 4% 420 3%
  3.0 - 5.999 2,296 15% 2,181 15% 1,888 13% 1,896 14% 1,721 13% 1,677 12% 1,607 12% 1,456 11% 1,376 10% 1,369 11%
  6.0 - 8.999 4,392 29% 4,434 30% 4,180 29% 3,951 28% 3,985 29% 3,913 29% 4,031 29% 3,940 29% 3,971 30% 3,971 31%
  9.0 - 11.999 2,385 16% 2,399 16% 2,251 16% 2,233 16% 2,327 17% 2,375 18% 2,361 17% 2,341 17% 2,246 17% 2,199 17%
  12 or more 3,943 26% 3,747 25% 4,104 29% 4,095 29% 4,002 29% 4,020 30% 4,035 29% 4,226 31% 4,092 31% 4,034 31%
    Notes:
  • These tables show the average credit load and distribution for students enrolled at the graduate level for the given Fall terms.
  • The full-time equivalency courses (i.e. 8333 and 8444) count as 6 credits.
  • Source of the data is the Official 10th Day Fall Registration Statistics (STIX). See http://dw.umn.edu and http://www.oir.umn.edu/student/enrollment. Note that non-degree-seeking graduate students (i.e. enrolled in the GRAD academic career) are counted here, whereas on the OIR website they are counted in a separate academic level with all non-degree students.
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    Home Location, Enrolled Students

    ItemFall 2010Fall 2011Fall 2012Fall 2013Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016Fall 2017Fall 2018Fall 2019

    Physics (Twin Cities)

    Enrolled 155 145 148 153 159 160 166 173 163 161
      7 County Metro 32 21% 27 19% 34 23% 34 22% 32 20% 31 19% 38 23% 35 20% 24 15% 23 14%
      Other MN location 14 9% 11 8% 10 7% 9 6% 11 7% 8 5% 6 4% 7 4% 7 4% 7 4%
      WI,ND,SD,IA,NE 15 10% 15 10% 15 10% 14 9% 15 9% 10 6% 10 6% 13 8% 12 7% 11 7%
      Other US location 35 23% 32 22% 32 22% 34 22% 31 20% 33 21% 34 21% 40 23% 42 26% 36 22%
      Foreign country 59 38% 60 41% 57 39% 62 41% 70 44% 78 49% 78 47% 78 45% 78 48% 84 52%
      no data 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%

    College of Science and Engineering

    Enrolled 2,725 2,739 2,669 2,647 2,619 2,662 2,667 2,648 2,527 2,463
      7 County Metro 743 27% 712 26% 656 25% 611 23% 556 21% 543 20% 569 21% 524 20% 478 19% 484 20%
      Other MN location 279 10% 269 10% 255 10% 226 9% 224 9% 191 7% 171 6% 149 6% 142 6% 131 5%
      WI,ND,SD,IA,NE 241 9% 234 9% 219 8% 215 8% 188 7% 158 6% 140 5% 140 5% 130 5% 111 5%
      Other US location 368 14% 395 14% 410 15% 427 16% 456 17% 491 18% 467 18% 484 18% 490 19% 491 20%
      Foreign country 1,065 39% 1,102 40% 1,116 42% 1,153 44% 1,183 45% 1,272 48% 1,314 49% 1,351 51% 1,287 51% 1,246 51%
      no data 29 1% 27 1% 13 1% 15 1% 12 1% 7 0% 6 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%

    All University of Minnesota graduate enrollment

    Enrolled 15,159 14,850 14,280 13,978 13,744 13,603 13,704 13,559 13,210 12,914
      7 County Metro 6,178 41% 5,870 40% 5,531 39% 5,288 38% 5,074 37% 4,959 37% 4,853 35% 4,686 35% 4,548 34% 4,421 34%
      Other MN location 2,265 15% 2,205 15% 2,030 14% 1,905 14% 1,812 13% 1,732 13% 1,633 12% 1,596 12% 1,569 12% 1,478 11%
      WI,ND,SD,IA,NE 1,773 12% 1,690 11% 1,643 12% 1,595 11% 1,519 11% 1,408 10% 1,389 10% 1,362 10% 1,277 10% 1,203 9%
      Other US location 2,345 16% 2,414 16% 2,355 17% 2,387 17% 2,421 18% 2,502 18% 2,518 18% 2,556 19% 2,534 19% 2,511 19%
      Foreign country 2,364 16% 2,407 16% 2,493 18% 2,615 19% 2,752 20% 2,864 21% 3,164 23% 3,359 25% 3,282 25% 3,301 26%
      no data 234 2% 264 2% 228 2% 188 1% 166 1% 138 1% 147 1% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
      Notes:
    • The above tables show the home location for students enrolled at the graduate level for the given Fall terms, based on their address at time of application.
    • The "7 County Metro" area is Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, Anoka, Dakota, Carver, and Scott counties in Minnesota.
    • Source of the data is the Official 10th Day Fall Registration Statistics (STIX). See http://dw.umn.edu and http://www.oir.umn.edu/student/enrollment. Note that non-degree-seeking graduate students (i.e. enrolled in the GRAD academic career) are counted here, whereas on the OIR website they are counted in a separate academic level with all non-degree students.
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    Age Distribution, Enrolled Students

    ItemFall 2010Fall 2011Fall 2012Fall 2013Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016Fall 2017Fall 2018Fall 2019

    Physics (Twin Cities)

    Enrlld | AvgAge 155 27 145 26 148 26 153 26 159 26 160 26 166 26 173 26 163 26 161 26
      less than 21 1 1% 2 1% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 2 1% 1 1% 0 0% 0 0%
      21 - 25 69 45% 73 50% 75 51% 75 49% 70 44% 75 47% 81 49% 87 50% 81 50% 70 44%
      26 - 30 65 42% 51 35% 55 37% 59 39% 76 48% 68 43% 72 43% 72 42% 71 44% 75 47%
      31 - 35 13 8% 16 11% 16 11% 17 11% 11 7% 14 9% 8 5% 9 5% 6 4% 11 7%
      36 - 45 4 3% 2 1% 2 1% 2 1% 2 1% 3 2% 2 1% 3 2% 4 3% 5 3%
      over 45 3 2% 1 1% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 1 1% 1 1% 1 1% 0 0%
      no data 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%

    College of Science and Engineering

    Enrlld | AvgAge 2,725 28 2,739 28 2,669 28 2,647 27 2,619 27 2,662 27 2,667 27 2,648 27 2,527 27 2,463 27
      less than 21 4 0% 10 0% 5 0% 5 0% 4 0% 5 0% 10 0% 5 0% 5 0% 7 0%
      21 - 25 1,123 41% 1,127 41% 1,204 45% 1,238 47% 1,287 49% 1,308 49% 1,303 49% 1,316 50% 1,257 50% 1,191 48%
      26 - 30 997 37% 995 36% 935 35% 911 34% 893 34% 927 35% 946 36% 921 35% 917 36% 919 37%
      31 - 35 336 12% 338 12% 280 11% 274 10% 244 9% 247 9% 237 9% 228 9% 191 8% 196 8%
      36 - 45 177 7% 186 7% 167 6% 154 6% 141 5% 132 5% 123 5% 125 5% 111 4% 112 5%
      over 45 88 3% 83 3% 78 3% 65 3% 50 2% 42 2% 48 2% 53 2% 46 2% 38 2%
      no data 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 1 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%

    All University of Minnesota graduate enrollment

    Enrlld | AvgAge 15,159 31 14,850 31 14,280 31 13,978 30 13,744 30 13,603 30 13,704 30 13,559 30 13,210 30 12,914 30
      less than 21 14 0% 12 0% 11 0% 14 0% 8 0% 12 0% 19 0% 10 0% 13 0% 19 0%
      21 - 25 4,139 27% 3,987 27% 4,096 29% 4,218 30% 4,383 32% 4,415 33% 4,497 33% 4,550 34% 4,508 34% 4,446 34%
      26 - 30 5,347 35% 5,247 35% 4,977 35% 4,762 34% 4,678 34% 4,667 34% 4,672 34% 4,669 34% 4,547 34% 4,444 34%
      31 - 35 2,547 17% 2,592 18% 2,400 17% 2,342 17% 2,210 16% 2,175 16% 2,164 16% 2,053 15% 1,959 15% 1,899 15%
      36 - 45 1,956 13% 1,924 13% 1,800 13% 1,707 12% 1,595 12% 1,538 11% 1,584 12% 1,562 12% 1,489 11% 1,455 11%
      over 45 1,141 8% 1,078 7% 990 7% 927 7% 861 6% 785 6% 763 6% 707 5% 685 5% 646 5%
      no data 15 0% 10 0% 6 0% 8 0% 9 0% 11 0% 5 0% 8 0% 9 0% 5 0%
      Notes:
    • The above tables show the age distribution for students enrolled at the graduate level for the given Fall terms.
    • Source of the data is the Official 10th Day Fall Registration Statistics (STIX). See http://dw.umn.edu and http://www.oir.umn.edu/student/enrollment. Note that non-degree-seeking graduate students (i.e. enrolled in the GRAD academic career) are counted here, whereas on the OIR website they are counted in a separate academic level with all non-degree students.
    • Age, in years, is as of the date the STIX file was created (generally the 10th day of the term).

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