Society News Archive

3 August 2016
Updated Report on the Number of HP Degrees in 2015 Lowest in Over a Decade

"Health Physics Enrollments and Degrees Survey, 2015 Data" has been updated with new information from an additional institution.

The overall number of undergraduate students who graduated in 2015 with health physics degrees dropped to the lowest level in more than a decade, according to the latest annual study conducted by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. The institute surveyed 22 health physics programs, representing nearly all such programs at the nation's universities.

The report showed that a total of 151 bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees were granted between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015.