Table 1 A comparison of PhD bridge programmes

From: PhD bridge programmes as engines for access, diversity and inclusion

ProgrammeYear foundedStudent entry pointNumber of institutionsFieldsNumber of students per yearTotal number of students in programme
Fisk–Vanderbilt2004Master’s2Astronomy, Physics and Material Science, Biology, Chemistry10–20146
Columbia2008Post-baccalaureates1Multiple science and engineering fields and economics8–1065
APS Bridge2013Master’s6 out of >25aPhysics (including Astronomy in Physics PhD programmes)40>100
Cal-Bridge2014Undergraduate25Physics and Astronomy4099
  1. aSix programmes are APS Bridge Program sites. More than 25 are APS Bridge Program partnership institutions, which do not have the same processes of vetting or expectations of programming as the original bridge sites