Physics in Alabama

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Schools Offering Physics Programs in Alabama

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Alabama receive physics degrees every year. Thus, Alabama's 11 physics schools put out approximately 91 physicists each year.

Top Schools

Auburn University, which was ranked 25th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Alabama that has a physics program. It is located in Auburn University. 21 students graduated with a degree in physics from Auburn University in 2010. The tuition rate at Auburn University was $7,900 per year.

Birmingham Southern College, which was ranked 32nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Alabama that has a physics program. It is located in Birmingham. In 2010, Birmingham Southern College graduated 1 students from its physics program. Birmingham Southern College charged in-state students $27,890 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Alabama with a physics program is Tuskegee University, which is located in Tuskegee Institute. In 2010, it was ranked 49th nationwide. In 2010, Tuskegee University graduated 4 students from its physics programs. Students at Tuskegee University paid $16,750 per year in tuition fees.


Physics schools in Alabama, charge students an average tuition of $10,893 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $27,890 per year, or as little as $5,426 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Alabama physics schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Birmingham Southern College - located in Birmingham, students are charged $27,890 per year
  2. Samford University - located in Birmingham, students are charged $21,942 per year
  3. Tuskegee University - located in Tuskegee Institute, students are charged $16,750 per year

The physics schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Alabama were:

  1. University of North Alabama - located in Florence, students are charged $5,426 per year
  2. University of South Alabama - located in Mobile, students are charged $5,748 per year
  3. Alabama A & M University - located in Normal, students are charged $5,800 per year

A physics degree from an Alabama school... what next?

A large number of Alabama physics graduates become physicists. 220 physicists were working in Alabama in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Alabama physicists:

  1. Limestone County - 140 physicists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of physicists in Alabama will grow by 10%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 260 physicists working in Alabama.


A physicist in Alabama makes an average of $101,980 per year. In 2010, however, some Alabama physicists earned as little as less than $70,460 per year or as much as more than $150,260 per year. The counties in Alabama with the highest average salary for a physicist are:

  1. Limestone County - $104,600 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in physics in Alabama and to compare salaries with various related fields such as chemical engineering or chemistry, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics in Alabama
  • Master's Degree in Physics in Alabama
  • Doctoral Degree in Physics in Alabama

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,083 miles from location The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa AL 39.7481 46% 28,699
5,962 miles from location Auburn University Auburn University AL 74.9047 33% 24,602
6,040 miles from location University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham AL 27.7966 41% 16,874
6,116 miles from location University of South Alabama Mobile AL 26.3802 51% 14,522
6,034 miles from location University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville AL 28.4976 58% 7,681
6,086 miles from location University of North Alabama Florence AL 26.2693 54% 7,194
6,009 miles from location Alabama State University Montgomery AL 19.3684 35% 5,564
6,030 miles from location Alabama A & M University Normal AL 49.4926 39% 5,327
6,040 miles from location Samford University Birmingham AL 33.7139 38% 4,658
5,975 miles from location Tuskegee University Tuskegee Institute AL 51.0867 43% 2,931
6,043 miles from location Birmingham Southern College Birmingham AL 67.9387 28% 1,549

Curious what studying Physics gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alabama

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physicists + 220 $101,980 15.8%

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