Physics in Arizona

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Schools Offering Physics Programs in Arizona

Each year, roughly 0.1% of Arizona students graduate with degrees in physics. Thus, Arizona's 7 physics schools put out approximately 204 physicists each year.

Top Schools

Northern Arizona University, which is located in Flagstaff, is the top-ranked school in Arizona that has a physics program. It received a ranking of 33rd in the country in 2010. 11 students graduated with a degree in physics from Northern Arizona University in 2010. Northern Arizona University charged in-state students $7,672 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Arizona that has a physics program is Arizona State University. Arizona State University, which was ranked 57th in the country in 2010, is located in Tempe. In 2010, Arizona State University graduated 36 students from its physics program. Tuition at Arizona State University was $8,132 per year.

University of Arizona, which is located in Tucson, is the third-ranked school in Arizona that has a physics program. It received a ranking of 60th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Arizona graduated 135 students from its physics programs. The tuition rate at University of Arizona was $8,237 per year.


Tuition at Arizona's physics schools ranges from $29,428 per year to $1,520 per year. But, the average tuition is $8,364 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Arizona physics schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott - located in Prescott, students are charged $29,428 per year
  2. University of Arizona - located in Tucson, students are charged $8,237 per year
  3. Arizona State University - located in Tempe, students are charged $8,132 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Arizona physics schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Eastern Arizona College - located in Thatcher, students are charged $1,520 per year
  2. Cochise College - located in Douglas, students are charged $1,560 per year
  3. Arizona Western College - located in Yuma, students are charged $2,000 per year

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

The highest percentage of physics graduates in Arizona pursue careers as a physicist. Arizona had 260 physicists in 2010. In Arizona, the largest numbers of physicists work in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 180 physicists
  2. Pima County - 80 physicists

Projected Growth

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


A physicist in Arizona earns $86,220 per year on average. However, Arizona physicists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $44,260 per year to more than $130,460 per year in 2010. The following counties in Arizona have the highest average salaries for physicists:

  1. Maricopa County - $86,570 per year
  2. Pima County - $86,120 per year

A physicist in the following counties in Arizona make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Pima County - $86,120 per year
  2. Maricopa County - $86,570 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in physics. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as chemical engineering or chemistry.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Physics in Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics in Arizona
  • Master's Degree in Physics in Arizona
  • Doctoral Degree in Physics in Arizona

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,481 miles from location Arizona State University Tempe AZ 43.2134 40% 68,064
7,443 miles from location University of Arizona Tucson AZ 39.7951 36% 38,767
7,439 miles from location Northern Arizona University Flagstaff AZ 67.3157 19% 23,597
7,642 miles from location Arizona Western College Yuma AZ 15.3094 n/a 7,984
7,366 miles from location Eastern Arizona College Thatcher AZ 16.7279 n/a 7,241
7,381 miles from location Cochise College Douglas AZ 15.2807 n/a 4,739
7,491 miles from location Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Prescott AZ 25.5283 36% 1,672

Curious what studying Physics gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physicists + 260 $86,220 23.8%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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