Physics in Colorado

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Schools Offering Physics Programs in Colorado


Around 0.2% of Colorado's graduates graduate from physics degree programs every year. That means an estimated 289 physicists graduate from Colorado's 11 physics schools each year.

Top Schools

United States Air Force Academy, which is located in U S A F Academy, is the top-ranked school in Colorado that has a physics program. It received a ranking of 21st in the country in 2010. 15 students graduated with a degree in physics from United States Air Force Academy in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Colorado that has a physics program is Colorado College. Colorado College, which was ranked 22nd in the country in 2010, is located in Colorado Springs. In 2010, 5 students graduated from Colorado College physics program. Colorado College charged in-state students $38,898 in tuition fees per year.

University of Denver, which is located in Denver, is the third-ranked school in Colorado that has a physics program. It received a ranking of 28th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 5 students graduated from University of Denver physics program. Students at University of Denver paid $36,501 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Colorado's physics schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $12,052 per year, though tuition can range from $38,898 per year to $4,093 per year. In 2010, the physics schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Colorado were:

  1. Colorado College - located in Colorado Springs, students are charged $38,898 per year
  2. University of Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $36,501 per year
  3. Colorado School of Mines - located in Golden, students are charged $13,425 per year

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

  1. Metropolitan State College of Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $4,093 per year
  2. Fort Lewis College - located in Durango, students are charged $4,924 per year
  3. University of Northern Colorado - located in Greeley, students are charged $5,997 per year

A physics degree from a Colorado school... what next?

Most people who graduate from physics school in Colorado go on to work as a physicist. 500 physicists were working in Colorado in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Colorado physicists:

  1. Adams County - 180 physicists
  2. Boulder County

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of physicists is expected to grow by 11% by 2018. There are projected to be 510 physicists working in the Colorado then.

Salary

A physicist in Colorado earns $111,250 per year on average. But, salaries for physicists can vary. In 2010, physicists made as little as less than $52,030 per year or as much as more than $133,770 per year in Colorado. The counties in Colorado with the highest average salary for a physicist are:

  1. Boulder County - $124,740 per year
  2. Adams County - $94,950 per year

On average, physicists earns the least in the following Colorado counties:

  1. Adams County - $94,950 per year
  2. Boulder County - $124,740 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in physics in Colorado 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 Colorado
  • Master's Degree in Physics in Colorado
  • Doctoral Degree in Physics in Colorado

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,030 miles from location University of Colorado Boulder Boulder CO 39.1022 34% 33,010
7,013 miles from location Colorado State University Fort Collins CO 38.2925 39% 28,902
7,018 miles from location University of Colorado Denver Denver CO 28.3942 41% 23,715
7,019 miles from location Metropolitan State College of Denver Denver CO 19.9884 54% 22,837
6,995 miles from location University of Northern Colorado Greeley CO 61.9484 42% 12,711
7,018 miles from location University of Denver Denver CO 72.0669 20% 11,644
7,018 miles from location University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO 59.1501 37% 9,733
7,031 miles from location Colorado School of Mines Golden CO 32.3305 20% 5,124
7,021 miles from location United States Air Force Academy U S A F Academy CO 78.6849 81% 4,620
7,203 miles from location Fort Lewis College Durango CO 54.5894 43% 3,770
7,020 miles from location Colorado College Colorado Springs CO 77.852 33% 2,032
 

Curious what studying Physics gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physicists + 500 $111,250 -40.5%
 

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