Physics in Georgia

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Schools Offering Physics Programs in Georgia

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Georgia receive physics degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 154 physicists graduate from Georgia's 22 physics schools.

Top Schools

Emory University, which is located in Atlanta, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a physics program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 17 students graduated from Emory University's physics program. The tuition rate at Emory University was $39,158 per year.

University of Georgia, which was ranked 15th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a physics program. It is located in Athens. In 2010, 14 students graduated from University of Georgia physics program. The tuition rate at University of Georgia was $8,736 per year.

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, which is located in Atlanta, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a physics program. It received a ranking of 19th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 49 students graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus physics program. Tuition at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus was $8,716 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Georgia's physics schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $15,832 per year, though tuition can range from $39,158 per year to $4,510 per year. The Georgia physics schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Emory University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $39,158 per year
  2. Agnes Scott College - located in Decatur, students are charged $31,283 per year
  3. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year

The following Georgia physics schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Armstrong Atlantic State University - located in Savannah, students are charged $4,510 per year
  2. Southern Polytechnic State University - located in Marietta, students are charged $5,180 per year
  3. Augusta State University - located in Augusta, students are charged $5,184 per year

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

The highest percentage of physics graduates in Georgia pursue careers as a physicist. If you decide to work as a physicist in Georgia, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 120 Georgia physicists as of 2010. In Georgia, the largest numbers of physicists work in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 70 physicists
  2. Burke County

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of physicists is expected to grow by 36% by 2018. There are projected to be 140 physicists working in the Georgia then.


On average, physicists earn $128,390 per year. The following counties in Georgia have the highest average salaries for physicists:

  1. Burke County - $119,630 per year
  2. Barrow County - $118,510 per year

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

  1. Barrow County - $118,510 per year
  2. Burke County - $119,630 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Georgia 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.

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,845 miles from location University of Georgia Athens GA 84.6189 51% 34,885
5,902 miles from location Georgia State University Atlanta GA 68.3293 68% 30,427
5,904 miles from location Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Atlanta GA 80.8786 42% 20,291
5,746 miles from location Georgia Southern University Statesboro GA 32.9448 72% 19,086
5,899 miles from location Emory University Atlanta GA 86.1612 28% 12,930
5,827 miles from location Valdosta State University Valdosta GA 59.0098 52% 12,391
5,943 miles from location University of West Georgia Carrollton GA 56.8754 57% 11,500
5,856 miles from location Mercer University Macon GA 66.2857 20% 8,072
5,707 miles from location Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah GA 55.7086 61% 7,538
5,765 miles from location Augusta State University Augusta GA 51.0634 68% 7,061
5,833 miles from location Georgia College & State University Milledgeville GA 63.1655 48% 6,633
5,882 miles from location North Georgia College & State University Dahlonega GA 27.7495 53% 5,652
5,911 miles from location Southern Polytechnic State University Marietta GA 22.5982 63% 5,183
5,904 miles from location Clark Atlanta University Atlanta GA 22.0674 18% 3,873
5,858 miles from location Piedmont College Demorest GA 22.0766 30% 2,811
5,904 miles from location Morehouse College Atlanta GA 61.0705 41% 2,689
5,904 miles from location Spelman College Atlanta GA 35.9892 26% 2,229
5,950 miles from location Berry College Mount Berry GA 63.3969 35% 1,922
5,963 miles from location Covenant College Lookout Mountain GA 62.8149 42% 1,367
5,899 miles from location Oglethorpe University Atlanta GA 61.04 11% 1,100
5,897 miles from location Agnes Scott College Decatur GA 30.6491 26% 868
5,860 miles from location Wesleyan College Macon GA 56.1354 38% 685

Curious what studying Physics gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physicists + 120 $128,390 -14.3%

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