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Schools Offering Physics Programs in Idaho

Around 0.2% of Idaho's graduates graduate from physics degree programs every year. That means an estimated 57 physicists graduate from Idaho's 6 physics schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Idaho with a physics program is University of Idaho, which is located in Moscow. In 2010, it was ranked 34th nationwide. 14 students graduated with a degree in physics from University of Idaho in 2010. Tuition at University of Idaho was $5,402 per year.

Boise State University, which was ranked 42nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Idaho that has a physics program. It is located in Boise. In 2010, 4 students graduated from Boise State University physics program. Boise State University charged in-state students $5,300 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Idaho with a physics program is Brigham Young University-Idaho, which is located in Rexburg. In 2010, it was ranked 68th nationwide. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho physics program. The tuition rate at Brigham Young University-Idaho was $3,660 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Idaho's physics schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $7,566 per year, though tuition can range from $23,100 per year to $2,520 per year. In 2010, the physics schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Idaho were:

  1. Northwest Nazarene University - located in Nampa, students are charged $23,100 per year
  2. Idaho State University - located in Pocatello, students are charged $5,416 per year
  3. University of Idaho - located in Moscow, students are charged $5,402 per year

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

  1. College of Southern Idaho - located in Twin Falls, students are charged $2,520 per year
  2. Brigham Young University-Idaho - located in Rexburg, students are charged $3,660 per year
  3. Boise State University - located in Boise, students are charged $5,300 per year

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

Most people who graduate from physics school in Idaho go on to work as a physicist. In 2010, there were 70 physicists working in Idaho. In Idaho, the largest numbers of physicists work in the following counties:

  1. Bear Lake County - 60 physicists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of physicists in Idaho will grow by 25%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 80 physicists working in Idaho.


On average, physicists earn $121,040 per year. In 2010, however, some Idaho physicists earned as little as less than $78,630 per year or as much as more than $163,240 per year. The following counties in Idaho have the highest average salaries for physicists:

  1. Bear Lake County - $116,920 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Idaho statistics regarding a career in physics and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 Idaho
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics in Idaho
  • Master's Degree in Physics in Idaho
  • Doctoral Degree in Physics in Idaho

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Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,515 miles from location Boise State University Boise ID 58.2803 61% 18,933
7,299 miles from location Brigham Young University-Idaho Rexburg ID 31.5019 59% 14,944
7,349 miles from location Idaho State University Pocatello ID 21.8189 n/a 13,493
7,480 miles from location University of Idaho Moscow ID 66.4145 44% 11,957
7,453 miles from location College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls ID 15.7658 n/a 8,133
7,533 miles from location Northwest Nazarene University Nampa ID 23.5206 n/a 1,950

Curious what studying Physics gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physicists + 70 $121,040

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