Physics in Indiana

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Schools Offering Physics Programs in Indiana

Each year, roughly 0.1% of Indiana students graduate with degrees in physics. In other words, every year an estimated 202 physicists graduate from Indiana's 25 physics schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Indiana that has a physics program is Indiana University-Bloomington. Indiana University-Bloomington, which was ranked 18th in the country in 2010, is located in Bloomington. In 2010, 36 students graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington's physics program. Tuition at Indiana University-Bloomington was $9,028 per year.

The second-ranked school in Indiana with a physics program is Purdue University-Main Campus, which is located in West Lafayette. In 2010, it was ranked 21st nationwide. In 2010, 39 students graduated from Purdue University-Main Campus physics program. The tuition rate at Purdue University-Main Campus was $9,070 per year.

The third-ranked school in Indiana that has a physics program is DePauw University. DePauw University, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Greencastle. In 2010, DePauw University graduated 6 students from its physics programs. The tuition rate at DePauw University was $34,905 per year.


Tuition at Indiana's physics schools ranges from $39,919 per year to $5,740 per year. But, the average tuition is $20,590 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Indiana physics schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Notre Dame - located in Notre Dame, students are charged $39,919 per year
  2. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - located in Terre Haute, students are charged $38,470 per year
  3. Earlham College - located in Richmond, students are charged $36,694 per year

The following Indiana physics schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. University of Southern Indiana - located in Evansville, students are charged $5,740 per year
  2. Purdue University-Calumet Campus - located in Hammond, students are charged $6,181 per year
  3. Indiana University-South Bend - located in South Bend, students are charged $6,290 per year

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

A large number of Indiana physics graduates become physicists. If you decide to work as a physicist in Indiana, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 110 Indiana physicists as of 2010. The Indiana counties with the largest populations of physicists are:

  1. Boone County - 40 physicists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of physicists in Indiana will grow by 18%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 100 physicists working in Indiana.


A physicist in Indiana earns $139,590 per year on average. A physicist in the following Indiana counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Boone County - $171,860 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Indiana 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 Indiana
  • Master's Degree in Physics in Indiana
  • Doctoral Degree in Physics in Indiana

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,039 miles from location Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington IN 82.0964 31% 42,347
6,062 miles from location Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette IN 78.6553 31% 41,052
6,022 miles from location Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Indianapolis IN 59.6581 47% 30,383
5,982 miles from location Ball State University Muncie IN 68.8219 44% 21,401
5,970 miles from location Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne Fort Wayne IN 52.7745 64% 13,675
6,031 miles from location University of Notre Dame Notre Dame IN 46.2657 50% 11,816
6,086 miles from location Indiana State University Terre Haute IN 55.5652 36% 10,534
6,098 miles from location University of Southern Indiana Evansville IN 55.5204 45% 10,516
6,096 miles from location Purdue University-Calumet Campus Hammond IN 52.281 60% 10,133
6,030 miles from location Indiana University-South Bend South Bend IN 52.1243 66% 8,394
6,019 miles from location University of Indianapolis Indianapolis IN 57.8716 27% 5,055
6,022 miles from location Butler University Indianapolis IN 70.228 19% 4,505
6,064 miles from location Purdue University-North Central Campus Westville IN 46.9874 56% 4,463
6,071 miles from location Valparaiso University Valparaiso IN 69.1785 25% 4,065
6,090 miles from location University of Evansville Evansville IN 64.7758 27% 2,840
5,995 miles from location Anderson University Anderson IN 29.3219 34% 2,691
5,988 miles from location Taylor University Upland IN 70.1615 30% 2,559
6,058 miles from location DePauw University Greencastle IN 73.3275 25% 2,396
6,028 miles from location Bethel College Mishawaka IN 26.4437 n/a 2,165
6,082 miles from location Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Terre Haute IN 33.6785 19% 1,963
5,955 miles from location Earlham College Richmond IN 69.0737 23% 1,266
6,004 miles from location Manchester College North Manchester IN 55.0629 18% 1,223
6,009 miles from location Goshen College Goshen IN 67.9828 45% 1,017
5,981 miles from location Hanover College Hanover IN 62.3933 16% 938
6,061 miles from location Wabash College Crawfordsville IN 65.7607 32% 883

Curious what studying Physics gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physicists + 110 $139,590 -8.3%

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