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Schools Offering Physics Programs in Maine


Each year, approximately 0.2% of Maine graduates receive degrees in physics. In other words, every year an estimated 43 physicists graduate from Maine's 5 physics schools.

Top Schools

Bowdoin College, which is located in Brunswick, is the top-ranked school in Maine that has a physics program. It received a ranking of 15th in the country in 2010. 12 students graduated with a degree in physics from Bowdoin College in 2010. Tuition at Bowdoin College was $41,565 per year.

The second-ranked school in Maine that has a physics program is Colby College. Colby College, which was ranked 21st in the country in 2010, is located in Waterville. 8 students graduated with degree in physics from Colby College in 2010.

The third-ranked school in Maine that has a physics program is University of Maine. University of Maine, which was ranked 34th in the country in 2010, is located in Orono. 14 students graduated with degree in physics from University of Maine in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Maine was $10,142 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Maine's physics schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $12,049 per year, though tuition can range from $41,565 per year to $8,538 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Maine physics schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Bowdoin College - located in Brunswick, students are charged $41,565 per year
  2. University of Maine - located in Orono, students are charged $10,142 per year
  3. University of Southern Maine - located in Portland, students are charged $8,538 per year

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

  1. University of Southern Maine - located in Portland, students are charged $8,538 per year
  2. University of Maine - located in Orono, students are charged $10,142 per year
  3. Bowdoin College - located in Brunswick, students are charged $41,565 per year

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

A large number of Maine physics graduates become physicists. Maine had 50 physicists in 2010. The largest populations of Maine physicists are working in the following counties:

Salary

A physicist in Maine earns $105,190 per year on average.

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,192 miles from location University of Maine Orono ME 66.3523 36% 11,894
5,247 miles from location University of Southern Maine Portland ME 54.9323 27% 9,655
5,233 miles from location Colby College Waterville ME 79.3644 31% 1,838
5,237 miles from location Bowdoin College Brunswick ME 85.1065 43% 1,777
5,251 miles from location Bates College Lewiston ME 39.979 37% 1,738
 

Curious what studying Physics gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physicists + 50 $105,190 25.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physics related jobs in Maine