Physics in Missouri

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Schools Offering Physics Programs in Missouri


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Missouri graduates receive degrees in physics. In other words, every year an estimated 150 physicists graduate from Missouri's 18 physics schools.

Top Schools

Westminster College, which is located in Fulton, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a physics program. It received a ranking of 39th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Westminster College graduated 6 students from its physics program. The tuition rate at Westminster College was $19,760 per year.

Washington University in St Louis, which was ranked 53rd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a physics program. It is located in Saint Louis. 40 students graduated with degree in physics from Washington University in St Louis in 2010. Tuition at Washington University in St Louis was $40,369 per year.

The third-ranked school in Missouri with a physics program is University of Missouri-Columbia, which is located in Columbia. In 2010, it was ranked 60th nationwide. In 2010, 24 students graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia physics program. Tuition at University of Missouri-Columbia was $8,501 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Missouri physics school, average tuition will be $14,808 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $4,530 per year to $40,369 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Missouri physics schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Washington University in St Louis - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $40,369 per year
  2. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
  3. William Jewell College - located in Liberty, students are charged $28,450 per year

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

  1. Missouri Southern State University - located in Joplin, students are charged $4,530 per year
  2. Northwest Missouri State University - located in Maryville, students are charged $5,638 per year
  3. Lincoln University - located in Jefferson City, students are charged $6,175 per year

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

The highest percentage of physics graduates in Missouri pursue careers as a physicist. In 2010, there were 120 physicists working in Missouri. The following counties have the largest number of Missouri physicists:

  1. Bond County - 50 physicists
  2. Franklin County - 40 physicists

Salary

On average, physicists earn $137,300 per year. On average a physicist earns the most in the following Missouri counties:

  1. Bond County - $178,550 per year
  2. Franklin County - $133,640 per year

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

  1. Franklin County - $133,640 per year
  2. Bond County - $178,550 per year

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,350 miles from location University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia MO 40.0709 41% 31,237
6,405 miles from location Missouri State University Springfield MO 35.1751 57% 20,371
6,242 miles from location University of Missouri-St Louis Saint Louis MO 25.4763 41% 16,534
6,237 miles from location Saint Louis University-Main Campus Saint Louis MO 35.9842 23% 16,317
6,471 miles from location University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City MO 27.6206 38% 14,799
6,242 miles from location Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis MO 47.1167 30% 13,575
6,476 miles from location Park University Kansas City MO 24.2346 53% 12,775
6,198 miles from location Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau MO 28.8196 47% 10,801
6,482 miles from location Northwest Missouri State University Maryville MO 30.4083 41% 7,076
6,322 miles from location Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla MO 32.7752 46% 6,814
6,361 miles from location Truman State University Kirksville MO 35.1898 40% 5,781
6,471 miles from location Missouri Southern State University Joplin MO 24.3231 58% 5,701
6,406 miles from location Drury University Springfield MO 29.0015 49% 5,489
6,342 miles from location Lincoln University Jefferson City MO 15.6751 n/a 3,314
6,470 miles from location Rockhurst University Kansas City MO 30.406 26% 3,029
6,330 miles from location Westminster College Fulton MO 61.3658 29% 1,087
6,461 miles from location William Jewell College Liberty MO 28.6091 21% 1,083
6,369 miles from location Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Fayette MO 21.0328 34% 1,051
 

Curious what studying Physics gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physicists + 120 $137,300 140.0%
 

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