Physics in Nevada

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Schools Offering Physics Programs in Nevada


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Nevada graduates receive degrees in physics. Thus, Nevada's 3 physics schools put out approximately 35 physicists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Nevada that has a physics program is University of Nevada-Las Vegas. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, which was ranked 70th in the country in 2010, is located in Las Vegas. 12 students graduated with a degree in physics from University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 2010. Students at University of Nevada-Las Vegas paid $5,808 per year in tuition fees.

University of Nevada-Reno, which is located in Reno, is the second-ranked school in Nevada that has a physics program. It received a ranking of 70th in the country in 2010. 23 students graduated with degree in physics from University of Nevada-Reno in 2010. Students at University of Nevada-Reno paid $5,561 per year in tuition fees.

Western Nevada College, which is located in Carson City, is the third-ranked school in Nevada that has a physics program. It received a ranking of 92nd in the country in 2010. Western Nevada College charged in-state students $2,243 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Nevada's physics schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $4,537 per year, though tuition can range from $5,808 per year to $2,243 per year. The Nevada physics schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of Nevada-Las Vegas - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $5,808 per year
  2. University of Nevada-Reno - located in Reno, students are charged $5,561 per year
  3. Western Nevada College - located in Carson City, students are charged $2,243 per year

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

  1. Western Nevada College - located in Carson City, students are charged $2,243 per year
  2. University of Nevada-Reno - located in Reno, students are charged $5,561 per year
  3. University of Nevada-Las Vegas - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $5,808 per year

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

The highest percentage of physics graduates in Nevada pursue careers as a physicist. If you decide to work as a physicist in Nevada, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 70 Nevada physicists as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Nevada physicists:

  1. Clark County - 30 physicists

Salary

A physicist in Nevada makes an average of $151,590 per year. But, salaries for physicists can vary. In 2010, physicists made as little as less than $46,290 per year or as much as more than $133,750 per year in Nevada. The counties in Nevada with the highest average salary for a physicist are:

  1. Clark County - $95,960 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Nevada 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.

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,613 miles from location University of Nevada-Las Vegas Las Vegas NV 30.2847 53% 29,080
7,784 miles from location University of Nevada-Reno Reno NV 29.9905 49% 16,875
7,792 miles from location Western Nevada College Carson City NV 8.29894 n/a 5,229
 

Curious what studying Physics gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physicists + 70 $151,590 -36.4%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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