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Schools Offering Physics Programs in New Jersey


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of New Jersey receive physics degrees every year. Thus, New Jersey's 16 physics schools put out approximately 243 physicists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Jersey with a physics program is Princeton University, which is located in Princeton. In 2010, it was ranked 5th nationwide. 87 students graduated with a degree in physics from Princeton University in 2010. Princeton University charged in-state students $36,640 in tuition fees per year.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick, which is located in New Brunswick, is the second-ranked school in New Jersey that has a physics program. It received a ranking of 17th in the country in 2010. 46 students graduated with degree in physics from Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2010. The tuition rate at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was $12,582 per year.

The third-ranked school in New Jersey that has a physics program is The College of New Jersey. The College of New Jersey, which was ranked 21st in the country in 2010, is located in Trenton. 10 students graduated with degree in physics from The College of New Jersey in 2010. The tuition rate at The College of New Jersey was $13,293 per year.

Cost

Tuition at New Jersey's physics schools ranges from $39,873 per year to $9,250 per year. But, the average tuition is $20,047 per year. The New Jersey physics schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Drew University - located in Madison, students are charged $39,873 per year
  2. Stevens Institute of Technology - located in Hoboken, students are charged $39,816 per year
  3. Princeton University - located in Princeton, students are charged $36,640 per year

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

  1. New Jersey City University - located in Jersey City, students are charged $9,250 per year
  2. Montclair State University - located in Montclair, students are charged $10,016 per year
  3. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey - located in Pomona, students are charged $11,533 per year

A physics degree from a New Jersey school... what next?

A large number of New Jersey physics graduates become physicists. If you decide to work as a physicist in New Jersey, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 770 New Jersey physicists as of 2010. In New Jersey, the largest numbers of physicists work in the following counties:

  1. Middlesex County - 380 physicists
  2. Essex County - 130 physicists
  3. Mercer County - 70 physicists

Salary

A physicist in New Jersey makes an average of $108,820 per year. In 2010, however, some New Jersey physicists earned as little as less than $56,420 per year or as much as more than $153,880 per year. On average a physicist earns the most in the following New Jersey counties:

  1. Middlesex County - $106,300 per year
  2. Mercer County - $102,000 per year
  3. Essex County - $100,780 per year

On average, physicists earns the least in the following New Jersey counties:

  1. Essex County - $100,780 per year
  2. Mercer County - $102,000 per year
  3. Middlesex County - $106,300 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional New Jersey 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 New Jersey
  • Master's Degree in Physics in New Jersey
  • Doctoral Degree in Physics in New Jersey

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physicists 770 $108,820 71.1%
 

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