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Schools Offering Physics Programs in New York


Each year, roughly 0.2% of New York students graduate with degrees in physics. Thus, New York's 61 physics schools put out approximately 862 physicists each year.

Top Schools

Columbia University in the City of New York, which was ranked 3rd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in New York that has a physics program. It is located in New York. 97 students graduated with a degree in physics from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2010. The tuition rate at Columbia University in the City of New York was $43,304 per year.

The second-ranked school in New York that has a physics program is New York University. New York University, which was ranked 9th in the country in 2010, is located in New York. In 2010, New York University graduated 23 students from its physics program. The tuition rate at New York University was $40,082 per year.

The third-ranked school in New York that has a physics program is Vassar College. Vassar College, which was ranked 16th in the country in 2010, is located in Poughkeepsie. In 2010, 7 students graduated from Vassar College physics program. The tuition rate at Vassar College was $43,190 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of New York's physics schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $23,292 per year, though tuition can range from $43,304 per year to $3,500 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at New York physics schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, students are charged $43,304 per year
  2. Vassar College - located in Poughkeepsie, students are charged $43,190 per year
  3. Colgate University - located in Hamilton, students are charged $41,870 per year

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

  1. CUNY Kingsborough Community College - located in Brooklyn, students are charged $3,500 per year
  2. CUNY Graduate School and University Center - located in New York, students are charged $4,830 per year
  3. CUNY York College - located in Jamaica, students are charged $4,912 per year

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

A large number of New York physics graduates become physicists. If you decide to work as a physicist in New York, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 520 New York physicists as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of New York physicists:

  1. Bergen County - 340 physicists
  2. Nassau County - 100 physicists
  3. Albany County - 40 physicists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of physicists in New York will grow by 6%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 670 physicists working in New York.

Salary

On average, physicists earn $118,710 per year. But, salaries for physicists can vary. In 2010, physicists made as little as less than $58,890 per year or as much as more than $143,510 per year in New York. The following counties in New York have the highest average salaries for physicists:

  1. Nassau County - $133,470 per year
  2. Bergen County - $120,020 per year
  3. Albany County - $117,600 per year

The following counties in New York have the lowest average salaries for physicists:

  1. Erie County - $102,370 per year
  2. Albany County - $117,600 per year
  3. Bergen County - $120,020 per year

More Information

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

  • Associate's Degree in Physics in New York
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics in New York
  • Master's Degree in Physics in New York
  • Doctoral Degree in Physics in New York

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Physicists 520 $118,710 -39.5%
 

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