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Schools Offering Physics Programs in Pennsylvania


Around 0.1% of Pennsylvania's graduates graduate from physics degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 533 physicists graduate from Pennsylvania's 58 physics schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Pennsylvania with a physics program is University of Pennsylvania, which is located in Philadelphia. In 2010, it was ranked 4th nationwide. 61 students graduated with a degree in physics from University of Pennsylvania in 2010. University of Pennsylvania charged in-state students $40,514 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Pennsylvania with a physics program is Swarthmore College, which is located in Swarthmore. In 2010, it was ranked 15th nationwide. In 2010, Swarthmore College graduated 8 students from its physics program. The tuition rate at Swarthmore College was $39,600 per year.

Carnegie Mellon University, which is located in Pittsburgh, is the third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a physics program. It received a ranking of 16th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Carnegie Mellon University graduated 45 students from its physics programs. Carnegie Mellon University charged in-state students $42,136 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Pennsylvania's physics schools ranges from $42,342 per year to $2,720 per year. But, the average tuition is $24,955 per year. In 2010, the following Pennsylvania physics schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Bucknell University - located in Lewisburg, students are charged $42,342 per year
  2. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $42,136 per year
  3. Dickinson College - located in Carlisle, students are charged $41,520 per year

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

  1. Community College of Allegheny County - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $2,720 per year
  2. Northampton County Area Community College - located in Bethlehem, students are charged $3,270 per year
  3. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania - located in Bloomsburg, students are charged $7,456 per year

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

Most people who graduate from physics school in Pennsylvania go on to work as a physicist. Pennsylvania had 200 physicists in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Pennsylvania physicists:

  1. Allegheny County - 40 physicists
  2. Bucks County

Salary

A physicist in Pennsylvania earns $102,430 per year on average. However, Pennsylvania physicists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $48,350 per year to more than $157,620 per year in 2010. The counties in Pennsylvania with the highest average salary for a physicist are:

  1. Bucks County - $99,590 per year
  2. Allegheny County - $97,530 per year

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

  1. Allegheny County - $97,530 per year
  2. Bucks County - $99,590 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Pennsylvania 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.

  • Associate's Degree in Physics in Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics in Pennsylvania
  • Master's Degree in Physics in Pennsylvania
  • Doctoral Degree in Physics in Pennsylvania

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,591 miles from location Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park PA 51.8091 36% 45,185
5,442 miles from location Temple University Philadelphia PA 75.8549 37% 36,507
5,697 miles from location University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh PA 43.8628 30% 28,328
5,443 miles from location University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia PA 95.86 61% 24,599
5,443 miles from location Drexel University Philadelphia PA 75.5984 11% 22,493
5,701 miles from location Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh PA 12.0174 n/a 20,520
5,657 miles from location Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus Indiana PA 62.2216 44% 14,638
5,465 miles from location West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester PA 68.2829 34% 14,211
5,697 miles from location Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh PA 83.6678 28% 11,197
5,459 miles from location Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem PA 16.3564 n/a 11,196
5,481 miles from location Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown PA 64.237 100% 10,634
5,452 miles from location Villanova University Villanova PA 40.5194 27% 10,375
5,699 miles from location Duquesne University Pittsburgh PA 70.5909 28% 10,294
5,520 miles from location Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg PA 65.1518 29% 9,512
5,691 miles from location California University of Pennsylvania California PA 28.8295 46% 9,017
5,707 miles from location Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock PA 63.49 45% 8,648
5,505 miles from location Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville PA 65.2264 35% 8,427
5,446 miles from location Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia PA 70.0923 22% 8,337
5,718 miles from location Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro PA 27.8867 44% 8,286
5,566 miles from location Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg PA 63.2155 36% 8,253
5,455 miles from location East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania East Stroudsburg PA 60.9016 29% 7,576
5,674 miles from location Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion PA 59.1034 44% 7,346
5,461 miles from location Lehigh University Bethlehem PA 40.6812 33% 6,996
5,494 miles from location Wilkes University Wilkes Barre PA 62.2654 27% 6,239
5,484 miles from location University of Scranton Scranton PA 36.213 18% 5,811
5,524 miles from location York College Pennsylvania York PA 64.1973 18% 5,564
5,574 miles from location Lock Haven University Lock Haven PA 57.9078 37% 5,329
5,451 miles from location Widener University-Main Campus Chester PA 27.3033 22% 4,814
5,712 miles from location Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Erie PA 33.057 40% 4,400
5,443 miles from location Arcadia University Glenside PA 63.0925 17% 3,953
5,542 miles from location Bucknell University Lewisburg PA 40.8804 41% 3,673
5,561 miles from location Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Mansfield PA 55.1923 39% 3,569
5,444 miles from location University of the Sciences Philadelphia PA 28.4555 24% 2,984
5,540 miles from location Messiah College Grantham PA 34.8691 34% 2,801
5,480 miles from location Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Lincoln University PA 24.1268 25% 2,649
5,549 miles from location Gettysburg College Gettysburg PA 36.898 34% 2,547
5,710 miles from location Grove City College Grove City PA 37.5557 56% 2,530
5,467 miles from location Muhlenberg College Allentown PA 74.6995 29% 2,517
5,453 miles from location Lafayette College Easton PA 77.8625 26% 2,406
5,551 miles from location Dickinson College Carlisle PA 75.7766 24% 2,376
5,519 miles from location Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown PA 33.3197 22% 2,361
5,485 miles from location Albright College Reading PA 28.0109 17% 2,358
5,540 miles from location Susquehanna University Selinsgrove PA 69.0736 28% 2,231
5,503 miles from location Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster PA 36.9319 25% 2,175
5,717 miles from location Allegheny College Meadville PA 69.5525 22% 2,132
5,461 miles from location Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary Bethlehem PA 66.1596 25% 2,057
5,517 miles from location Lebanon Valley College Annville PA 32.6395 28% 2,045
5,667 miles from location Saint Vincent College Latrobe PA 66.7516 37% 1,984
5,719 miles from location Geneva College Beaver Falls PA 61.5316 36% 1,960
5,451 miles from location Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr PA 75.3812 33% 1,771
5,460 miles from location Ursinus College Collegeville PA 73.3851 15% 1,742
0 miles from location Westminster College New Wilmington PA 66.0236 19% 1,543
5,451 miles from location Swarthmore College Swarthmore PA 84.8071 41% 1,525
5,710 miles from location Washington & Jefferson College Washington PA 32.1491 14% 1,514
5,597 miles from location Juniata College Huntingdon PA 34.0476 27% 1,468
5,551 miles from location Lycoming College Williamsport PA 65.1373 30% 1,375
5,450 miles from location Haverford College Haverford PA 82.5192 37% 1,190
5,727 miles from location Thiel College Greenville PA 20.1419 30% 999
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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