Physics in Tennessee

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Schools Offering Physics Programs in Tennessee


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Tennessee receive physics degrees every year. That means an estimated 136 physicists graduate from Tennessee's 21 physics schools each year.

Top Schools

Vanderbilt University, which is located in Nashville, is the top-ranked school in Tennessee that has a physics program. It received a ranking of 11th in the country in 2010. 23 students graduated with a degree in physics from Vanderbilt University in 2010. Students at Vanderbilt University paid $39,930 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Tennessee that has a physics program is Rhodes College. Rhodes College, which was ranked 26th in the country in 2010, is located in Memphis. In 2010, Rhodes College graduated 7 students from its physics program. Tuition at Rhodes College was $34,580 per year.

Sewanee-The University of the South, which was ranked 26th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Tennessee that has a physics program. It is located in Sewanee. In 2010, Sewanee-The University of the South graduated 7 students from its physics programs. Students at Sewanee-The University of the South paid $35,862 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Physics schools in Tennessee, charge students an average tuition of $18,122 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $39,930 per year, or as little as $5,704 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Tennessee physics schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Vanderbilt University - located in Nashville, students are charged $39,930 per year
  2. Sewanee-The University of the South - located in Sewanee, students are charged $35,862 per year
  3. Rhodes College - located in Memphis, students are charged $34,580 per year

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

  1. Tennessee State University - located in Nashville, students are charged $5,704 per year
  2. East Tennessee State University - located in Johnson City, students are charged $5,823 per year
  3. Tennessee Technological University - located in Cookeville, students are charged $5,828 per year

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

A large number of Tennessee physics graduates become physicists. In 2010, there were 360 physicists working in Tennessee. The largest populations of Tennessee physicists are working in the following counties:

  1. Anderson County - 120 physicists
  2. Bledsoe County - 40 physicists

Salary

On average, a physicist earns a salary of $109,570 per year in Tennessee state. In 2010, however, some Tennessee physicists earned as little as less than $44,210 per year or as much as more than $137,460 per year. On average a physicist earns the most in the following Tennessee counties:

  1. Bledsoe County - $95,790 per year
  2. Anderson County - $86,370 per year

The Tennessee counties with the lowest average salary for physicists are:

  1. Anderson County - $86,370 per year
  2. Bledsoe County - $95,790 per year

More Information

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

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Physicists 360 $109,570
 

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