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Schools Offering Physics Programs in Texas


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Texas receive physics degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 608 physicists graduate from Texas' 59 physics schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Texas that has a physics program is The University of Texas at Austin. The University of Texas at Austin, which was ranked 11th in the country in 2010, is located in Austin. 103 students graduated with a degree in physics from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010. Students at The University of Texas at Austin paid $9,418 per year in tuition fees.

Rice University, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Texas that has a physics program. It is located in Houston. In 2010, Rice University graduated 82 students from its physics program. Students at Rice University paid $33,771 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Texas with a physics program is Texas A & M University, which is located in College Station. In 2010, it was ranked 15th nationwide. In 2010, Texas A & M University graduated 54 students from its physics programs. Students at Texas A & M University paid $8,387 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Texas physics school, average tuition will be $10,064 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,128 per year to $37,230 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Texas physics schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Southern Methodist University - located in Dallas, students are charged $37,230 per year
  2. Rice University - located in Houston, students are charged $33,771 per year
  3. Southwestern University - located in Georgetown, students are charged $31,630 per year

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

  1. Grayson County College - located in Denison, students are charged $1,128 per year
  2. Kilgore College - located in Kilgore, students are charged $1,176 per year
  3. San Jacinto Community College - located in Pasadena, students are charged $1,410 per year

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

The highest percentage of physics graduates in Texas pursue careers as a physicist. 780 physicists were working in Texas in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Texas physicists:

  1. Brazos County - 240 physicists
  2. Austin County - 140 physicists
  3. Atascosa County - 70 physicists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of physicists in the state of Texas will grow to 810. This would require a 19% growth in the profession.

Salary

A physicist in Texas makes an average of $83,010 per year. In 2010, however, some Texas physicists earned as little as less than $35,850 per year or as much as more than $138,190 per year. The following counties in Texas have the highest average salaries for physicists:

  1. Austin County - $128,120 per year
  2. Collin County - $99,670 per year
  3. Atascosa County - $96,010 per year

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

  1. Brazos County - $51,780 per year
  2. Johnson County - $94,660 per year
  3. Atascosa County - $96,010 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in physics in Texas and to compare salaries with various related fields such as chemical engineering or chemistry, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,687 miles from location The University of Texas at Austin Austin TX 88.8663 51% 50,995
6,603 miles from location Texas A & M University College Station TX 85.085 53% 48,702
6,685 miles from location Austin Community College District Austin TX 12.3025 n/a 40,248
6,546 miles from location University of Houston Houston TX 32.0392 41% 37,000
6,638 miles from location University of North Texas Denton TX 34.4764 43% 35,003
6,700 miles from location Texas State University-San Marcos San Marcos TX 68.5508 40% 30,803
6,907 miles from location Texas Tech University Lubbock TX 71.9834 41% 30,049
6,744 miles from location The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio TX 56.7437 44% 28,955
7,184 miles from location El Paso Community College El Paso TX 12.5365 n/a 28,168
6,639 miles from location The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington TX 27.8116 55% 28,085
6,532 miles from location San Jacinto Community College Pasadena TX 12.8421 n/a 27,011
6,737 miles from location South Texas College Mcallen TX 12.2411 n/a 26,338
7,192 miles from location The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso TX 25.9553 47% 21,011
6,731 miles from location The University of Texas-Pan American Edinburg TX 56.8684 56% 18,337
6,608 miles from location Blinn College Brenham TX 12.7436 n/a 17,173
6,691 miles from location The University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville TX 15.9461 n/a 17,151
6,555 miles from location Sam Houston State University Huntsville TX 29.6109 25% 16,772
6,616 miles from location The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson TX 71.7747 47% 15,783
6,644 miles from location Baylor University Waco TX 38.572 20% 14,614
6,749 miles from location Northwest Vista College San Antonio TX 11.4584 n/a 14,587
6,472 miles from location Lamar University Beaumont TX 52.0333 33% 13,992
6,499 miles from location Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches TX 57.9428 37% 12,845
6,678 miles from location Del Mar College Corpus Christi TX 11.9255 n/a 12,069
6,533 miles from location Tyler Junior College Tyler TX 13.9338 n/a 11,045
6,619 miles from location Southern Methodist University Dallas TX 37.1432 30% 10,891
6,705 miles from location Tarleton State University Stephenville TX 56.9454 62% 10,424
6,547 miles from location Texas Southern University Houston TX 40.0528 22% 9,394
6,605 miles from location Navarro College Corsicana TX 14.4403 n/a 9,200
6,567 miles from location Texas A & M University-Commerce Commerce TX 26.7013 46% 9,021
6,653 miles from location Texas Christian University Fort Worth TX 72.2184 26% 8,853
6,708 miles from location Texas A & M University-Kingsville Kingsville TX 53.2657 94% 8,194
6,531 miles from location University of Houston-Clear Lake Houston TX 1.77921 n/a 7,643
6,899 miles from location West Texas A & M University Canyon TX 25.1897 47% 7,634
6,841 miles from location Angelo State University San Angelo TX 22.3683 52% 6,387
6,509 miles from location Kilgore College Kilgore TX 15.7866 n/a 6,375
6,713 miles from location Midwestern State University Wichita Falls TX 54.2603 37% 6,341
6,933 miles from location Midland College Midland TX 17.4861 n/a 6,227
6,549 miles from location Rice University Houston TX 86.3426 36% 5,576
6,504 miles from location Angelina College Lufkin TX 14.5469 n/a 5,422
6,951 miles from location Odessa College Odessa TX 14.3534 n/a 5,132
6,460 miles from location Texarkana College Texarkana TX 13.8651 n/a 5,018
6,606 miles from location Grayson County College Denison TX 16.3434 n/a 4,856
6,791 miles from location Abilene Christian University Abilene TX 31.2961 54% 4,813
6,640 miles from location Hill College Hillsboro TX 12.9093 n/a 4,294
6,549 miles from location The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston TX 1.65486 n/a 3,969
6,740 miles from location St Marys University San Antonio TX 60.1135 29% 3,893
6,501 miles from location LeTourneau University Longview TX 61.8404 53% 3,386
6,741 miles from location The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio TX 12.1545 61% 3,223
6,627 miles from location University of Dallas Irving TX 70.6714 33% 2,883
6,556 miles from location Houston Baptist University Houston TX 57.0185 16% 2,710
6,735 miles from location Trinity University San Antonio TX 35.2819 26% 2,693
6,622 miles from location University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Dallas TX 4.62227 n/a 2,459
6,792 miles from location Hardin-Simmons University Abilene TX 60.7698 65% 2,305
6,793 miles from location McMurry University Abilene TX 20.6126 36% 1,509
6,841 miles from location Clarendon College Clarendon TX 16.9601 n/a 1,427
6,705 miles from location Texas Lutheran University Seguin TX 56.0302 49% 1,387
6,604 miles from location Austin College Sherman TX 70.387 30% 1,364
6,681 miles from location Southwestern University Georgetown TX 33.4762 24% 1,301
6,864 miles from location Frank Phillips College Borger TX 15.4746 n/a 1,239
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physicists + 780 $83,010 62.5%
 

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