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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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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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