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Schools Offering Physics Programs in Wisconsin


Around 0.1% of Wisconsin's graduates graduate from physics degree programs every year. That means an estimated 189 physicists graduate from Wisconsin's 19 physics schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Wisconsin-Madison, which was ranked 12th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a physics program. It is located in Madison. In 2010, University of Wisconsin-Madison graduated 55 students from its physics program. The tuition rate at University of Wisconsin-Madison was $8,983 per year.

Marquette University, which was ranked 25th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a physics program. It is located in Milwaukee. In 2010, 4 students graduated from Marquette University physics program. Tuition at Marquette University was $30,462 per year.

The third-ranked school in Wisconsin with a physics program is University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, which is located in Whitewater. In 2010, it was ranked 35th nationwide. In 2010, 8 students graduated from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater physics program. The tuition rate at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was $6,836 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Wisconsin physics school, average tuition will be $16,093 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $6,619 per year to $36,312 per year. The Wisconsin physics schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Lawrence University - located in Appleton, students are charged $36,312 per year
  2. Beloit College - located in Beloit, students are charged $35,038 per year
  3. Marquette University - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $30,462 per year

The following Wisconsin physics schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. University of Wisconsin-Parkside - located in Kenosha, students are charged $6,619 per year
  2. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - located in Oshkosh, students are charged $6,680 per year
  3. University of Wisconsin-Platteville - located in Platteville, students are charged $6,772 per year

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

A large number of Wisconsin physics graduates become physicists. In 2010, there were 210 physicists working in Wisconsin. The largest populations of Wisconsin physicists are working in the following counties:

  1. Columbia County - 130 physicists
  2. Milwaukee County - 50 physicists

Salary

A physicist in Wisconsin makes an average of $103,360 per year. In 2010, however, some Wisconsin physicists earned as little as less than $52,170 per year or as much as more than $116,250 per year. The following counties in Wisconsin have the highest average salaries for physicists:

  1. Milwaukee County - $138,770 per year
  2. Columbia County - $81,260 per year

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

  1. Columbia County - $81,260 per year
  2. Milwaukee County - $138,770 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in physics in Wisconsin 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.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics in Wisconsin
  • Master's Degree in Physics in Wisconsin
  • Doctoral Degree in Physics in Wisconsin

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physicists 210 $103,360 -46.2%
 

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