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Schools Offering Science Programs in Arizona

Each year, approximately 2.7% of Arizona graduates receive degrees in science. That means an estimated 6,072 science professionals graduate from Arizona's 34 science schools each year.

Top Schools

Northern Arizona University, which is located in Flagstaff, is the top-ranked school in Arizona that has a science program. It received a ranking of 33rd in the country in 2010. 669 students graduated with a degree in science from Northern Arizona University in 2010. Tuition at Northern Arizona University was $7,672 per year.

Prescott College, which was ranked 45th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Arizona that has a science program. It is located in Prescott. 69 students graduated with degree in science from Prescott College in 2010. Tuition at Prescott College was $26,235 per year.

University of Phoenix-Online Campus, which was ranked 45th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Arizona that has a science program. It is located in Phoenix. In 2010, 7 students graduated from University of Phoenix-Online Campus science program. University of Phoenix-Online Campus charged in-state students $11,520 in tuition fees per year.


If you choose to attend a Arizona science school, average tuition will be $6,565 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $805 per year to $29,428 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Arizona science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott - located in Prescott, students are charged $29,428 per year
  2. Prescott College - located in Prescott, students are charged $26,235 per year
  3. Argosy University-Phoenix Online Division - located in Phoenix, students are charged $19,812 per year

The science schools in Arizona that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Dine College - located in Tsaile, students are charged $805 per year
  2. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  3. Northland Pioneer College - located in Holbrook, students are charged $1,414 per year

A science degree from an Arizona school... what next?

Environmental scientist, biology professor, science professor, biophysics scientist , and chemist are the professions of choice for a majority of science graduates in Arizona. Arizona had 4,260 science professionals in 2010. 340 of these science professionals were life scientists, 1,120 were environmental scientists, and 870 were biology professors. The largest populations of Arizona science professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 2,860 science professionals
  2. Pima County - 690 science professionals
  3. Yuma County - 40 science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of science professionals in Arizona will grow by 13%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 4,630 science professionals working in Arizona. The greatest growth for science professional is predicted to be amongst Clinical Research Scientists, who are expected to increase by 37% by 2018.


On average, science professionals earn a salary of $71,334 per year in Arizona state. However, Arizona science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $26,110 per year to more than $130,980 per year in 2010. On average science professional earn the most in the following Arizona counties:

  1. Maricopa County - $75,958 per year
  2. Yuma County - $65,370 per year
  3. Pima County - $62,820 per year

The following counties in Arizona have the lowest average salaries for science professional:

  1. Coconino County - $51,240 per year
  2. Pima County - $62,820 per year
  3. Yuma County - $65,370 per year

On average, the highest paid science professionals in Arizona were:

  1. Biology Professor - $91,390 per year
  2. Biophysics Scientist - $86,220 per year
  3. Clinical Research Scientist - $80,580 per year

The science professionals with lowest average salaries in Arizona were:

  1. Environmental Scientist - $55,480 per year
  2. Science Professor - $50,290 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in science. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as engineering or chemical engineering.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Science in Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science in Arizona
  • Master's Degree in Science in Arizona
  • Doctoral Degree in Science in Arizona
  • Certificate in Science in Arizona

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other n/a $50,290
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 1,120 $55,480 33.3%
Chemists 1,010 $66,470 32.9%
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 870 $91,390 45.0%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 660 $80,580 46.7%
Life Scientists, All Other 340 $68,910 325.0%
Physicists 260 $86,220 23.8%

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