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Schools Offering Physics Programs in Indiana

Each year, roughly 0.1% of Indiana students graduate with degrees in physics. In other words, every year an estimated 202 physicists graduate from Indiana's 25 physics schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Indiana that has a physics program is Indiana University-Bloomington. Indiana University-Bloomington, which was ranked 18th in the country in 2010, is located in Bloomington. In 2010, 36 students graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington's physics program. Tuition at Indiana University-Bloomington was $9,028 per year.

The second-ranked school in Indiana with a physics program is Purdue University-Main Campus, which is located in West Lafayette. In 2010, it was ranked 21st nationwide. In 2010, 39 students graduated from Purdue University-Main Campus physics program. The tuition rate at Purdue University-Main Campus was $9,070 per year.

The third-ranked school in Indiana that has a physics program is DePauw University. DePauw University, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Greencastle. In 2010, DePauw University graduated 6 students from its physics programs. The tuition rate at DePauw University was $34,905 per year.


Tuition at Indiana's physics schools ranges from $39,919 per year to $5,740 per year. But, the average tuition is $20,590 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Indiana physics schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Notre Dame - located in Notre Dame, students are charged $39,919 per year
  2. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - located in Terre Haute, students are charged $38,470 per year
  3. Earlham College - located in Richmond, students are charged $36,694 per year

The following Indiana physics schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. University of Southern Indiana - located in Evansville, students are charged $5,740 per year
  2. Purdue University-Calumet Campus - located in Hammond, students are charged $6,181 per year
  3. Indiana University-South Bend - located in South Bend, students are charged $6,290 per year

A physics degree from an Indiana school... what next?

A large number of Indiana physics graduates become physicists. If you decide to work as a physicist in Indiana, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 110 Indiana physicists as of 2010. The Indiana counties with the largest populations of physicists are:

  1. Boone County - 40 physicists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of physicists in Indiana will grow by 18%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 100 physicists working in Indiana.


A physicist in Indiana earns $139,590 per year on average. A physicist in the following Indiana counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Boone County - $171,860 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Indiana statistics regarding a career in physics. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Indiana
  • Master's Degree in Physics in Indiana
  • Doctoral Degree in Physics in Indiana

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physicists 110 $139,590 -8.3%

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