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Schools Offering Physics Programs in Minnesota

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Minnesota receive physics degrees every year. Thus, Minnesota's 21 physics schools put out approximately 217 physicists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a physics program is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which was ranked 14th in the country in 2010, is located in Minneapolis. In 2010, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities graduated 88 students from its physics program. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities charged in-state students $12,288 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a physics program is Carleton College. Carleton College, which was ranked 17th in the country in 2010, is located in Northfield. In 2010, Carleton College graduated 9 students from its physics program. Students at Carleton College paid $41,304 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Minnesota with a physics program is Macalester College, which is located in Saint Paul. In 2010, it was ranked 21st nationwide. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Macalester College physics program. The tuition rate at Macalester College was $40,046 per year.


Physics schools in Minnesota, charge students an average tuition of $21,823 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $41,304 per year, or as little as $6,660 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Minnesota physics schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Carleton College - located in Northfield, students are charged $41,304 per year
  2. Macalester College - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $40,046 per year
  3. St. Olaf College - located in Northfield, students are charged $36,800 per year

The following Minnesota physics schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Saint Cloud State University - located in Saint Cloud, students are charged $6,660 per year
  2. Minnesota State University-Mankato - located in Mankato, students are charged $6,725 per year
  3. Minnesota State University-Moorhead - located in Moorhead, students are charged $6,924 per year

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

A large number of Minnesota physics graduates become physicists. In 2010, there were 140 physicists working in Minnesota. The largest populations of Minnesota physicists are working in the following counties:

  1. Anoka County - 110 physicists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 120 physicists will be working in Minnesota state. This would require the number of physicists to grow by 16%.


A physicist in Minnesota earns $152,450 per year on average. A physicist in the following Minnesota counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Anoka County - $154,380 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Minnesota statistics regarding a career in physics and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 Minnesota
  • Master's Degree in Physics in Minnesota
  • Doctoral Degree in Physics in Minnesota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physicists 140 $152,450 -44.0%

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