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Schools Offering Physics Programs in Ohio

Each year, roughly 0.1% of Ohio students graduate with degrees in physics. In other words, every year an estimated 407 physicists graduate from Ohio's 34 physics schools.

Top Schools

Ohio State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Ohio that has a physics program. It is located in Columbus. In 2010, Ohio State University-Main Campus graduated 108 students from its physics program. Students at Ohio State University-Main Campus paid $9,420 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Ohio with a physics program is Oberlin College, which is located in Oberlin. In 2010, it was ranked 19th nationwide. 12 students graduated with degree in physics from Oberlin College in 2010. Oberlin College charged in-state students $41,577 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Ohio that has a physics program is Kenyon College. Kenyon College, which was ranked 21st in the country in 2010, is located in Gambier. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Kenyon College physics program. Tuition at Kenyon College was $40,900 per year.


If you choose to attend a Ohio physics school, average tuition will be $21,956 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,735 per year to $41,577 per year. The Ohio physics schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Oberlin College - located in Oberlin, students are charged $41,577 per year
  2. Kenyon College - located in Gambier, students are charged $40,900 per year
  3. Denison University - located in Granville, students are charged $38,220 per year

The following Ohio physics schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Sinclair Community College - located in Dayton, students are charged $1,735 per year
  2. Youngstown State University - located in Youngstown, students are charged $7,199 per year
  3. Wright State University-Main Campus - located in Dayton, students are charged $7,518 per year

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

The highest percentage of physics graduates in Ohio pursue careers as a physicist. If you decide to work as a physicist in Ohio, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 500 Ohio physicists as of 2010. In Ohio, the largest numbers of physicists work in the following counties:

  1. Greene County - 170 physicists
  2. Cuyahoga County - 70 physicists
  3. Dearborn County - 50 physicists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 430 physicists will be working in Ohio state. This would require the number of physicists to grow by 10%.


A physicist in Ohio earns $102,500 per year on average. But, salaries for physicists can vary. In 2010, physicists made as little as less than $43,710 per year or as much as more than $154,580 per year in Ohio. The following counties in Ohio have the highest average salaries for physicists:

  1. Dearborn County - $128,280 per year
  2. Cuyahoga County - $106,630 per year
  3. Greene County - $106,090 per year

A physicist in the following counties in Ohio make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Portage County - $84,670 per year
  2. Greene County - $106,090 per year
  3. Cuyahoga County - $106,630 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Ohio 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.

  • Associate's Degree in Physics in Ohio
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics in Ohio
  • Master's Degree in Physics in Ohio
  • Doctoral Degree in Physics in Ohio

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physicists 500 $102,500 -3.8%

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