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Schools Offering Physics Programs in Pennsylvania

Around 0.1% of Pennsylvania's graduates graduate from physics degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 533 physicists graduate from Pennsylvania's 58 physics schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Pennsylvania with a physics program is University of Pennsylvania, which is located in Philadelphia. In 2010, it was ranked 4th nationwide. 61 students graduated with a degree in physics from University of Pennsylvania in 2010. University of Pennsylvania charged in-state students $40,514 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Pennsylvania with a physics program is Swarthmore College, which is located in Swarthmore. In 2010, it was ranked 15th nationwide. In 2010, Swarthmore College graduated 8 students from its physics program. The tuition rate at Swarthmore College was $39,600 per year.

Carnegie Mellon University, which is located in Pittsburgh, is the third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a physics program. It received a ranking of 16th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Carnegie Mellon University graduated 45 students from its physics programs. Carnegie Mellon University charged in-state students $42,136 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Pennsylvania's physics schools ranges from $42,342 per year to $2,720 per year. But, the average tuition is $24,955 per year. In 2010, the following Pennsylvania physics schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Bucknell University - located in Lewisburg, students are charged $42,342 per year
  2. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $42,136 per year
  3. Dickinson College - located in Carlisle, students are charged $41,520 per year

The physics schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Community College of Allegheny County - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $2,720 per year
  2. Northampton County Area Community College - located in Bethlehem, students are charged $3,270 per year
  3. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania - located in Bloomsburg, students are charged $7,456 per year

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

Most people who graduate from physics school in Pennsylvania go on to work as a physicist. Pennsylvania had 200 physicists in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Pennsylvania physicists:

  1. Allegheny County - 40 physicists
  2. Bucks County


A physicist in Pennsylvania earns $102,430 per year on average. However, Pennsylvania physicists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $48,350 per year to more than $157,620 per year in 2010. The counties in Pennsylvania with the highest average salary for a physicist are:

  1. Bucks County - $99,590 per year
  2. Allegheny County - $97,530 per year

The following counties in Pennsylvania have the lowest average salaries for physicists:

  1. Allegheny County - $97,530 per year
  2. Bucks County - $99,590 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics in Pennsylvania
  • Master's Degree in Physics in Pennsylvania
  • Doctoral Degree in Physics in Pennsylvania

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physicists 200 $102,430 -28.6%

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