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Physics Schools in Alabama

There are nine Alabama schools offering physics programs. 103 students graduated from programs at Alabama physics schools in 2010. 58 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 29 students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

90 students graduate from programs in this state in physics, on average, per year. This accounts for 1% of students who schools in the United States graduate from physics programs. More specifically, 58 students graduated with a degree in physics at the bachelor's level, 29 with a master's level degree, and 16 with a doctorate level degree.

Nine physics schools are in Alabama. And of these, two schools are private, while seven schools are public. While private physics school tuition varies from $16,750 to $27,890, tuition at a public physics school varies from $5,426 to $7,900.

Average tuition for programs in physics is $9,155. The highest tuition for physics programs, which is $27,890 per year, is at Birmingham Southern College, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $5,426 every year, is at the University of North Alabama.

Physics schools in Alabama offer bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Physics Program Completions in Alabama 2006 - 2010

90 students graduate from programs in this state in physics, on average, per year. This accounts for 1% of students who schools in the United States graduate from physics programs. More specifically, 58 students graduated with a degree in physics at the bachelor's level, 29 with a master's level degree, and 16 with a doctorate level degree.

Physics Program Completions in Alabama 2006 - 2010

  • Bachelor 2006: 36
  • Bachelor 2007: 39
  • Bachelor 2008: 34
  • Bachelor 2009: 46
  • Bachelor 2010: 58
  • Master 2006: 21
  • Master 2007: 27
  • Master 2008: 27
  • Master 2009: 29
  • Master 2010: 29
  • Doctorate 2006: 12
  • Doctorate 2007: 15
  • Doctorate 2008: 17
  • Doctorate 2009: 17
  • Doctorate 2010: 16

Physics Program Availability in Alabama

Schools in this state offer a total of 19 physics programs. Of these programs, close to 47.4% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level and the doctoral level.

Physics Program Availability in Alabama

  • Bachelor: 9
  • Master: 5
  • Doctorate: 5

Career Trends

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 61310
  • 25th Percentile: 78190
  • Median: 99790
  • 75th Percentile: 121180
  • 90th Percentile: 150260

Career Trends

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 100710
  • Median Salary 2007: 102060
  • Median Salary 2008: 101210
  • Median Salary 2009: 105990
  • Median Salary 2010: 99790
  • Total Employed 2006: 200
  • Total Employed 2007: 220
  • Total Employed 2008: 220
  • Total Employed 2009: 200
  • Total Employed 2010: 220

Alabama vs National Physics Employment

Alabama vs National Physics Employment

  • Employed in Alabama: 1.305% (220)

Physics Schools in Alabama

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1. Birmingham Southern College

900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254
(205) 226-4600

Birmingham Southern College offers one physics program and it is near the center of the city. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of Alabama offering physics in terms of programs.

2. The University of Alabama at Huntsville

301 Sparkman Dr
Huntsville, AL 35899
(256) 824-6120

The University of Alabama at Huntsville is near the center of the city. This university offers three programs in physics. Of those, UAH offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in physics, one master's level degree in physics, and one doctorate level degree in physics. It is one of 7 research universities in Alabama. It is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Alabama offering programs in physics.

3. The University of North Alabama

One Harrison Plaza
Florence, AL 35632-0001
(256) 765-4100

The University of North Alabama offers one program in physics and this school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Florence, AL. It is a public 4-year institution. This school is the ninth largest institution in the state of Alabama offering physics in terms of programs.

4. The University of South Alabama

307 N University Blvd
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
(251) 460-6101

The University of South Alabama offers one physics program and USA, which is near the center of the city, is in Mobile, AL. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. USA is the fourth largest institution in the state of Alabama offering physics.

5. Alabama State University

915 S Jackson Street
Montgomery, AL 36101-0271
(334) 229-4400

Alabama State University is a historically black, public, 4-year institution, founded in 1867. It is located in the center of Montgomery. It offers two certificates, 30 bachelors level degrees, 14 degrees at the masters level, and three doctoral level degrees to students. 5,705 students sought degrees from the 40 programs at this school in 2010. This school offers subjects including social work, science, and communications. ASU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. This public school is one of 41 public post-secondary institutions in Alabama.

6. Tuskegee University

Kresge Center- 3rd Floor
Tuskegee, AL 36088-1920
(334) 727-8011

Tuskegee University offers one physics program. 2,946 students pursue degrees in 57 programs at Tuskegee, overall. Tuskegee is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Alabama offering programs in physics.

7. The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Administration Bldg Suite 1070
Birmingham, AL 35294-0110
(205) 934-4011

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is 1.4 miles from the center of the city. It offers three physics programs. Out of those, UAB offers students one bachelor's level physics degree, one master's level degree in physics, and one doctorate level degree in physics. Overall, 17,543 students seek degrees in 139 UAB programs. It is the third biggest institution in the state of Alabama offering physics.

8. Auburn University

Auburn- Alabama
Auburn, AL 36849
(334) 844-4000

Auburn University is near the center of the city. This university offers three physics programs. More specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level physics degree by Auburn, one master's level physics degree, and one doctorate level physics degree. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. This public university is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Alabama offering programs in physics.

9. Alabama A & M University

4900 Meridian St
Normal, AL 35762
(256) 372-5000

Alabama A & M University Is in the center of Normal. AAMU offers three programs in physics. Out of those, AAMU offers one physics degree at the bachelor's level to students, one master's level degree in physics, and one degree at the doctorate level in physics. It is a historically black, public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the largest institution in the state of Alabama offering physics in terms of programs.

10. The University of Alabama

739 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0166
(205) 348-6010

The University of Alabama, which is 1.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Tuscaloosa, AL. Bama offers three physics programs. More specifically, students are offered one physics degree at the bachelor's level by this large university, one degree at the master's level in physics, and one doctorate level physics degree. Overall, 30,127 students pursue degrees in 188 programs at this university. UA is the biggest institution in the state of Alabama offering physics.