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Physics Schools in Arizona

There are six Arizona schools offering physics programs. In 2010, 118 students graduated from programs at Arizona physics schools. 76 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 19 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 117 students graduate from programs in this state in physics each year. This accounts for 1% of physics students who schools in the United States graduate. Specifically, eight students graduated with an associate's level physics degree, 76 with a bachelor's level degree, 19 with a master's level degree, and 15 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Six physics schools are located in Arizona. Out of these, while one school is private, five schools are public. While private physics school tuition is $29,428, public physics school tuition varies from $7,672 to $8,237.

Average tuition for physics programs is $8,748. While the lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,672 per year, is at Northern Arizona University, the highest tuition for programs in physics, which is $29,428 each year, is at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott.

Arizona schools offer associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees in physics.

Physics Program Completions in Arizona 2006 - 2010

On average, 117 students graduate from programs in this state in physics each year. This accounts for 1% of physics students who schools in the United States graduate. Specifically, eight students graduated with an associate's level physics degree, 76 with a bachelor's level degree, 19 with a master's level degree, and 15 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Physics Program Completions in Arizona 2006 - 2010

  • Associate 2006: 7
  • Associate 2007: 7
  • Associate 2008: 9
  • Associate 2009: 5
  • Associate 2010: 8
  • Bachelor 2006: 53
  • Bachelor 2007: 78
  • Bachelor 2008: 64
  • Bachelor 2009: 61
  • Bachelor 2010: 76
  • Master 2006: 27
  • Master 2007: 20
  • Master 2008: 30
  • Master 2009: 22
  • Master 2010: 19
  • Doctorate 2006: 12
  • Doctorate 2007: 15
  • Doctorate 2008: 14
  • Doctorate 2009: 26
  • Doctorate 2010: 15

Physics Program Availability in Arizona

Arizona schools offer a total of 13 physics programs. Of these programs, close to 30.8% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level, the associates level, and the doctoral level.

Physics Program Availability in Arizona

  • Associate: 3
  • Bachelor: 4
  • Master: 4
  • Doctorate: 2

Career Trends

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 45450
  • 25th Percentile: 52660
  • Median: 62840
  • 75th Percentile: 100030
  • 90th Percentile: 159240

Career Trends

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 80610
  • Median Salary 2007: 83395
  • Median Salary 2008: 71825
  • Median Salary 2009: 60250
  • Median Salary 2010: 62840
  • Total Employed 2006: 130
  • Total Employed 2007: 100
  • Total Employed 2008: 170
  • Total Employed 2009: 230
  • Total Employed 2010: 260

Arizona vs National Physics Employment

Arizona vs National Physics Employment

  • Employed in Arizona: 1.542% (260)

Physics Schools in Arizona

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1. Eastern Arizona College

615 N. Stadium Ave.
Thatcher, AZ 85552-0769
(928) 428-8322

Eastern Arizona College is located in town of Thatcher, Arizona and it offers one program in physics. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the oldest institution in the state of Arizona offering programs in physics.

2. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott

3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301-3720
(928) 777-3728

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott is near the heart of downtown and ERAU offers one program in physics. It is one of 5 research universities in Arizona. It ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of Arizona.

3. Northern Arizona University

Knoles Drive- Babbitt Administrative Center
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4132
(928) 523-9011

Northern Arizona University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Flagstaff, AZ. This university offers two programs in physics. Specifically, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in physics by it and one master's level physics degree. 25,197 students seek degrees in 254 Northern Arizona University programs, overall. This university is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Arizona offering programs in physics.

4. Arizona Western College

2020 S. Avenue 8E
Yuma, AZ 85365-8834
(928) 317-6000

Arizona Western College is located near Yuma, AZ and it offers one physics program. This school is one of 27 public post-secondary institutions in Arizona. This school is the largest institution in the state of Arizona offering physics.

5. The University of Arizona

1401 E University
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066
(520) 621-2211

The University of Arizona, which is near the center of the city, is in Tucson, AZ. It offers three programs in physics. Out of those, it offers one physics degree at the bachelor's level to students, one physics degree at the master's level, and one physics degree at the doctorate level. 39,086 students pursue degrees in 406 Arizona programs, overall. This large university ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of Arizona.

6. Cochise College

4190 W Highway 80
Douglas, AZ 85607-9724
(520) 515-0500

Cochise College, which is near Douglas, is located in a rural area and it offers one physics program. This public school is one of 27 public post-secondary institutions in Arizona. It is the second biggest institution in the state of Arizona offering physics in terms of programs.