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Physics Schools in Los Angeles, California

There are 30 schools located near Los Angeles, CA offering physics programs. 387 students graduated from programs at Los Angeles physics schools in 2010. 214 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 72 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 373 students graduate from programs in Los Angeles in physics per year. This accounts for one-third of the students who California schools graduate from physics programs. Of those, 44 students graduated with an associate's level physics degree, 214 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 72 with a degree at the master's level, and 57 with a degree at the doctorate level.

30 physics schools are in Los Angeles. Of these, while 11 schools are private, 19 schools are public. While public physics school tuition varies from $4,807 to $11,232, tuition at a private physics school varies from $29,800 to $41,130.

Average tuition for programs in physics is $20,937. While the highest tuition for programs in physics, which is $41,130 per year, is at Pitzer College, the lowest tuition in Los Angeles, which is $4,807 per year, is at California State University-Long Beach.

Los Angeles physics schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Physics Program Completions 2006 - 2010 in Los Angeles, California

On average, 373 students graduate from programs in Los Angeles in physics per year. This accounts for one-third of the students who California schools graduate from physics programs. Of those, 44 students graduated with an associate's level physics degree, 214 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 72 with a degree at the master's level, and 57 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Physics Program Completions 2006 - 2010 in Los Angeles, California

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 0
  • Certificate 2009: 0
  • Certificate 2010: 0
  • Associate 2006: 25
  • Associate 2007: 27
  • Associate 2008: 30
  • Associate 2009: 34
  • Associate 2010: 44
  • Bachelor 2006: 202
  • Bachelor 2007: 191
  • Bachelor 2008: 182
  • Bachelor 2009: 196
  • Bachelor 2010: 214
  • Master 2006: 70
  • Master 2007: 64
  • Master 2008: 71
  • Master 2009: 81
  • Master 2010: 72
  • Doctorate 2006: 72
  • Doctorate 2007: 66
  • Doctorate 2008: 76
  • Doctorate 2009: 87
  • Doctorate 2010: 57

Physics Program Availability in Los Angeles, California

Schools in Los Angeles offer a total of 53 physics programs. Of these programs, about 37.7% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level, the masters level, and the doctoral level.

Physics Program Availability in Los Angeles, California

  • Certificate: 7
  • Associate: 11
  • Bachelor: 20
  • Master: 9
  • Doctorate: 6

Career Trends

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 50270
  • 25th Percentile: 59320
  • Median: 85470
  • 75th Percentile: 110620
  • 90th Percentile: 136890

Career Trends

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 100830
  • Median Salary 2007: 90050
  • Median Salary 2008: 84450
  • Median Salary 2009: 90960
  • Median Salary 2010: 85470
  • Total Employed 2006: 390
  • Total Employed 2007: 360
  • Total Employed 2008: 440
  • Total Employed 2009: 440
  • Total Employed 2010: 1000

Los Angeles vs California Physics Employment

Los Angeles vs California Physics Employment

  • Employed in Los Angeles: 34.602% (1000)

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1. Occidental College

1600 Campus Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90041-3392
(323) 259-2500

Occidental College, which is located 8.8 miles from West Hollywood, is located just a short commute away from within Los Angeles and it offers one physics program. It is one of 3 liberal arts colleges in Los Angeles.

2. Loyola Marymount University

One Lmu Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
(310) 338-2700

Loyola Marymount University, which is just 3.7 miles from Culver City, is located a short commute away from within Los Angeles and it offers one physics program. In terms of enrollment, it ranks fourth in Los Angeles, CA.

3. Los Angeles City College

855 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 953-4000

Los Angeles City College, which is located 12.3 miles from neighboring Santa Monica, is 3.7 miles from Los Angeles, CA. It offers two programs in physics. More specifically, it offers students one certificate in physics and one associate's level physics degree. This community college is a public 2-year institution and it is one out of two institutions in Los Angeles offering physics.

4. Los Angeles Southwest College

1600 W Imperial Hwy.
Los Angeles, CA 90047-4899
(323) 241-5225

Los Angeles Southwest College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1967. It is located in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California. This mid-sized school offers 36 certificates and 35 degrees at the associates level to students. In 2010, 7,591 students sought degrees from the 36 programs at this school. It offers subjects including drafting, political science, and counseling. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. It is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

5. The University of California - Los Angeles

405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405
(310) 825-4321

The University of California-Los Angeles, which is 22.9 miles from Rancho Palos Verdes, is a short commute away from within Los Angeles. This university offers three physics programs. Of those, it offers students one physics degree at the bachelor's level, one degree at the master's level in physics, and one doctorate level degree in physics. Overall, 38,157 students seek degrees in 309 University of California-Los Angeles programs.

6. California State University - Los Angeles

5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-3000

California State University-Los Angeles offers two programs in physics. Of those, it offers students one bachelor's level degree in physics and one master's level physics degree. Cal State L.A., which is located 14.6 miles from neighboring Lakewood, is 4.2 miles from Los Angeles, CA. Cal State L.A. is the third biggest institution offering programs in physics in Los Angeles.