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Physics Schools in Colorado

There are 11 Colorado schools offering physics programs. 171 students graduated with degrees from Colorado physics schools in 2010. 88 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 44 students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

178 students graduate from programs in Colorado in physics, on average, each year. This accounts for 2% of physics students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 88 students graduated with a physics degree at the bachelor's level, 44 with a degree at the master's level, and 39 with a degree at the doctorate level.

11 physics schools are in this state. And of these, while two schools are private, nine schools are public. While tuition at a public physics school varies from $4,093 to $13,425, tuition at a private physics school varies from $36,501 to $38,898.

Average tuition for programs in physics is $14,750. The lowest tuition in this state, which is $4,093 each year, is at Metropolitan State College of Denver, while the highest tuition for programs in physics, which is $38,898 each year, is at Colorado College.

Schools in Colorado offer bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for physics students.

Physics Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

178 students graduate from programs in Colorado in physics, on average, each year. This accounts for 2% of physics students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 88 students graduated with a physics degree at the bachelor's level, 44 with a degree at the master's level, and 39 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Physics Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

  • Bachelor 2006: 94
  • Bachelor 2007: 113
  • Bachelor 2008: 116
  • Bachelor 2009: 92
  • Bachelor 2010: 88
  • Master 2006: 23
  • Master 2007: 29
  • Master 2008: 31
  • Master 2009: 32
  • Master 2010: 44
  • Doctorate 2006: 25
  • Doctorate 2007: 32
  • Doctorate 2008: 38
  • Doctorate 2009: 36
  • Doctorate 2010: 39

Physics Program Availability in Colorado

Colorado schools offer a total of 18 physics programs. Of these programs, approximately 55.6% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level and the doctoral level.

Physics Program Availability in Colorado

  • Bachelor: 10
  • Master: 4
  • Doctorate: 4

Career Trends

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 64410
  • 25th Percentile: 81820
  • Median: 113510
  • 75th Percentile: 137390
  • 90th Percentile: 157390

Career Trends

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 86050
  • Median Salary 2007: 105160
  • Median Salary 2008: 112490
  • Median Salary 2009: 115210
  • Median Salary 2010: 113510
  • Total Employed 2006: 830
  • Total Employed 2007: 570
  • Total Employed 2008: 460
  • Total Employed 2009: 480
  • Total Employed 2010: 500

Colorado vs National Physics Employment

Colorado vs National Physics Employment

  • Employed in Colorado: 2.966% (500)

Physics Schools in Colorado

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1. The Colorado School of Mines

1500 Illinois St
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 273-3000

The Colorado School of Mines is in the suburbs of Golden, Colorado. Mines offers two programs in physics. Out of those, students are offered one degree at the master's level in physics by Mines and one physics degree at the doctorate level. 5,287 students pursue degrees in 48 CSM programs, overall. In terms of programs, it is the second biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering physics.

2. The United States Air Force Academy

2304 Cadet Drive Suite 2300
USAFA, CO 80840-5002
(719) 333-6481

The United States Air Force Academy is located in the suburbs of USAFA, Colorado and it offers one program in physics. It is the only military academy in Colorado. It is the fifth largest institution in the state of Colorado offering physics in terms of programs.

3. Colorado College

14. E Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 389-6000

Colorado College, which is 0.9 miles from the center of the city, is in Colorado Springs, CO and it offers one physics program. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, this liberal arts college is the largest institution in the state of Colorado offering physics.

4. Fort Lewis College

1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301-3999
(970) 247-7010

Fort Lewis College is located in Durango, CO and this school offers one program in physics. This school is a public 4-year institution. It is the third biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering physics in terms of programs.

5. The University of Denver

2199 S. University Blvd
Denver, CO 80208
(303) 871-2000

The University of Denver offers two programs in physics. Specifically, DU offers one bachelor's level degree in physics to students and one master's level degree in physics. It is 4.5 miles from the center of the city. This mid-sized university is one of 7 research universities in Colorado. In terms of programs, this university is the third largest institution in the state of Colorado offering physics.

6. Colorado State University - Fort Collins

102 Administration Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523-0100
(970) 491-1101

Colorado State University-Fort Collins offers three physics programs. Out of those, Colorado State offers one bachelor's level degree in physics to students, one master's level degree in physics, and one degree at the doctorate level in physics. It is near the center of the city. 30,155 students pursue degrees in 159 Colorado State University-Fort Collins programs, overall. It is the second largest institution in the state of Colorado offering physics in terms of programs.

7. Metropolitan State College of Denver

Speer Blvd and Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80217-3362
(303) 556-3058

Metropolitan State College of Denver is 0.8 miles from the center of the city and Metro State offers one program in physics. Metro State is a public, 4-year, research institution. This public university ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of Colorado.

8. The University of Colorado Boulder

Regent Drive at Broadway
Boulder, CO 80309-0017
(303) 492-1411

The University of Colorado Boulder is near the center of the city. It offers four programs in physics. Of those, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in physics by it, one master's level physics degree, and two doctorate level physics degrees. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. CU is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in physics.

9. The University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO 80217-3364
(303) 556-5600

The University of Colorado Denver is near the heart of downtown and it offers one program in physics. 24,108 students seek degrees in 119 UC Denver programs, overall. CU Denver is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in physics.

10. The University of Northern Colorado

Carter Hall - Rm 4000
Greeley, CO 80639
(970) 351-1890

The University of Northern Colorado, which is 1.6 miles from the center of the city, is located in Greeley, CO and Northern Colorado offers one program in physics. It is one of 7 research universities in Colorado. UNC is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in physics.

11. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 255-3000

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs offers one program in physics and UCCS is near the heart of downtown. It is one of 31 public post-secondary institutions in Colorado. In terms of enrollment, UCCS ranks seventh in the state of Colorado.