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Physics Schools in Connecticut

There are nine Connecticut schools offering physics programs. 145 students graduated from programs at Connecticut physics schools in 2010. 56 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 47 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 159 students graduate from programs in this state in physics per year. This accounts for 1% of physics students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 16 students graduated with certificates in physics, 56 with a bachelor's level degree, 47 with a degree at the master's level, and 26 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Nine physics schools are located in Connecticut. Out of these, three schools are public, while six schools are private. While tuition at a public physics school varies from $7,861 to $10,416, private physics school tuition varies from $29,852 to $42,420.

Average tuition for physics programs is $25,089. The lowest tuition in Connecticut, which is $7,861 each year, is at Southern Connecticut State University, while the highest tuition for physics programs, which is $42,420 per year, is at Trinity College.

Schools in Connecticut offer certificates, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees in physics.

Physics Program Completions in Connecticut 2006 - 2010

On average, 159 students graduate from programs in this state in physics per year. This accounts for 1% of physics students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 16 students graduated with certificates in physics, 56 with a bachelor's level degree, 47 with a degree at the master's level, and 26 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Physics Program Completions in Connecticut 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 19
  • Certificate 2007: 17
  • Certificate 2008: 18
  • Certificate 2009: 11
  • Certificate 2010: 16
  • Bachelor 2006: 63
  • Bachelor 2007: 71
  • Bachelor 2008: 71
  • Bachelor 2009: 69
  • Bachelor 2010: 56
  • Master 2006: 56
  • Master 2007: 40
  • Master 2008: 53
  • Master 2009: 46
  • Master 2010: 47
  • Doctorate 2006: 21
  • Doctorate 2007: 21
  • Doctorate 2008: 32
  • Doctorate 2009: 12
  • Doctorate 2010: 26

Physics Program Availability in Connecticut

Connecticut schools offer a total of 16 programs in physics. Of these programs, 56.2% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level and the doctoral level.

Physics Program Availability in Connecticut

  • Certificate: 1
  • Bachelor: 9
  • Master: 3
  • Doctorate: 3

Career Trends

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 60990
  • 25th Percentile: 72980
  • Median: 102550
  • 75th Percentile: 152670
  • 90th Percentile: 166400

Career Trends

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 59360
  • Median Salary 2007: 78090
  • Median Salary 2008: 96820
  • Median Salary 2009: 108100
  • Median Salary 2010: 102550
  • Total Employed 2006: 340
  • Total Employed 2007: 245
  • Total Employed 2008: 150
  • Total Employed 2009: 100
  • Total Employed 2010: 80

Connecticut vs National Physics Employment

Connecticut vs National Physics Employment

  • Employed in Connecticut: 0.474% (80)

Physics Schools in Connecticut

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1. Wesleyan University

237 High St
Middletown, CT 6459
(860) 685-2000

Wesleyan University offers three physics programs. Of those, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in physics by this school, one master's level degree in physics, and one doctorate level physics degree. It is located in the center of Middletown. Wesleyan is one of 8 liberal arts colleges in Connecticut. In terms of enrollment, it ranks seventh in the state of Connecticut.

2. Yale University

Yale University
New Haven, CT 6520
(203) 432-1333

Yale University is in the center of New Haven. Yale offers four programs in physics. Specifically, students are offered one physics certificate by it, one degree at the bachelor's level in physics, one master's level degree in physics, and one doctorate level degree in physics. This university is one of 2 institutions with a medical school in Connecticut. It is the oldest institution in the state of Connecticut offering programs in physics.

3. The University of Hartford

200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117-1599
(860) 768-4100

The University of Hartford, which is near the center of the city, is located in West Hartford, CT and it offers one program in physics. UH is a 4-year research institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks fifth in the state of Connecticut.

4. The University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 6269
(860) 486-2000

The University of Connecticut offers three physics programs. Specifically, it offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in physics, one degree at the master's level in physics, and one doctorate level physics degree. It is in Storrs, CT. Uconn is one of 2 institutions with a medical school in Connecticut. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Connecticut offering physics.

5. Connecticut College

270 Mohegan Ave
New London, CT 6320
(860) 447-1911

Connecticut College, which is near the center of the city, is in New London, CT and this school offers one program in physics. 1,887 students pursue degrees in 51 programs at Conn College, overall. In terms of enrollment, it ranks ninth in the state of Connecticut.

6. Trinity College

300 Summit St
Hartford, CT 06106-3100
(860) 297-2000

Trinity College offers one program in physics and Trinity, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Hartford, CT. Trinity is one of 8 liberal arts colleges in Connecticut. This liberal arts college is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Connecticut offering physics.

7. Fairfield University

1073 N Benson Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
(203) 254-4000

Fairfield University offers one physics program and it is located in the suburbs of Fairfield, Connecticut. This medium-sized school is a 4-year institution. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Connecticut offering programs in physics.

8. Central Connecticut State University

1615 Stanley St
New Britain, CT 6050
(860) 832-3200

Central Connecticut State University is in the suburbs of New Britain, Connecticut and CCSU offers one physics program. Overall, 12,477 students seek degrees in 130 Central Connecticut State University programs. This public school is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Connecticut offering physics programs.

9. Southern Connecticut State University

501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515-1355
(203) 392-5200

Southern Connecticut State University, which is 1.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in New Haven, CT and SCSU offers one physics program. Overall, 11,964 students seek degrees in 95 Southern Connecticut State University programs. This school ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of Connecticut.