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Physics Schools in Illinois

There are 31 schools in the state of Illinois offering physics programs. In 2010, 387 students graduated from programs at Illinois physics schools. 232 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 86 of all these students graduated with doctoral degrees.

Overview

392 students graduate from programs in this state in physics, on average, per year. This accounts for 4% of students who schools in the United States graduate from physics programs. Out of those, 232 students graduated with a degree in physics at the bachelor's level, 69 with a degree at the master's level, and 86 with a doctorate level degree.

31 physics schools are located in this Great Lakes state. And of these, ten schools are public, while 21 schools are private. While public physics school tuition varies from $7,492 to $13,096, tuition at a private physics school varies from $19,960 to $42,041.

Average tuition for physics programs is $22,945. The highest tuition for programs in physics, which is $42,041 per year, is at the University of Chicago, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,492 each year, is at Northeastern Illinois University.

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

Physics Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

392 students graduate from programs in this state in physics, on average, per year. This accounts for 4% of students who schools in the United States graduate from physics programs. Out of those, 232 students graduated with a degree in physics at the bachelor's level, 69 with a degree at the master's level, and 86 with a doctorate level degree.

Physics Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Bachelor 2006: 215
  • Bachelor 2007: 268
  • Bachelor 2008: 251
  • Bachelor 2009: 238
  • Bachelor 2010: 232
  • Master 2006: 81
  • Master 2007: 66
  • Master 2008: 89
  • Master 2009: 80
  • Master 2010: 69
  • Doctorate 2006: 72
  • Doctorate 2007: 64
  • Doctorate 2008: 57
  • Doctorate 2009: 67
  • Doctorate 2010: 86

Physics Program Availability in Illinois

Illinois schools offer a total of 48 physics programs. Of these programs, about 66% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level and the doctoral level.

Physics Program Availability in Illinois

  • Bachelor: 32
  • Master: 9
  • Doctorate: 7

Career Trends

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 80430
  • 25th Percentile: 97300
  • Median: 119200
  • 75th Percentile: 160250
  • 90th Percentile: 166400

Career Trends

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 97270
  • Median Salary 2007: 97180
  • Median Salary 2008: 108010
  • Median Salary 2009: 115680
  • Median Salary 2010: 119200
  • Total Employed 2006: 1850
  • Total Employed 2007: 1870
  • Total Employed 2008: 3050
  • Total Employed 2009: 2260
  • Total Employed 2010: 2930

Illinois vs National Physics Employment

Illinois vs National Physics Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 17.378% (2930)

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1. Wheaton College

501 College Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187-5593
(630) 752-5000

Wheaton College offers one program in physics and Wheaton is in the suburbs of Wheaton, Illinois. Overall, 3,026 students pursue degrees in 59 Wheaton programs. Wheaton is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in physics.

2. Lake Forest College

555 N Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045-2399
(847) 234-3100

Lake Forest College offers one program in physics and this school is in the suburbs of Lake Forest, Illinois. 1,443 students seek degrees in 29 Lake Forest College programs, overall.

3. Benedictine University

5700 College Rd
Lisle, IL 60532-0900
(630) 829-6000

Benedictine University is located in the suburbs of Lisle, Illinois and it offers one program in physics. Overall, 6,892 students seek degrees in 74 Benedictine University programs.

4. Northeastern Illinois University

5500 N Saint Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
(773) 583-4050

Northeastern Illinois University offers one physics program and NEIU, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Chicago, IL. Overall, 11,746 students seek degrees in 69 programs at NEIU.

5. Illinois Wesleyan University

1312 N Park St
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
(309) 556-1000

Illinois Wesleyan University offers one physics program and it is in the center of Bloomington. IWU is a 4-year institution.

6. Knox College

2 E South St
Galesburg, IL 61401-9999
(309) 341-7000

Knox College is in town of Galesburg, Illinois and this school offers one program in physics. Knox is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering physics programs.

7. Augustana College

639 38th St
Rock Island, IL 61201-2296
(309) 794-7000

Augustana College offers one program in physics and this school, which is 1.6 miles from the center of the city, is located in Rock Island, IL. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois. It is the second biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering physics in terms of programs.

8. The University of Chicago

5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-1234

The University of Chicago is near the heart of downtown. UC offers three programs in physics. Specifically, UC offers students one bachelor's level physics degree, one master's level degree in physics, and one degree at the doctorate level in physics. UC is a 4-year research institution.

9. Monmouth College

700 E Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462-1998
(309) 457-2311

Monmouth College offers one program in physics. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

10. Principia College

1 Maybeck Place
Elsah, IL 62028-9799
(618) 374-2131

Principia College is located in Elsah, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one physics program. It is a 4-year institution.

11. Illinois College

1101 W College Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650-2299
(217) 245-3000

Illinois College offers one physics program and this school is in Jacksonville, IL. 878 students seek degrees in 30 Illinois College programs, overall. This liberal arts college is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering physics in terms of programs.

12. Loyola University - Chicago

1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 274-3000

Loyola University-Chicago is 8.4 miles from the center of the city and Loyola offers one physics program. This university is a 4-year research institution.

13. Lewis University

One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
(815) 838-0500

Lewis University offers two programs in physics. This school offers students two bachelor's level physics degrees. Lewis, which is very close to Romeoville, Illinois, is located in a rural area. This school is a 4-year institution.

14. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4512
(618) 453-2121

Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers three physics programs. More specifically, SIUC offers students one bachelor's level physics degree, one master's level physics degree, and one doctorate level physics degree. This public university, which is very close to Carbondale, Illinois, is in a rural setting. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the eighth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering physics.

15. Greenville College

315 E. College Ave
Greenville, IL 62246
(618) 664-2800

Greenville College offers one program in physics. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

16. DePaul University

55 E Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-8000

DePaul University offers two programs in physics. Out of those, it offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in physics and one physics degree at the master's level. This school is located in the center of Chicago. Overall, 25,145 students pursue degrees in 247 DePaul University programs. This big school is the third biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering physics.

17. Bradley University

1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625-0001
(309) 676-7611

Bradley University offers one program in physics and this school, which is near the center of the city, is in Peoria, IL. 5,813 students pursue degrees in 141 programs at this school, overall.

18. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

601 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820-5711
(217) 333-1000

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is near the heart of downtown. It offers four physics programs. Out of those, it offers one degree at the bachelor's level in physics to students, one master's level degree in physics, and two degrees at the doctorate level in physics. Overall, 43,862 students seek degrees in 358 programs at this big university. It is the biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering physics in terms of programs.

19. Northern Illinois University

1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Dekalb, IL 60115-2828
(800) 892-3050

Northern Illinois University is located in the suburbs of Dekalb, Illinois. It offers three programs in physics. Specifically, Northern Illinois offers one bachelor's level degree in physics to students, one master's level physics degree, and one doctorate level degree in physics. Overall, 23,850 students seek degrees in 131 NIU programs. This big university is the third largest institution in the state of Illinois offering physics in terms of programs.

20. Eastern Illinois University

600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-5000

Eastern Illinois University offers one program in physics and EIU is located in Charleston, IL. EIU is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois.

21. North Central College

30 N Brainard St
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-5100

North Central College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Naperville, IL and it offers one program in physics. This small school is a 4-year institution.

22. Elmhurst College

190 Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126-3096
(630) 617-3500

Elmhurst College is located in the suburbs of Elmhurst, Illinois and it offers one physics program. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois. In terms of programs, this liberal arts college is the eighth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering physics.

23. Chicago State University

9501 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628-1598
(773) 995-2000

Chicago State University offers one physics program. It is a public 4-year institution.

24. Western Illinois University

1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
(309) 295-1414

Western Illinois University is in Macomb, IL. WIU offers two physics programs. Specifically, this school offers one physics degree at the bachelor's level to students and one degree at the master's level in physics. WIU is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois.

25. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Il State Rte 157
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1001
(618) 650-2000

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is located in the suburbs of Edwardsville, Illinois. It offers two physics programs. Specifically, SIUE offers students one bachelor's level physics degree and one master's level degree in physics. 14,133 students seek degrees in 112 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville programs, overall. SIUE is the sixth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering physics in terms of programs.

26. Millikin University

1184 W Main St
Decatur, IL 62522-2084
(217) 424-6211

Millikin University offers one program in physics and MU, which is 1.1 miles from the center of the city, is in Decatur, IL. It is a 4-year institution.

27. Illinois State University

North and School Streets
Normal, IL 61790-1000
(309) 438-2111

Illinois State University is in the center of Normal and Illinois State offers one program in physics. This school is a public 4-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this school ranks fifth in the state of Illinois.

28. The Illinois Institute of Technology

3300 S Federal St
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 567-3000

The Illinois Institute of Technology, which is 3.1 miles from the center of the city, is located in Chicago, IL. This university offers three physics programs. Out of those, IIT offers students one bachelor's level physics degree, one degree at the master's level in physics, and one doctorate level physics degree. This mid-sized university is a 4-year research institution.

29. The University of Illinois at Chicago

601 S Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 996-7000

The University of Illinois at Chicago offers three programs in physics. Out of those, it offers students one bachelor's level degree in physics, one physics degree at the master's level, and one doctorate level degree in physics. It is 1.2 miles from the center of the city. It is a public, 4-year, research institution.

30. North Park University

3225 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60625-4895
(773) 244-6200

North Park University offers one physics program and North Park, which is 7.9 miles from the center of the city, is in Chicago, IL.

31. Northwestern University

633 Clark St
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-3741

Northwestern University offers one physics program and Northwestern, which is near the center of the city, is in Evanston, IL. This university is a 4-year research institution. It ranks sixth in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.

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