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Physics Schools in Iowa

There are 12 schools in the state of Iowa offering physics programs. In 2010, 100 students graduated with degrees from Iowa physics schools. 74 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 15 students graduated with doctoral degrees.

Overview

On average, 108 students graduate from physics programs in Iowa per year. This accounts for 1% of students who schools in the United States graduate from physics programs. More specifically, 74 students graduated with a bachelor's level degree in physics, 11 with a master's level degree, and 15 with a doctorate level degree.

12 physics schools are in this midwestern state. Of these, three schools are public, while nine schools are private. While tuition at a private physics school varies from $26,242 to $37,482, public physics school tuition varies from $6,997 to $7,417.

Average tuition for programs in physics is $17,306. While the highest tuition for physics programs, which is $37,482 every year, is at Grinnell College, the lowest tuition in Iowa, which is $6,997 every year, is at Iowa State University.

Iowa physics schools offer certificates, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Physics Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

On average, 108 students graduate from physics programs in Iowa per year. This accounts for 1% of students who schools in the United States graduate from physics programs. More specifically, 74 students graduated with a bachelor's level degree in physics, 11 with a master's level degree, and 15 with a doctorate level degree.

Physics Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 0
  • Certificate 2009: 0
  • Certificate 2010: 0
  • Bachelor 2006: 89
  • Bachelor 2007: 76
  • Bachelor 2008: 85
  • Bachelor 2009: 70
  • Bachelor 2010: 74
  • Master 2006: 6
  • Master 2007: 6
  • Master 2008: 18
  • Master 2009: 11
  • Master 2010: 11
  • Doctorate 2006: 17
  • Doctorate 2007: 8
  • Doctorate 2008: 13
  • Doctorate 2009: 10
  • Doctorate 2010: 15

Physics Program Availability in Iowa

Iowa schools offer a total of 21 programs in physics. Of these programs, 61.9% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the doctoral level and the masters level.

Physics Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 1
  • Bachelor: 13
  • Master: 3
  • Doctorate: 4

Career Trends

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile:
  • 25th Percentile:
  • Median: 90325
  • 75th Percentile:
  • 90th Percentile:

Career Trends

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 81820
  • Median Salary 2007: 84615
  • Median Salary 2008: 87500
  • Median Salary 2009: 89015
  • Median Salary 2010: 90325
  • Total Employed 2006: 40
  • Total Employed 2007: 40
  • Total Employed 2008: 40
  • Total Employed 2009: 40
  • Total Employed 2010: 40

Iowa vs National Physics Employment

Iowa vs National Physics Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 0.237% (40)

Physics Schools in Iowa

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1. Central College

812 University
Pella, IA 50219
(877) 462-3687

Central College is located in town of Pella, Iowa and this school offers one program in physics. It is a 4-year institution. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering physics programs.

2. The Maharishi University of Management

1000 N 4th St
Fairfield, IA 52557
(515) 472-7000

The Maharishi University of Management is a 4-year institution, founded in 1971. This school is in town of Fairfield, Iowa. Students are offered four certificates, 13 bachelors level degrees, nine degrees at the masters level, and four degrees at the doctoral level by it. 1,180 students pursued degrees from the 16 programs at this school in 2010. MUM offers subjects including physics and business management. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits this very small school.

3. Buena Vista University

610 W 4th St
Storm Lake, IA 50588
(712) 749-2400

Buena Vista University is in Storm Lake, IA and BVU offers one physics program.

4. Cornell College

600 First St. SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098
(319) 895-4000

Cornell College is in Mount Vernon, IA and Cornell offers one physics program. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa. In terms of programs, this school is the fifth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering physics.

5. Simpson College

701 North C St
Indianola, IA 50125
(515) 961-6251x1517

Simpson College offers one program in physics and Simpson is in Indianola, IA. 2,021 students pursue degrees in 45 programs at Simpson, overall. Simpson is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in physics.

6. Coe College

1220 First Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5092
(319) 399-8000

Coe College, which is 0.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Cedar Rapids, IA and it offers one physics program. Coe is a 4-year institution. This school is the third oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in physics.

7. Saint Ambrose University

518 W Locust St
Davenport, IA 52803-2898
(563) 333-6000

Founded in 1882, Saint Ambrose University is a 4-year institution. St. Ambrose, which is 1.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Davenport, IA. This mid-sized school offers subjects such as language, political science, and technology. Students are offered 29 certificates, 75 bachelors level degrees, 23 degrees at the masters level, and two degrees at the doctoral level by it. 3,663 students sought degrees from the 95 programs at St. Ambrose in 2010. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

8. Iowa State University

3410 Beardshear Hall
Ames, IA 50011-2030
(515) 294-5836

Iowa State University, which is 1.2 miles from the center of the city, is located in Ames, IA. ISU offers five programs in physics. Specifically, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in physics by it, one master's level degree in physics, and three degrees at the doctorate level in physics. Overall, 28,682 students pursue degrees in 258 programs at this research university. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in physics.

9. Luther College

700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101-1045
(563) 387-2000

Luther College is located in Decorah, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in physics. It is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa. It is the eighth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering physics.

10. The University of Northern Iowa

1222 W 27th St
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0005
(319) 273-2311

The University of Northern Iowa, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Cedar Falls, IA. UNI offers three physics programs. More specifically, it offers two physics degrees at the bachelor's level to students and one degree at the master's level in physics. It is one of 4 research universities in Iowa. It is the largest institution in the state of Iowa offering physics in terms of programs.

11. Drake University

2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
(515) 271-2011

Drake University, which is 2.2 miles from the center of the city, is in Des Moines, IA and it offers one physics program. This university is a 4-year research institution. This research university is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering physics.

12. Grinnell College

1121 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112-1690
(641) 269-4000

Grinnell College offers one physics program. Grinnell is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

13. Morningside College

1501 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106-1751
(712) 274-5000

Founded in 1894, Morningside College is a 4-year institution. Morningside, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Sioux City, IA. Students are offered 46 bachelors level degrees and four degrees at the masters level by this liberal arts college. In 2010, 1,991 students pursued degrees from the 49 programs at this school. It offers subjects such as allied health and chemistry. This school is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. It is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

14. Wartburg College

100 Wartburg Blvd.
Waverly, IA 50677-0903
(319) 352-8200

Wartburg College offers one physics program and it is in town of Waverly, Iowa. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution.

15. The University of Iowa

101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1316
(319) 335-3500

The University of Iowa is located in the center of Iowa City. UI offers four programs in physics. Of those, this university offers students one certificate in physics, one physics degree at the bachelor's level, one master's level physics degree, and one degree at the doctorate level in physics. Iowa is one of 3 institutions with a medical school in Iowa. In terms of enrollment, it ranks first in the state of Iowa.

16. Dordt College

498 4th Ave NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250-1697
(712) 722-6000

Dordt College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1955. It is in Sioux Center, IA. Students are offered three degrees at the associates level, 86 bachelors level degrees, and one masters level degree by it. In 2010, 1,360 students sought degrees from the 90 programs at this school. This school offers subjects such as information technology, visual communications, and chemistry. This liberal arts college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.