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Physics Schools in Tennessee

There are 19 schools in the state of Tennessee offering physics programs. In 2010, 148 students graduated from programs at Tennessee physics schools. 92 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 36 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

125 students graduate from physics programs in this state, on average, per year. This accounts for 1% of physics students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 92 students graduated with a degree in physics at the bachelor's level, 36 with a master's level degree, and 20 with a doctorate level degree.

19 physics schools are in Tennessee. Of these, eight schools are public, while 11 schools are private. Tuition at a private physics school varies from $17,712 to $39,930, while tuition at a public physics school varies from $5,704 to $7,382.

Average tuition for programs in physics is $17,095. While the lowest tuition in this Appalachian state, which is $5,704 per year, is at Tennessee State University, the highest tuition for physics programs, which is $39,930 each year, is at Vanderbilt University.

Physics schools in Tennessee offer bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Physics Program Completions in Tennessee 2006 - 2010

125 students graduate from physics programs in this state, on average, per year. This accounts for 1% of physics students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 92 students graduated with a degree in physics at the bachelor's level, 36 with a master's level degree, and 20 with a doctorate level degree.

Physics Program Completions in Tennessee 2006 - 2010

  • Bachelor 2006: 59
  • Bachelor 2007: 72
  • Bachelor 2008: 61
  • Bachelor 2009: 84
  • Bachelor 2010: 92
  • Master 2006: 18
  • Master 2007: 35
  • Master 2008: 29
  • Master 2009: 30
  • Master 2010: 36
  • Doctorate 2006: 14
  • Doctorate 2007: 20
  • Doctorate 2008: 13
  • Doctorate 2009: 32
  • Doctorate 2010: 20

Physics Program Availability in Tennessee

Tennessee schools offer a total of 28 programs in physics. Of these programs, around 78.6% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level and the doctoral level.

Physics Program Availability in Tennessee

  • Bachelor: 22
  • Master: 4
  • Doctorate: 2

Career Trends

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 55080
  • 25th Percentile: 81010
  • Median: 103970
  • 75th Percentile: 145690
  • 90th Percentile: 164070

Career Trends

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 82670
  • Median Salary 2007: 93570
  • Median Salary 2008: 113780
  • Median Salary 2009: 118020
  • Median Salary 2010: 103970
  • Total Employed 2006: 170
  • Total Employed 2007: 230
  • Total Employed 2008: 330
  • Total Employed 2009: 310
  • Total Employed 2010: 360

Tennessee vs National Physics Employment

Tennessee vs National Physics Employment

  • Employed in Tennessee: 2.135% (360)

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1. The Sewanee-The University of the South

735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383-1000
(931) 598-1000

The Sewanee-The University of the South, which is very close to Sewanee, Tennessee, is in a rural area and this school offers one program in physics. It is a 4-year institution.

2. Tennessee Technological University

1 William L. Jones Drive
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001
(931) 372-3223

Tennessee Technological University offers one program in physics and Tech is in Cookeville, TN. This school is a public 4-year institution.

3. Maryville College

502 E Lamar Alexander Pky
Maryville, TN 37804-5907
(865) 981-8000

Maryville College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1819. Maryville is located in the suburbs of Maryville, Tennessee. This school is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Tennessee. It offers subjects such as international business and science. Students are offered 50 degrees at the bachelors level by this school. 1,080 students sought degrees from the 50 programs at MC in 2010. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges accredits this school. Maryville is one of 15 liberal arts colleges in Tennessee.

4. Belmont University

1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212-3757
(615) 460-6000

Belmont University, which is 2.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Nashville, TN and it offers one physics program. It is one of 15 liberal arts colleges in Tennessee.

5. Rhodes College

2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112-1690
(901) 843-3000

Rhodes College offers one program in physics and Rhodes, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Memphis, TN. It is a 4-year institution.

6. Trevecca Nazarene University

333 Murfreesboro Rd
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 248-1200

Trevecca Nazarene University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Nashville, TN. It offers two physics programs. It offers two degrees at the bachelor's level in physics to students. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, Trevecca is the second largest institution in the state of Tennessee offering physics.

7. Christian Brothers University

650 E Parkway S
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 321-3000

Christian Brothers University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Memphis, TN and it offers one physics program.

8. East Tennessee State University

807 University Pky
Johnson City, TN 37614-0000
(423) 439-1000

East Tennessee State University, which is 1.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Johnson City, TN and East Tennessee State offers one physics program. Overall, 14,952 students pursue degrees in 108 East Tennessee State University programs.

9. Middle Tennessee State University

1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
(615) 898-2300

Middle Tennessee State University, which is 1.1 miles from the center of the city, is located in Murfreesboro, TN and Middle Tennessee offers one program in physics. This school is one of 48 public post-secondary institutions in Tennessee.

10. Austin Peay State University

601 College St
Clarksville, TN 37044
(931) 221-7011

Austin Peay State University is in the center of Clarksville and it offers one physics program. It is one of 48 public post-secondary institutions in Tennessee. In terms of programs, Austin Peay is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Tennessee offering physics.

11. Southern Adventist University

4881 Taylor Cir
Collegedale, TN 37315-0370
(423) 236-2000

Southern Adventist University is located in the suburbs of Collegedale, Tennessee and Southern offers one program in physics. 3,053 students seek degrees in 89 programs at Southern, overall.

12. Tennessee State University

3500 John Merritt Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209-1561
(615) 963-5111

Tennessee State University, which is near the center of the city, is in Nashville, TN and it offers one physics program. 8,930 students seek degrees in 78 programs at Tennessee State, overall.

13. Union University

1050 Union University Dr
Jackson, TN 38305-3697
(731) 668-1818

Union University, which is 5.2 miles from the center of the city, is in Jackson, TN. It offers two programs in physics. Students are offered two physics degrees at the bachelor's level by it. It is a 4-year institution.

14. The University of Tennessee

527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
(865) 974-1000

The University of Tennessee is in the center of Knoxville. It offers three programs in physics. Out of those, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in physics by it, one physics degree at the master's level, and one doctorate level degree in physics. UT Knoxville is a public, 4-year, research institution. UT Knoxville is the oldest institution in the state of Tennessee offering programs in physics.

15. King College

1350 King College Rd
Bristol, TN 37620-2699
(423) 968-1187

King College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Bristol, TN and this school offers one program in physics. This school is a 4-year institution.

16. Lipscomb University

One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204-3951
(615) 966-1000

Lipscomb University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1891. LU, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Nashville, TN. This school offers four certificates, 86 degrees at the bachelors level, and 18 masters level degrees to students. In 2010, 3,742 students pursued degrees from the 99 programs at Lipscomb. Lipscomb offers subjects including music and information systems. This liberal arts college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. LU is one of 15 liberal arts colleges in Tennessee.

17. Vanderbilt University

2101 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37240
(615) 322-7311

Vanderbilt University offers three programs in physics. Of those, students are offered one physics degree at the bachelor's level by this university, one degree at the master's level in physics, and one doctorate level physics degree. VU, which is 1.4 miles from the center of the city, is located in Nashville, TN. VU is a 4-year research institution.

18. Fisk University

1000 17th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37208-4501
(615) 329-8500

Fisk University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Nashville, TN. It offers two programs in physics. Out of those, it offers students one physics degree at the bachelor's level and one degree at the master's level in physics. Overall, 580 students pursue degrees in 26 Fisk programs. This school is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Tennessee offering programs in physics.

19. The University of Memphis

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Memphis, TN 38152
(901) 678-2000

The University of Memphis is 6.6 miles from the center of the city. U of M offers two programs in physics. Out of those, this university offers one bachelor's level degree in physics to students and one physics degree at the master's level. It is one of 4 research universities in Tennessee. This university ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of Tennessee.

20. Carson-Newman College

1646 S Russell Ave
Jefferson City, TN 37760
(865) 471-2000

Carson-Newman College is located in the suburbs of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This school offers two physics programs. Students are offered two degrees at the bachelor's level in physics by this school. 2,064 students pursue degrees in 94 programs at C-N, overall. This school is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Tennessee offering physics programs.

21. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

615 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
(423) 425-4111

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offers one program in physics and UTC is in the center of Chattanooga. This public school is a public 4-year institution. In terms of enrollment, Chattanooga ranks seventh in the state of Tennessee.

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