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Physics Schools in Virginia

There are 25 Virginia schools offering physics programs. 319 students graduated with degrees from Virginia physics schools in 2010. 208 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 77 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

307 students graduate from programs in Virginia in physics, on average, per year. This accounts for 3% of students who schools in the United States graduate from physics programs. Specifically, 208 students graduated with a degree in physics at the bachelor's level, 77 with a degree at the master's level, and 34 with a degree at the doctorate level.

25 physics schools are in this southern state. Of these, while 11 schools are private, 14 schools are public. While private physics school tuition varies from $18,074 to $41,610, tuition at a public physics school varies from $6,214 to $12,328.

Average tuition for programs in physics is $16,520. The highest tuition for physics programs, which is $41,610 each year, is at the University of Richmond, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $6,214 every year, is at Old Dominion University.

Virginia schools offer bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees in physics.

Physics Program Completions in Virginia 2006 - 2010

307 students graduate from programs in Virginia in physics, on average, per year. This accounts for 3% of students who schools in the United States graduate from physics programs. Specifically, 208 students graduated with a degree in physics at the bachelor's level, 77 with a degree at the master's level, and 34 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Physics Program Completions in Virginia 2006 - 2010

  • Bachelor 2006: 158
  • Bachelor 2007: 176
  • Bachelor 2008: 188
  • Bachelor 2009: 194
  • Bachelor 2010: 208
  • Master 2006: 68
  • Master 2007: 44
  • Master 2008: 80
  • Master 2009: 58
  • Master 2010: 77
  • Doctorate 2006: 21
  • Doctorate 2007: 30
  • Doctorate 2008: 28
  • Doctorate 2009: 25
  • Doctorate 2010: 34

Physics Program Availability in Virginia

Schools in this state offer a total of 43 physics programs. Of these programs, about 60.5% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level and the doctoral level.

Physics Program Availability in Virginia

  • Bachelor: 26
  • Master: 10
  • Doctorate: 7

Career Trends

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 73400
  • 25th Percentile: 89450
  • Median: 111780
  • 75th Percentile: 139760
  • 90th Percentile: 157120

Career Trends

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 94360
  • Median Salary 2007: 94200
  • Median Salary 2008: 97380
  • Median Salary 2009: 102390
  • Median Salary 2010: 111780
  • Total Employed 2006: 720
  • Total Employed 2007: 740
  • Total Employed 2008: 720
  • Total Employed 2009: 810
  • Total Employed 2010: 810

Virginia vs National Physics Employment

Virginia vs National Physics Employment

  • Employed in Virginia: 4.804% (810)

Physics Schools in Virginia

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1. Randolph-Macon College

204 Henry St
Ashland, VA 23005-5505
(804) 752-7200

Randolph-Macon College is located in the suburbs of Ashland, Virginia and Randolph-Macon offers one program in physics. Overall, 1,222 students seek degrees in 31 programs at R-MC.

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2. Roanoke College

221 College Lane
Salem, VA 24153-3794
(540) 375-2500

Roanoke College is located in the suburbs of Salem, Virginia and it offers one program in physics. Roanoke is one of 23 liberal arts colleges in Virginia.

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3. Longwood University

201 High St
Farmville, VA 23909
(434) 395-2000

Longwood University is located in Farmville, VA and Longwood offers one program in physics. This school is a public 4-year institution. In terms of programs, this public school is the tenth largest institution in the state of Virginia offering physics.

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4. The Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450-0304
(540) 464-7207

The Virginia Military Institute offers one physics program and it is located in Lexington, VA. It is the only military academy in Virginia.

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5. The University of Richmond

28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
(804) 289-8000

The University of Richmond is 6.1 miles from the center of the city and it offers one program in physics. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Virginia offering physics programs.

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6. Hollins University

7916 Williamson Rd NW
Roanoke, VA 24020
(540) 362-6000

Hollins University is in the suburbs of Roanoke, Virginia and this school offers one physics program. Overall, 1,024 students pursue degrees in 44 programs at Hollins.

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7. Christopher Newport University

1 University Place
Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 594-7000

Christopher Newport University, which is 2.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Newport News, VA and CNU offers one program in physics. This liberal arts college is one of 23 liberal arts colleges in Virginia. This school is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Virginia offering physics.

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8. Hampden-Sydney College

College Road
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943-0128
(434) 223-6000

Hampden-Sydney College offers one physics program and H-SC is located in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school is a 4-year institution. H-SC is the sixth largest institution in the state of Virginia offering physics in terms of programs.

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9. Emory and Henry College

30461 Garnand Drive
Emory, VA 24327-0947
(276) 944-4121

Emory and Henry College, which is very close to Emory, Virginia, is located in a rural area and this school offers one program in physics. E&H Is one of 23 liberal arts colleges in Virginia. This school is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Virginia offering physics programs.

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10. The University of Mary Washington

1301 College Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5300
(540) 654-1000

The University of Mary Washington is located in the suburbs of Fredericksburg, Virginia and this school offers one physics program. It is one of 23 liberal arts colleges in Virginia.

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11. Sweet Briar College

134 Chapel Drive
Sweet Briar, VA 24595-9998
(434) 381-6100

Sweet Briar College offers two programs in physics. This school offers two degrees at the bachelor's level in physics to students. Sweet Briar is in Sweet Briar, Virginia, where students can enjoy a rural setting. Sweet Briar is one of 23 liberal arts colleges in Virginia. It is the second largest institution in the state of Virginia offering physics in terms of programs.

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12. Washington and Lee University

204 West Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450-2116
(540) 458-8400

Washington and Lee University is in town of Lexington, Virginia and it offers one physics program. Overall, 2,173 students seek degrees in 42 programs at this school.

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13. Bridgewater College

402 E College St
Bridgewater, VA 22812-1599
(540) 828-8000

Bridgewater College is in the suburbs of Bridgewater, Virginia. This school offers two programs in physics. Students are offered two physics degrees at the bachelor's level by it. Bridgewater is one of 23 liberal arts colleges in Virginia. Bridgewater is the largest institution in the state of Virginia offering physics in terms of programs.

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14. Virginia Commonwealth University

910 W Franklin St
Richmond, VA 23284-2512
(804) 828-0100

Virginia Commonwealth University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Richmond, VA. It offers four programs in physics. More specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in physics by this university, two master's level degrees in physics, and one physics degree at the doctorate level. This university is one of 4 institutions with a medical school in Virginia. This university is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Virginia offering physics programs.

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15. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0131
(540) 231-6000

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is in the center of Blacksburg. This university offers three programs in physics. Specifically, this university 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. 31,006 students pursue degrees in 190 programs at this university, overall. This university ranks fifth in terms of enrollment in the state of Virginia.

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16. Randolph College

2500 Rivermont Ave
Lynchburg, VA 24503-1555
(434) 947-8000

Randolph College offers one program in physics and this school, which is 2.2 miles from the center of the city, is in Lynchburg, VA. 524 students pursue degrees in 36 Randolph programs, overall.

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17. Virginia State University

One Hayden Drive
Petersburg, VA 23806
(804) 524-5000

Virginia State University offers two programs in physics. More specifically, VSU offers students one bachelor's level degree in physics and one degree at the master's level in physics. This medium-sized university is located in the suburbs of Petersburg, Virginia. 5,634 students pursue degrees in 57 programs at this university, overall. In terms of programs, this university is the tenth largest institution in the state of Virginia offering physics.

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18. George Mason University

4400 University Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
(703) 993-1000

George Mason University is located in the suburbs of Fairfax, Virginia. George Mason offers three programs in physics. Out of those, it offers one degree at the bachelor's level in physics to students, one master's level degree in physics, and one degree at the doctorate level in physics. Overall, 32,562 students pursue degrees in 196 George Mason programs. It ranks first in terms of enrollment in the state of Virginia.

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19. James Madison University

800 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
(540) 568-6211

James Madison University, which is 0.6 miles from the center of the city, is in Harrisonburg, VA and Madison offers one physics program. It is one of 46 public post-secondary institutions in Virginia.

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20. Lynchburg College

1501 Lakeside Dr
Lynchburg, VA 24501-3113
(434) 544-8100

Lynchburg College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1903. Lynchburg, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Lynchburg, VA. It offers subjects such as communications and psychology. This school offers one certificate, 35 degrees at the bachelors level, and 12 masters level degrees to students. 2,643 students sought degrees from the 43 programs at Lynchburg in 2010. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges accredits this liberal arts college. It is one of 23 liberal arts colleges in Virginia.

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21. Norfolk State University

700 Park Ave
Norfolk, VA 23504-8000
(757) 823-8600

Norfolk State University offers one program in physics and this school is near the heart of downtown. Overall, 6,964 students seek degrees in 49 programs at this school.

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22. Radford University

801 East Main Street
Radford, VA 24141-0672
(540) 831-5000

Radford University offers one program in physics. It is one of 46 public post-secondary institutions in Virginia. This medium-sized school is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Virginia offering physics.

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23. The University of Virginia

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 924-0311

The University of Virginia is in the suburbs of Charlottesville, Virginia. Virginia offers three physics programs. Out of those, it offers students one physics degree at the bachelor's level, one degree at the master's level in physics, and one degree at the doctorate level in physics. 24,391 students pursue degrees in 166 programs at this public university, overall. In terms of programs, Virginia is the sixth largest institution in the state of Virginia offering physics.

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24. The College of William and Mary

College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
(757) 221-4000

The College of William and Mary is in the suburbs of Williamsburg, Virginia. It offers three physics programs. More specifically, it offers one degree at the bachelor's level in physics to students, one master's level physics degree, and one physics degree at the doctorate level. W&M Is one of 8 research universities in Virginia. W&M Is the oldest institution in the state of Virginia offering programs in physics.

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25. Old Dominion University

5115 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23529
(757) 683-3000

Old Dominion University offers three physics programs. Specifically, students are offered one physics degree at the bachelor's level by it, one degree at the master's level in physics, and one physics degree at the doctorate level. This university, which is 2.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Norfolk, VA. 24,466 students seek degrees in 107 Old Dominion programs, overall.

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26. Hampton University

Hampton University
Hampton, VA 23668-0099
(757) 727-5000

Hampton University offers three programs in physics. Specifically, students are offered one physics degree at the bachelor's level by it, one master's level degree in physics, and one doctorate level degree in physics. It is near the heart of downtown. This university is a historically black, 4-year, research institution. It is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Virginia offering physics in terms of programs.

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