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Physics Schools in Washington DC

There are three Washington DC schools offering physics programs. 45 students graduated from programs at Washington DC physics schools in 2010. 24 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 12 students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 45 students graduate from programs in this state in physics every year. Of those, 24 students graduated with a physics degree at the bachelor's level, 12 with a degree at the master's level, and nine with a degree at the doctorate level.

Three physics schools are in this state. Of these, three schools are private. Tuition at a private physics school varies from $18,120 to $36,697.

Average tuition for programs in physics is $29,315. The lowest tuition in Washington DC is at Howard University, while the highest tuition for physics programs, which is $36,697 per year, is at American University.

Washington DC physics schools offer bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Physics Program Completions in Washington DC 2006 - 2010

On average, 45 students graduate from programs in this state in physics every year. Of those, 24 students graduated with a physics degree at the bachelor's level, 12 with a degree at the master's level, and nine with a degree at the doctorate level.

Physics Program Completions in Washington DC 2006 - 2010

  • Bachelor 2006: 30
  • Bachelor 2007: 27
  • Bachelor 2008: 22
  • Bachelor 2009: 29
  • Bachelor 2010: 24
  • Master 2006: 13
  • Master 2007: 12
  • Master 2008: 12
  • Master 2009: 10
  • Master 2010: 12
  • Doctorate 2006: 5
  • Doctorate 2007: 8
  • Doctorate 2008: 11
  • Doctorate 2009: 9
  • Doctorate 2010: 9

Physics Program Availability in Washington DC

Schools in Washington DC offer a total of 12 physics programs. Of these programs, approximately 41.7% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level and the doctoral level.

Physics Program Availability in Washington DC

  • Bachelor: 5
  • Master: 4
  • Doctorate: 3

Career Trends

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 80360
  • 25th Percentile: 104010
  • Median: 115980
  • 75th Percentile: 155480
  • 90th Percentile: 155500

Career Trends

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 109780
  • Median Salary 2007: 111380
  • Median Salary 2008: 122390
  • Median Salary 2009: 120010
  • Median Salary 2010: 115980
  • Total Employed 2006: 490
  • Total Employed 2007: 480
  • Total Employed 2008: 450
  • Total Employed 2009: 500
  • Total Employed 2010: 500

Washington DC vs National Physics Employment

Washington DC vs National Physics Employment

  • Employed in Washington DC: 2.966% (500)

Physics Schools in Washington DC

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1. American University

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016-8001
(202) 885-1000

American University offers one physics program and this university, which is near the center of the city, is in Washington, DC. Overall, 12,795 students seek degrees in 145 American programs. In terms of programs, American is the largest institution in the state of Washington DC offering physics.

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2. The Catholic University of America

620 Michigan Avenue- NE
Washington, DC 20064
(202) 319-5000

The Catholic University of America, which is near the center of the city, is in Washington, DC. It offers three physics programs. Of those, Catholic University offers one bachelor's level physics degree to students, one physics degree at the master's level, and one doctorate level physics degree. It is one of 6 research universities in Washington DC. In terms of enrollment, this university ranks fifth in the state of Washington DC.

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3. Howard University

2400 Sixth St NW
Washington, DC 20059-0001
(202) 806-6100

Howard University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Washington, DC. This university offers two programs in physics. Of those, this university offers one physics degree at the bachelor's level to students and one degree at the master's level in physics. 10,379 students pursue degrees in 154 programs at Howard, overall. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Washington DC offering physics programs.

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4. The University of the District of Columbia

4200 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 274-5012

Founded in 1851, the University of the District of Columbia is a historically black, public, 4-year, research institution. UDC, which is near the center of the city, is located in Washington, DC. It is the the fourth oldest and the sixth biggest institution in the state of Washington DC. This mid-sized university offers 31 degrees at the associates level, 56 degrees at the bachelors level, and 15 degrees at the masters level to students. 5,521 students sought degrees from the 83 programs at this university in 2010. It offers subjects including computer engineering, hospitality, and architecture. It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. UDC is one of 2 public post-secondary institutions in Washington DC.