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Physics at The City College of New York

Every physics school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the physics program at The City College of New York stacks up to those at other schools.

CCNY is located in New York, New York and has a total student population of 15,227. Of the 2,660 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from The City College of New York in 2021, 14 of them were physics majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Physics section at the bottom of this page.

CCNY Physics Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physics
  • Master’s Degree in Physics

CCNY Physics Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks physics programs across the country. The following shows how CCNY performed in these rankings.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The physics major at CCNY is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Physics. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Physics Master’s Degree Schools 82
Best Physics Master’s Degree Schools 141
Best Value Physics Schools 216
Best Physics Schools 240

In 2021, 5 students received their master’s degree in physics from CCNY. This makes it the #111 most popular school for physics master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 0 student who received their doctoral degrees in physics, making the school the #180 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of CCNY Physics Graduates

The median salary of physics students who receive their bachelor's degree at CCNY is $24,563. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $38,470 for all physics students.


Physics Student Demographics at CCNY

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the physics majors at The City College of New York.

CCNY Physics Bachelor’s Program

29% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 14 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in physics from CCNY in 2021, 71% were men and 29% were women. The typical physics bachelor's degree program is made up of only 24% women. So female students are more repesented at CCNY since its program graduates 4% more women than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 36% more racial-ethnic minorities in its physics bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from The City College of New York with a bachelor's in physics.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 4
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

CCNY Physics Master’s Program

The physics program at CCNY awarded 5 master's degrees in 2020-2021. About 100% of these degrees went to men with the other 0% going to women.


Of the students who received a physics master's degree from CCNY, 60% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from The City College of New York with a master's in physics.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 3
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

CCNY also has a doctoral program available in physics. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Physics Grads May Go Into

A degree in physics can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for The City College of New York.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
High School Teachers 74,830 $85,300
Physics Postsecondary Professors 1,430 $117,370
Natural Sciences Managers 1,360 $148,460
Physicists 950 $138,920


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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