Physics at University of California - Santa Barbara
UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and has a total student population of 25,057. In 2019, 144 physics majors received their bachelor's degree from UCSB.
Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Physics section at the bottom of this page.
UCSB Physics Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in Physics
- Master’s Degree in Physics
- Doctorate Degree in Physics
UCSB Physics Rankings
The following rankings from College Factual show how the physics progam at UCSB compares to programs at other colleges and universities.
Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.
Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings
In terms of overall quality, College Factual ranked the physics major at UCSB at 7 out of the 28 colleges and universities that were analyzed in the report. It is also ranked as the #2 school in California.
|Best Physics Colleges for Veterans||10|
|Highest Paid Physics Graduates||17|
|Best Value Colleges for Physics||17|
Earnings of UCSB Physics Graduates
The median salary of physics students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $37,100. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $38,300 for all physics students.
Physics Student Demographics at UCSB
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the physics majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.
UCSB Physics Bachelor’s Program
Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 10% 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 University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in physics.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||1|
|Hispanic or Latino||21|
UCSB Physics Master’s Program
Of the students who received a physics master's degree from UCSB, 68% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level. In the physics master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 21% of degree recipients. That is 5% better than the national average.*
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a master's in physics.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||0|
|Hispanic or Latino||2|
UCSB also has a doctoral program available in physics. In 2019, 17 students 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 CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.
|Occupation||Jobs in CA||Average Salary in CA|
|High School Teachers||112,960||$80,510|
|Natural Sciences Managers||7,870||$168,790|
|Physics Postsecondary Professors||1,190||$138,250|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Nandaro under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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