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Astronomy & Astrophysics at Vassar College

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Astronomy & Astrophysics at Vassar College

Every astronomy and astrophysics school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the astronomy program at Vassar College stacks up to those at other schools.

Vassar is located in Poughkeepsie, New York and has a total student population of 2,435. In 2021, 5 astronomy majors received their bachelor's degree from Vassar.

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

Vassar Astronomy & Astrophysics Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Astronomy

Vassar Astronomy & Astrophysics Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the astronomy progam at Vassar compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The astronomy major at Vassar is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Astronomy & Astrophysics. 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 Astronomy & Astrophysics Schools 14

Astronomy Student Demographics at Vassar

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the astronomy majors at Vassar College.

Vassar Astronomy & Astrophysics Bachelor’s Program

20% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 80% of astronomy bachelor's degrees went to men and 20% went to women.


About 80% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in astronomy at Vassar are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Vassar College with a bachelor's in astronomy.

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

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

Careers That Astronomy Grads May Go Into

A degree in astronomy 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 Vassar College.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Physics Postsecondary Professors 1,430 $117,370
Natural Sciences Managers 1,360 $148,460
Physicists 950 $138,920
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors 880 $108,020


*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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