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Astronomy & Astrophysics Schools in Connecticut

27 students earned Astronomy degrees in Connecticut in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Astronomy & Astrophysics is the 163rd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in Connecticut

Astronomy majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 17
Bachelor’s Degree 8
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 2

Gender Distribution

In Connecticut, a astronomy major is more popular with men than with women.

Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in CT Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of astronomy majors in Connecticut is as follows:

  • Asian: 7.4%
  • Black or African American: 7.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.1%
  • White: 44.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 25.9%
  • Other Races: 3.7%
Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in CT Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Astronomy & Astrophysics Grads in Connecticut

There are 960 people in the state and 104,790 people in the nation working in astronomy jobs.

Astronomy & Astrophysics Jobs Nationwide vs. CT

Wages for Astronomy & Astrophysics Jobs in Connecticut

Astronomy grads earn an average of $85,550 in the state and $111,090 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 2 colleges in Connecticut that offer astronomy degrees. Learn about the most popular 2 below:


Yale University

New Haven
20 Degrees in Major Awarded
97% Graduation Rate
13,433 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $18,770. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 74% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $56,600 a year.


Wesleyan University

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
3,217 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 8 to 1. 47% of students get financical aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $42,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

Astronomy & Astrophysics Careers in CT

Some of the careers astronomy majors go into include:

Job Title CT Job Growth CT Median Salary
Physicists 10% $0
Natural Sciences Managers 9% $156,340
Physics Postsecondary Professors 5% $84,820

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to astronomy.

Major Annual Graduates in CT
Chemistry 313
Physics 182
Geological & Earth Sciences 126
Other Physical Science 13
Atmospheric Sciences 10
General Physical Sciences 9

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