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45 Astronomy students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Astronomy & Astrophysics is the 201st most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in Florida

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 34
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 8
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 8
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 8
Master’s Degree 3

Gender Distribution

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

Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in FL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Black or African American: 2.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.1%
  • White: 53.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 15.6%
  • Other Races: 17.8%
Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in FL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Astronomy & Astrophysics Grads in Florida

1,050 people in the state and 104,790 in the nation are employed in jobs related to astronomy.

Astronomy & Astrophysics Jobs Nationwide vs. FL

Wages for Astronomy & Astrophysics Jobs in Florida

A typical salary for a astronomy grad in the state is $99,090, compared to a typical salary of $111,090 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 3 colleges in Florida that offer astronomy degrees. Learn about the most popular 3 below:

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
6,271 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $38,000 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. 95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.


University of Florida

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
52,218 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. A typical student attending UF will pay a net price of $8,057. The full-time teacher rate is 87%.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
6,613 Total Students

In their early career, Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach grads earn an average salary of $47,900. The full-time teacher rate is 87%. The average student takes 4.54 years to complete their degree at Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach.

Astronomy & Astrophysics Careers in FL

Some of the careers astronomy majors go into include:

Job Title FL Job Growth FL Median Salary
Physicists 23% $124,070
Natural Sciences Managers 19% $0
Physics Postsecondary Professors 18% $93,420
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors 17% $93,510

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

Major Annual Graduates in FL
Chemistry 841
Physics 347
Geological & Earth Sciences 261
Atmospheric Sciences 60
Materials Sciences 4
Other Physical Science 2

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