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Astronomy & Astrophysics Schools in Massachusetts

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

An Astronomy & Astrophysics major is the 148th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 83
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 21
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 21
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 21
Master’s Degree 13

Gender Distribution

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

Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.8%
  • Black or African American: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.4%
  • White: 60.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 14.5%
  • Other Races: 8.5%
Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Astronomy & Astrophysics Grads in Massachusetts

5,370 people in the state and 104,790 in the nation are employed in jobs related to astronomy.

Astronomy & Astrophysics Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Astronomy & Astrophysics Jobs in Massachusetts

A typical salary for a astronomy grad in the state is $137,740, compared to a typical salary of $111,090 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 13 colleges in Massachusetts that offer astronomy degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge
42 Degrees in Major Awarded
98% Graduation Rate
31,566 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $70,300 a year. The average student takes 4.13 years to complete their degree at Harvard. 7 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
30,593 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $41,200 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 79% are considered full time. 91% of students get financical aid.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
34,657 Total Students

The average student takes 4.08 years to complete their degree at Boston U. 58% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#4

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley
8 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
2,335 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 88% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 1.60% which is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1.

#5

Amherst College

Amherst
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
1,855 Total Students

An average student at Amherst will pay a net price of $25,208. 8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 4.09 years.

#5

Wellesley College

Wellesley
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
2,534 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $44,900 after earning their degree at this institution. This private institution charges an average net price of $22,247. Of all the students who attend this school, 59% get financial aid.

#5

Smith College

Northampton
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
2,903 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.04 years. The student loan default rate is 1.30% which is lower than average. This private school has an average net price of $28,193.

#8

Tufts University

Medford
3 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
11,586 Total Students

An average student at Tufts will pay a net price of $31,485. The student loan default rate is 1.50% which is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1.

#8

Williams College

Williamstown
3 Degrees in Major Awarded
96% Graduation Rate
2,149 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $21,239. The average student takes 4.09 years to complete their degree at Williams. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

#10

Hampshire College

Amherst
2 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,191 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $28,173. 77% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.24 years to complete their degree at Hampshire.

Astronomy & Astrophysics Careers in MA

Some of the careers astronomy majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors 16% $115,380
Physics Postsecondary Professors 14% $105,980
Natural Sciences Managers 13% $164,590
Physicists 10% $145,570

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Chemistry 777
Physics 667
Geological & Earth Sciences 180
Materials Sciences 8
Atmospheric Sciences 7
General Physical Sciences 5
Other Physical Science 1

View all majors related to Astronomy & Astrophysics

View Nationwide Astronomy & Astrophysics Report

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