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Astronomy & Astrophysics Schools in New York

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

As a degree choice, Astronomy & Astrophysics is the 241st most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in New York

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 48
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 14
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 14
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 14
Master’s Degree 10

Gender Distribution

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

Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in NY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of astronomy majors in New York is as follows:

  • Asian: 8.3%
  • Black or African American: 2.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.1%
  • White: 56.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 15.3%
  • Other Races: 5.6%
Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in NY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Astronomy & Astrophysics Grads in New York

4,620 people in the state and 104,790 in the nation are employed in jobs related to astronomy.

Astronomy & Astrophysics Jobs Nationwide vs. NY

Wages for Astronomy & Astrophysics Jobs in New York

In this state, astronomy grads earn an average of $117,370. Nationwide, they make an average of $111,090.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 11 colleges in New York that offer astronomy degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
96% Graduation Rate
31,077 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 1.80% which is lower than average. This private school has an average net price of $22,637. The average student takes 4.11 years to complete their degree at Columbia.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
23,600 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 90% are considered full time. 60% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#3

Colgate University

Hamilton
8 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
2,969 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $47,700 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 49% of students receive it.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
16,463 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. The 3.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 71%.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
4,589 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 7 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

#6

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook
7 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
26,256 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.33 years to graduate. 78% of students get financical aid.

#7

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie
6 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
2,456 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 84% are considered full time. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $27,808. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 79% of students receive it.

#8

SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz
2 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
7,608 Total Students

83% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.70%. Graduates earn an average $34,000 after graduation.

#9

Union College New York

Schenectady
1 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
2,197 Total Students

87% of the teachers are full time. This private school has an average net price of $35,005. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

#10

Barnard College

New York
0 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
2,562 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 0.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The average student takes 4.10 years to complete their degree at Barnard. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $29,184.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
7,895 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $36,159. The student loan default rate of 1.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

Astronomy & Astrophysics Careers in NY

Some of the careers astronomy majors go into include:

Job Title NY Job Growth NY Median Salary
Physicists 22% $126,740
Physics Postsecondary Professors 18% $102,900
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors 17% $97,390
Natural Sciences Managers 16% $124,560

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

Major Annual Graduates in NY
Chemistry 1,499
Physics 1,083
General Physical Sciences 1,054
Geological & Earth Sciences 583
Other Physical Science 218
Materials Sciences 92
Atmospheric Sciences 90

View all majors related to Astronomy & Astrophysics

View Nationwide Astronomy & Astrophysics Report

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