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61 students earned Astronomy degrees in Texas in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Astronomy & Astrophysics is the 223rd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in Texas

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 39
Master’s Degree 12
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 9
Associate’s Degree 1

Gender Distribution

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

Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in TX Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 9.8%
  • Black or African American: 3.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 18.0%
  • White: 55.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 8.2%
  • Other Races: 4.9%
Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in TX Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Astronomy & Astrophysics Grads in Texas

In this state, there are 5,960 people employed in jobs related to an astronomy degree, compared to 104,790 nationwide.

Astronomy & Astrophysics Jobs Nationwide vs. TX

Wages for Astronomy & Astrophysics Jobs in Texas

In this state, astronomy grads earn an average of $107,350. Nationwide, they make an average of $111,090.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 6 colleges in Texas that offer astronomy degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:

47 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
51,832 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $46,000 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 65% get financial aid.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
68,679 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $18,944. In their early career, Texas A&M College Station grads earn an average salary of $48,600. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.10%.


Rice University

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
7,124 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 69% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.14 years.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
17,217 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 78% are considered full time. This private institution charges an average net price of $32,601.


Lee College

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,773 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 6.50% which is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 60% get financial aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $6,114.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
10,918 Total Students

13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 80% of students receive it.

Astronomy & Astrophysics Careers in TX

Some of the careers astronomy majors go into include:

Job Title TX Job Growth TX Median Salary
Natural Sciences Managers 16% $117,130
Physicists 16% $112,420
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors 13% $94,270
Physics Postsecondary Professors 13% $88,240
Astronomers 8% $103,370

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

Major Annual Graduates in TX
Chemistry 1,291
Geological & Earth Sciences 1,013
Physics 760
Atmospheric Sciences 52
General Physical Sciences 34
Materials Sciences 4

View all majors related to Astronomy & Astrophysics

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