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Astronomy & Astrophysics in Washington

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In 2018-2019, 39 students earned their Astronomy degrees in WA.

In this state, Astronomy & Astrophysics is the 182nd most popular major out of a total 306 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in Washington

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 30
Master’s Degree 5
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 4

Gender Distribution

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

Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in WA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 7.7%
  • Black or African American: 2.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 17.9%
  • White: 64.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.6%
  • Other Races: 5.1%
Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in WA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Astronomy & Astrophysics Grads in Washington

There are 3,120 people in the state and 104,790 people in the nation working in astronomy jobs.

Astronomy & Astrophysics Jobs Nationwide vs. WA

Wages for Astronomy & Astrophysics Jobs in Washington

In this state, astronomy grads earn an average of $95,530. Nationwide, they make an average of $111,090.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
47,576 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.26 years to graduate. Graduates earn an average $44,900 after graduation. A typical student attending UW Seattle will pay a net price of $12,001.


Whitman College

Walla Walla
5 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
1,579 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 0.40%. 78% of the teachers are full time. 85% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

Astronomy & Astrophysics Careers in WA

Some of the careers astronomy majors go into include:

Job Title WA Job Growth WA Median Salary
Physics Postsecondary Professors 20% $69,470
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors 18% $85,380
Natural Sciences Managers 18% $141,360
Astronomers 17% $0
Physicists 15% $103,900

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

Major Annual Graduates in WA
General Physical Sciences 926
Geological & Earth Sciences 410
Physics 368
Chemistry 345
Atmospheric Sciences 41

View all majors related to Astronomy & Astrophysics

View Nationwide Astronomy & Astrophysics Report


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