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In 2018-2019, 27 students earned their Astronomy degrees in WI.

An Astronomy & Astrophysics major is the 205th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in Wisconsin

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 17
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 7
Master’s Degree 3

Gender Distribution

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

Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in WI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Black or African American: 3.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.0%
  • White: 85.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.7%
  • Other Races: 7.4%
Astronomy & Astrophysics Majors in WI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Astronomy & Astrophysics Grads in Wisconsin

In this state, there are 1,280 people employed in jobs related to an astronomy degree, compared to 104,790 nationwide.

Astronomy & Astrophysics Jobs Nationwide vs. WI

Wages for Astronomy & Astrophysics Jobs in Wisconsin

In this state, astronomy grads earn an average of $95,730. Nationwide, they make an average of $111,090.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There is one school in the state that offers this degree.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
43,463 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $45,000 after graduation. It takes the average student 4.37 years to graduate. The 1.30% student loan default rate is lower than average.

Astronomy & Astrophysics Careers in WI

Some of the careers astronomy majors go into include:

Job Title WI Job Growth WI Median Salary
Natural Sciences Managers 18% $98,510
Physicists 16% $154,070
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors 4% $85,610
Physics Postsecondary Professors 4% $75,920

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

Major Annual Graduates in WI
Chemistry 400
Physics 268
Geological & Earth Sciences 165
Atmospheric Sciences 31
Materials Sciences 12

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View Nationwide Astronomy & Astrophysics Report


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