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Physics Schools in Florida

347 students earned Physics degrees in Florida in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Physics is the 129th most popular major in the state out of a total 294 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Physics Majors in Florida

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 215
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 68
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 68
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 68
Master’s Degree 64

Gender Distribution

In Florida, a physics major is more popular with men than with women.

Physics Majors in FL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of physics majors in Florida is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.5%
  • Black or African American: 4.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 21.0%
  • White: 47.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 19.6%
  • Other Races: 4.3%
Physics Majors in FL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Physics Grads in Florida

In this state, there are 48,640 people employed in jobs related to a physics degree, compared to 1,143,180 nationwide.

Physics Jobs Nationwide vs. FL

Wages for Physics Jobs in Florida

A typical salary for a physics grad in the state is $99,090, compared to a typical salary of $103,830 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 18 colleges in Florida that offer physics degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville
63 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
52,407 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $42,600 a year. 93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 87% are considered full time.

51 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
42,450 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 96% get financial aid. It takes the average student 4.27 years to graduate. A typical student attending Florida State will pay a net price of $10,744.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
69,402 Total Students

The 2.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 99% are considered full time. In their early career, UCF grads earn an average salary of $37,100.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
44,246 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $9,838. 77% of the teachers are full time. 22 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
58,711 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.70%. 89% of students get financical aid. A typical student attending FIU will pay a net price of $8,311.

#6

University of Miami

Coral Gables
24 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
17,811 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $30,841. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 79% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
17,117 Total Students

In their early career, UNF grads earn an average salary of $35,800. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $10,951. The full-time teacher rate is 96%.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
30,061 Total Students

The average student takes 4.82 years to complete their degree at FAU. A typical student attending FAU will pay a net price of $9,768. 81% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
6,022 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $38,000 a year. This private school has an average net price of $31,900. The student loan default rate is 7.60% which is lower than average.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
4,429 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $25,978. 100% of students get financical aid. In their early career, Stetson grads earn an average salary of $33,900.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
12,557 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. The 6.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. 21 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Physics Careers in FL

Some of the careers physics majors go into include:

Job Title FL Job Growth FL Median Salary
Physicists 23% $124,070
Natural Sciences Managers 19% $0
Physics Postsecondary Professors 18% $93,420
High School Teachers 14% $52,120

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

Major Annual Graduates in FL
Chemistry 841
Geological & Earth Sciences 261
Atmospheric Sciences 60
Astronomy & Astrophysics 45
Materials Sciences 4
Other Physical Science 2

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