Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Associate's Degree in Physical Science Technicians

Find Schools Near

Associate’s Degrees in Physical Science Technicians

1,524 Yearly Graduations
$47,600 Median Salary
$10,250 Median Debt
There are 73 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in physical science tech. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 54 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.2% of physical science tech graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Physical Science Tech Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,524 earned their associate's degree in physical science tech. This makes it the 72nd most popular associate's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in physical science tech at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 1,524
Basic Certificate 1,380
Undergraduate Certificate 658

Earnings of Physical Science Tech Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in physical science tech is $47,600. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $34,350 and the high is $62,100.

undefined

Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in physical science tech is $10,250. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $12,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $8,900.

undefined

The median monthly payment of a physical science tech graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $106.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in physical science tech. About 75.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,154
Women 370
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Physical Science Tech

The racial-ethnic distribution of physical science tech associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 55
Black or African American 252
Hispanic or Latino 471
White 666
International Students 18
Other Races/Ethnicities 62
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Physical Science Tech Associate's Degree Students

There are 73 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in physical science tech. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

San Jacinto Community College

Pasadena, Texas
214 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for physical science tech students seekingan associate's degree is San Jacinto Community College. Roughly 32,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 214 people received their associate's degree in physical science tech from San Jacinto College. Of these students, 17% were women and 73% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Lamar Institute of Technology

Beaumont, Texas
135 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lamar Institute of Technology is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in physical science tech. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 135 associate's degrees were handed out to physical science tech majors at Lamar Institute of Technology. Around 49% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#3

Lee College

Baytown, Texas
132 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lee College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in physical science tech. Roughly 7,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 132 people received their associate's degree in physical science tech from Lee College. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#4

College of the Mainland

Texas City, Texas
120 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of the Mainland is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in physical science tech. Roughly 4,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 120 people received their associate's degree in physical science tech from COM. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#5

Houston Community College

Houston, Texas
94 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Houston Community College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in physical science tech. Each year, around 56,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 94 associate's degrees were handed out to physical science tech majors at Houston Community College. Of these students, 20% were women and 86% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Brazosport College

Lake Jackson, Texas
78 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brazosport College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in physical science tech. Roughly 4,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 78 people received their associate's degree in physical science tech from BC. About 24% of this group were women, and 58% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, Texas
70 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for physical science tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Del Mar College. Roughly 12,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 70 people received their associate's degree in physical science tech from DMC. Of these students, 14% were women and 76% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Weber State University

Ogden, Utah
60 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Weber State University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in physical science tech. Each year, around 29,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,476 per year.

The physical science tech program at Weber State University awarded 60 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 52% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

55 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for physical science tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Seminole State College of Florida. Roughly 17,700 attend the school each year. The physical science tech program at Seminole State College of Florida awarded 55 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 49% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Alvin Community College

Alvin, Texas
53 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Alvin Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in physical science tech. Roughly 5,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 associate's degrees were handed out to physical science tech majors at Alvin. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 17% were women.

49 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for physical science tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Lamar State College - Orange. Each year, around 2,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 associate's degrees were handed out to physical science tech majors at Lamar State College - Orange. Of these students, 18% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Kilgore College

Kilgore, Texas
40 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kilgore College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in physical science tech. Roughly 5,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 people received their associate's degree in physical science tech from Kilgore College. About 8% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Wharton County Junior College

Wharton, Texas
39 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for physical science tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Wharton County Junior College. Roughly 6,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 associate's degrees were handed out to physical science tech majors at Wharton County Junior College. Around 69% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 13% were women.

#14

Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Port Arthur, Texas
33 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lamar State College - Port Arthur is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in physical science tech. Roughly 2,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their associate's degree in physical science tech from Lamar State College - Port Arthur. Around 73% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 27% were women.

31 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for physical science tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Ashland Community and Technical College. Roughly 2,500 attend the school each year. The physical science tech program at Ashland Community and Technical College awarded 31 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 3% of this group were women, and 3% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

30 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas State Technical College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in physical science tech. Roughly 10,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 people received their associate's degree in physical science tech from TSTC. Of these students, 17% were women and 63% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Victoria College

Victoria, Texas
20 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for physical science tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Victoria College. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their associate's degree in physical science tech from Victoria College. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

#18

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
17 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lone Star College System comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in physical science tech. Each year, around 74,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their associate's degree in physical science tech from North Harris Montgomery. Around 76% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 6% were women.

#18

Eastern Florida State College

Cocoa, Florida
17 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Florida State College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in physical science tech. Roughly 15,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 associate's degrees were handed out to physical science tech majors at EFSC. Of these students, 35% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

14 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Delaware Technical Community College - Terry is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in physical science tech. Each year, around 13,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The physical science tech program at Delaware Technical Community College - Terry awarded 14 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 21% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to physical science tech that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Other Science Technologies 1,447
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 321
Nuclear & Radiological Technology 169
General Science Technologies 62

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.