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Basic Certificates in Physical Science Technicians

1,380 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in physical science tech is offered at 32 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 40% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.5% of physical science tech graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Physical Science Tech Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,380 basic certificates were awarded to physical science tech majors. This earns it the #61 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

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 Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in physical science tech. About 65.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 473
Women 907
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Physical Science Tech

The racial-ethnic distribution of physical science tech basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 63
Black or African American 191
Hispanic or Latino 242
White 778
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 99
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Physical Science Tech Basic Certificate Students

There are 32 colleges that offer a basic certificate in physical science tech. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

520 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Florida State College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for physical science tech majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 15,300 attend the school each year. The physical science tech program at Eastern Florida State College awarded 520 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 82% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida
411 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida State College at Jacksonville comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in physical science tech. Roughly 24,600 attend the school each year. The physical science tech program at Florida State College at Jacksonville awarded 411 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#3

Brazosport College

Lake Jackson, Texas
185 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brazosport College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in physical science tech. Roughly 4,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 185 basic certificates were handed out to physical science tech majors at BC. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

#4

College of Central Florida

Ocala, Florida
83 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of Central Florida is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in physical science tech. Each year, around 6,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 83 basic certificates were handed out to physical science tech majors at CF. About 84% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Lee College

Baytown, Texas
47 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lee College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in physical science tech. Roughly 7,500 attend the school each year. The physical science tech program at Lee College awarded 47 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 17% were women and 66% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Lake-Sumter State College

Leesburg, Florida
40 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lake-Sumter State College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in physical science tech. Roughly 4,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 basic certificates were handed out to physical science tech majors at LSSC. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 65% were women.

#7

Victoria College

Victoria, Texas
34 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for physical science tech majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Victoria College. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. The physical science tech program at Victoria College awarded 34 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#8

Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, Texas
23 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for physical science tech majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Del Mar College. Roughly 12,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their basic certificate in physical science tech from DMC. About 4% of this group were women, and 83% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

SOWELA Technical Community College

Lake Charles, Louisiana
13 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SOWELA Technical Community College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in physical science tech. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their basic certificate in physical science tech from SOWELA. Of these students, 85% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Chattanooga State Community College

Chattanooga, Tennessee
9 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chattanooga State Community College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in physical science tech. Roughly 8,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their basic certificate in physical science tech from Chattanooga State Community College. Of these students, 67% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Fresno City College

Fresno, California
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 11th most popular school in the country for physical science tech majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Fresno City College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 basic certificates were handed out to physical science tech majors at Fresno City College. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Sacramento City College

Sacramento, California
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

Sacramento City College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in physical science tech. Each year, around 20,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 basic certificates were handed out to physical science tech majors at Sacramento City. Of these students, 33% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Broward College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in physical science tech. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 basic certificates were handed out to physical science tech majors at BC. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Delaware Technical Community College - Terry comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in physical science tech. Each year, around 13,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their basic certificate in physical science tech from Delaware Tech.

#13

Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Port Arthur, Texas
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for physical science tech majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Lamar State College - Port Arthur. Roughly 2,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their basic certificate in physical science tech from Lamar State College - Port Arthur. Of these students, 50% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Florida SouthWestern State College

Fort Myers, Florida
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida SouthWestern State College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in physical science tech. The physical science tech program at Florida SouthWestern State College awarded 2 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

1 Yearly Graduations

Ashland Community and Technical College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in physical science tech. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their basic certificate in physical science tech from ACTC.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to physical science tech that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 258
Nuclear & Radiological Technology 83
Other Science Technologies 27
General Science Technologies 1

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.

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