Physics Schools In Arizona

Physics classes faculty can choose to work at one of 7 accredited physics schools in Arizona. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the physics academic community in Arizona, and the future trends in physics training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Physics
  • Bachelors degree in Physics
  • Masters degree in Physics
  • PhD degree in Physics


  1. Arizona State University

    Tempe, Arizona 85287

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Arizona Western College

    2020 S. Avenue 8E, Yuma, Arizona 85365-8834

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Arizona

    1401 E University, Tucson, Arizona 85721-0066

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Cochise College

    4190 W Highway 80, Douglas, Arizona 85607-9724

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Eastern Arizona College

    615 N. Stadium Ave., Thatcher, Arizona 85552-0769

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott

    3700 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, Arizona 86301-3720

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Northern Arizona University

    Knoles Drive, Babbitt Administrative Center, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-4132

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Arizona Vs. National Physics Employment

Arizona 260
National 16,860

Of all of the physics professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Arizona state.

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In Arizona

130 100 170 230 260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Physics is a growing field in Arizona. There were 130 more physics professionals working in Arizona in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physics has grown by 100% in Arizona. This growth is faster than the change in the number of physics professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of physics professionals has grown by 9% from 2006 to 2010.

Physics VS. All Professions salaries in Arizona

$79,950 $0 $0 $75,340 $86,220
$42,177 $43,423 $45,140 $46,513 $48,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by physics professionals is increasing in Arizona. Physics professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $79,950 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $86,220 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Arizona

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This represents a growth in salaries of 7%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 250% pay differential between the highest paid physics professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of physics in Arizona.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Arizona

Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

In Arizona, physics professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Physics programs available for each degree type for all schools in Arizona


As the number of physics professionals is increasing in Arizona state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited physics schools in Arizona state is also increasing. In Arizona, there were 195 graduates in 2006. And there were 204 graduates from physics courses in 2010.

This represents a 5% increase in the number of physics degree or certificate school graduates in Arizona state. Most of these graduates, or 40%, earned an bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Arizona

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