Physics Schools In Washington DC

There are 6 accredited physics schools in Washington DC for faculty who teach physics classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the physics academic community in Washington DC, and the future trends in physics training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. American University

    4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8001

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. Catholic University of America

    620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20064

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. University of the District of Columbia

    4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. George Washington University

    2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Georgetown University

    37th and O St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20057

    22 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Howard University

    2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20059-0001

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National Physics Employment

Washington DC 500
National 16,860

Of all of the physics professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Washington DC.

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In Washington DC

490 480 450 500 500
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington DC, physics is a growing field. In 2010 there were 10 more physics professionals working in Washington DC than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of physics professionals has grown by 2%. This growth is slower 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 Washington DC

$111,440 $112,600 $119,080 $122,500 $121,650
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of physics professionals is growing, the salaries paid to physics professionals are increasing in Washington DC. Physics professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $111,440 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $121,650 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Washington DC

10th percentile
$80,360
25th percentile
$104,010
50th percentile
$115,980
75th percentile
$155,480
90th percentile
$155,500

This represents a 8% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Washington DC state, within the field of physics, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid physics professionals earn 94% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Biochemistry
$82,190
Biology
$72,304
Chemistry
$66,730
Electrical Engineering
$84,840
Math
$101,170
Mechanical Engineering
$96,530
Physics
$121,650

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

Educational Trends

Physics programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington DC

associate
0
bachelor
8
master
4
doctor
3
Certificate
0
Total15

The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited physics schools in Washington DC is decreasing. In 2006 there were 65 physics graduates from physics courses in Washington DC and in 2010 there were 53 graduates.

This represents a 18% decrease in the number of physics degree or certificate school graduates in Washington DC state. 53% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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