Physics Schools In Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, there are 31 accredited schools where physics classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Massachusetts' physics academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in physics includes physics training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Amherst College

    Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. Boston College

    140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

    31 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

    53 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Brandeis University

    415 South St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454-9110

    31 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Bridgewater State University

    131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Bunker Hill Community College

    250 New Rutherford Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02129-2925

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Clark University

    950 Main St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-1477

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Eastern Nazarene College

    23 E Elm Ave, Quincy, Massachusetts 02170-2999

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  9. Gordon College in Wenham

    255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, Massachusetts 01984

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  10. Hampshire College

    893 West St, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. Harvard University

    Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    1 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. College of the Holy Cross

    One College Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-2395

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. University of Massachusetts-Lowell

    1 University Ave, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854-5104

    177 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. University of Massachusetts-Boston

    100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, Massachusetts 02125-3393

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  16. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  17. Merrimack College

    315 Turnpike St, North Andover, Massachusetts 01845

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  18. Mount Holyoke College

    50 College Street, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075-1489

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  19. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

    375 Church St, North Adams, Massachusetts 01247-4100

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  20. Northeastern University

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  21. Simmons College

    300 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5898

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  22. Bard College at Simon's Rock

    84 Alford Rd, Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230-9702

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  23. Smith College

    Elm St, Northampton, Massachusetts 01063

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  24. Springfield Technical Community College

    1 Armory Sq, Springfield, Massachusetts 01105-1296

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  25. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

    285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747-2300

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  26. Suffolk University

    8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  27. Tufts University

    28 Sawyer Avenue, Medford, Massachusetts 02155-5555

    29 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  28. Wellesley College

    106 Central St, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481-8203

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  29. Wheaton College in Norton

    26 E Main St, Norton, Massachusetts 02766

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  30. Williams College

    880 Main St, Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267

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  31. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    100 Institute Road, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2280

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Physics Employment

Massachusetts 470
National 16,860

Approximately 3% of the country's physics professionals work in Massachusetts state.

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In Massachusetts

510 430 430 370 470
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Massachusetts, the field of physics is shrinking. In Massachusetts, 40 less physics professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physics has shrunk by 8% in Massachusetts. This decline 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 Massachusetts

$103,460 $110,740 $114,650 $115,210 $107,580
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to physics professionals are growing in Massachusetts. The mean salary for physics professionals in 2006 was $103,460 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $107,580 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Massachusetts

10th percentile
$65,670
25th percentile
$83,160
50th percentile
$103,300
75th percentile
$133,340
90th percentile
$155,500

This represents a growth in salaries of 4%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Massachusetts, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of physics. The pay differential between the highest paid physics professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 137%

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Biochemistry
$80,250
Biology
$70,338
Chemistry
$57,575
Electrical Engineering
$79,790
Math
$88,935
Mechanical Engineering
$69,744
Physics
$107,580

Physics professionals in Massachusetts earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
2
bachelor
44
master
21
doctor
15
Certificate
0
Total82

As the number of physics professionals is decreasing in Massachusetts state, the number of students graduating from the 31 accredited physics schools in Massachusetts state is increasing. In Massachusetts, there were 539 graduates in 2006. And there were 540 graduates from physics courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 0% percent increase in the number of physics school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts. Most of these graduates, or 54%, earned an bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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