Physics Schools In Nebraska

In Nebraska, there are 11 accredited schools where physics classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of physics and physics training in Nebraska, which includes physics training at the following levels:

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


  1. Chadron State College

    1000 Main St, Chadron, Nebraska 69337-2690

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  2. Creighton University

    2500 California Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska 68178

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  3. Doane College

    1014 Boswell Avenue, Crete, Nebraska 68333

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  4. Hastings College

    710 N Turner Ave, Hastings, Nebraska 68901

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  5. University of Nebraska at Kearney

    905 W 25th St, Kearney, Nebraska 68849-1212

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  6. University of Nebraska at Omaha

    6001 Dodge St, Omaha, Nebraska 68182-0225

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  7. Nebraska Wesleyan University

    5000 St Paul Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska 68504-2794

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  8. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    14th and R St, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Northeast Community College

    801 E Benjamin, Norfolk, Nebraska 68702-0469

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  10. Union College in Lincoln

    3800 S 48th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68506

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  11. Western Nebraska Community College

    1601 E 27th St, Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361-1899

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Professional Trends

Nebraska Vs. National Physics Employment

Nebraska 50
National 16,860

Of all of the physics professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of Nebraska.

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In Nebraska

30 30 40 40 50
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physics professionals is growing in Nebraska. In Nebraska, 20 more physics professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 67% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for physics professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of physics professionals has grown by 9% between 2006 and 2010.

Physics VS. All Professions salaries in Nebraska

$105,760 $80,300 $87,760 $86,920 $84,420
$41,032 $42,024 $42,027 $44,097 $45,233
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by physics professionals is decreasing in Nebraska. Physics professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $105,760 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $84,420 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Nebraska

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Thus, physics professionals' salaries declined by 25% in 4 years. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In the state of Nebraska, 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 194%

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Nebraska

Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 11 accredited physics schools in Nebraska is increasing. In 2006, 48 students graduated from physics courses in Nebraska. And in 2010, 54 students graduated.

This represents a 13% increase in the number of physics degree or certificate school graduates in Nebraska state. A majority of these graduates, or 69%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Nebraska

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