Physics Schools In New York

New York has 61 accredited physics schools where physics faculty who teach physics classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the physics academic community in New York, and the future trends in physics training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Adelphi University

    South Ave, Garden City, New York 11530-0701

    152 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. Alfred University

    One Saxon Drive, Alfred, New York 14802-1205

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Barnard College

    3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027-6598

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Canisius College

    2001 Main St, Buffalo, New York 14208-1098

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Clarkson University

    8 Clarkson Ave, Potsdam, New York 13699

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Colgate University

    13 Oak Dr, Hamilton, New York 13346-1398

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Columbia University in the City of New York

    West 116 St and Broadway, New York, New York 10027

    4 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Cornell University

    Ithaca, New York 14853

    15 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. CUNY Brooklyn College

    2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11210

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. CUNY City College

    160 Convent Ave, New York, New York 10031

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. CUNY Graduate School and University Center

    365 Fifth Ave, New York, New York 10016

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. CUNY Hunter College

    695 Park Ave, New York, New York 10065

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. CUNY Kingsborough Community College

    2001 Oriental Blvd, Brooklyn, New York 11235-2398

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. CUNY Queens College

    65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, New York 11367

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. CUNY York College

    94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, New York 11451

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  16. Fordham University

    441 E Fordham Rd, Bronx, New York 10458

    53 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  17. Hamilton College

    198 College Hill Rd, Clinton, New York 13323

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

    One Hartwick Drive, Oneonta, New York 13820-4020

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  19. Hobart William Smith Colleges

    Geneva, New York 14456

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  20. Hofstra University

    100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11549

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  21. Houghton College

    1 Willard Ave, Houghton, New York 14744

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  22. Iona College

    715 North Ave, New Rochelle, New York 10801-1890

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  23. Ithaca College

    953 Danby Rd, Ithaca, New York 14850-7002

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  24. Long Island University-C W Post Campus

    720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, New York 11548-1300

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  25. Manhattan College

    Manhattan College Pky, Bronx, New York 10471-4098

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  26. Manhattanville College

    2900 Purchase St, Purchase, New York 10577

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  27. New York University

    70 Washington Sq South, New York, New York 10012-1091

    33 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  28. Pace University-New York

    1 Pace Plaza, New York, New York 10038-1598

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  29. Polytechnic Institute of New York University

    Six Metrotech Ctr, Brooklyn, New York 11201

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  30. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    110 8th St, Troy, New York 12180-3590

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  31. Roberts Wesleyan College

    2301 Westside Dr, Rochester, New York 14624

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  32. Rochester Institute of Technology

    1 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, New York 14623-5603

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  33. University of Rochester

    203 Wallis Hall, Rochester, New York 14627-0011

    35 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  34. Saint Bonaventure University

    3261 W. State Road, Saint Bonaventure, New York 14778

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  35. St Lawrence University

    23 Romoda Drive, Canton, New York 13617

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  36. Siena College

    515 Loudon Rd, Loudonville, New York 12211-1462

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  37. Skidmore College

    815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  38. Saint John Fisher College

    3690 East Ave, Rochester, New York 14618-3597

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  39. St. John's University-New York

    8000 Utopia Pky, Queens, New York 11439

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  40. SUNY at Albany

    1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12222

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  41. SUNY at Binghamton

    Vestal Pky E, Binghamton, New York 13902-6000

    90 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  42. University at Buffalo

    3435 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14214

    111 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  43. Stony Brook University

    Stony Brook, New York 11794

    111 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  44. SUNY College at Brockport

    350 New Campus Dr, Brockport, New York 14420-2919

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  45. SUNY College at Buffalo

    1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, New York 14222

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  46. SUNY College at Cortland

    Cortland, New York 13045-0900

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  47. SUNY at Fredonia

    280 Central Ave, Fredonia, New York 14063-1136

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  48. SUNY at Geneseo

    1 College Circle, Geneseo, New York 14454-1465

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  49. State University of New York at New Paltz

    1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, New York 12561-2443

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  50. SUNY College at Oneonta

    Ravine Parkway, Oneonta, New York 13820-4015

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  51. SUNY College at Oswego

    7060 State Route 104, Oswego, New York 13126

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  52. SUNY College at Potsdam

    Pierrepont Ave, Potsdam, New York 13676-2294

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  53. SUNY College at Plattsburgh

    101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, New York 12901-2681

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  54. Syracuse University

    Syracuse, New York 13244-5040

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  55. Union College in Schenectady

    807 Union St, Schenectady, New York 12308-2311

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  56. United States Military Academy

    646 Swift Rd (ATTN: MASG), West Point, New York 10996-1905

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  57. Utica College

    1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, New York 13502-4892

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  58. Vassar College

    124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, New York 12604

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  59. Wagner College

    One Campus Rd, Staten Island, New York 10301-4495

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  60. Wells College

    170 State Rte 90, Aurora, New York 13026-0500

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  61. Yeshiva University

    500 W 185th St, New York, New York 10033-3299

    45 U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

New York Vs. National Physics Employment

New York 520
National 16,860

Of all of the physics professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in New York state.

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In New York

880 860 920 640 520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New York, the field of physics is shrinking. In 2010 there were 360 less physics professionals working in New York than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physics has shrunk by 41% in New York. This decline 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 New York

$97,980 $115,710 $115,150 $124,370 $118,710
$47,100 $51,120 $53,567 $54,837 $56,461
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by physics professionals is increasing in New York. Physics professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $97,980 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $118,710 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in New York

10th percentile
$60,980
25th percentile
$80,670
50th percentile
$111,700
75th percentile
$155,040
90th percentile
$198,380

Thus, there was a 17% growth in physics professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of New York, 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 225%

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in New York

Biochemistry
$69,410
Biology
$63,162
Chemistry
$57,620
Electrical Engineering
$72,385
Math
$90,365
Mechanical Engineering
$62,988
Physics
$118,710

In New York, physics professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Physics programs available for each degree type for all schools in New York

associate
2
bachelor
80
master
22
doctor
20
Certificate
2
Total126

As the number of physics professionals is decreasing in New York state, the number of students graduating from the 61 accredited physics schools in New York state is increasing. In 2006, 808 students graduated from physics courses in New York. And in 2010, 843 students graduated.

This represents a 4% increase in the number of physics degree or certificate school graduates in New York state. 63% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in New York

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