Physics Schools In North Carolina

Physics classes faculty can choose to work at one of 20 accredited physics schools in North Carolina. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in physics in the state of North Carolina, which encompasses physics training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Appalachian State University

    Boone, North Carolina 28608

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  2. Davidson College

    102 N. Main Street, Davidson, North Carolina 28035

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  3. Duke University

    103 Allen Bldg, Durham, North Carolina 27708

    10 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. East Carolina University

    East 5th Street, Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4353

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Elizabeth City State University

    1704 Weeksville Rd, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909

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  6. Elon University

    100 Campus Drive, Elon, North Carolina 27244-2010

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  7. Guilford College

    5800 W Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina 27410-4108

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  8. High Point University

    833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, North Carolina 27262-3598

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  9. Lenoir-Rhyne University

    625 7th Avenue NE, Hickory, North Carolina 28601

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  10. North Carolina A & T State University

    1601 E Market St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27411

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  11. University of North Carolina at Asheville

    One University Hts, Asheville, North Carolina 28804-8510

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  12. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    103 South Bldg Cb 9100, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599

    29 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28223-0001

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    1000 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27402-6170

    190 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. North Carolina Central University

    1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, North Carolina 27707

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  16. North Carolina State University at Raleigh

    2101 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7001

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  17. University of North Carolina-Wilmington

    601 South College Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403-5963

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  18. University of North Carolina at Pembroke

    One University Drive, Pembroke, North Carolina 28372-1510

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  19. Shaw University

    118 East South Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

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  20. Wake Forest University

    1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27106

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Physics Employment

North Carolina 140
National 16,860

Of all of the physics professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of North Carolina.

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In North Carolina

260 0 390 270 140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In North Carolina, the field of physics is shrinking. In North Carolina, 120 less physics professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of physics professionals has shrunk by 46%. 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 North Carolina

$0 $96,150 $78,640 $98,770 $130,120
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of physics professionals is declining, the salaries paid to physics professionals are increasing in North Carolina.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in North Carolina

10th percentile
$46,570
25th percentile
$59,950
50th percentile
$106,700
75th percentile
$153,450
90th percentile
$200,200

This represents a growth in salaries of 100%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 129% 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 North Carolina.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Biochemistry
$73,687
Biology
$60,162
Chemistry
$47,010
Electrical Engineering
$67,900
Math
$88,402
Mechanical Engineering
$61,554
Physics
$130,120

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

Educational Trends

Physics programs available for each degree type for all schools in North Carolina

associate
0
bachelor
22
master
10
doctor
6
Certificate
0
Total38

As the number of physics professionals is decreasing in North Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 20 accredited physics schools in North Carolina state is increasing. In 2006, 172 students graduated from physics courses in North Carolina. And in 2010, 228 students graduated.

Thus there was a 33% percent increase in the number of physics school degree or certificate graduates in North Carolina. Most of these graduates, or 58%, earned a bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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