Physics Schools In Tennessee

There are 21 accredited physics schools in Tennessee for faculty who teach physics classes to choose from. The trends in Tennessee's physics academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in physics includes physics training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Austin Peay State University

    601 College St, Clarksville, Tennessee 37044

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  2. Belmont University

    1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37212-3757

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  3. Carson-Newman College

    1646 S Russell Ave, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

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  4. Christian Brothers University

    650 E Parkway S, Memphis, Tennessee 38104

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  5. Lipscomb University

    One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951

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  6. East Tennessee State University

    807 University Pky, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000

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  7. Fisk University

    1000 17th Ave North, Nashville, Tennessee 37208-4501

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  8. King College

    1350 King College Rd, Bristol, Tennessee 37620-2699

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  9. Maryville College

    502 E Lamar Alexander Pky, Maryville, Tennessee 37804-5907

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  10. University of Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee 38152

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  11. Middle Tennessee State University

    1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132

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  12. Rhodes College

    2000 North Parkway, Memphis, Tennessee 38112-1690

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  13. Sewanee-The University of the South

    735 University Avenue, Sewanee, Tennessee 37383-1000

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  14. Southern Adventist University

    4881 Taylor Cir, Collegedale, Tennessee 37315-0370

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  15. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

    615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2598

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  16. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  17. Tennessee State University

    3500 John Merritt Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-1561

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  18. Tennessee Technological University

    1 William L. Jones Drive, Cookeville, Tennessee 38505-0001

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  19. Trevecca Nazarene University

    333 Murfreesboro Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37210

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  20. Union University

    1050 Union University Dr, Jackson, Tennessee 38305-3697

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  21. Vanderbilt University

    2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37240

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Physics Employment

Tennessee 360
National 16,860

Of all of the physics professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Tennessee.

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In Tennessee

170 230 330 310 360
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Physics is a growing field in Tennessee. In Tennessee, 190 more physics professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of physics professionals has grown by 112%. This growth 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 Tennessee

$89,080 $99,860 $113,820 $117,210 $109,570
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to physics professionals are growing in Tennessee. In 2006 physics professionals made a mean salary of $89,080 per year, and in 2010 they made $109,570 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Tennessee

10th percentile
$55,080
25th percentile
$81,010
50th percentile
$103,970
75th percentile
$145,690
90th percentile
$164,070

This represents a 19% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Tennessee, 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 198%

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Biochemistry
$72,540
Biology
$55,947
Chemistry
$48,728
Electrical Engineering
$67,730
Math
$46,622
Mechanical Engineering
$61,902
Physics
$109,570

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
27
master
4
doctor
2
Certificate
0
Total33

The number of students graduating from the 21 accredited physics schools in Tennessee is increasing. In 2006 there were 89 physics graduates from physics courses in Tennessee and in 2010 there were 136 graduates.

Thus there was a 53% percent increase in the number of physics school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee. Most of these graduates, or 82%, earned a bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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