Physics Schools In Virginia

Virginia has 26 accredited physics schools where physics faculty who teach physics classes can find employment. The trends in Virginia'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. Bridgewater College

    402 E College St, Bridgewater, Virginia 22812-1599

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  2. College of William and Mary

    Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795

    33 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Christopher Newport University

    1 University Place, Newport News, Virginia 23606

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  4. Emory and Henry College

    30461 Garnand Drive, Emory, Virginia 24327-0947

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  5. George Mason University

    4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Hampden-Sydney College

    College Road, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia 23943-0128

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  7. Hampton University

    Hampton, Virginia 23668-0099

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  8. Hollins University

    7916 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, Virginia 24020

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  9. James Madison University

    800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

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  10. Longwood University

    201 High St, Farmville, Virginia 23909

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  11. Lynchburg College

    1501 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501-3113

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  12. University of Mary Washington

    1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401-5300

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  13. Norfolk State University

    700 Park Ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23504-8000

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  14. Old Dominion University

    5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23529

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  15. Radford University

    801 East Main Street, Radford, Virginia 24141-0672

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  16. Randolph-Macon College

    204 Henry St, Ashland, Virginia 23005-5505

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  17. Randolph College

    2500 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, Virginia 24503-1555

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  18. University of Richmond

    28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, Virginia 23173

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  19. Roanoke College

    221 College Lane, Salem, Virginia 24153-3794

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  20. Sweet Briar College

    134 Chapel Drive, Sweet Briar, Virginia 24595-9998

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  21. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  22. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  23. University of Virginia-Main Campus

    Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  24. Virginia Military Institute

    Lexington, Virginia 24450-0304

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  25. Virginia State University

    One Hayden Drive, Petersburg, Virginia 23806

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  26. Washington and Lee University

    204 West Washington Street, Lexington, Virginia 24450-2116

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Physics Employment

Virginia 810
National 16,860

Approximately 5% of the country's physics professionals work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In Virginia

720 740 720 810 810
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Physics is a growing field in Virginia. 90 more physics professionals were working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 13% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the national trend for physics professionals which shows a 9% increase in the number of physics professionals working around the nation.

Physics VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$96,960 $99,980 $104,030 $109,620 $115,090
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by physics professionals is increasing in Virginia. Physics professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $96,960 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $115,090 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Virginia

10th percentile
$73,400
25th percentile
$89,450
50th percentile
$111,780
75th percentile
$139,760
90th percentile
$157,120

This represents a 16% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Virginia, 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 114%

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Virginia

Biochemistry
$73,277
Biology
$69,540
Chemistry
$54,235
Electrical Engineering
$73,885
Math
$88,478
Mechanical Engineering
$72,118
Physics
$115,090

In Virginia, 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 Virginia

associate
0
bachelor
29
master
13
doctor
10
Certificate
0
Total52

The number of students graduating from the 26 accredited physics schools in Virginia is increasing. In 2006 there were 256 physics graduates from physics courses in Virginia and in 2010 there were 310 graduates.

This represents a 21% increase in the number of physics degree or certificate school graduates in Virginia state. A majority of these graduates, or 56%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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