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2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

There are about 29,653 students enrolled in Physical Sciences in the USA.

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popularity

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

1,714

Vs. National Avg.

-84%

popularity Rank

#219

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$18K

Vs. National Avg.

-27%

cost Rank

#353

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$38K

Vs. National Avg.

-6%

salary Rank

#333

professors

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

1%

professors Rank

#249

students

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-1%

students Rank

#240

PHYSICAL SCIENCES DEGREES

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

College students majoring in physical sciences are quite uncommon. Each concentration confers close to 6,200 bachelor's degrees per annum; 293 people last spring completed a college degree in physical sciences, making it the 325th most popular area of study nationwide. 58 of those degrees were conferred at CUNY Graduate School and University Center, which boasts having the biggest department in the US. 77 of those degrees were granted at colleges in New York.

84 institutions nationally award undergrad degrees in physical sciences; ipso facto, choosing the right fit is often challenging. In comparison with the average focus, there are 56.2% fewer schools offering undergrad degrees in physical sciences, making it the 192nd most widely available major in the United States.

GRADUATE DEGREES

While 74% of last year's degrees in physical sciences were undergraduate degrees; 26% were grad degrees. Physical sciences is the 299th most popular advanced degree in America, with 102 degrees conferred. For context, physical sciences is 96% less popular among graduate students than the average subject.

In Total, 395 students received a bachelor's or higher in physical sciences last spring.

ONLINE PHYSICAL SCIENCES DEGREES

11 of those 395 graduates (2.8%) completed their degrees online - 0 college students and 11 postgraduate students. It is currently the 238th most popular online advanced degree, and 98.2% shy of the US average (616).

PARTIALLY ONLINE PHYSICAL SCIENCES DEGREES

  • 65 people last May earned undergraduate degrees in physical sciences partially online
  • Physical sciences is the 196th most universally offered partially online undergraduate degree in the USA
  • Last year, 76 students were conferred a bachelor's or higher in physical sciences partially online
  • Arizona State University-Tempe​ granted more partially online undergrad degrees in physical sciences than any other school in the country (28)
  • Last spring, 86% of partially online degrees in physical sciences were four-year degrees; 14% were postgraduate degrees
  • The average concentration is offered at around 154 institutions partially online

IN-PERSON PHYSICAL SCIENCES DEGREES

  • Physical sciences is the 318th most popular in-person undergraduate degree in the nation
  • Bachelor's degrees in physical sciences are available in-person at 16 colleges across the nation
  • 77.82% of all four-year degree in physical sciences are earned in-person
  • CUNY Graduate School and University Center's​ last undergraduate class contained a higher percentage of entirely in-person physical sciences majors than any other institution in America (8.76%)
  • 74% of totally in-person degrees in physical sciences last year were bachelor's degrees; 26% were postgrad degrees
  • 78.43% of all postgraduate degrees in physical sciences are earned comprehensively in-person

Top 25 Best Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

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B+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

CUNY Graduate School and University Center

New York, NY | www.gc.cuny.edu/

0%

Acceptance

10,413

Students

#703

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

A

Rating

#2 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY | www.rit.edu/

74%

Acceptance

18,231

Students

#188

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, MD | www.usna.edu/

9%

Acceptance

4,538

Students

#112

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

Villanova University

Villanova, PA | www.villanova.edu/

31%

Acceptance

12,231

Students

#64

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A

Rating

#5 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

Arizona State University Campus Immersion

Tempe, AZ | www.asu.edu/

88%

Acceptance

82,880

Students

#332

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT | www.wesleyan.edu/

21%

Acceptance

3,599

Students

#67

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, PA | www.pitt.edu/

64%

Acceptance

35,563

Students

#155

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A

Rating

#9 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

Biola University

La Mirada, CA | https://www.biola.edu/

64%

Acceptance

6,748

Students

#318

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD | www.umd.edu/

51%

Acceptance

44,404

Students

#98

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A

Rating

#11 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT | www.utah.edu/

79%

Acceptance

38,335

Students

#354

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A

Rating

#12 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI | https://www.msu.edu/

76%

Acceptance

55,406

Students

#178

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

Emory University

Atlanta, GA | www.emory.edu/

19%

Acceptance

15,970

Students

#24

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#14 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

Washington State University

Pullman, WA | wsu.edu/

80%

Acceptance

35,394

Students

#513

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ | https://www.rowan.edu/

78%

Acceptance

23,231

Students

#642

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL | www.uchicago.edu/

7%

Acceptance

20,413

Students

#11

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#17 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

Pacific University

Forest Grove, OR | https://www.pacificu.edu/

89%

Acceptance

4,219

Students

#512

Ranking

$48K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

Graceland University-Lamoni

Lamoni, IA | www.graceland.edu/

68%

Acceptance

1,926

Students

#682

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA | www.sdsu.edu/

37%

Acceptance

38,336

Students

#154

Ranking

$20K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA | www.berkeley.edu/

17%

Acceptance

45,878

Students

#55

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A

Rating

#21 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA | www.muhlenberg.edu/

62%

Acceptance

2,950

Students

#172

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

Purdue University Northwest

Hammond, IN | www.pnw.edu/

30%

Acceptance

12,169

Students

#636

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY | https://www.colgate.edu/

27%

Acceptance

3,112

Students

#51

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#24 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

College of Saint Mary

Omaha, NE | www.csm.edu/

50%

Acceptance

1,213

Students

#517

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

A

Rating

#25 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Physical Sciences

University of California-Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA | www.ucsc.edu/

65%

Acceptance

20,861

Students

#223

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

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