California grants the most Bachelors degrees in Astrophysics of all US states with 65 degrees being granted last year. Students wanting to major in Astrophysics can expect around 36% percent of their classmates to be women and 64% percent of their classmates to be male. The majority students graduating in this field earn a Bachelors degree. The average annual income for an undergraduate degree in Astrophysics is $51,867.

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Top Colleges for Astrophysics

If you’re interested in studying Astrophysics, then you should think about applying to Columbia University in the City of New York! This school awards around 14 degrees at the Bachelors degree level in Astrophysics per year.

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Careers for Astrophysics Majors

For Astrophysics majors, some of the most in demand careers include Natural Sciences Managers, Physicists and Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary. Additionally, Astrophysics graduates may land a high-paying job, such as Natural Sciences Managers or Physicists.

Top Paying Careers for Astrophysics

  1. Natural Sciences Managers   (Median Wage: $123,860)
  2. Physicists   (Median Wage: $120,950)
  3. Astronomers   (Median Wage: $105,680)
  4. Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $90,860)
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