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2024 Best General Physics Schools in the Plains States Region

14 Colleges in the Plains States Region
684 General Physics Degrees Awarded
General Physics is of the hottest degree programs in the United States, coming in as the #60 most popular major in the country. So, there are lots of possibilities to explore when you're trying to determine where you want to get your degree.

College Factual reviewed 14 schools in the Plains States Region to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of general physics. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 684 degrees in general physics during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Choosing a Great General Physics School

Best General Physics Schools in the Plains States Region The general physics program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for General Physics rankings. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for general physics schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

General Physics Rankings by Degree Level

Bachelor's Degrees in General Physics
Master's Degrees in General Physics
Doctor's Degrees in General Physics

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best General Physics Schools in the Plains States Region list, to help you choose the best school for you. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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Best Schools for General Physics in the Plains States Region

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the general physics degrees they offer, see the list below.

10 Top Plains States Region Schools in General Physics

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MN
89 General Physics Degrees Awarded

Every student pursuing a degree in general physics has to check out University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Located in the city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #51 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means UMN Twin Cities is a great university overall.

There were about 89 general physics students who graduated with this degree at UMN Twin Cities in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IA
28.0% Growth in Graduates

Iowa State University is a wonderful option for students pursuing a degree in general physics. Located in the small city of Ames, Iowa State is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #75 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Iowa State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 25 general physics students who graduated with this degree at Iowa State in the most recent data year.

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Carleton College
Northfield, MN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MN
26.3% Growth in Graduates

Carleton College is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in general physics. Carleton is a small private not-for-profit college located in the distant town of Northfield. A Best Colleges rank of #93 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Carleton is a great college overall.

There were roughly 19 general physics students who graduated with this degree at Carleton in the most recent year we have data available.

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St Olaf College
Northfield, MN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In MN

It's difficult to beat St Olaf College if you want to pursue a degree in general physics. St. Olaf is a small private not-for-profit college located in the town of Northfield. This college ranks 6th out of 52 schools for overall quality in the state of Minnesota.

There were about 14 general physics students who graduated with this degree at St. Olaf in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MO

Mizzou is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Columbia. A Best Colleges rank of #124 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Mizzou is a great university overall.

There were approximately 27 general physics students who graduated with this degree at Mizzou in the most recent year we have data available.

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University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IA
37 General Physics Degrees Awarded

Iowa is a fairly large public university located in the small city of Iowa City. A Best Colleges rank of #84 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Iowa is a great university overall.

There were approximately 37 general physics students who graduated with this degree at Iowa in the most recent year we have data available.

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University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In KS
32.0% Growth in Graduates

KU is a very large public university located in the city of Lawrence. A Best Colleges rank of #141 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means KU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 25 general physics students who graduated with this degree at KU in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In MN

UMN Duluth is a medium-sized public university located in the city of Duluth. This university ranks 9th out of 52 colleges for overall quality in the state of Minnesota.

There were roughly 13 general physics students who graduated with this degree at UMN Duluth in the most recent year we have data available.

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9
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In MO

UMSL is a large public university located in the suburb of Saint Louis. This university ranks 10th out of 48 schools for overall quality in the state of Missouri.

There were roughly 5 general physics students who graduated with this degree at UMSL in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NE
42.9% Growth in Graduates

Creighton is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Omaha. A Best Colleges rank of #105 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Creighton is a great university overall.

There were approximately 14 general physics students who graduated with this degree at Creighton in the most recent year we have data available.

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Best General Physics Colleges by State

Explore the best general physics schools for a specific state in the Plains States Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Minnesota 742 227
Missouri 693 125
Iowa 648 132
Kansas 599 84
Nebraska 500 69
North Dakota 416 23
South Dakota 381 24

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General Physics is one of 9 different types of Physics programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Other Physics 13
Atomic/Molecular Physics 5
Condensed Matter & Materials Physics 4
Elementary Particle Physics 3
Nuclear Physics 2

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