June 3, 2019

UCSD Ranks in Top 15% for Best Physics Programs for Non-Traditional Students

La Jolla, California – According to College Factual’s 2019 rankings, the Physics program at University of California – San Diego is one of the best for non-traditional students.

This ranking was created to help non-traditional students find Physics programs that provide great outcomes for graduates and support for students who fall outside the “norm” of first-time, full-time, under the age of 25. This could include adults returning to school, part-time students, transfer students, online students and others.

National Rankings

University of California – San Diego’s Physics program is ranked #26 out of 185 colleges and universities offering this major nationwide.

This means UCSD is in the top 15% of all schools in the country for non-traditional students studying Physics. UCSD improved its ranking position 1 slot over the previous year’s ranking of #27.

See the full ranking of Physics programs for non-traditional students.

State Rankings

University of California – San Diego’s Physics program is ranked #5 out of 23 colleges and universities reviewed by College Factual for non-traditional students in California.

UCSD has achieved this ranking 2 years in a row.

See the full ranking of best schools for non-traditional students studying Physics in California.

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Superior Outcomes at UCSD for Students Earning Physics Degrees

Based upon PayScale survey data*, a student who graduates from UCSD with a degree in Physics realizes early-career earnings of $55,000 and average mid-career earnings of $105,000. This is above the national average of all graduates who make $51,000 in their early career. It is also above the average graduate’s mid-career salary of $91,000.

Learn more about outcomes at University of California – San Diego.

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About These Rankings

Some of the factors that go into this ranking include the student loan default rate, average graduate salaries, the availability of online and night/weekend classes, and other flexible learning options non-traditional students value.

Read more about College Factual’s rankings for Non-Traditional Students.

About College Factual

College Factual, located in Troy, New York, is a leading source of college data analytics and insights, with a strong focus on student outcomes. Its mission is to help all types of students discover their best-fit college and major so they can enjoy their college experiences and graduate with less debt.

College Factual provides coverage for over 2,500 colleges and universities and 350 college majors for students in over 160 countries.

Learn more about the methodologies employed by College Factual.

*Survey data is estimated by College Factual using 2013 data provided by PayScale.