Santa Clara has a total population of 102,361 and a student population of 21,145. Of these students, 8,846 are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
Of the 1 physics schools in Santa Clara, the largest physics school, by student population, is Santa Clara University. In 2010, Santa Clara University graduated approximately 10 students with credentials in physics.
A reported 12 students graduated with credentials in physics in Santa Clara in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $36,000 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for physics related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,400 per year, on average, for room and board at Santa Clara-based physics schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $41,721.
If you decide to work as a physicist in Santa Clara, your job prospects are good. The government projects that the number of physicists in Santa Clara will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.