Santa Cruz has a total population of 54,593 and a student population of 17,098. Of these students, 16,775 are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
Santa Cruz's largest physics school is University of California-Santa Cruz. In 2010, approximately 31 students graduated from the Physics program at University of California-Santa Cruz.
In 2010, 37 students graduated with a physics degree from one of Santa Cruz's physics schools. If you decide to attend one of Santa Cruz's physics schools, you can expect to pay an average of $27,481 per year in instate tuition and $50,150 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,393 for physics related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Santa Cruz-based physics schools, you will have an added expense of $13,641 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,537.
After graduating with your credentials in physics, if you decide to work as a physicist in Santa Cruz, your job prospects are good. By the year 2018, the number of physicists is expected to increase by 15% in Santa Cruz. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.