With an overall population of 24,657 and a student population of 37,195, approximately 37,195 of College Park students attend one of College Park's schools that offer physics programs.
Of the 1 physics schools in College Park, the largest physics school, by student population, is University of Maryland-College Park. Approximately 97 students graduated in 2010 from University of Maryland-College Park with credentials in physics.
A total of 104 students graduated with credentials in physics from physics schools in College Park in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at College Park's physics schools was $21,677 per year for instate students and $37,614 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,025 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physics program in College Park. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,575 per year, on average, for room and board at College Park-based physics schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,102.
If you plan on staying in College Park after graduating from physics school, you should know that job prospects for physicists in College Park, which is the most popular physics profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 870 physicists in Maryland, 1,170 were working in the greater College Park area. The number of physicists in College Park is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.
As a physicist in College Park, you can expect to make an average salary of $123,130 per year. This is higher than the average salary for physicists in the state.