If you decide that you want to get a physics degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 3 physics schools in Worcester, Massachusetts. With an overall population of 172,648 and a student population of 31,163, approximately 11,327 of Worcester students attend one of Worcester's schools that offer physics programs.
The largest physics school in Worcester, by student population, is Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In 2010, Worcester Polytechnic Institute graduated approximately 16 students with credentials in physics.
In 2010, 36 students graduated with a physics degree from one of Worcester's physics schools. In 2009 tuition at physics schools in Worcester was $37,127 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $833 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physics program in Worcester. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,510 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $41,140.
After graduating with your credentials in physics, if you decide to work as a physicist in Worcester, your job prospects are not very good. The number of physicists in Worcester is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.
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