Rochester has a general population of 10,467 and an overall student population of 19,810. Approximately 18,918 of Rochester's students are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
Of the 1 physics schools in Rochester, the largest physics school, by student population, is Oakland University. In 2010, Oakland University graduated approximately 10 students with credentials in physics.
A total of 15 students graduated with credentials in physics from physics schools in Rochester in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,262 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Rochester physics schools was an average of $30,977 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,107 for physics related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Rochester-based physics schools, you will have an added expense of $7,350 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,390.
After graduating with your credentials in physics, if you decide to work as a physicist in Rochester, your job prospects are not very good. The government projects that the number of physicists in Rochester will increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.