College Station has a general population of 67,890 and an overall student population of 50,530. Approximately 48,702 of College Station's students are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
Of the 1 physics schools in College Station, the largest physics school, by student population, is Texas A & M University. In 2010, Texas A & M University graduated approximately 42 students with credentials in physics.
A reported 54 students graduated with credentials in physics in College Station in 2010. If you decide to attend one of College Station's physics schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,316 per year in instate tuition and $34,746 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,278 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physics program in College Station. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,039 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,277.
If you plan on staying in College Station after graduating from physics school, you should know that job prospects for physicists in College Station, which is the most popular physics profession, are good. In 2010, there were 680 physicists in Texas. Of these physicists, 240 were working in the greater College Station area. The number of physicists in College Station is expected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.
As a physicist in College Station, you can expect to make an average salary of $44,830 per year. This is lower than the average salary for physicists in the state.