Petersburg has a total population of 33,740 and a student population of 7,088. Of these students, 5,366 are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
The largest physics school in Petersburg, by student population, is Virginia State University. In 2010, Virginia State University graduated approximately 2 students from its physics program.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a physics degree in Petersburg. If you decide to attend one of Petersburg's physics schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,799 per year in instate tuition and $25,133 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physics program in Petersburg. And if you live on campus at one of the Petersburg-based physics schools, you will have an added expense of $8,050 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a physicist in Petersburg, your job prospects are good. By the year 2018, the number of physicists is expected to increase by 14% in Petersburg. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for physicists.