With an overall population of 208,054 and a student population of 79,229, approximately 41,654 of Madison students attend one of Madison's schools that offer physics programs.
Of the 1 physics schools in Madison, the largest physics school, by student population, is University of Wisconsin-Madison. Approximately 41 students graduated in 2010 from University of Wisconsin-Madison with credentials in physics.
In 2010, 55 students graduated with a physics degree in Madison. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,187 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Madison physics schools was an average of $34,936 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,040 for physics related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Madison-based physics schools, you will have an added expense of $7,157 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,860.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physicist in Madison is $73,470 per year, which is higher than the average for physicists state-wide.