With an overall population of 158,625 and a student population of 92,920, approximately 68,064 of Tempe students attend one of Tempe's schools that offer physics programs.
Arizona State University is the largest physics school in Tempe, based on student population. In 2010, Arizona State University graduated approximately 34 students from its physics program.
In 2010, 36 students graduated with a physics degree from one of Tempe's physics schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,290 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Tempe physics schools was an average of $33,075 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,270 for physics related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,210 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,210.
If you decide to work as a physicist in Tempe, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 230 physicists in Arizona, 180 were working in the greater Tempe area. The number of physicists in Tempe is expected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.