With an overall population of 102,743 and a student population of 44,428, approximately 35,830 of Berkeley students attend one of Berkeley's schools that offer physics programs.
University of California-Berkeley is the largest physics school in Berkeley, based on student population. In 2010, University of California-Berkeley graduated approximately 111 students with credentials in physics.
In 2010, 172 students graduated with a physics degree from one of Berkeley's physics schools. If you decide to attend one of Berkeley's physics schools, you can expect to pay an average of $28,312 per year in instate tuition and $50,981 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,307 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physics program in Berkeley. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $15,308 per year, on average, for room and board at Berkeley-based physics schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,133.
If you decide to work as a physicist in Berkeley, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,900 physicists in California. Of these physicists, 140 were working in the greater Berkeley area. The number of physicists in Berkeley is expected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.