With an overall population of 143,072 and a student population of 49,470, approximately 27,142 of Irvine students attend one of Irvine's schools that offer physics programs.
Of the 1 physics schools in Irvine, the largest physics school, by student population, is University of California-Irvine. Approximately 63 students graduated in 2010 from University of California-Irvine with credentials in physics.
In 2010, 74 students graduated with a physics degree in Irvine. If you decide to attend one of Irvine's physics schools, you can expect to pay an average of $24,828 per year in instate tuition and $47,497 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,645 for physics related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,655 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $19,213.
Many physics graduates choose to work as physicists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Irvine, your job prospects are good. The government projects that the number of physicists in Irvine will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.