San Jose has a total population of 894,943 and a student population of 56,775. Of these students, 31,280 are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
San Jose's largest physics school is San Jose State University. In 2010, San Jose State University graduated approximately 13 students with credentials in physics.
In 2010, 13 students graduated with a physics degree in San Jose. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,336 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all San Jose physics schools was an average of $32,496 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,734 for physics related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the San Jose-based physics schools, you will have an added expense of $9,017 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,174.
If you decide to work as a physicist in San Jose, your job prospects are good. The government projects that the number of physicists in San Jose will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.