Boulder has a general population of 94,673 and an overall student population of 34,443. Approximately 33,010 of Boulder's students are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
The largest physics school in Boulder, by student population, is University of Colorado Boulder. In 2010, University of Colorado Boulder graduated approximately 64 students with credentials in physics.
A reported 110 students graduated with credentials in physics in Boulder in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,757 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Boulder physics schools was an average of $45,011 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,749 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physics program in Boulder. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,378 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many physics graduates choose to work as physicists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Boulder, your job prospects are average. Boulder's physicist workforce is projected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.