Golden has a general population of 17,159 and an overall student population of 5,124. Approximately 5,124 of Golden's students are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
Of the 1 physics schools in Golden, the largest physics school, by student population, is Colorado School of Mines. In 2010, Colorado School of Mines graduated approximately 63 students from its physics program.
In 2010, 86 students graduated with a physics degree from one of Golden's physics schools. If you decide to attend one of Golden's physics schools, you can expect to pay an average of $23,464 per year in instate tuition and $37,624 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,300 for physics related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,951 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $15,344.
If you plan on staying in Golden after graduating from physics school, you should know that job prospects for physicists in Golden, which is the most popular physics profession, are average. There were 460 physicists working in Colorado and 180 working in the greater Golden area in 2010. Golden'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.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physicist in Golden is $98,880 per year, which is higher than the average for physicists state-wide.