With an overall population of 20,681 and a student population of 20,350, approximately 20,350 of Carbondale students attend one of Carbondale's schools that offer physics programs.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale is the largest physics school in Carbondale, based on student population. In 2010, Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduated approximately 13 students from its physics program.
A reported 13 students graduated with credentials in physics in Carbondale in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Carbondale's physics schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,913 per year in instate tuition and $32,848 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for physics related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,082 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Carbondale after graduating from physics school, you should know that job prospects for physicists in Carbondale, which is the most popular physics profession, are average. The number of physicists in Carbondale is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.