Champaign has a total population of 67,518 and a student population of 53,696. Of these students, 43,881 are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
Of the 1 physics schools in Champaign, the largest physics school, by student population, is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2010, approximately 100 students graduated from the Physics program at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
In 2010, 149 students graduated with a physics degree from one of Champaign's physics schools. Tuition in 2009 at Champaign's physics schools was $25,522 per year for instate students and $39,664 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for physics related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,284 per year, on average, for room and board at Champaign-based physics schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Champaign after graduating from physics school, you should know that job prospects for physicists in Champaign, which is the most popular physics profession, are average. The number of physicists in Champaign is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.