Of the 1 physics schools in Dekalb, the largest physics school, by student population, is Northern Illinois University. In 2010, Northern Illinois University graduated approximately 22 students with credentials in physics.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with a physics degree in Dekalb. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,700 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Dekalb physics schools was an average of $30,444 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physics program in Dekalb. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,588 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a physicist in Dekalb, your job prospects are average. Dekalb's physicist workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.