Edwardsville has a total population of 21,491 and a student population of 13,984. Of these students, 13,940 are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
Of the 1 physics schools in Edwardsville, the largest physics school, by student population, is Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In 2010, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduated approximately 6 students from its physics program.
A reported 6 students graduated with credentials in physics in Edwardsville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,531 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Edwardsville physics schools was an average of $33,833 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $715 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physics program in Edwardsville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,470 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $17,070.
If you decide to work as a physicist in Edwardsville, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 53 physicists in Illinois were working in the greater Edwardsville area. Edwardsville'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.