Wheaton has a general population of 55,416 and an overall student population of 3,150. Approximately 2,920 of Wheaton's students are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
Wheaton's largest physics school is Wheaton College. In 2010, Wheaton College graduated approximately 4 students with credentials in physics.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a physics degree from one of Wheaton's physics schools. In 2009 tuition at physics schools in Wheaton was $26,520 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physics program in Wheaton. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,770 per year, on average, for room and board at Wheaton-based physics schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a physicist in Wheaton, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 3,060 physicists in Illinois. Of these physicists, 2,580 were working in the greater Wheaton area. By the year 2018, the number of physicists is expected to increase by 8% in Wheaton. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.