West Lafayette has a general population of 28,778 and an overall student population of 41,052. Approximately 41,052 of West Lafayette's students are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
The largest physics school in West Lafayette, by student population, is Purdue University-Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 39 students graduated from the Physics program at Purdue University-Main Campus.
A total of 39 students graduated with credentials in physics from physics schools in West Lafayette in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,638 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all West Lafayette physics schools was an average of $37,118 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,220 for physics related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,710 per year, on average, for room and board at West Lafayette-based physics schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,238.
If you plan on staying in West Lafayette after graduating from physics school, you should know that job prospects for physicists in West Lafayette, which is the most popular physics profession, are good. The number of physicists in West Lafayette is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.