Westminster has a general population of 16,731 and an overall student population of 7,520. Approximately 3,607 of Westminster's students are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
The largest physics school in Westminster, by student population, is McDaniel College. In 2010, approximately 7 students graduated from the Physics program at McDaniel College.
A total of 7 students graduated with credentials in physics from physics schools in Westminster in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $32,000 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for physics related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Westminster-based physics schools, you will have an added expense of $6,820 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in physics, if you decide to work as a physicist in Westminster, your job prospects are not very good. There were 870 physicists working in Maryland and 120 working in the greater Westminster area in 2010. The number of physicists in Westminster is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physicist in Westminster is $112,770 per year, which is lower than the average for physicists state-wide.