With an overall population of 951,270 and a student population of 64,350, approximately 31,786 of Detroit students attend one of Detroit's schools that offer physics programs.
Of the 1 physics schools in Detroit, the largest physics school, by student population, is Wayne State University. Approximately 22 students graduated in 2010 from Wayne State University with credentials in physics.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with a physics degree in Detroit. Tuition in 2009 at Detroit's physics schools was $19,115 per year for instate students and $28,884 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $972 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physics program in Detroit. And if you live on campus at one of the Detroit-based physics schools, you will have an added expense of $7,210 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,025.
If you plan on staying in Detroit after graduating from physics school, you should know that job prospects for physicists in Detroit, which is the most popular physics profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 7 physicists in Michigan were working in the greater Detroit area. Detroit's physicist workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.
As a physicist in Detroit, you can expect to make an average salary of $102,690 per year. This is higher than the average salary for physicists in the state.