With an overall population of 46,525 and a student population of 47,344, approximately 47,071 of East Lansing students attend one of East Lansing's schools that offer physics programs.
East Lansing's largest physics school is Michigan State University. Approximately 86 students graduated in 2010 from Michigan State University with credentials in physics.
A reported 111 students graduated with credentials in physics in East Lansing in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,994 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all East Lansing physics schools was an average of $37,457 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $962 for physics related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the East Lansing-based physics schools, you will have an added expense of $7,394 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 East Lansing, your job prospects are not very good. There were 270 physicists working in Michigan and 80 working in the greater East Lansing area in 2010. The government projects that the number of physicists in East Lansing will increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physicist in East Lansing is $83,010 per year, which is lower than the average for physicists state-wide.