With an overall population of 7,010 and a student population of 7,136, approximately 7,136 of Houghton students attend one of Houghton's schools that offer physics programs.
Of the 1 physics schools in Houghton, the largest physics school, by student population, is Michigan Technological University. In 2010, Michigan Technological University graduated approximately 21 students with credentials in physics.
A reported 25 students graduated with credentials in physics in Houghton in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Houghton's physics schools, you can expect to pay an average of $23,093 per year in instate tuition and $35,363 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for physics related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,121 per year, on average, for room and board at Houghton-based physics schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many physics graduates choose to work as physicists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Houghton, your job prospects are not very good. By the year 2018, the number of physicists is expected to increase by 7% in Houghton. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.