If you decide that you want to get a physics degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 physics schools in Ithaca, New York. With an overall population of 29,287 and a student population of 27,527, approximately 27,527 of Ithaca students attend one of Ithaca's schools that offer physics programs.
Ithaca's largest physics school is Cornell University. In 2010, approximately 85 students graduated from the Physics program at Cornell University.
A reported 170 students graduated with credentials in physics in Ithaca in 2010. If you decide to attend a physics school in Ithaca, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $35,007.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $980 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physics program in Ithaca. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,970 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $40,254.
After graduating with your credentials in physics, if you decide to work as a physicist in Ithaca, your job prospects are not very good. The number of physicists in Ithaca is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.