Poughkeepsie has a total population of 29,871 and a student population of 18,858. Of these students, 2,453 are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
The largest physics school in Poughkeepsie, by student population, is Vassar College. In 2010, Vassar College graduated approximately 7 students with credentials in physics.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a physics degree from one of Poughkeepsie's physics schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $41,930 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $860 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physics program in Poughkeepsie. And if you live on campus at one of the Poughkeepsie-based physics schools, you will have an added expense of $9,370 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 Poughkeepsie, your job prospects are not very good. By the year 2018, the number of physicists is expected to increase by 6% in Poughkeepsie. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.