Troy has a total population of 49,170 and a student population of 21,055. Of these students, 6,901 are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
Troy's largest physics school is Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Approximately 43 students graduated in 2010 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with credentials in physics.
In 2010, 51 students graduated with a physics degree in Troy. In 2009 tuition at physics schools in Troy was $39,165 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physics program in Troy. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,145 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you 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 Troy, your job prospects are not very good. There were 630 physicists working in New York and 40 working in the greater Troy area in 2010. The number of physicists in Troy is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.