Hickory has a general population of 37,222 and an overall student population of 7,202. Approximately 1,674 of Hickory's students are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
Lenoir-Rhyne University is the largest physics school in Hickory, based on student population. Approximately 4 students graduated in 2010 from Lenoir-Rhyne University with credentials in physics.
A reported 4 students graduated with credentials in physics in Hickory in 2010. If you decide to attend a physics school in Hickory, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,200.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,160 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physics program in Hickory. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,540 per year, on average, for room and board at Hickory-based physics schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,210.
If you decide to work as a physicist in Hickory, your job prospects are good. By the year 2018, the number of physicists is expected to increase by 20% in Hickory. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.