Akron has a general population of 217,074 and an overall student population of 27,666. Approximately 25,959 of Akron's students are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
Of the 1 physics schools in Akron, the largest physics school, by student population, is University of Akron Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Physics program at University of Akron Main Campus.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a physics degree in Akron. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,869 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Akron physics schools was an average of $30,117 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physics program in Akron. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,697 per year, on average, for room and board at Akron-based physics schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,718.
After graduating with your credentials in physics, if you decide to work as a physicist in Akron, your job prospects are average. The number of physicists in Akron is expected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.
As a physicist in Akron, you can expect to make an average salary of $81,080 per year. This is lower than the average salary for physicists in the state.