Corvallis has a general population of 49,322 and an overall student population of 22,012. Approximately 21,950 of Corvallis's students are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
Corvallis's largest physics school is Oregon State University. In 2010, Oregon State University graduated approximately 16 students with credentials in physics.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with a physics degree in Corvallis. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,133 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Corvallis physics schools was an average of $32,057 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,603 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physics program in Corvallis. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,352 per year, on average, for room and board at Corvallis-based physics schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,781.
Many physics graduates choose to work as physicists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Corvallis, your job prospects are good. The government projects that the number of physicists in Corvallis will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.