Eugene has a general population of 137,893 and an overall student population of 35,690. Approximately 22,335 of Eugene's students are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
The largest physics school in Eugene, by student population, is University of Oregon. In 2010, approximately 40 students graduated from the Physics program at University of Oregon.
A total of 44 students graduated with credentials in physics from physics schools in Eugene in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,831 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Eugene physics schools was an average of $36,121 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,050 for physics related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,939 per year, on average, for room and board at Eugene-based physics schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,892.
Many physics graduates choose to work as physicists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Eugene, your job prospects are good. The government projects that the number of physicists in Eugene will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.