Austin, Texas has 2 physics schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in physics. With an overall population of 656,562 and a student population of 105,227, approximately 91,243 of Austin students attend one of Austin's schools that offer physics programs.
The University of Texas at Austin is the largest physics school in Austin, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 93 students graduated from the Physics program at The University of Texas at Austin.
A total of 103 students graduated with credentials in physics from physics schools in Austin in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,874 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Austin physics schools was an average of $43,950 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $980 for physics related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,602 per year, on average, for room and board at Austin-based physics schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,242.
Many physics graduates choose to work as physicists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Austin, your job prospects are good. The number of physicists in Austin is expected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.