Huntsville has a general population of 35,078 and an overall student population of 16,850. Approximately 16,772 of Huntsville's students are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
Of the 1 physics schools in Huntsville, the largest physics school, by student population, is Sam Houston State University. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Physics program at Sam Houston State University.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in physics from physics schools in Huntsville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,870 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Huntsville physics schools was an average of $26,180 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,063 for physics related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,744 per year, on average, for room and board at Huntsville-based physics schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in physics, if you decide to work as a physicist in Huntsville, your job prospects are good. The government projects that the number of physicists in Huntsville will increase by 19% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.