Lubbock has a general population of 199,564 and an overall student population of 36,271. Approximately 30,049 of Lubbock's students are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
Of the 1 physics schools in Lubbock, the largest physics school, by student population, is Texas Tech University. In 2010, approximately 6 students graduated from the Physics program at Texas Tech University.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a physics degree from one of Lubbock's physics schools. Tuition in 2009 at Lubbock's physics schools was $18,288 per year for instate students and $24,936 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for physics related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,805 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many physics graduates choose to work as physicists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lubbock, your job prospects are good. The government projects that the number of physicists in Lubbock will increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.