Blacksburg has a total population of 39,573 and a student population of 31,581. Of these students, 30,870 are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is the largest physics school in Blacksburg, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 43 students graduated from the Physics program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
A total of 43 students graduated with credentials in physics from physics schools in Blacksburg in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Blacksburg's physics schools was $19,565 per year for instate students and $32,838 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,080 for physics related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Blacksburg-based physics schools, you will have an added expense of $6,024 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,985.
If you plan on staying in Blacksburg after graduating from physics school, you should know that job prospects for physicists in Blacksburg, which is the most popular physics profession, are good. By the year 2018, the number of physicists is expected to increase by 14% in Blacksburg. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for physicists.
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