Fairfax has a total population of 21,498 and a student population of 32,304. Of these students, 32,067 are enrolled in schools that offer math programs.
Fairfax's largest math school is George Mason University. In 2010, approximately 34 students graduated from the Math program at George Mason University.
In 2010, 73 students graduated with a math degree in Fairfax. Tuition in 2009 at Fairfax's math schools was $19,314 per year for instate students and $35,298 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for math related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Fairfax-based math schools, you will have an added expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,024.
Many math graduates choose to work as math professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fairfax, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 500 math professionals in Virginia, 3,050 were working in the greater Fairfax area. Fairfax's math professional workforce is projected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for math professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a math professional in Fairfax is $94,160 per year, which is higher than the average for math professionals state-wide.