Fredericksburg has a general population of 19,279 and an overall student population of 5,710. Approximately 5,381 of Fredericksburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer physics programs.
The largest physics school in Fredericksburg, by student population, is University of Mary Washington. Approximately 9 students graduated in 2010 from University of Mary Washington with credentials in physics.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a physics degree from one of Fredericksburg's physics schools. Tuition in 2009 at Fredericksburg's physics schools was $18,500 per year for instate students and $30,228 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 $8,776 per year, on average, for room and board at Fredericksburg-based physics schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,240.
After graduating with your credentials in physics, if you decide to work as a physicist in Fredericksburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 0 physicists in Virginia were working in the greater Fredericksburg area. The number of physicists in Fredericksburg is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for physicists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physicist in Fredericksburg is $123,130 per year, which is higher than the average for physicists state-wide.