With an overall population of 67,171 and a student population of 22,765, approximately 14,575 of Bellingham students attend one of Bellingham's schools that offer physics programs.
Of the 1 physics schools in Bellingham, the largest physics school, by student population, is Western Washington University. In 2010, Western Washington University graduated approximately 18 students with credentials in physics.
In 2010, 26 students graduated with a physics degree in Bellingham. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,749 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Bellingham physics schools was an average of $29,780 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,020 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physics program in Bellingham. And if you live on campus at one of the Bellingham-based physics schools, you will have an added expense of $8,096 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,230.
If you decide to work as a physicist in Bellingham, your job prospects are good. The number of physicists in Bellingham is expected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.