Tempe has a total population of 158,625 and a student population of 93,760. Of these students, 68,064 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in Tempe, by student population, is Arizona State University. In 2010, Arizona State University graduated approximately 51 students from its chemistry program.
A reported 51 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Tempe in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Tempe's chemistry schools was $20,290 per year for instate students and $33,075 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,270 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,210 per year, on average, for room and board at Tempe-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,210.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Tempe, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 chemists in Arizona were working in the greater Tempe area. Tempe's chemist workforce is projected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Tempe is $65,970 per year, which is higher than the average for chemists state-wide.