With an overall population of 59,954 and a student population of 16,934, approximately 16,934 of Chico students attend one of Chico's schools that offer biochemistry programs.
The largest biochemistry school in Chico, by student population, is California State University-Chico. Approximately 7 students graduated in 2010 from California State University-Chico with credentials in biochemistry.
A reported 7 students graduated with credentials in biochemistry in Chico in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,160 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Chico biochemistry schools was an average of $31,320 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,656 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biochemistry program in Chico. And if you live on campus at one of the Chico-based biochemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $9,404 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,164.
If you decide to work as a biochemist in Chico, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 37,100 biochemists in California, 50 were working in the greater Chico area. The number of biochemists in Chico is expected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in Chico is $72,820 per year, which is lower than the average for biochemists state-wide.