Gainesville has a general population of 95,447 and an overall student population of 66,405. Approximately 50,691 of Gainesville's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Gainesville's largest chemistry school is University of Florida. In 2010, approximately 186 students graduated from the Chemistry program at University of Florida.
A total of 186 students graduated with credentials in chemistry from chemistry schools in Gainesville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,183 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Gainesville chemistry schools was an average of $35,554 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $990 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,500 per year, on average, for room and board at Gainesville-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,683.
After graduating with your credentials in chemistry, if you decide to work as a chemist in Gainesville, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 2,150 chemists in Florida, 130 were working in the greater Gainesville area. Gainesville'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 Gainesville is $46,210 per year, which is higher than the average for chemists state-wide.