Rock Island has a general population of 39,684 and an overall student population of 2,736. Approximately 2,472 of Rock Island's students are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
Rock Island's largest biochemistry school is Augustana College. Approximately 2 students graduated in 2010 from Augustana College with credentials in biochemistry.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a biochemistry degree from one of Rock Island's biochemistry schools. In 2009 tuition at biochemistry schools in Rock Island was $31,326 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for biochemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,950 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $33,503.
If you plan on staying in Rock Island after graduating from biochemistry school, you should know that job prospects for biochemists in Rock Island, which is the most popular biochemistry profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 11,740 biochemists in Illinois. Of these biochemists, 440 were working in the greater Rock Island area. The government projects that the number of biochemists in Rock Island will increase by 3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
As a biochemist in Rock Island, you can expect to make an average salary of $89,450 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biochemists in the state.