Provo has a general population of 105,166 and an overall student population of 35,114. Approximately 34,130 of Provo's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Provo's largest chemistry school is Brigham Young University. In 2010, Brigham Young University graduated approximately 23 students from its chemistry program.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Provo's chemistry schools. In 2009 tuition at chemistry schools in Provo was $4,290 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Provo. And if you live on campus at one of the Provo-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $6,840 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,990.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Provo, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 710 chemists in Utah. Of these chemists, 160 were working in the greater Provo area. The government projects that the number of chemists in Provo will increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Provo is $33,540 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chemists.