With an overall population of 158,625 and a student population of 92,920, approximately 68,064 of Tempe students attend one of Tempe's schools that offer biochemistry programs.
The largest biochemistry school in Tempe, by student population, is Arizona State University. In 2010, Arizona State University graduated approximately 144 students from its biochemistry program.
In 2010, 144 students graduated with a biochemistry degree from one of Tempe's biochemistry schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,290 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Tempe biochemistry schools was an average of $33,075 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,270 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biochemistry program in Tempe. And if you live on campus at one of the Tempe-based biochemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $9,210 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,210.
If you plan on staying in Tempe after graduating from biochemistry school, you should know that job prospects for biochemists in Tempe, which is the most popular biochemistry profession, are not very good. There were 2,280 biochemists working in Arizona and 1,480 working in the greater Tempe area in 2010. The government projects that the number of biochemists in Tempe will 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 Tempe is $89,350 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biochemists.