With an overall population of 486,699 and a student population of 77,749, approximately 38,767 of Tucson students attend one of Tucson's schools that offer chemistry programs.
University of Arizona is the largest chemistry school in Tucson, based on student population. In 2010, University of Arizona graduated approximately 62 students from its chemistry program.
A reported 62 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Tucson in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Tucson's chemistry schools was $20,519 per year for instate students and $35,928 per year for out of state students.
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 Tucson. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,614 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,871.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Tucson, your job prospects are not very good. There were 1,270 chemists working in Arizona and 150 working in the greater Tucson area in 2010. Tucson'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 Tucson is $49,510 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for chemists.