Berkeley has a general population of 102,743 and an overall student population of 44,428. Approximately 35,830 of Berkeley's students are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
Berkeley's largest biochemistry school is University of California-Berkeley. In 2010, University of California-Berkeley graduated approximately 3 students with credentials in biochemistry.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a biochemistry degree from one of Berkeley's biochemistry schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,312 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Berkeley biochemistry schools was an average of $50,981 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,307 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biochemistry program in Berkeley. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $15,308 per year, on average, for room and board at Berkeley-based biochemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,133.
Many biochemistry graduates choose to work as biochemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Berkeley, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 37,100 biochemists in California, 1,880 were working in the greater Berkeley area. By the year 2018, the number of biochemists is expected to increase by 1% in Berkeley. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in Berkeley is $101,900 per year, which is higher than the average for biochemists state-wide.