With an overall population of 102,743 and a student population of 44,428, approximately 35,830 of Berkeley students attend one of Berkeley's schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 1 chemistry schools in Berkeley, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is University of California-Berkeley. In 2010, University of California-Berkeley graduated approximately 198 students from its chemistry program.
In 2010, 198 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Berkeley's chemistry schools. Tuition in 2009 at Berkeley's chemistry schools was $28,312 per year for instate students and $50,981 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,307 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Berkeley-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $15,308 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,133.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Berkeley, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 10,900 chemists in California, 1,510 were working in the greater Berkeley area. Berkeley's chemist workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Berkeley, you can expect to make an average salary of $75,880 per year. This is higher than the average salary for chemists in the state.