Fullerton has a general population of 126,003 and an overall student population of 60,112. Approximately 36,262 of Fullerton's students are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
California State University-Fullerton is the largest biochemistry school in Fullerton, based on student population. In 2010, California State University-Fullerton graduated approximately 49 students with credentials in biochemistry.
In 2010, 49 students graduated with a biochemistry degree from one of Fullerton's biochemistry schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,182 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fullerton biochemistry schools was an average of $30,142 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for biochemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,775 per year, on average, for room and board at Fullerton-based biochemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,200.
If you plan on staying in Fullerton after graduating from biochemistry school, you should know that job prospects for biochemists in Fullerton, which is the most popular biochemistry profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 37,100 biochemists in California. Of these biochemists, 2,650 were working in the greater Fullerton area. Fullerton's biochemist workforce is projected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in Fullerton is $101,360 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biochemists.