Los Altos has a general population of 27,693 and an overall student population of 18,293. Approximately 18,293 of Los Altos's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 1 chemistry schools in Los Altos, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is Foothill College. Approximately 9 students graduated in 2010 from Foothill College with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a chemistry degree in Los Altos. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $894 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,728 for chemistry related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Los Altos after graduating from chemistry school, you should know that job prospects for chemists in Los Altos, which is the most popular chemistry profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 12 chemists in California were working in the greater Los Altos area. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to increase by 6% in Los Altos. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Los Altos, you can expect to make an average salary of $89,540 per year. This is higher than the average salary for chemists in the state.