With an overall population of 399,484 and a student population of 28,906, approximately 1,501 of Oakland students attend one of Oakland's schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in Oakland, by student population, is Mills College. Approximately 1 students graduated in 2010 from Mills College with credentials in chemistry.
A reported 1 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Oakland in 2010. In 2009 tuition at chemistry schools in Oakland was $36,232 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Oakland. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,760 per year, on average, for room and board at Oakland-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $40,802.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Oakland, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 7 chemists in California were working in the greater Oakland area. The government projects that the number of chemists in Oakland will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Oakland, 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.