Pomona has a total population of 149,473 and a student population of 26,534. Of these students, 22,273 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is the largest chemistry school in Pomona, based on student population. In 2010, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona graduated approximately 21 students from its chemistry program.
In 2010, 21 students graduated with a chemistry degree in Pomona. Tuition in 2009 at Pomona's chemistry schools was $17,907 per year for instate students and $29,067 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Pomona-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $9,741 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,550.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Pomona, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 10,900 chemists in California. Of these chemists, 2,130 were working in the greater Pomona area. The government projects that the number of chemists in Pomona will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Pomona, you can expect to make an average salary of $64,540 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chemists in the state.