San Francisco, California has 2 chemistry schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in chemistry. San Francisco has a total population of 776,733 and a student population of 101,874. Of these students, 39,477 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 2 chemistry schools in San Francisco, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is San Francisco State University. In 2010, San Francisco State University graduated approximately 20 students with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 32 students graduated with a chemistry degree in San Francisco. Tuition in 2009 at San Francisco's chemistry schools was $36,770 per year for instate students and $42,350 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,367 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,052 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,860.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in San Francisco, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 10,900 chemists in California, 1,250 were working in the greater San Francisco area. The government projects that the number of chemists in San Francisco will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in San Francisco, you can expect to make an average salary of $94,800 per year. This is higher than the average salary for chemists in the state.
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