If you are interested in pursuing chemistry, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 chemistry schools in San Luis Obispo, California. San Luis Obispo has a total population of 44,174 and a student population of 31,858. Of these students, 31,350 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in San Luis Obispo, by student population, is California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. Approximately 17 students graduated in 2010 from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of San Luis Obispo's chemistry schools. Tuition in 2009 at San Luis Obispo's chemistry schools was $21,249 per year for instate students and $32,409 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,569 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the San Luis Obispo-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $9,623 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,256.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in San Luis Obispo, your job prospects are average. There were 7,500 chemists working in California and 40 working in the greater San Luis Obispo area in 2010. The number of chemists in San Luis Obispo is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in San Luis Obispo is $29,620 per year, which is lower than the average for chemists state-wide.
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