With an overall population of 92,325 and a student population of 45,357, approximately 22,850 of Santa Barbara students attend one of Santa Barbara's schools that offer biochemistry programs.
Of the 1 biochemistry schools in Santa Barbara, the largest biochemistry school, by student population, is University of California-Santa Barbara. In 2010, University of California-Santa Barbara graduated approximately 39 students from its biochemistry program.
A total of 71 students graduated with credentials in biochemistry from biochemistry schools in Santa Barbara in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Santa Barbara's biochemistry schools was $27,284 per year for instate students and $49,953 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,596 for biochemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Santa Barbara-based biochemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $12,765 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,730.
If you plan on staying in Santa Barbara after graduating from biochemistry school, you should know that job prospects for biochemists in Santa Barbara, which is the most popular biochemistry profession, are not very good. There were 37,100 biochemists working in California and 350 working in the greater Santa Barbara area in 2010. The number of biochemists in Santa Barbara is expected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in Santa Barbara is $110,110 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biochemists.