Santa Clara has a general population of 102,361 and an overall student population of 21,145. Approximately 8,846 of Santa Clara's students are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
The largest biochemistry school in Santa Clara, by student population, is Santa Clara University. In 2010, Santa Clara University graduated approximately 24 students with credentials in biochemistry.
A reported 24 students graduated with credentials in biochemistry in Santa Clara in 2010. If you decide to attend a biochemistry school in Santa Clara, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $36,000.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,638 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biochemistry program in Santa Clara. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,400 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $41,721.
After graduating with your credentials in biochemistry, if you decide to work as a biochemist in Santa Clara, your job prospects are not very good. There were 37,100 biochemists working in California and 4,250 working in the greater Santa Clara area in 2010. The number of biochemists in Santa Clara is expected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
As a biochemist in Santa Clara, you can expect to make an average salary of $110,600 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biochemists in the state.