Santa Clara has a total population of 102,361 and a student population of 21,145. Of these students, 8,846 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in Santa Clara, by student population, is Santa Clara University. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Chemistry program at Santa Clara University.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Santa Clara's chemistry schools. If you decide to attend a chemistry school in Santa Clara, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $36,000.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,638 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. 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.
If you plan on staying in Santa Clara after graduating from chemistry school, you should know that job prospects for chemists in Santa Clara, which is the most popular chemistry profession, are not very good. There were 10,900 chemists working in California and 860 working in the greater Santa Clara area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to increase by 6% in Santa Clara. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Santa Clara is $89,540 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for chemists.