With an overall population of 83,680 and a student population of 24,983, approximately 2,093 of Whittier students attend one of Whittier's schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 1 chemistry schools in Whittier, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is Whittier College. In 2010, Whittier College graduated approximately 4 students with credentials in chemistry.
A total of 4 students graduated with credentials in chemistry from chemistry schools in Whittier in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $34,228 per year in tuition costs.
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 $9,704 per year, on average, for room and board at Whittier-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $40,006.
If you plan on staying in Whittier after graduating from chemistry school, you should know that job prospects for chemists in Whittier, which is the most popular chemistry profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 10,900 chemists in California. Of these chemists, 2,130 were working in the greater Whittier area. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to increase by 6% in Whittier. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Whittier is $64,540 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chemists.