Boulder has a general population of 94,673 and an overall student population of 34,443. Approximately 33,010 of Boulder's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Boulder's largest chemistry school is University of Colorado Boulder. In 2010, University of Colorado Boulder graduated approximately 28 students from its chemistry program.
In 2010, 31 students graduated with a chemistry degree in Boulder. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,757 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Boulder chemistry schools was an average of $45,011 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,749 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,378 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Boulder, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,770 chemists in Colorado, 450 were working in the greater Boulder area. The number of chemists in Boulder is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Boulder, you can expect to make an average salary of $76,300 per year. This is higher than the average salary for chemists in the state.