If you decide that you want to get a chemistry degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 chemistry schools in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Colorado Springs has a total population of 360,890 and a student population of 30,513. Of these students, 11,765 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is the largest chemistry school in Colorado Springs, based on student population. In 2010, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs graduated approximately 15 students with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Colorado Springs's chemistry schools. If you decide to attend one of Colorado Springs's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $34,973 per year in instate tuition and $40,433 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,391 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Colorado Springs. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,557 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,881.
After graduating with your credentials in chemistry, if you decide to work as a chemist in Colorado Springs, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,770 chemists in Colorado. Of these chemists, 40 were working in the greater Colorado Springs area. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to increase by 7% in Colorado Springs. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Colorado Springs is $48,280 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chemists.