Fort Collins has a total population of 118,652 and a student population of 30,029. Of these students, 28,902 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Colorado State University is the largest chemistry school in Fort Collins, based on student population. In 2010, Colorado State University graduated approximately 40 students from its chemistry program.
A total of 40 students graduated with credentials in chemistry from chemistry schools in Fort Collins in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Fort Collins's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,054 per year in instate tuition and $33,976 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,126 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Fort Collins. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,378 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 Fort Collins, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,770 chemists in Colorado, 130 were working in the greater Fort Collins area. The number of chemists in Fort Collins is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Fort Collins is $55,310 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chemists.