With an overall population of 17,159 and a student population of 5,124, approximately 5,124 of Golden students attend one of Golden's schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in Golden, by student population, is Colorado School of Mines. Approximately 13 students graduated in 2010 from Colorado School of Mines with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 21 students graduated with a chemistry degree in Golden. If you decide to attend one of Golden's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $23,464 per year in instate tuition and $37,624 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Golden. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,951 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $15,344.
After graduating with your credentials in chemistry, if you decide to work as a chemist in Golden, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,770 chemists in Colorado. Of these chemists, 780 were working in the greater Golden area. The government projects that the number of chemists in Golden will increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Golden is $65,900 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for chemists.