With an overall population of 139,529 and a student population of 17,911, approximately 6,023 of Bridgeport students attend one of Bridgeport's schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 1 chemistry schools in Bridgeport, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is Sacred Heart University. In 2010, approximately 20 students graduated from the Chemistry program at Sacred Heart University.
A reported 20 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Bridgeport in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $30,298 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Bridgeport. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,246 per year, on average, for room and board at Bridgeport-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $32,498.
If you plan on staying in Bridgeport after graduating from chemistry school, you should know that job prospects for chemists in Bridgeport, which is the most popular chemistry profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 940 chemists in Connecticut, 410 were working in the greater Bridgeport area. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to decrease by -6% in Bridgeport. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.