Danbury has a total population of 74,848 and a student population of 6,723. Of these students, 6,617 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Western Connecticut State University is the largest chemistry school in Danbury, based on student population. In 2010, Western Connecticut State University graduated approximately 11 students from its chemistry program.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Danbury's chemistry schools. If you decide to attend one of Danbury's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $22,055 per year in instate tuition and $31,747 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,300 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Danbury-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $9,517 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,640.
After graduating with your credentials in chemistry, if you decide to work as a chemist in Danbury, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 940 chemists in Connecticut. Of these chemists, 80 were working in the greater Danbury area. The number of chemists in Danbury is expected to decrease by -6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Danbury is $66,400 per year, which is higher than the average for chemists state-wide.