West Haven has a total population of 52,360 and a student population of 5,770. Of these students, 5,770 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
University of New Haven is the largest chemistry school in West Haven, based on student population. Approximately 19 students graduated in 2010 from University of New Haven with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with a chemistry degree in West Haven. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $29,470 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,372 per year, on average, for room and board at West Haven-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $34,770.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Haven, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 940 chemists in Connecticut, 150 were working in the greater West Haven area. The number of chemists in West Haven is expected to decrease by -6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in West Haven is $79,240 per year, which is higher than the average for chemists state-wide.