With an overall population of 94,487 and a student population of 13,102, approximately 1,231 of Elgin students attend one of Elgin's schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 1 chemistry schools in Elgin, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is Judson University. In 2010, Judson University graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in chemistry.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $23,500 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,200 per year, on average, for room and board at Elgin-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,500.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Elgin, your job prospects are not very good. There were 2,130 chemists working in Illinois and 1,650 working in the greater Elgin area in 2010. The government projects that the number of chemists in Elgin will decrease by -3% 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 Elgin is $44,630 per year, which is lower than the average for chemists state-wide.