Elmhurst has a general population of 42,762 and an overall student population of 3,363. Approximately 3,363 of Elmhurst's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Elmhurst College is the largest chemistry school in Elmhurst, based on student population. Approximately 9 students graduated in 2010 from Elmhurst College with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a chemistry degree in Elmhurst. If you decide to attend a chemistry school in Elmhurst, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $27,330.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,874 per year, on average, for room and board at Elmhurst-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $33,000.
After graduating with your credentials in chemistry, if you decide to work as a chemist in Elmhurst, your job prospects are not very good. There were 2,130 chemists working in Illinois and 1,650 working in the greater Elmhurst area in 2010. The government projects that the number of chemists in Elmhurst will decrease by -3% 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 Elmhurst is $44,630 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chemists.