Naperville has a general population of 128,358 and an overall student population of 2,798. Approximately 2,798 of Naperville's students are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
Naperville's largest biochemistry school is North Central College. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Biochemistry program at North Central College.
A total of 9 students graduated with credentials in biochemistry from biochemistry schools in Naperville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $26,916 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for biochemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Naperville-based biochemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $8,379 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $30,768.
Many biochemistry graduates choose to work as biochemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Naperville, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 11,740 biochemists in Illinois. Of these biochemists, 5,350 were working in the greater Naperville area. The number of biochemists in Naperville is expected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in Naperville is $80,310 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biochemists.