With an overall population of 128,358 and a student population of 2,798, approximately 2,798 of Naperville students attend one of Naperville's schools that offer chemistry programs.
Naperville's largest chemistry school is North Central College. Approximately 6 students graduated in 2010 from North Central College with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Naperville's chemistry schools. 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, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Naperville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,379 per year, on average, for room and board at Naperville-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $30,768.
If you plan on staying in Naperville after graduating from chemistry school, you should know that job prospects for chemists in Naperville, which is the most popular chemistry profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 2,130 chemists in Illinois, 1,650 were working in the greater Naperville area. Naperville's chemist workforce is projected to 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 Naperville is $44,630 per year, which is lower than the average for chemists state-wide.