With an overall population of 112,936 and a student population of 20,393, approximately 5,800 of Peoria students attend one of Peoria's schools that offer chemistry programs.
Bradley University is the largest chemistry school in Peoria, based on student population. Approximately 18 students graduated in 2010 from Bradley University with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Peoria's chemistry schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,224 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,650 per year, on average, for room and board at Peoria-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Peoria, your job prospects are not very good. There were 1,370 chemists working in Illinois and 240 working in the greater Peoria area in 2010. The government projects that the number of chemists in Peoria will decrease by -21% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Peoria, you can expect to make an average salary of $47,420 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chemists in the state.