Wheaton has a general population of 55,416 and an overall student population of 3,150. Approximately 2,920 of Wheaton's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 1 chemistry schools in Wheaton, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is Wheaton College. Approximately 18 students graduated in 2010 from Wheaton College with credentials in chemistry.
A total of 18 students graduated with credentials in chemistry from chemistry schools in Wheaton in 2010. In 2009 tuition at chemistry schools in Wheaton was $26,520 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,770 per year, on average, for room and board at Wheaton-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Wheaton, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 2,130 chemists in Illinois, 1,650 were working in the greater Wheaton area. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to decrease by -3% in Wheaton. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Wheaton is $44,630 per year, which is lower than the average for chemists state-wide.