Hammond has a total population of 83,048 and a student population of 10,770. Of these students, 10,133 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 1 chemistry schools in Hammond, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is Purdue University-Calumet Campus. In 2010, Purdue University-Calumet Campus graduated approximately 9 students from its chemistry program.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Hammond's chemistry schools. Tuition in 2009 at Hammond's chemistry schools was $17,585 per year for instate students and $24,872 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,125 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hammond-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $4,680 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,545.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Hammond, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,810 chemists in Indiana, 170 were working in the greater Hammond area. Hammond's chemist workforce is projected to 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 Hammond is $59,640 per year, which is higher than the average for chemists state-wide.