With an overall population of 107,789 and a student population of 16,251, approximately 8,394 of South Bend students attend one of South Bend's schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 1 chemistry schools in South Bend, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is Indiana University-South Bend. Approximately 4 students graduated in 2010 from Indiana University-South Bend with credentials in chemistry.
A reported 4 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in South Bend in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,885 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all South Bend chemistry schools was an average of $28,582 per year in 2009.
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 South Bend. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,796 per year, on average, for room and board at South Bend-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,089.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in South Bend, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 48 chemists in Indiana were working in the greater South Bend area. South Bend'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 South Bend is $30,100 per year, which is lower than the average for chemists state-wide.