West Lafayette has a general population of 28,778 and an overall student population of 41,052. Approximately 41,052 of West Lafayette's students are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
Of the 1 biochemistry schools in West Lafayette, the largest biochemistry school, by student population, is Purdue University-Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 24 students graduated from the Biochemistry program at Purdue University-Main Campus.
In 2010, 24 students graduated with a biochemistry degree in West Lafayette. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,638 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all West Lafayette biochemistry schools was an average of $37,118 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,220 for biochemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,710 per year, on average, for room and board at West Lafayette-based biochemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,238.
Many biochemistry graduates choose to work as biochemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Lafayette, your job prospects are good. There were 1,420 biochemists working in Indiana and 300 working in the greater West Lafayette area in 2010. The government projects that the number of biochemists in West Lafayette will increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in West Lafayette is $34,650 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biochemists.