West Lafayette has a total population of 28,778 and a student population of 41,052. Of these students, 41,052 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in West Lafayette, by student population, is Purdue University-Main Campus. In 2010, Purdue University-Main Campus graduated approximately 121 students with credentials in chemistry.
A reported 121 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in West Lafayette in 2010. 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 chemistry schools was an average of $37,118 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,220 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,710 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,238.
After graduating with your credentials in chemistry, if you decide to work as a chemist in West Lafayette, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 26 chemists in Indiana were working in the greater West Lafayette area. The government projects that the number of chemists in West Lafayette will increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in West Lafayette, you can expect to make an average salary of $46,360 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chemists in the state.