Ames has a total population of 50,731 and a student population of 28,104. Of these students, 27,945 are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
Of the 1 biochemistry schools in Ames, the largest biochemistry school, by student population, is Iowa State University. In 2010, Iowa State University graduated approximately 30 students from its biochemistry program.
A total of 30 students graduated with credentials in biochemistry from biochemistry schools in Ames in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,366 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ames biochemistry schools was an average of $29,586 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biochemistry program in Ames. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,277 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,175.
Many biochemistry graduates choose to work as biochemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ames, your job prospects are good. There were 680 biochemists working in Iowa and 320 working in the greater Ames area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of biochemists is expected to increase by 12% in Ames. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
As a biochemist in Ames, you can expect to make an average salary of $41,380 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biochemists in the state.