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 chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in Ames, by student population, is Iowa State University. In 2010, Iowa State University graduated approximately 24 students from its chemistry program.
In 2010, 46 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Ames's chemistry schools. Tuition in 2009 at Ames's chemistry schools was $18,366 per year for instate students and $29,586 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,277 per year, on average, for room and board at Ames-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,175.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Ames, your job prospects are not very good. There were 490 chemists working in Iowa and 40 working in the greater Ames area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to increase by 7% in Ames. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Ames is $71,950 per year, which is higher than the average for chemists state-wide.