Cedar Rapids has a general population of 120,758 and an overall student population of 22,330. Approximately 1,300 of Cedar Rapids's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Coe College is the largest chemistry school in Cedar Rapids, based on student population. In 2010, Coe College graduated approximately 3 students with credentials in chemistry.
A reported 3 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Cedar Rapids in 2010. In 2009 tuition at chemistry schools in Cedar Rapids was $29,270 per year, on average.
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 at one of the Cedar Rapids-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $7,150 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Cedar Rapids, your job prospects are not very good. There were 490 chemists working in Iowa and 60 working in the greater Cedar Rapids area in 2010. The number of chemists in Cedar Rapids is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Cedar Rapids is $63,860 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for chemists.