Iowa City has a general population of 62,220 and an overall student population of 29,100. Approximately 28,987 of Iowa City's students are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
Iowa City's largest biochemistry school is University of Iowa. In 2010, approximately 33 students graduated from the Biochemistry program at University of Iowa.
A total of 33 students graduated with credentials in biochemistry from biochemistry schools in Iowa City in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,438 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Iowa City biochemistry schools was an average of $34,812 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,090 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biochemistry program in Iowa City. And if you live on campus at one of the Iowa City-based biochemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $8,004 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,044.
If you plan on staying in Iowa City after graduating from biochemistry school, you should know that job prospects for biochemists in Iowa City, which is the most popular biochemistry profession, are average. In 2010, of the 570 biochemists in Iowa, 50 were working in the greater Iowa City area. By the year 2018, the number of biochemists is expected to increase by 11% in Iowa City. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.