Iowa City has a total population of 62,220 and a student population of 29,100. Of these students, 28,987 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
University of Iowa is the largest chemistry school in Iowa City, based on student population. In 2010, University of Iowa graduated approximately 32 students with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 32 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Iowa City's chemistry schools. Tuition in 2009 at Iowa City's chemistry schools was $19,438 per year for instate students and $34,812 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,090 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,004 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,044.
If you plan on staying in Iowa City after graduating from chemistry school, you should know that job prospects for chemists in Iowa City, which is the most popular chemistry profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 chemists in Iowa were working in the greater Iowa City area. The government projects that the number of chemists in Iowa City will increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Iowa City is $54,260 per year, which is higher than the average for chemists state-wide.