Lafayette has a general population of 110,257 and an overall student population of 22,602. Approximately 16,361 of Lafayette's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Lafayette's largest chemistry school is University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Approximately 23 students graduated in 2010 from University of Louisiana at Lafayette with credentials in chemistry.
A total of 23 students graduated with credentials in chemistry from chemistry schools in Lafayette in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,764 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Lafayette chemistry schools was an average of $21,336 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Lafayette. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,680 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,614.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lafayette, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 1,230 chemists in Louisiana, 40 were working in the greater Lafayette area. The number of chemists in Lafayette is expected to increase by 8% 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 Lafayette is $48,560 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chemists.