East Lansing has a total population of 46,525 and a student population of 47,344. Of these students, 47,071 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Michigan State University is the largest chemistry school in East Lansing, based on student population. In 2010, Michigan State University graduated approximately 92 students with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 95 students graduated with a chemistry degree in East Lansing. If you decide to attend one of East Lansing's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,994 per year in instate tuition and $37,457 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $962 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,394 per year, on average, for room and board at East Lansing-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in East Lansing after graduating from chemistry school, you should know that job prospects for chemists in East Lansing, which is the most popular chemistry profession, are not very good. There were 2,680 chemists working in Michigan and 120 working in the greater East Lansing area in 2010. East Lansing's chemist workforce is projected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in East Lansing, you can expect to make an average salary of $51,430 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chemists in the state.