With an overall population of 197,800 and a student population of 38,883, approximately 4,092 of Grand Rapids students attend one of Grand Rapids's schools that offer biochemistry programs.
Of the 1 biochemistry schools in Grand Rapids, the largest biochemistry school, by student population, is Calvin College. Approximately 14 students graduated in 2010 from Calvin College with credentials in biochemistry.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with a biochemistry degree in Grand Rapids. If you decide to attend a biochemistry school in Grand Rapids, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,035.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $980 for biochemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Grand Rapids-based biochemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $8,275 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,565.
If you decide to work as a biochemist in Grand Rapids, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 14 biochemists in Michigan were working in the greater Grand Rapids area. The number of biochemists in Grand Rapids is expected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
As a biochemist in Grand Rapids, you can expect to make an average salary of $59,980 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biochemists in the state.