Houghton has a general population of 7,010 and an overall student population of 7,136. Approximately 7,136 of Houghton's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in Houghton, by student population, is Michigan Technological University. In 2010, approximately 17 students graduated from the Chemistry program at Michigan Technological University.
A total of 17 students graduated with credentials in chemistry from chemistry schools in Houghton in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $23,093 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Houghton chemistry schools was an average of $35,363 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 Houghton. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,121 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Houghton, your job prospects are not very good. The number of chemists in Houghton is expected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for chemists.