Rochester has a general population of 10,467 and an overall student population of 19,810. Approximately 18,918 of Rochester's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Oakland University is the largest chemistry school in Rochester, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 18 students graduated from the Chemistry program at Oakland University.
A reported 21 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Rochester in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,262 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Rochester chemistry schools was an average of $30,977 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,107 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Rochester. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,350 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,390.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Rochester, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 2,680 chemists in Michigan. Of these chemists, 390 were working in the greater Rochester area. Rochester'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 Rochester, you can expect to make an average salary of $67,170 per year. This is higher than the average salary for chemists in the state.