With an overall population of 84,531 and a student population of 48,122, approximately 31,237 of Columbia students attend one of Columbia's schools that offer biochemistry programs.
The largest biochemistry school in Columbia, by student population, is University of Missouri-Columbia. In 2010, University of Missouri-Columbia graduated approximately 56 students from its biochemistry program.
A total of 56 students graduated with credentials in biochemistry from biochemistry schools in Columbia in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,741 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Columbia biochemistry schools was an average of $31,832 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,040 for biochemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,150 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 biochemist in Columbia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,490 biochemists in Missouri. Of these biochemists, 120 were working in the greater Columbia area. The government projects that the number of biochemists in Columbia will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in Columbia is $31,310 per year. This is the same as the state-wide average salary for biochemists.